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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW JERSEY 17 36 23 19 95 NEW YORK 22 21 19 24 86 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NJN - JOHNNY NEWMAN 26, STEPHON MARBURY 22, KEITH VAN HORN 19 NYK - LATRELL SPREWELL 29, OTHELLA HARRINGTON 13, ALLAN HOUSTON 11

HIGH REBOUND: NJN - KEITH VAN HORN 13, EVAN ESCHMEYER 10 NYK - KURT THOMAS 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH 9

HIGH ASSISTS: NJN - STEPHON MARBURY 7, THREE PLAYERS WITH 2 NYK - ALLAN HOUSTON 4, MARK JACKSON 4

ATT: 19,763


Extended Box

NEW JERSEY (95) AT NEW YORK (86)

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

NEWMAN F 47 7-15 11-14 0 4 4 1 3 2 1 26 VAN HORN F 42 7-16 4-4 2 11 13 2 1 0 4 19 ESCHMEYER C 27 2-4 0-0 3 7 10 1 6 1 0 4 JACKSON G 29 4-13 2-2 2 2 4 1 4 1 3 10 S MARBURY G 41 9-22 2-4 1 5 6 7 4 0 5 22 OVERTON 19 1-5 1-2 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 4 WILLIAMS 19 2-6 2-2 2 3 5 2 6 2 1 6 SAMAKE 6 1-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 STEPANIA 10 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 2 3 0 1 2 DOUGLAS DNP - FRACTURED LEFT THUMB K MARTIN DNP - FRACTURED RIGHT LEG HARRIS DNP - PERSONAL REASONS

TOTALS 240 33-82 24-30 12 37 49 17 27 6 15 95 (.402) (.800) TEAM REBS: 14 TOTAL TO: 15(14 PTS)

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

HARRINGTON F 36 4-10 5-7 2 3 5 0 6 4 3 13 SPREWELL F 46 11-21 6-6 0 8 8 3 1 1 3 29 THOMAS C 29 3-6 3-6 2 8 10 0 6 0 1 9 HOUSTON G 42 4-22 2-2 2 7 9 4 3 3 1 11 JACKSON G 31 3-11 1-1 3 6 9 4 0 2 2 7 WARD 26 4-10 0-1 2 1 3 3 3 0 1 9 KNIGHT 17 2-5 2-4 1 4 5 0 2 1 0 6 SPENCER 4 1-3 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 POSTELL 9 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 CAMBY DNP - UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION L JOHNSON DNP - SORE BACK RICE DNP - PLANTAR FASCITIS LEFT FOOT

TOTALS 240 32-90 19-27 13 38 51 15 22 11 11 86 (.356) (.704) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 11(6 PTS)

NEW JERSEY 17 36 23 19 - 95 NEW YORK 22 21 19 24 - 86

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW JERSEY - WILLIAMS 4, ESCHMEYER 2, STEPANIA. NEW YORK - HARRINGTON 3, THOMAS 2, KNIGHT. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW JERSEY 5-20 (.250), NEWMAN 1-4, VAN HORN 1-1, JACKSON 0-3, S MARBURY 2-8, OVERTON 1-4. NEW YORK 3-18 (.167), SPREWELL 1-4, HOUSTON 1-5, JACKSON 0-3, WARD 1-5, POSTELL 0-1. TECHNICALS: NEW YORK - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: ED F RUSH, GARY BENSON, BILL SPOONER. A - 19,763. T - 2:17.


Box Score

NEW JERSEY (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Newman 47 7-15 11-14 0-4 1 3 26 Van Horn 42 7-16 4-4 2-13 2 1 19 Eschmeyer 27 2-4 0-0 3-10 1 6 4 Jackson 29 4-13 2-2 2-4 1 4 10 S Marbury 41 9-22 2-4 1-6 7 4 22 Overton 19 1-5 1-2 0-3 1 0 4 Williams 19 2-6 2-2 2-5 2 6 6 Samake 6 1-1 0-0 1-1 0 0 2 Stepania 10 0-0 2-2 1-3 2 3 2 Douglas DNP - fractured left thumb K Martin DNP - fractured right leg Harris DNP - personal reasons _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-82 24-30 12-49 17 27 95 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.402, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 5-20, .250 (Newman 1-4, Van Horn 1-1, Jackson 0-3, S Marbury 2-8, Overton 1-4). Team rebounds: 14. Blocked shots: 7 (Williams 4, Eschmeyer 2, Stepania). Turnovers: 15 (S Marbury 5, Van Horn 4, Jackson 3, Newman, Stepania, Williams). Steals: 6 (Newman 2, Williams 2, Eschmeyer, Jackson).

NEW YORK (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Harrington 36 4-10 5-7 2-5 0 6 13 Sprewell 46 11-21 6-6 0-8 3 1 29 Thomas 29 3-6 3-6 2-10 0 6 9 Houston 42 4-22 2-2 2-9 4 3 11 Jackson 31 3-11 1-1 3-9 4 0 7 Ward 26 4-10 0-1 2-3 3 3 9 Knight 17 2-5 2-4 1-5 0 2 6 Spencer 4 1-3 0-0 1-1 1 0 2 Postell 9 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Camby DNP - upper respiratory infection L Johnson DNP - sore back Rice DNP - plantar fascitis left foot _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-90 19-27 13-51 15 22 86 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.356, FT-.704. 3-Point Goals: 3-18, .167 (Sprewell 1-4, Houston 1-5, Jackson 0-3, Ward 1-5, Postell 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 6 (Harrington 3, Thomas 2, Knight). Turnovers: 11 (Harrington 3, Sprewell 3, Jackson 2, Houston, Thomas, Ward). Steals: 11 (Harrington 4, Houston 3, Jackson 2, Knight, Sprewell). ____________________________________________ New Jersey 17 36 23 19 - 95 New York 22 21 19 24 - 86 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: New York 1 (Illegal Defense, 9:35 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,763. T: 2:17. Officials: Ed F Rush, Gary Benson, Bill Spooner.


Game Story

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- The New Jersey Nets have had a forgettable season and can only play for bragging rights.

They walked out of Madison Square Garden with those and smiles as they split the season series with the New York Knicks with a 95-86 victory, their first win across the Hudson River since March 16, 1997.

"I told everyone in that room that everyone in the league has a reputation," Nets coach Byron Scott said. "You don't want the guys in the league talking about you in a negative way.

"Respect in this league is very important. I told our guys let's gain some respect, let's come out here and compete."

Marbury, a native of Brooklyn, missed his first seven shots but finished with 22 points and seven assists to gain his first win at "The World's Most Famous Arena" in his five-year NBA career.

"It feels good," Marbury said. "This is my first time and there is lots of heart and emotion in this, 'cause it's the first time for me here."

The Nets surprised the Knicks with a 96-83 home victory on March 9.

New York squandered an eight-point lead it had four times early in the first quarter, when it looked like the game would be a tuneup before a challenging five-game road trip starting next week.

The Nets missed 12 straight shots but rebounded with a 9-0 run to take their first lead of the game, 35-33, on a 3-pointer by Marbury with 5:16 to play in the first half. New Jersey never trailed thereafter.

"It's very exciting to come in here and win, especially being shorthanded," Marbury said, who shot 9-of-22 from the field. "We came in here and did what we wanted to do -- go out play as hard as we can. It's a great victory.

"The last time I won here was the high school championship. (So) to win here is big; it's the Mecca of basketball."

Both teams used the nine dressed available players and subs were not a factor. New York held a 51-49 edge in rebounds and went 19-of-27 from the line.

"It was very tough," said Knicks swingman Latrell Sprewell, who scored 29 points on 11-of-21 shooting. "I hope the guys are as disappointed as I am. It is frustrating, A game like this where we felt like we wanted to win, especially because we are on the road for five games."

After Marbury swished a jumper for his fourth straight basket, he emphatically talked trash back down the court with a 40-34 lead.

On New York's next possession, Houston missed his ninth straight shot before Kurt Thomas split from the line. Marbury dribbled downcourt and knocked down a 3-pointer from the left elbow, then added a basket and foul shot to cap a 21-3 run.

New York missed 10 straight shots and went 7:35 without a basket before Ward hit a long-range shot to bring New York within 47-40 with 1:34 to go.

But Marbury went 7-of-7 after starting 0-of-7 to give the Nets the 53-43 lead at the break.

The Knicks, playing with boos coming from the crowd, scored the first eight points of the final quarter and cut the deficit to six points three times.

Othella Harrington, who started in place of Marcus Camby, scored from the line to make it 80-74 with 7:08 to play. But Johnny Newman started a string of six straight Nets points to push the lead to 86-74 with 4:45 to go.

On the next possession, Houston hit a jumper over Keith Van Horn to pull New York within 10. But Van Horn and Marbury scored to give New Jersey a 14-point advantage with under three minutes to play.

Newman scored a season-high 26 points and Van Horn added 19 for New Jersey, which lost 113-98 to Boston on Thursday, a game that saw promising rookie Kenyon Martin break his leg.

Houston added 11 for the Knicks, who had a five-game winning streak snapped. Houston shot just 4-of-22 after posting a career-high 39 points in a win at Cleveland on Wednesday. Camby sat out with an upper respiratory infection.

"The thing about tonight, a lot of the shots were great looks," Houston said. "I never get discouraged about shooting the ball well, especially when you get great looks."

Harrington finished with 13 points for the Knicks, who shot 35 percent (32-of-90), including 3-of-18 from the arc.

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