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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW JERSEY 18 32 25 29 104 NEW YORK 27 31 27 29 114 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NJN - STEPHON MARBURY 28, JOHNNY NEWMAN 24, LUCIOUS HARRIS 14 NYK - ALLAN HOUSTON 31, LATRELL SPREWELL 22, LARRY JOHNSON 18


Extended Box

NEW JERSEY (104) AT NEW YORK (114)

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

K MARTIN F 27 3-7 2-2 2 8 10 2 3 1 3 8 VAN HORN F 18 1-5 0-0 2 3 5 1 5 0 1 2 ESCHMEYER C 17 0-1 2-2 1 2 3 0 3 0 1 2 HARRIS G 33 5-12 2-2 1 4 5 1 0 0 0 14 S MARBURY G 44 11-26 4-4 2 0 2 9 3 0 7 28 FEICK 30 1-2 4-6 2 7 9 2 3 2 1 6 WILLIAMS 25 5-9 1-4 4 1 5 1 2 0 1 11 JACKSON 17 3-4 2-2 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 9 NEWMAN 25 9-12 4-5 1 3 4 1 6 0 1 24 DOUGLAS 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 SAMAKE DNP - COACH'S DECISION STEPANIA DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-78 21-27 15 30 45 18 26 4 15 104 (.487) (.778) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 15(19 PTS)

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

L JOHNSON F 32 7-13 3-6 1 2 3 3 2 1 0 18 SPREWELL F 41 10-20 2-2 0 2 2 5 1 0 2 22 CAMBY C 37 3-8 2-6 5 9 14 3 2 3 0 8 HOUSTON G 34 11-19 7-7 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 31 WARD G 29 4-5 0-0 0 1 1 5 2 0 1 10 THOMAS 27 2-2 4-4 0 4 4 1 3 0 0 8 RICE 21 6-8 1-2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 15 CHILDS 19 1-4 0-0 0 2 2 5 5 0 2 2 HARRINGTON DNP - COACH'S DECISION KNIGHT DNP - COACH'S DECISION LONGLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION POSTELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 44-79 19-27 6 23 29 22 19 6 5 114 (.557) (.704) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 5(0 PTS)

NEW JERSEY 18 32 25 29 - 104 NEW YORK 27 31 27 29 - 114

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW JERSEY - NONE. NEW YORK - CAMBY 3, WARD. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW JERSEY 7-13 (.538), VAN HORN 0-1, HARRIS 2-2, S MARBURY 2-6, JACKSON 1-2, NEWMAN 2-2. NEW YORK 7-16 (.438), L JOHNSON 1-3, SPREWELL 0-2, HOUSTON 2-4, WARD 2-3, RICE 2-2, CHILDS 0-2. TECHNICALS: NEW JERSEY - JACKSON, ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: HUE HOLLINS, TED BERNHARDT, LEROY RICHARDSON. A - 19,763. T - 2:08.


Box Score

NEW JERSEY (104) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Martin 27 3-7 2-2 2-10 2 3 8 Van Horn 18 1-5 0-0 2-5 1 5 2 Eschmeyer 17 0-1 2-2 1-3 0 3 2 Harris 33 5-12 2-2 1-5 1 0 14 S Marbury 44 11-26 4-4 2-2 9 3 28 Feick 30 1-2 4-6 2-9 2 3 6 Williams 25 5-9 1-4 4-5 1 2 11 Jackson 17 3-4 2-2 0-2 1 1 9 Newman 25 9-12 4-5 1-4 1 6 24 Douglas 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Samake DNP - coach's decision Stepania DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-78 21-27 15-45 18 26 104 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.487, FT-.778. 3-Point Goals: 7-13, .538 (Van Horn 0-1, Harris 2-2, S Marbury 2-6, Jackson 1-2, Newman 2-2). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: None. Turnovers: 15 (S Marbury 7, K Martin 3, Eschmeyer, Feick, Newman, Van Horn, Williams). Steals: 4 (Feick 2, Jackson, K Martin).

NEW YORK (114) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Johnson 32 7-13 3-6 1-3 3 2 18 Sprewell 41 10-20 2-2 0-2 5 1 22 Camby 37 3-8 2-6 5-14 3 2 8 Houston 34 11-19 7-7 0-3 0 1 31 Ward 29 4-5 0-0 0-1 5 2 10 Thomas 27 2-2 4-4 0-4 1 3 8 Rice 21 6-8 1-2 0-0 0 3 15 Childs 19 1-4 0-0 0-2 5 5 2 Harrington DNP - coach's decision Knight DNP - coach's decision Longley DNP - coach's decision Postell DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 44-79 19-27 6-29 22 19 114 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.557, FT-.704. 3-Point Goals: 7-16, .438 (L Johnson 1-3, Sprewell 0-2, Houston 2-4, Ward 2-3, Rice 2-2, Childs 0-2). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 4 (Camby 3, Ward). Turnovers: 5 (Childs 2, Sprewell 2, Ward). Steals: 6 (Camby 3, Houston, L Johnson, Rice). ____________________________________________ New Jersey 18 32 25 29 - 104 New York 27 31 27 29 - 114 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: New Jersey 2 (Jackson, 4:26 2nd; Illegal Defense, 7:33 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,763. T: 2:08. Officials: Hue Hollins, Ted Bernhardt, Leroy Richardson.


Game Story

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- New York Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy found the perfect remedy for his "lifeless" team -- a visit from the slumping New Jersey Nets.

Allan Houston scored 33 points as the Knicks bounced back from back-to-back losses since the All-Star break by posting their seventh straight home victory over their Hudson River rivals, a 114-104 triumph.

Van Gundy questioned his team's defensive intensity, energy level and overall effort after losses in Denver and Utah but watched his club take advantage of the again-reeling Nets on Friday at Madison Square Garden.

The Knicks posted a season-high point total behind Houston's 11-of-19 shooting and 22 points by fellow All-Star Latrell Sprewell, who made half his 20 shots.

"It feels good to play well offensively," Houston said. "Everybody got their shots, everybody executed well. But at the same time, we are not a team that is going to trade baskets with teams and win consistently. I don't know what it is going to take but we have to make a conscious effort to right the ship defensively."

"We're still not where we need to be defensively," Sprewell said. "We're happy with the win, but still need to improve defensively."

New York did surrender 100 points for the fourth time in six games after establishing an NBA record by holding 33 consecutive opponents below the century mark earlier this season. The Knicks have yielded five 100-point games overall since the streak ended a dozen games ago.

"We played a very good offensive game," Van Gundy said. "We got outrebounded by 16, gave up 104 points, 86 in the last three (quarters). I know what a playoff team looks like. A playoff team that has a chance defends and rebounds."

Clinging to a six-point advantage early in the third quarter, New York took control over the next three minutes. Charlie Ward buried an 18-footer, Sprewell connected from 17 feet, Houston hit a 3-pointer and Larry Johnson and Sprewell combined to add three throws, stretching the margin to 68-52 with 8:03 remaining in the period.

All-Star Stephon Marbury had 28 points and nine assists for the Nets, who have lost three straight since the break after a three-game win streak and have not won at the Garden since March 16, 1997.

"(Sprewell and Houston) made shots," Marbury said. "Those guys are great shooters. We should have been more aggressive. You try to make those guys do things that they really can't do. But it didn't work. In our situation tonight, Allan Houston got hot and we started to double-team guys already in the zone. They don't have good shooters, they have great shooters."

Veteran Johnny Newman scored 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting off the bench for New Jersey, which shot 49 percent (38-of-78), held a 45-29 rebounding advantage but yielded 19 points off turnovers.

"We just played a good team," Nets coach Byron Scott said. "We knew when we came in that they were going to be tough because of the last few games that they had on the road. We played pretty well but against Allan and Spree -- we could not match up against them."

The Knicks committed a season-low five turnovers and the Nets did not register a single point off those giveaways.

Johnson scored 18 points, Glen Rice added 15 and Ward 10 for the Knicks, who shot 56 percent (44-of-79), never trailed and led by as many as 19 in beating the Nets for the 10th time in the last 12 meetings.

"The majority of the time we go out there and we put up a much better fight on the defensive end," Rice said. "Thank God we shot the ball great tonight. Or else the outcome could have been a lot different. On the West Coast, we dropped two and that is something we're not proud of. We realize we haven't been playing our best basketball and we want to get back on track."

New York broke in front for good when Johnson scored five straight points to snap a 6-6 tie and Ward followed with a basket to make it 13-6 with 5:03 remaining in the opening period.

Rice closed the first-quarter scoring with a 3-pointer and a layup off a feed from Ward as the Knicks opened a 27-18 cushion after 12 minutes.

The Nets got within five points when Marbury buried a 26-footer with 5.6 seconds remaining in the first half. But Chris Childs ran it back the other way, penetrating into the paint before kicking out beyond the arc, where Houston caught and fired a 25-footer that swished through at the buzzer, giving the Knicks a 58-50 halftime lead.

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