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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW YORK 30 29 25 26 110 SEATTLE 30 19 22 24 95 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NYK - ALLAN HOUSTON 19, LATRELL SPREWELL 18, MARCUS CAMBY 18 SEA - GARY PAYTON 21, RASHARD LEWIS 18, VIN BAKER 15

HIGH REBOUND: NYK - MARCUS CAMBY 19, KURT THOMAS 9 SEA - RASHARD LEWIS 5, THREE PLAYERS WITH 4

HIGH ASSISTS: NYK - CHARLIE WARD 7, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5 SEA - GARY PAYTON 10, SHAMMOND WILLIAMS 3

ATT: 16,034


Extended Box

NEW YORK (110) AT SEATTLE (95)

NEW YORK REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

L JOHNSON F 34 4-9 0-0 2 6 8 5 3 0 2 8 SPREWELL F 38 5-13 7-8 1 3 4 4 1 1 7 18 EWING C 28 6-12 5-6 3 3 6 0 3 0 1 17 HOUSTON G 37 7-15 3-3 1 2 3 3 5 1 4 19 WARD G 28 5-6 0-0 1 5 6 7 1 0 1 13 CAMBY 30 8-13 2-3 5 14 19 1 4 0 1 18 CHILDS 22 3-7 0-0 0 2 2 5 5 0 3 7 THOMAS 22 5-7 0-0 5 4 9 1 3 0 0 10 BRUNSON 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 DUDLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION LANG DNP - COACH'S DECISION WALLACE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 43-82 17-20 18 39 57 27 26 2 19 110 (.524) (.850) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 20(23 PTS)

SEATTLE REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

BAKER F 31 6-10 3-4 2 2 4 1 3 0 2 15 PATTERSON F 28 3-7 1-4 1 2 3 2 5 4 0 7 GRANT C 35 3-5 2-3 0 4 4 2 2 0 0 8 B BARRY G 29 3-8 4-6 1 2 3 2 4 0 4 11 PAYTON G 42 8-22 3-5 2 2 4 10 5 3 1 21 LEWIS 22 6-12 3-6 3 2 5 1 1 1 1 18 MAXWELL 15 3-8 0-0 1 2 3 2 1 1 1 7 MCCOY 18 1-2 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 2 WILLIAMS 14 0-5 4-4 0 1 1 3 0 4 0 4 FOSTER 4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 BORRELL 1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 STEPANIA 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 34-81 20-32 11 19 30 24 23 13 9 95 (.420) (.625) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 9(12 PTS)

NEW YORK 30 29 25 26 - 110 SEATTLE 30 19 22 24 - 95

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW YORK - EWING 2, CAMBY, WARD. SEATTLE - PATTERSON 2, B BARRY, PAYTON, GRANT, MCCOY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW YORK 7-13 (.538), L JOHNSON 0-2, SPREWELL 1-2, HOUSTON 2-4, WARD 3-3, CHILDS 1-2. SEATTLE 7-26 (.269), PATTERSON 0-1, B BARRY 1-5, PAYTON 2-6, LEWIS 3-6, MAXWELL 1-6, WILLIAMS 0-2. TECHNICALS: NEW YORK - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, EWING, SEATTLE - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 2, MAXWELL. OFFICIALS: JACK NIES, BILL SPOONER, BENNIE ADAMS. A - 16,034. T - 2:19.


Box Score

NEW YORK (110) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Johnson 34 4-9 0-0 2-8 5 3 8 Sprewell 38 5-13 7-8 1-4 4 1 18 Ewing 28 6-12 5-6 3-6 0 3 17 Houston 37 7-15 3-3 1-3 3 5 19 Ward 28 5-6 0-0 1-6 7 1 13 Camby 30 8-13 2-3 5-19 1 4 18 Childs 22 3-7 0-0 0-2 5 5 7 Thomas 22 5-7 0-0 5-9 1 3 10 Brunson 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 Dudley DNP - coach's decision Lang DNP - coach's decision Wallace DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 43-82 17-20 18-57 27 26 110 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.524, FT-.850. 3-Point Goals: 7-13, .538 (L Johnson 0-2, Sprewell 1-2, Houston 2-4, Ward 3-3, Childs 1-2). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 4 (Ewing 2, Camby, Ward). Turnovers: 20 (Sprewell 7, Houston 4, Childs 3, L Johnson 2, Camby, Ewing, Ward). Steals: 2 (Houston, Sprewell).

SEATTLE (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Baker 31 6-10 3-4 2-4 1 3 15 Patterson 28 3-7 1-4 1-3 2 5 7 Grant 35 3-5 2-3 0-4 2 2 8 B Barry 29 3-8 4-6 1-3 2 4 11 Payton 42 8-22 3-5 2-4 10 5 21 Lewis 22 6-12 3-6 3-5 1 1 18 Maxwell 15 3-8 0-0 1-3 2 1 7 Mccoy 18 1-2 0-0 1-3 0 1 2 Williams 14 0-5 4-4 0-1 3 0 4 Foster 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 Borrell 1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Stepania 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-81 20-32 11-30 24 23 95 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.420, FT-.625. 3-Point Goals: 7-26, .269 (Patterson 0-1, B Barry 1-5, Payton 2-6, Lewis 3-6, Maxwell 1-6, Williams 0-2). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 6 (Patterson 2, B Barry, Payton, Grant, Mccoy). Turnovers: 9 (B Barry 4, Baker 2, Lewis, Maxwell, Payton). Steals: 13 (Patterson 4, Williams 4, Payton 3, Lewis, Maxwell). ____________________________________________ New York 30 29 25 26 - 110 Seattle 30 19 22 24 - 95 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: New York 2 (Illegal Defense, 8:52 1st; Ewing, 7:59 1st). Seattle 3 (Illegal Defense 2, 8:02 2nd, 11:23 4th; Maxwell, 7:00 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,034. T: 2:19. Officials: Jack Nies, Bill Spooner, Bennie Adams.


Game Story

SEATTLE (Ticker) -- Even if Latrell Sprewell really doesn't care about his individual statistics or accomplishments, he should be pleased with the basket that put him over 10,000 career points.

The basket, a fastbreak lay-in with 4:15 left, capped a fourth-quarter run that put the New York Knicks ahead by 20 points on their way to a 110-95 rout of the Seattle SuperSonics.

Sprewell, who scored 18 points in the romp, passed the milestone just days after coach Jeff Van Gundy praised the eighth-year swingman for his unselfishness and for never complaining about whether plays are called for him or how many shots he gets.

"It's nice, it's nice," Sprewell said. "It's not something I was looking forward to but it's nice to have accomplished that."

Sprewell's layup put the Knicks ahead, 102-82, giving them their largest lead and squashing Seattle's last hopes of turning around their fortunes.

New York improved to 2-1 on its five-game West Coast road trip, with games against Vancouver and the league-leading Los Angeles Lakers still to come. The victory lifted the Knicks within a half game of idle Miami for first place in the Atlantic Division and two games ahead of Philadelphia for third overall in the Eastern Conference.

Allan Houston scored 19 points, leading six Knicks in double figures. Marcus Camby had 18 and 19 rebounds, Patrick Ewing scored 17, Charlie Ward 13 and Kurt Thomas 10. The Knicks shot 52 percent (43-of-82) from the floor and 54 percent (7-of-13) from beyond the 3-point arc.

New York also outrebounded Seattle 57-30.

"That pretty much tells you everything you need to know," Sonics coach Paul Westphal said. "They shot the ball well. We didn't defend them and they made some good shots, but if you're going to get beat 57-30 on the boards, you're not going to beat anyone."

Seattle suffered its fifth straight home loss, its worst home streak since the 1972-73 season. The defeat came two days after guards Gary Payton and Vernon Maxwell had to be pulled apart after tangling in practice.

The Sonics looked like they had put their problems behind them as they raced to a 15-2 lead in the first four minutes. Payton went 3-for-3 from the field and the frustrated Knicks were whistled for their second illegal defense with 8:50 left in opening period.

After Ewing was called for a technical foul for arguing, New York went on a 12-0 run that was capped by back-to-back 3-pointers by Ward with 4:53 to go.

"I think Charlie set the tone in the first quarter," Camby said. "He hit a couple of 3s that got us back in the game."

Seattle held a 40-37 edge midway through the second period before the Knicks went on a 19-6 charge to take a 56-46 lead with 1:07 left before halftime. Sonics rookie Jelani McCoy started New York's run when he was called for goaltending a Camby shot.

Houston, who had missed his first five shots, hit a pair of jumpers and a 3-pointer before Ewing converted back-to-back three-point plays that put Vin Baker on the bench with three fouls during the run.

Seattle clawed back within 71-66 late in the third quarter, but New York closed out the period on a 13-5 run, carried by Camby. The 6-10 forward scored nine points and drew an offensive foul in the run that gave the Knicks an 84-71 lead entering the final 12 minutes.

"When Marcus has been healthy he has played well," Van Gundy said. "He plays hard every night. Some nights he has a rougher time finishing plays, but you can always count on him giving you a boost. Tonight, you can't play any better than that."

Payton led Seattle with 21 points and 10 assists and second-year forward Rashard Lewis scored 18 points. Payton's third steal of the game gave him 1,725 for his career, moving him ahead of Magic Johnson into the 11th spot on the all-time list.

"It (the game) was lost on the boards and on effort," Seattle forward Horace Grant said. "We've got to stop being selfish. When we were winning we were moving the ball, but now it's `Me, me, me.' It's got to stop."

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