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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW YORK 20 20 30 17 87 INDIANA 22 31 19 20 92 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NYK - ALLAN HOUSTON 27, LATRELL SPREWELL 18, CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 14 IND - REGGIE MILLER 20, JERMAINE ONEAL 18, JONATHAN BENDER 18

HIGH REBOUND: NYK - CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 9, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6 IND - JERMAINE ONEAL 13, JEFF FOSTER 11

HIGH ASSISTS: NYK - MARK JACKSON 8, LATRELL SPREWELL 3 IND - TRAVIS BEST 6, JAMAAL TINSLEY 5

ATT: 18,345


Extended Box

NEW YORK (87) AT INDIANA (92)

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

SPREWELL F 40 5-15 6-7 0 6 6 3 0 2 0 18 THOMAS F 40 6-15 0-0 2 4 6 2 5 0 1 12 CAMBY C 6 1-2 2-2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 HOUSTON G 40 11-21 3-6 0 2 2 1 2 2 2 27 JACKSON G 44 3-10 0-0 1 3 4 8 2 2 2 8 WEATHERSPOON 40 6-11 2-4 3 6 9 1 4 2 1 14 ANDERSON 15 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 WARD 4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 HARRINGTON 11 2-6 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 4 EISLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION POSTELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION SPENCER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-81 13-19 7 25 32 16 15 9 7 87 (.420) (.684) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 8(9 PTS)

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

J BENDER F 35 7-14 0-0 0 2 2 3 4 0 2 18 ROSE F 41 3-5 3-4 0 5 5 3 3 0 7 9 ONEAL C 45 9-16 0-0 2 11 13 3 1 0 0 18 BEST G 25 5-9 0-0 1 2 3 6 1 1 0 11 R MILLER G 39 5-11 8-9 0 3 3 3 5 2 2 20 FOSTER 31 4-7 1-4 3 8 11 3 2 1 1 9 TINSLEY 19 3-7 0-0 2 3 5 5 1 0 3 7 CROSHERE 5 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 P BREZEC DNP - COACH'S DECISION RICHARDSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION ROGERS DNP - COACH'S DECISION SUNDOV DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-71 12-17 8 34 42 26 18 4 16 92 (.507) (.706) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 16(18 PTS)

NEW YORK 20 20 30 17 - 87 INDIANA 22 31 19 20 - 92

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW YORK - THOMAS 4, WEATHERSPOON. INDIANA - FOSTER 2, J BENDER 2, TINSLEY, ONEAL. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW YORK 6-16 (.375), SPREWELL 2-3, HOUSTON 2-7, JACKSON 2-6. INDIANA 8-20 (.400), J BENDER 4-8, BEST 1-2, R MILLER 2-6, FOSTER 0-1, TINSLEY 1-2, CROSHERE 0-1. TECHNICALS: NEW YORK - DEFENSIVE THREE, INDIANA - DEFENSIVE THREE. OFFICIALS: JACK NIES, MARK WUNDERLICH, GARY BENSON. A - 18,345. T - 2:08.


Box Score

NEW YORK (87) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Sprewell 40 5-15 6-7 0-6 3 0 18 Thomas 40 6-15 0-0 2-6 2 5 12 Camby 6 1-2 2-2 1-2 0 0 4 Houston 40 11-21 3-6 0-2 1 2 27 Jackson 44 3-10 0-0 1-4 8 2 8 Weatherspoon 40 6-11 2-4 3-9 1 4 14 Anderson 15 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 1 0 Ward 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Harrington 11 2-6 0-0 0-2 0 1 4 Eisley DNP - coach's decision Postell DNP - coach's decision Spencer DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-81 13-19 7-32 16 15 87 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.420, FT-.684. 3-Point Goals: 6-16, .375 (Sprewell 2-3, Houston 2-7, Jackson 2-6). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 5 (Thomas 4, Weatherspoon). Turnovers: 8 (Houston 2, Jackson 2, Harrington, Thomas, Weatherspoon). Steals: 9 (Houston 2, Jackson 2, Sprewell 2, Weatherspoon 2, Anderson).

INDIANA (92) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp J Bender 35 7-14 0-0 0-2 3 4 18 Rose 41 3-5 3-4 0-5 3 3 9 Oneal 45 9-16 0-0 2-13 3 1 18 Best 25 5-9 0-0 1-3 6 1 11 R Miller 39 5-11 8-9 0-3 3 5 20 Foster 31 4-7 1-4 3-11 3 2 9 Tinsley 19 3-7 0-0 2-5 5 1 7 Croshere 5 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 P Brezec DNP - coach's decision Richardson DNP - coach's decision Rogers DNP - coach's decision Sundov DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-71 12-17 8-42 26 18 92 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.507, FT-.706. 3-Point Goals: 8-20, .400 (J Bender 4-8, Best 1-2, R Miller 2-6, Foster 0-1, Tinsley 1-2, Croshere 0-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 6 (Foster 2, J Bender 2, Tinsley, Oneal). Turnovers: 16 (Rose 7, Tinsley 3, J Bender 2, R Miller 2, Croshere, Foster). Steals: 4 (R Miller 2, Best, Foster). ____________________________________________ New York 20 20 30 17 - 87 Indiana 22 31 19 20 - 92 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: New York 1 (Defensive Three, 3:13 2nd). Indiana 1 (Defensive Three, 2:17 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,345. T: 2:08. Officials: Jack Nies, Mark Wunderlich, Gary Benson.


Game Story

INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- This time, Reggie Miller simply sealed the game for the Indiana Pacers after the New York Knicks had wounded themselves.

Miller scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and Jermaine O'Neal added 18 and a key blocked shot down the stretch as the Pacers clinched their season series against the Knicks with a 92-87 victory.

Having hit clutch shots to hurt the Knicks in past playoff encounters, Miller simply converted a pair of free throws with eight seconds left as the Pacers won for the third time in their last four home games.

"I feel like we're starting to get some rhythm back," Pacers coach Isiah Thomas said. "The Memphis game (on Wednesday) was a good game to win because we didn't play well and gutted it out. I thought we would play better tonight because we gained some confidence from that game."

O'Neal, who leads Indiana with 2.5 blocks per contest, did not register one until there were 20 seconds left. With the Knicks trailing, 90-87, Latrell Sprewell slowed down on a fast break to try and draw a foul on a layup. But O'Neal emphatically knocked the ball out of bounds.

"(O'Neal's block) was the play of the game," Miller said. "We needed a play like that to win."

"That's why he's an All-Star," Thomas said. "The way he ran down Sprewell, it reminded me of a young (Hakeem) Olajuwon -- how he ran guys down to block the shot. It was a great play, a great defensive effort."

Sprewell, who finished with 18 points, was hobbled after landing on the foot of Pacers guard Jalen Rose off a jump shot. But the Knicks swingman played through it.

"It was a great play on his part," Sprewell said. "He's a great shot blocker, one of the best in the league. I could not get up high enough. I knew he was coming, so I knew I had to get it up high, but I just couldn't push off on my right foot."

Allan Houston scored 27 points for New York. An 87 percent foul shooter, Houston missed a pair from the line with just 14 seconds to go as the Knicks' four-game winning streak came to an end.

"It felt funny leaving my hands," Houston said. "Still, I've got to step up and make those when I'm in that position. It's tough, especially when I could have brought us within one point."

The Knicks made just 1-of-7 from the field during the final 3:50, when they were outscored by the Pacers, 10-2.

"We had our opportunities. We got the shots we wanted, we just did not make them," said Sprewell.

New York's Marcus Camby was helped from the court with 6:14 left in the first quarter and did not return. The oft-injured center suffered a bruised left hip when he crashed to the court.

After getting tangled with Miller while coming down in the key, Camby was spun on to his side and landed directly on his hip.

"When Marcus went down, it put a strain on our front line. That put a lot of stress on me," said Knicks coach Don Chaney, whose record fell to 8-17 during his brief tenure.

X-rays were taken on his hip and came back negative. But following the game, the 6-11, 225-pound Camby remained in his uniform as he was loaded on to a golf cart to be taken to the team bus.

The Knicks also lost Camby in the first minute of a contest at Conseco Fieldhouse last season.

Camby soared for a dunk on April 7 and swung briefly on the rim before he flipped off and landed hard on his left side. He was on the floor for about a minute before being helped off. X-rays also were negative and Camby was diagnosed with a bruised left hip.

Jonathan Bender was red-hot in the first half, scoring 18 points and falling just two points short of his career high. The 7-foot forward shot 7-of-11 from the floor, including four 3-pointers, as the Pacers grabbed a 53-40 halftime lead. Bender did not add to his tally after the break.

"I think this is another step in my role to help this team win," Bender said. "I feel my confidence building and my teammates and coach Thomas are very much a part of it."

Sprewell and Houston combined to score 22 points in the third quarter, when the Knicks outscored the Pacers, 30-19, and pulled within 72-70.

"We knew coming out in the second half that we were going to our two gunners," Knicks forward Kurt Thomas said. "They always come through for us and they picked our game up tonight and got us back in the game."

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