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 JERSEY 27 21 34 32 114 NEW YORK 27 23 28 18 96 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NJN - KERRY KITTLES 27, KENYON MARTIN 21, JASON KIDD 18 NYK - ALLAN HOUSTON 23, MARK JACKSON 18, MARCUS CAMBY 14

HIGH REBOUND: NJN - KERRY KITTLES 8, THREE PLAYERS WITH 5 NYK - ALLAN HOUSTON 7, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS: NJN - JASON KIDD 14, KEITH VAN HORN 8 NYK - MARK JACKSON 7, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5

ATT: 19,763


Extended Box

NEW JERSEY (114) AT NEW YORK (96)

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

MARTIN F 42 7-12 7-9 0 5 5 4 4 1 3 21 VAN HORN F 35 7-15 0-0 0 5 5 8 3 2 3 17 MACCULLOCH C 32 4-6 4-5 2 3 5 0 3 1 2 12 KIDD G 36 6-14 2-2 1 3 4 14 5 1 5 18 KITTLES G 35 9-14 4-4 2 6 8 1 4 4 4 27 JEFFERSON 15 1-3 2-2 0 3 3 1 0 1 0 4 HARRIS 23 4-7 2-3 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 12 WILLIAMS 16 0-1 3-4 0 3 3 1 3 0 0 3 COLLINS 4 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 ARMSTRONG 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 GOODRICH 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DIAL DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-73 24-29 6 31 37 30 27 10 18 114 (.521) (.828) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 18(18 PTS)

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

SPREWELL F 46 5-18 2-4 0 3 3 5 1 1 2 12 THOMAS F 34 3-6 7-8 4 2 6 0 4 1 4 13 CAMBY C 40 6-12 2-5 1 5 6 1 4 2 2 14 HOUSTON G 41 9-18 4-4 0 7 7 5 4 0 1 23 JACKSON G 29 6-11 2-4 1 1 2 7 1 1 2 18 HARRINGTON 19 2-5 2-4 1 3 4 2 4 2 2 6 WARD 19 2-4 4-4 1 2 3 2 2 2 0 8 ANDERSON 9 1-1 0-2 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 KNIGHT 3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 EISLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION POSTELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION SPENCER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-75 23-35 8 25 33 23 21 10 14 96 (.453) (.657) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 14(16 PTS)

NEW JERSEY 27 21 34 32 - 114 NEW YORK 27 23 28 18 - 96

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW JERSEY - MARTIN 3, MACCULLOCH. NEW YORK - CAMBY 4, KNIGHT. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW JERSEY 14-24 (.583), VAN HORN 3-7, KIDD 4-7, KITTLES 5-7, HARRIS 2-3. NEW YORK 5-12 (.417), SPREWELL 0-3, HOUSTON 1-4, JACKSON 4-5. TECHNICALS: NEW YORK - SPREWELL. OFFICIALS: JIM KINSEY, ED F RUSH, SEAN CORBIN. A - 19,763. T - 2:09.


Box Score

NEW JERSEY (114) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Martin 42 7-12 7-9 0-5 4 4 21 Van Horn 35 7-15 0-0 0-5 8 3 17 Macculloch 32 4-6 4-5 2-5 0 3 12 Kidd 36 6-14 2-2 1-4 14 5 18 Kittles 35 9-14 4-4 2-8 1 4 27 Jefferson 15 1-3 2-2 0-3 1 0 4 Harris 23 4-7 2-3 1-3 1 2 12 Williams 16 0-1 3-4 0-3 1 3 3 Collins 4 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 3 0 Armstrong 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Goodrich 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Dial DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-73 24-29 6-37 30 27 114 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.521, FT-.828. 3-Point Goals: 14-24, .583 (Van Horn 3-7, Kidd 4-7, Kittles 5-7, Harris 2-3). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 4 (Martin 3, Macculloch). Turnovers: 18 (Kidd 5, Kittles 4, Martin 3, Van Horn 3, Macculloch 2, Collins). Steals: 10 (Kittles 4, Van Horn 2, Jefferson, Kidd, Macculloch, Martin).

NEW YORK (96) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Sprewell 46 5-18 2-4 0-3 5 1 12 Thomas 34 3-6 7-8 4-6 0 4 13 Camby 40 6-12 2-5 1-6 1 4 14 Houston 41 9-18 4-4 0-7 5 4 23 Jackson 29 6-11 2-4 1-2 7 1 18 Harrington 19 2-5 2-4 1-4 2 4 6 Ward 19 2-4 4-4 1-3 2 2 8 Anderson 9 1-1 0-2 0-1 1 0 2 Knight 3 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Eisley DNP - coach's decision Postell DNP - coach's decision Spencer DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-75 23-35 8-33 23 21 96 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.453, FT-.657. 3-Point Goals: 5-12, .417 (Sprewell 0-3, Houston 1-4, Jackson 4-5). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 5 (Camby 4, Knight). Turnovers: 14 (Thomas 4, Camby 2, Harrington 2, Jackson 2, Sprewell 2, Anderson, Houston). Steals: 10 (Camby 2, Harrington 2, Ward 2, Anderson, Jackson, Sprewell, Thomas). ____________________________________________ New Jersey 27 21 34 32 - 114 New York 27 23 28 18 - 96 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: New York 1 (Sprewell, 10:35 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,763. T: 2:09. Officials: Jim Kinsey, Ed F Rush, Sean Corbin.


Game Story

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- A season of highs continued for the New Jersey Nets.

The Nets set a franchise record with 14 3-pointers and took over the top spot in the Eastern Conference in a 114-96 victory over their reeling rivals, the New York Knicks.

Kerry Kittles scored a season-high 27 points and drilled five 3-pointers to lead the long-range attack. New Jersey buried 14-of-24 3-pointers, including seven in the pivotal third period.

"I was just trying to do whatever I could to help the team," Kittles said. "It's been that kind of night and it's been that kind of year for us. To turn things around, it feels good to have this kind of feeling in New Jersey."

"Tonight everybody felt good and they made them," teammate Jason Kidd said. "The Knicks are a great defensive team and they contest every shot, but tonight, the ball was going in."

At 15-7, the Nets moved one-half game ahead of Boston into sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Division. Detroit's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers gives New Jersey the East's top mark and its best 22-game start since entering the NBA in 1976.

"We believe we can win and that's the key in this league," said Kittles. "We're not just going out there to play, but to win, and win on any given night."

Kenyon Martin scored 21 points and Jason Kidd added 18 and 14 assists for the Nets, who shot 52 percent (38-of-73) and posted a season high in points.

"In the last four or five games, we've been shooting the ball a lot better," Nets coach Byron Scott said. "Tonight we played a real good game on both ends of the court. Guys are starting to feel comfortable in the offense and their shots are falling."

Kidd made 4-of-7 3-pointers, Keith Van Horn made 3-of-7 and Lucious Harris made 2-of-3. The Nets had made 13 3-pointers in a game three times, most recently at Indiana on March 4, 2001.

New Jersey has won three straight games and has beaten New York four straight times.

Allan Houston scored 23 points and Mark Jackson a season-high 18 for the Knicks, who have lost four straight games, dropping to 1-4 under new coach Don Chaney.

Martin's two free throws gave the Nets the lead for good before Kittles had a dunk and layup, giving New Jersey a 63-57 lead with 7:35 left in the third quarter.

Then the Nets stepped outside, making five straight 3-pointers. Van Horn made a pair to push the lead to 69-61 and Kidd hit one on the next possession. Two from Kittles made it 80-69 with 2:38 left.

"Everything was a three. Everything was going in," Kidd said. "It was one of those minutes that you enjoy. Hopefully it keeps going."

"We allowed them to get everything going," Jackson said. "They ran, they got some breaks, they hit open threes and they got open looks. They really shot the three well tonight."

The Knicks closed to 82-78 entering the fourth quarter but got no closer as both teams went cold for extended stretches. A layup by Kurt Thomas cut the deficit to 94-88 with 5:29 to go, but New York went nearly 4 1/2 minutes without a basket.

New Jersey went dry for almost seven minutes until Kittles hit a 3-pointer for a 103-92 bulge with 2:45 left. On the next possession, Kittles beat the shot clock with a 3-pointer on the move off one foot.

"I made some shots and I felt my confidence going up and that happens," Kittles said. "Sometimes you feel well in a game, other times you don't."

Van Horn scored 17 points and Todd MacCulloch and Harris added 12 each for the Nets, who also made 24-of-29 free throws.

Marcus Camby scored 14 points and Thomas had 13 for the Knicks, who shot 45 percent (34-of-75), including 5-of-12 from the arc.

The Knicks led by nine points midway through the second quarter before settling for a 50-48 halftime advantage behind 12 points for Houston.

About statistical abbreviations

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

© 2002-2011 databaseSports.com