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NBA FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- --- ----- NEW YORK 27 23 26 15 12 103 MIAMI 30 22 21 18 9 100 FINAL IN 1ST OT

HIGH SCORERS: NYK - GLEN RICE 29, CHARLIE WARD 19, ALLAN HOUSTON 17 MIA - ANTHONY MASON 21, EDDIE JONES 21, TIM HARDAWAY 16

HIGH REBOUND: NYK - MARCUS CAMBY 13, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6 MIA - ANTHONY MASON 13, BRIAN GRANT 9

HIGH ASSISTS: NYK - ALLAN HOUSTON 6, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5 MIA - TIM HARDAWAY 6, ANTHONY MASON 4

ATT: 20,058


Extended Box

NEW YORK (103) AT MIAMI (100) - FINAL IN OT

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

L JOHNSON F 44 3-11 4-5 0 3 3 0 4 0 2 11 SPREWELL F 37 4-11 5-5 0 2 2 5 5 4 3 14 CAMBY C 37 4-8 0-0 5 8 13 0 5 2 1 8 HOUSTON G 38 6-13 5-6 0 3 3 6 4 2 3 17 WARD G 33 6-11 3-4 0 6 6 5 1 2 3 19 HARRINGTON 16 1-2 1-1 3 3 6 1 5 0 3 3 RICE 35 10-15 5-5 0 5 5 0 2 1 0 29 CHILDS 24 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 3 2 0 2 2 KNIGHT 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LONGLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION POSTELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION THOMAS DNP - PERSONAL REASONS

TOTALS 265 35-74 23-26 8 32 40 20 28 11 17 103 (.473) (.885) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 17(23 PTS)

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

BOWEN F 37 5-8 1-2 3 3 6 0 5 0 0 12 MASON F 51 6-10 9-10 0 13 13 4 4 4 3 21 GRANT C 42 3-7 9-11 3 6 9 1 2 0 3 15 HARDAWAY G 42 5-21 2-2 0 2 2 6 1 2 4 16 JONES G 46 7-18 7-9 2 4 6 1 6 2 4 21 MAJERLE 20 1-3 1-1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 4 GREEN 11 1-1 2-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 CARTER 15 3-4 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 7 HOUSE 1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 CAUSWELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION CEBALLOS DNP - COACH'S DECISION MACLEAN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 31-73 31-37 8 29 37 15 23 8 16 100 (.425) (.838) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 16(17 PTS)

NEW YORK 27 23 26 15 12 - 103 MIAMI 30 22 21 18 9 - 100

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW YORK - CAMBY 3, L JOHNSON, SPREWELL. MIAMI - GRANT 2, JONES 2. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW YORK 10-17 (.588), L JOHNSON 1-4, SPREWELL 1-1, HOUSTON 0-2, WARD 4-6, RICE 4-4. MIAMI 7-25 (.280), BOWEN 1-3, HARDAWAY 4-14, JONES 0-4, MAJERLE 1-2, CARTER 1-1, HOUSE 0-1. TECHNICALS: NEW YORK - HEAD COACH J VAN GUNDY, ILLEGAL DEFENSE, L JOHNSON, MIAMI - MASON. OFFICIALS: JOE FORTE, (MICHAEL SMITH, BILL SPOONER. A - 20,058. T - 3:07.


Box Score

NEW YORK (103) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Johnson 44 3-11 4-5 0-3 0 4 11 Sprewell 37 4-11 5-5 0-2 5 5 14 Camby 37 4-8 0-0 5-13 0 5 8 Houston 38 6-13 5-6 0-3 6 4 17 Ward 33 6-11 3-4 0-6 5 1 19 Harrington 16 1-2 1-1 3-6 1 5 3 Rice 35 10-15 5-5 0-5 0 2 29 Childs 24 1-3 0-0 0-2 3 2 2 Knight 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Longley DNP - coach's decision Postell DNP - coach's decision Thomas DNP - personal reasons _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 35-74 23-26 8-40 20 28 103 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.473, FT-.885. 3-Point Goals: 10-17, .588 (L Johnson 1-4, Sprewell 1-1, Houston 0-2, Ward 4-6, Rice 4-4). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 5 (Camby 3, L Johnson, Sprewell). Turnovers: 17 (Harrington 3, Houston 3, Sprewell 3, Ward 3, Childs 2, L Johnson 2, Camby). Steals: 11 (Sprewell 4, Camby 2, Houston 2, Ward 2, Rice).

MIAMI (100) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Bowen 37 5-8 1-2 3-6 0 5 12 Mason 51 6-10 9-10 0-13 4 4 21 Grant 42 3-7 9-11 3-9 1 2 15 Hardaway 42 5-21 2-2 0-2 6 1 16 Jones 46 7-18 7-9 2-6 1 6 21 Majerle 20 1-3 1-1 0-1 2 1 4 Green 11 1-1 2-2 0-0 0 1 4 Carter 15 3-4 0-0 0-0 1 3 7 House 1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Causwell DNP - coach's decision Ceballos DNP - coach's decision Maclean DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 31-73 31-37 8-37 15 23 100 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.425, FT-.838. 3-Point Goals: 7-25, .280 (Bowen 1-3, Hardaway 4-14, Jones 0-4, Majerle 1-2, Carter 1-1, House 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 4 (Grant 2, Jones 2). Turnovers: 16 (Hardaway 4, Jones 4, Grant 3, Mason 3, Carter, Green). Steals: 8 (Mason 4, Hardaway 2, Jones 2). _________________________________________________ New York 27 23 26 15 12 - 103 Miami 30 22 21 18 9 - 100 _________________________________________________ Technical fouls: New York 3 (Head Coach J Van Gundy, 10:09 2nd; Illegal Defense, 7:47 2nd; L Johnson, 0:04 OT). Miami 1 (Mason, 0:04 OT). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 20,058. T: 3:07. Officials: Joe Forte, (michael Smith, Bill Spooner.


Game Story

MIAMI (Ticker) -- The Miami Heat can't say they didn't have their chances.

Glen Rice picked the right time to have one of his best games of the season as the New York Knicks posted a 103-100 victory over the Heat in overtime.

Rice burned his former team for 29 points, falling three shy of his season high. The sharpshooter made 10-of-15 shots from the field, including all four from 3-point range.

Led by Rice, the Knicks connected on 10-of-17 shots from the arc as they improved to 1-1 against their hated rivals this season and held onto second place in the Atlantic Division. The teams meet three more times.

"This was a very well-played game. Both defenses played extremely tight," New York coach Jeff Van Gundy said. "We went through stretches where we had a tough time scoring. We won the game today because we had enough guys that played well."

The Knicks won despite managing only one basket over the last 7:52 of the fourth quarter and nearly blowing a six-point lead in overtime.

A layup by Larry Johnson gave the Knicks a 101-95 advantage with 2:11 left. But former Knick Anthony Mason made a layup and Tim Hardaway a 14-footer, pulling the Heat within two with 72 seconds remaining.

Following two empty possessions by the Knicks, the Heat had a chance to send the game into a second overtime after Hardaway missed a 3-pointer and Bruce Bowen grabbed the airball and was fouled by Latrell Sprewell with 4.4 seconds remaining.

A 66 percent foul shooter, Bowen badly missed the first attempt off the front rim before making the second.

"No one wants to go to the line and miss free throws like that, but that's part of the game," Bowen said. "You just have to move on and accept it."

On the ensuing inbounds pass, Mason fouled Johnson hard and the two had to be separated.

After another foul, the Knicks inbounded at mid-court, where Charlie Ward found Rice all alone for a layup and a 103-100 advantage with 2.3 seconds remaining.

Miami took a timeout and coach Pat Riley inserted guard Eddie House for forward Brian Grant. The strategy nearly worked as House, a 38 percent 3-point shooter, found himself all alone from behind the arc along the left sideline. But his attempt barely grazed the rim.

"I saw how (Chris) Childs was playing me and I took off," House said. "I knew he wasn't going to catch up to me. I missed the shot. I've come in plenty of times, cold off the bench and hit the shot."

With the game tied, 91-91, the Heat had a chance to take the lead with 41 seconds left in regulation after Eddie Jones was fouled by Sprewell. But the 86 percent foul shooter misfired on both attempts -- his only misses in nine shots from the line.

"I felt like they were in. I was happy when I was fouled because I wanted to redeem myself because I missed one against Dallas (on Thursday)," Jones said. "All I could think about when I went to the line was that I could redeem myself. They were just long. The shot felt good and looked good."

An offseason acquisition that was brought to Miami to help beat the Knicks if the teams should meet in the playoffs for the fifth straight season, Jones finished with 21 points. He disappeared after halftime, scoring just five points on 1-of-10 shooting.

"They made an adjustment on him at halftime," Riley said. "I thought he was going to go for huge numbers. He was very active and aggressive. He got a lot of good shots in the second half, some nights in just doesn't drop from the outside. He was very aggressive in trying to go to the basket and it just didn't drop for him."

Mason, a former Knick, also had 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Heat, who had a nine-game home winning streak stopped. Miami lost for the first time at American Airlines Arena since an 81-79 defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers on December 19.

The Knicks looked to be in control following a 3-pointer by Johnson gave them an 88-79 advantage with 7:52 to play. But they made just one basket the rest of regulation -- a layup by Marcus Camby with 5:11 remaining.

New York made just 4-of-17 shots in the final period and the Heat were not that much better, going 5-of-15. But that was to be expected with the teams ranking first and second in NBA in scoring defense.

For the game, the Knicks shot 47 percent (35-of-74) while the Heat finished at 42.5 percent (31-of-73). Paced by Camby's 13 rebounds, New York held a slight 40-37 advantage on the boards.

Ranked 28th in the league in scoring offense, the Heat became just the second team in the last 38 games to reach the century mark in points against New York.

Ward added 19 points and Allan Houston 17 for the Knicks, who have won three of four following a three-game losing streak. Like Jones, Houston also disappeared in the second half when he scored one point.

Rice and Houston were the offense for the Knicks in the first half, combining for 33 points. New York shot 55 percent (18-of-33) but trailed 52-50 at the break.

"It was different for both of our offenses to be playing well (in the first half)," Houston said. "Usually we play a difficult to watch, defensive type of game. Late in the game, it got back to the old Heat vs. Knicks."

Showing the intensity of the rivalry, singer Jimmy Buffett was ejected from his courtside seat near the end of regulation for arguing with an official.

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