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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW YORK 19 20 28 21 88 ORLANDO 22 20 28 26 96 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NYK - LARRY JOHNSON 25, LATRELL SPREWELL 17, CHRIS CHILDS 12 ORL - TRACY MCGRADY 32, MIKE MILLER 15, DARRELL ARMSTRONG 14

HIGH REBOUND: NYK - MARCUS CAMBY 12, LARRY JOHNSON 10 ORL - BO OUTLAW 6, JOHN AMAECHI 6

HIGH ASSISTS: NYK - CHRIS CHILDS 6, CHARLIE WARD 3 ORL - DARRELL ARMSTRONG 9, TRACY MCGRADY 5

ATT: 17,248


Extended Box

NEW YORK (88) AT ORLANDO (96)

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

L JOHNSON F 39 10-14 4-4 3 7 10 0 2 0 3 25 SPREWELL F 43 7-14 3-6 0 3 3 0 2 2 4 17 CAMBY C 29 1-10 0-0 3 9 12 0 4 0 0 2 HOUSTON G 36 5-9 1-1 0 2 2 1 3 0 2 11 WARD G 21 2-4 1-2 0 1 1 3 4 0 3 7 CHILDS 26 5-8 0-0 0 0 0 6 4 0 2 12 RICE 27 1-5 7-8 0 2 2 2 1 2 2 9 THOMAS 19 2-5 1-2 1 5 6 1 3 0 2 5 HARRINGTON DNP - COACH'S DECISION KNIGHT DNP - COACH'S DECISION LONGLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION POSTELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-69 17-23 7 29 36 13 23 4 18 88 (.478) (.739) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 18(20 PTS)

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

MCGRADY F 43 13-21 5-6 1 2 3 5 3 1 1 32 OUTLAW F 28 2-3 5-6 1 5 6 3 2 2 1 9 DECLERCQ C 14 1-3 0-2 1 2 3 0 4 0 2 2 ARMSTRONG G 36 5-13 2-2 1 1 2 9 2 1 2 14 MILLER G 35 6-11 0-0 0 2 2 2 2 2 1 15 REID 15 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 0 1 1 1 0 AMAECHI 8 0-1 0-0 0 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 HUDSON 12 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 DOLEAC 15 3-6 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 1 1 6 WILLIAMS 11 2-4 1-1 3 0 3 2 1 1 0 5 GARRITY 23 5-12 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 13 ALEXANDER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 37-77 13-17 8 25 33 24 21 9 11 96 (.481) (.765) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 11(8 PTS)

NEW YORK 19 20 28 21 - 88 ORLANDO 22 20 28 26 - 96

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW YORK - CAMBY 2, THOMAS, SPREWELL. ORLANDO - OUTLAW 3, ARMSTRONG, MILLER, DOLEAC. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW YORK 5-10 (.500), L JOHNSON 1-1, SPREWELL 0-1, WARD 2-4, CHILDS 2-2, RICE 0-2. ORLANDO 9-22 (.409), MCGRADY 1-2, ARMSTRONG 2-8, MILLER 3-6, HUDSON 0-1, GARRITY 3-5. TECHNICALS: ORLANDO - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 2, OUTLAW. OFFICIALS: (JAMES CAPERS, STEVE JAVIE, MONTY MCCUTCHEN. A - 17,248. T - 2:17.


Box Score

NEW YORK (88) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Johnson 39 10-14 4-4 3-10 0 2 25 Sprewell 43 7-14 3-6 0-3 0 2 17 Camby 29 1-10 0-0 3-12 0 4 2 Houston 36 5-9 1-1 0-2 1 3 11 Ward 21 2-4 1-2 0-1 3 4 7 Childs 26 5-8 0-0 0-0 6 4 12 Rice 27 1-5 7-8 0-2 2 1 9 Thomas 19 2-5 1-2 1-6 1 3 5 Harrington DNP - coach's decision Knight DNP - coach's decision Longley DNP - coach's decision Postell DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-69 17-23 7-36 13 23 88 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.478, FT-.739. 3-Point Goals: 5-10, .500 (L Johnson 1-1, Sprewell 0-1, Ward 2-4, Childs 2-2, Rice 0-2). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 4 (Camby 2, Thomas, Sprewell). Turnovers: 18 (Sprewell 4, L Johnson 3, Ward 3, Childs 2, Houston 2, Rice 2, Thomas 2). Steals: 4 (Rice 2, Sprewell 2).

ORLANDO (96) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mcgrady 43 13-21 5-6 1-3 5 3 32 Outlaw 28 2-3 5-6 1-6 3 2 9 Declercq 14 1-3 0-2 1-3 0 4 2 Armstrong 36 5-13 2-2 1-2 9 2 14 Miller 35 6-11 0-0 0-2 2 2 15 Reid 15 0-0 0-0 0-3 0 1 0 Amaechi 8 0-1 0-0 0-6 1 0 0 Hudson 12 0-3 0-0 0-1 2 2 0 Doleac 15 3-6 0-0 1-3 0 2 6 Williams 11 2-4 1-1 3-3 2 1 5 Garrity 23 5-12 0-0 0-1 0 2 13 Alexander DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-77 13-17 8-33 24 21 96 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.481, FT-.765. 3-Point Goals: 9-22, .409 (Mcgrady 1-2, Armstrong 2-8, Miller 3-6, Hudson 0-1, Garrity 3-5). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 6 (Outlaw 3, Armstrong, Miller, Doleac). Turnovers: 11 (Armstrong 2, Declercq 2, Garrity 2, Doleac, Mcgrady, Miller, Outlaw, Reid). Steals: 9 (Miller 2, Outlaw 2, Armstrong, Doleac, Mcgrady, Reid, Williams). ____________________________________________ New York 19 20 28 21 - 88 Orlando 22 20 28 26 - 96 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Orlando 3 (Illegal Defense 2, 1:22 1st, 2:15 2nd; Outlaw, 3:24 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,248. T: 2:17. Officials: (james Capers, Steve Javie, Monty Mccutchen.


Game Story

ORLANDO, Florida (Ticker) -- Move over, Shaq and Penny. You've got some company in the Orlando Magic record books.

Tracy McGrady scored 15 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Magic to their franchise record-tying ninth straight win, a 96-88 triumph over the New York Knicks.

Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway were the Magic's superstars the last and only other time the franchise strung together nine straight wins. That streak ran from November 12-December 2, 1994 and came during Orlando's run to the 1995 NBA Finals -- a series the Magic lost in four games to the Houston Rockets.

"Wow, I bet NBC is thinking right now that they missed a great game," Orlando coach Doc Rivers joked in reference to the network's decision to switch off the contest, which was previously scheduled for 12:30 p.m. EST.

With fellow forward Grant Hill out for the season, McGrady has emerged as the biggest star on Orlando's current squad and the 6-8, 21-year-old sensation shone brightest when it mattered most Sunday.

He scored 10 of the Magic's first 13 points in the fourth quarter, capping the burst with a 16-footer that gave Orlando an 83-71 lead with 8:29 to play.

"I was on fire," McGrady admitted. "I felt that anything I threw up was going in, so it really didn't matter who they put on me. I wasn't losing this game. I was going to do whatever it took."

Much as they did the entire game, the Knicks quietly crept back into contention, pulling within four points twice in the final period. Larry Johnson, who scored a season-high 25 points, helped New York close to 88-84 on a layup with 2:21 remaining.

But much as he did the entire game, McGrady turned away the run, following two free throws by Darrell Armstrong with a 3-pointer that stretched the lead back to nine with 1:22 left.

"It was my turn and I didn't care about nothing," McGrady said. "I just felt like I was going to take over the game. And if we were going to lose, then we were going to lose by me taking all the shots."

"He is a tough cover for the guys that were guarding him," Knicks center Marcus Camby said of McGrady. "He is so tall and long that he can get his shot whenever he wants."

Rookie Mike Miller scored 15 points and Armstrong added 14 for Orlando, which has not lost since an embarrassing 81-59 setback against Miami here on January 25. The Magic can establish a franchise record when they host Phoenix on Tuesday.

Latrell Sprewell scored 17 points for New York, which has lost three of four since the All-Star break. Chris Childs scored 12 points and Allan Houston had a quiet night with 11 for the Knicks, who shot 48 percent (33-of-69) but committed eight turnovers while forcing 11.

"They hit a bunch of big shots, especially in the post," Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy said. "That's what killed us. We were having problems guarding our own position. That hurt."

Pat Garrity scored 13 points off the bench for Orlando, which shot 48 percent (37-of-77) and lost the battle on the boards, 36-33.

As fruitless as New York's comebacks proved, the Magic had just as much trouble putting the Knicks away. Miller and Armstrong hit back-to-back 3-pointers early in the third quarter and Andrew DeClercq, McGrady and Miller followed with baskets as Orlando used a 12-0 run to open a 54-41 lead with 9:11 left in the period.

But Johnson hit a 3-pointer midway through the third quarter and Houston followed with a pair of buckets, shaving the deficit to 58-54 with 5:04 left.

"We knew it was going to be a close game again," Miller said. "We just had to come in here and execute down the stretch. Tracey was big."

McGrady's fourth-quarter explosion featured a 20-footer, two free throws and three straight jumpers, giving Orlando a 12-point cushion 3 1/2 minutes into the final period.

"(McGrady) stepped it up," Sprewell said. "We put a bunch of different guys on him and it did not matter. He took over the game at the end. He is a young guy who is developing into a great player."

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