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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW YORK 21 17 21 21 80 WASHINGTON 20 13 22 21 76 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NYK - MARCUS CAMBY 20, ALLAN HOUSTON 18, LATRELL SPREWELL 15 WAS - MITCH RICHMOND 18, JUWAN HOWARD 15, ROD STRICKLAND 12

HIGH REBOUND: NYK - MARCUS CAMBY 8, LATRELL SPREWELL 8 WAS - JUWAN HOWARD 12, MICHAEL SMITH 9

HIGH ASSISTS: NYK - LATRELL SPREWELL 7, THREE PLAYERS WITH 2 WAS - ROD STRICKLAND 7, MITCH RICHMOND 4

ATT: 20,674


Extended Box

NEW YORK (80) AT WASHINGTON (76)

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

L JOHNSON F 34 5-11 0-2 2 4 6 2 3 0 1 10 SPREWELL F 37 4-13 6-6 0 8 8 7 1 2 2 15 CAMBY C 40 8-13 4-4 3 5 8 0 5 3 0 20 HOUSTON G 35 6-17 5-5 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 18 WARD G 24 2-8 0-0 2 4 6 2 3 0 2 5 THOMAS 21 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 4 1 2 0 RICE 25 1-4 2-2 0 7 7 1 2 1 2 4 CHILDS 24 3-6 1-2 0 2 2 2 3 0 1 8 KNIGHT DNP - COACH'S DECISION POSTELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION SPENCER DNP - COACH'S DECISION STRICKLAND DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 29-75 18-21 7 35 42 14 22 7 11 80 (.387) (.857) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 12(12 PTS)

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

HOWARD F 39 7-17 1-2 5 7 12 3 4 0 3 15 LOPEZ F 30 3-5 2-2 0 4 4 2 2 0 0 8 J WHITE C 20 2-2 2-2 2 4 6 0 4 0 3 6 RICHMOND G 41 6-16 4-6 0 2 2 4 1 2 2 18 STRICKLAND G 34 6-14 0-0 0 5 5 7 1 1 3 12 EKEZIE 11 1-5 3-4 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 5 HAMILTON 22 5-13 1-1 0 1 1 1 5 1 2 11 C WHITNEY 14 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 MICHAEL SMITH 25 0-3 1-2 0 9 9 0 2 1 0 1 KING 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 P JONES DNP - BROKEN LEFT INDEX FINGER PARKS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-77 14-19 9 34 43 20 21 5 13 76 (.390) (.737) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 14(19 PTS)

NEW YORK 21 17 21 21 - 80 WASHINGTON 20 13 22 21 - 76

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW YORK - CAMBY 4, L JOHNSON, WARD, THOMAS. WASHINGTON - STRICKLAND 2, LOPEZ 2, HOWARD, RICHMOND, J WHITE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW YORK 4-16 (.250), L JOHNSON 0-1, SPREWELL 1-2, HOUSTON 1-5, WARD 1-3, RICE 0-1, CHILDS 1-4. WASHINGTON 2-10 (.200), RICHMOND 2-5, HAMILTON 0-3, C WHITNEY 0-2. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: RON GARRETSON, GEORGE TOLIVER, GREG WILLARD. A - 20,674. T - 2:15.


Box Score

NEW YORK (80) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Johnson 34 5-11 0-2 2-6 2 3 10 Sprewell 37 4-13 6-6 0-8 7 1 15 Camby 40 8-13 4-4 3-8 0 5 20 Houston 35 6-17 5-5 0-3 0 1 18 Ward 24 2-8 0-0 2-6 2 3 5 Thomas 21 0-3 0-0 0-2 0 4 0 Rice 25 1-4 2-2 0-7 1 2 4 Childs 24 3-6 1-2 0-2 2 3 8 Knight DNP - coach's decision Postell DNP - coach's decision Spencer DNP - coach's decision Strickland DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 29-75 18-21 7-42 14 22 80 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.387, FT-.857. 3-Point Goals: 4-16, .250 (L Johnson 0-1, Sprewell 1-2, Houston 1-5, Ward 1-3, Rice 0-1, Childs 1-4). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 7 (Camby 4, L Johnson, Ward, Thomas). Turnovers: 12 (Rice 2, Sprewell 2, Thomas 2, Ward 2, Childs, Houston, L Johnson). Steals: 7 (Camby 3, Sprewell 2, Rice, Thomas).

WASHINGTON (76) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Howard 39 7-17 1-2 5-12 3 4 15 Lopez 30 3-5 2-2 0-4 2 2 8 J White 20 2-2 2-2 2-6 0 4 6 Richmond 41 6-16 4-6 0-2 4 1 18 Strickland 34 6-14 0-0 0-5 7 1 12 Ekezie 11 1-5 3-4 2-4 0 0 5 Hamilton 22 5-13 1-1 0-1 1 5 11 C Whitney 14 0-2 0-0 0-0 3 2 0 Michael Smith 25 0-3 1-2 0-9 0 2 1 King 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 P Jones DNP - broken left index finger Parks DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-77 14-19 9-43 20 21 76 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.390, FT-.737. 3-Point Goals: 2-10, .200 (Richmond 2-5, Hamilton 0-3, C Whitney 0-2). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 7 (Strickland 2, Lopez 2, Howard, Richmond, J White). Turnovers: 14 (Howard 3, J White 3, Strickland 3, Hamilton 2, Richmond 2). Steals: 5 (Richmond 2, Hamilton, Michael Smith, Strickland). ____________________________________________ New York 21 17 21 21 - 80 Washington 20 13 22 21 - 76 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 20,674. T: 2:15. Officials: Ron Garretson, George Toliver, Greg Willard.


Game Story

WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- The New York Knicks know Marcus Camby is not Wilt Chamberlain. But they will be overjoyed if the 6-11, 225-pound center can duplicate tonight's performance 79 more times.

Camby scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half and Latrell Sprewell came to life with nine straight points in the fourth quarter as New York spoiled the Washington Wizards' home opener with an 80-76 triumph.

The Knicks are relying on Camby to fill the middle in the post-Patrick Ewing era and the lean pivotman came through with 12 points and 12 rebounds in Wednesday's win over Atlanta.

Tonight, Camby played 40 tough minutes, hitting 8-of-13 shots and grabbing eight rebounds to go with three steals and four blocked shots.

"I'm tired of people saying I can't do this or I can't do that," Camby said. "I took it as a challenge to come out here. I'm just trying to get better every game."

"He ran the floor very hard and got rewarded," Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy said of Camby. "He used his strengths very well tonight. He did a good job of playing to his strengths."

Matched up against the 290-pound Jahidi White, Camby did slow down offensively in the final period but Sprewell shook off an early shooting slump when it mattered most. With the Knicks clinging to a 65-64 lead with 7:30 remaining, Sprewell, who made just one of his first seven shots, caught fire.

"Marcus pretty much carried us early on, until some other guys got going in the second half," Sprewell said. "Jeff knows that I'm a streaky guy, and I can be off. But if I get on, it only takes a couple of shots to go down for me to start feeling good."

The explosive swingman hit a pull-up jumper, a 3-pointer, two free throws and a 16-footer to give New York a 74-68 lead it would not surrender.

"(Sprewell) came out and made some really big plays down the stretch," Van Gundy said. "And we are going to rely on him a lot this season. He did what big-time players should in clutch situations and that is find a way to score."

Sprewell finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Knicks, who have won consecutive games after an embarrassing home loss to Philadelphia in their season opener on Tuesday.

Mitch Richmond scored 18 points and Juwan Howard added 15 and 12 rebounds for Washington, which lost for the 15th time in its last 20 home meetings with New York.

"We don't want to accept a moral victory," Washington coach Leonard Hamilton said. "We got beat by a team that played better than us. What we have to do is perform at a level that is consistent with us being successful. We have to improve our decision-making, execute better. I liked the spirit I saw tonight. I saw it in their eyes."

Allan Houston scored 18 points for the Knicks, who shot 39 percent (29-of-75) and scored 18 points off turnovers.

Camby came out on the offensive, scoring the Knicks' first four points before hitting a 10-footer that gave New York an 8-6 lead with just under seven minutes left in the first quarter.

Camby ended the first quarter with a six-footer from the right sideline, giving New York a 21-20 lead. In the second period, Camby added two short jumpers, a pair of free throws, a 12-footer and two more from the line to give the Knicks a 38-33 halftime advantage.

Howard, White and Obinna Ekezie took turns trying to hold down Camby in the middle but it seemed to be fatigue that stopped the lanky center from producing offensively in the second half. Luckily for New York, Sprewell caught fire in the fourth quarter.

Former Knick Rod Strickland had 12 points and seven assists and Richard Hamilton added 11 points off the bench for Washington, which shot 39 percent (30-of-77) and held a 43-42 rebounding edge.

"It was a real serious game out there," Richard Hamilton said. "A lot of adrenaline. They hit big-time shots down the stretch."

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