databaseBasketball.com  formerly BasketballReference.com
databaseSports.comBasketball |  NCAA Basketball |  Football |  NCAA Football |  Baseball |  Hockey |  Golf |  Racing |  Olympics |  Poker
Fast Links: Home Page  Players  Teams  Leagues  All-Star Games  Awards  Coaches  Draft  Ultimate Search  Fantasy 
  

Select a day M  D  Y  

NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW YORK 23 26 21 21 91 MILWAUKEE 31 27 24 23 105 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NYK - LATRELL SPREWELL 21, ALLAN HOUSTON 21, GLEN RICE 16 MIL - SAM CASSELL 22, GLENN ROBINSON 21, TWO PLAYERS WITH 19

HIGH REBOUND: NYK - KURT THOMAS 9, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6 MIL - ERVIN JOHNSON 10, RAY ALLEN 7

HIGH ASSISTS: NYK - CHARLIE WARD 8, CHRIS CHILDS 5 MIL - SAM CASSELL 6, GLENN ROBINSON 6

ATT: 18,717


Extended Box

NEW YORK (91) AT MILWAUKEE (105)

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

L JOHNSON F 33 3-7 2-2 1 3 4 2 4 0 2 10 SPREWELL F 41 7-15 7-11 2 4 6 3 3 3 5 21 THOMAS C 35 2-10 2-4 2 7 9 0 2 1 2 6 HOUSTON G 38 7-15 5-5 0 6 6 0 1 0 0 21 WARD G 28 4-7 3-6 0 2 2 8 2 2 3 13 RICE 29 7-10 1-2 1 3 4 1 2 0 0 16 CHILDS 23 1-1 2-2 1 3 4 5 3 1 2 4 STRICKLAND 8 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 KNIGHT 3 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 SPENCER 2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 LONGLEY DNP - STOMACH VIRUS CAMBY DNP - SUSPENDED BY NBA

TOTALS 240 31-68 22-32 7 31 38 19 17 7 14 91 (.456) (.688) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 15(16 PTS)

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

ROBINSON F 40 7-16 7-7 0 2 2 6 3 0 4 21 S WILLIAMS F 24 4-5 1-1 0 6 6 1 4 0 0 9 POPE C 18 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 2 1 1 1 3 ALLEN G 36 7-14 1-2 0 7 7 4 3 0 2 19 CASSELL G 35 10-18 0-0 0 4 4 6 5 0 2 22 THOMAS 22 2-7 0-2 0 2 2 3 2 1 0 6 HUNTER 30 7-16 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 2 3 19 JOHNSON 23 0-1 0-0 7 3 10 1 1 0 1 0 CAFFEY 10 2-2 2-3 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 6 ALSTON 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 PRZYBILLA 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 KERSEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 40-82 11-15 9 27 36 26 23 4 13 105 (.488) (.733) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 13(15 PTS)

NEW YORK 23 26 21 21 - 91 MILWAUKEE 31 27 24 23 - 105

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW YORK - SPREWELL 2. MILWAUKEE - ALLEN 2, POPE 2, JOHNSON 2, THOMAS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW YORK 7-17 (.412), L JOHNSON 2-2, SPREWELL 0-1, HOUSTON 2-6, WARD 2-3, RICE 1-4, STRICKLAND 0-1. MILWAUKEE 14-31 (.452), ROBINSON 0-2, S WILLIAMS 0-1, POPE 1-2, ALLEN 4-7, CASSELL 2-5, THOMAS 2-3, HUNTER 5-11. TECHNICALS: MILWAUKEE - HEAD COACH KARL, ILLEGAL DEFENSE 2. OFFICIALS: BENNETT SALVATORE, DON VADEN, COURTNEY KIRKLAND. A - 18,717. T - 2:05.


Box Score

NEW YORK (91) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Johnson 33 3-7 2-2 1-4 2 4 10 Sprewell 41 7-15 7-11 2-6 3 3 21 Thomas 35 2-10 2-4 2-9 0 2 6 Houston 38 7-15 5-5 0-6 0 1 21 Ward 28 4-7 3-6 0-2 8 2 13 Rice 29 7-10 1-2 1-4 1 2 16 Childs 23 1-1 2-2 1-4 5 3 4 Strickland 8 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Knight 3 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 Spencer 2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Longley DNP - stomach virus Camby DNP - suspended by nba _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-68 22-32 7-38 19 17 91 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.456, FT-.688. 3-Point Goals: 7-17, .412 (L Johnson 2-2, Sprewell 0-1, Houston 2-6, Ward 2-3, Rice 1-4, Strickland 0-1). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 2 (Sprewell 2). Turnovers: 15 (Sprewell 5, Ward 3, Childs 2, L Johnson 2, Thomas 2). Steals: 7 (Sprewell 3, Ward 2, Childs, Thomas).

MILWAUKEE (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Robinson 40 7-16 7-7 0-2 6 3 21 S Williams 24 4-5 1-1 0-6 1 4 9 Pope 18 1-3 0-0 0-2 2 1 3 Allen 36 7-14 1-2 0-7 4 3 19 Cassell 35 10-18 0-0 0-4 6 5 22 Thomas 22 2-7 0-2 0-2 3 2 6 Hunter 30 7-16 0-0 0-1 2 2 19 Johnson 23 0-1 0-0 7-10 1 1 0 Caffey 10 2-2 2-3 2-2 1 2 6 Alston 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Przybilla 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Kersey DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 40-82 11-15 9-36 26 23 105 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.488, FT-.733. 3-Point Goals: 14-31, .452 (Robinson 0-2, S Williams 0-1, Pope 1-2, Allen 4-7, Cassell 2-5, Thomas 2-3, Hunter 5-11). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 7 (Allen 2, Pope 2, Johnson 2, Thomas). Turnovers: 13 (Robinson 4, Hunter 3, Allen 2, Cassell 2, Johnson, Pope). Steals: 4 (Hunter 2, Pope, Thomas). ____________________________________________ New York 23 26 21 21 - 91 Milwaukee 31 27 24 23 - 105 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Milwaukee 3 (Head Coach Karl, 4:32 1st; Illegal Defense 2, 9:13 2nd, 5:52 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,717. T: 2:05. Officials: Bennett Salvatore, Don Vaden, Courtney Kirkland.


Game Story

MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- The New York Knicks ran into a buzzsaw.

The surging Milwaukee Bucks hit a franchise-best 14 3-pointers to rout New York, 105-91, and end the Knicks' NBA record of holding 33 consecutive opponents under the century mark.

Milwaukee, the league's hottest team, stretched its winning streak to eight games and won its 11th straight at home. The Bucks (26-15) also snapped a seven-game losing streak against New York and passed the Knicks (25-15) for the second-best record in the Eastern Conference.

Sam Cassell scored 22 points and Glenn Robinson added 21 for Milwaukee, which has gone 23-6 since a 3-9 start.

"Records are made to be broken," Cassell said. "We like the 3-point shot because we have so many good shooters that it's a good shot for this team."

The Bucks made 13 3-pointers on two previous occasions, most recently in a 119-115 loss at Portland on January 5. Milwaukee has scored at least 100 points in seven straight games and nine of their last 10.

"It's a big win for us because the Knicks have held a mental toughness over us," Milwaukee coach George Karl said. "But tonight, we were smart because we out-toughed them and outsmarted them."

Lindsey Hunter and Ray Allen, who scored 19 points apiece, led the Bucks' 3-point assault. Hunter was 5-of-11 and Allen 4-of-7 from beyond the arc.

"We're leading the league in (3-point) attempts and we're not going to stop," said Karl, whose club is actually third in the category behind Dallas and Denver.

Overall, the Bucks shot 49 percent (40-for-82), making 14-of-31 3-pointers.

"We have a very potent offense," Allen said. "We came in knowing that they weren't giving up 100 points and we've been scoring more than 100, so we knew there'd be a clash."

Milwaukee reached the century mark on Hunter's side jumper with 3:53 remaining. In three games against the Knicks this season, Hunter is 16-of-28 from 3-point range and just 2-of-8 inside the arc.

"We act like we have no idea how to guard Hunter," New York coach Jeff Van Gundy said. "We act like we don't know what his strengths are. The guy has made shots against us all year."

New York allowed more than 100 points for the first time since a 103-101 overtime victory at Boston on November 10. The last time the Knicks gave up more than 100 points in regulation was in the season opener, when they were routed by Philadelphia, 101-72.

"Their perimeter players killed us on the outside," Van Gundy added. "We have to play better defense to win. We haven't been good defending the perimeter or 1-on-1."

Milwaukee native Latrell Sprewell and Allan Houston scored 21 points apiece for the Knicks, who had a five-game road winning streak stopped.

"We weren't great on defense tonight," Sprewell said. "You have to give them credit for playing a good basketball game tonight. They hit open shots and took it to the basket well tonight. Every time we made a run at them they made a bigger run."

Milwaukee was hot from the start, jumping to a 31-23 lead after one quarter behind 12 points by Allen. The Bucks stretched the advantage to 48-31 on Hunter's 27-footer with 7:27 left in the second period before the Knicks closed to 58-49 at the half.

New York sliced the deficit to 70-64 on Sprewell's free throw with 4:49 left in the third period. But Milwaukee reeled off seven straight points and went up 77-64 on Robinson's 13-footer with 1:58 left in the quarter.

Down 82-70 after three periods, the Knicks made a final run, getting within 84-77 on Sprewell's layup with 10:09 to play. A tip-in by Glen Rice, who scored 16 points, made it 92-83 with 6:05 remaining before the Bucks put away the contest with a 9-0 spurt.

"We have guys that can drive, guys that can shoot and guys that can score," Allen added. "Other teams don't know who to double (because) if we pass the ball, we have so many shooters that will get good looks."

About statistical abbreviations

Errors? Suggestions? Comments? Send us a message   Advertise on DatabaseSports   Roto Sports, Inc.

© 2002-2011 databaseSports.com