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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW YORK 23 25 18 23 89 ATLANTA 32 30 31 25 118 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NYK - KURT THOMAS 19, LATRELL SPREWELL 15, TWO PLAYERS WITH 10 ATL - NAZR MOHAMMED 24, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 20, JASON TERRY 15

HIGH REBOUND: NYK - CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 12, KURT THOMAS 11, LATRELL SPREWELL 4 ATL - NAZR MOHAMMED 11, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 9, TWO PLAYERS WITH 7

HIGH ASSISTS: NYK - CHARLIE WARD 4, LATRELL SPREWELL 4, TWO PLAYERS WITH 2 ATL - JASON TERRY 11, JACQUE VAUGHN 6, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 5

ATT: 14,604


Extended Box

NEW YORK (89) AT ATLANTA (118)

NEW YORK

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

L SPREWELL F 39 7-16 1-1 1 3 4 4 0 0 0 15 C WEATHERSPOON F 35 3-7 3-3 5 7 12 1 1 0 0 9 K THOMAS C 35 9-15 1-2 4 7 11 1 4 1 1 19 M JACKSON G 26 3-8 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 7 A HOUSTON G 31 3-12 2-2 0 3 3 2 1 0 0 10 O HARRINGTON 16 1-6 8-8 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 10 C WARD 22 1-6 0-0 1 1 2 4 1 2 4 3 S ANDERSON 13 2-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 4 T KNIGHT 9 2-4 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 L POSTELL 14 2-7 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 7 F SPENCER DNP - COACH'S DECISION H EISLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-84 18-19 11 25 36 15 10 4 13 89 (.393) (.947) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 14 (21 PTS)

ATLANTA

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

D JOHNSON F 30 4-8 2-2 1 4 5 2 3 1 0 13 S ABDUR-RAHIM F 30 7-13 5-6 1 8 9 5 1 1 7 20 N MOHAMMED C 27 12-18 0-0 4 7 11 0 3 0 0 24 J TERRY G 33 5-11 3-4 0 1 1 11 0 1 0 15 I NEWBLE G 32 5-7 0-0 2 3 5 2 2 0 1 10 A HENDERSON 17 4-6 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 8 J VAUGHN 15 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 6 2 1 1 0 T KUKOC 20 5-10 0-0 1 6 7 4 2 1 0 11 H MOTTOLA 18 4-8 0-0 3 4 7 2 1 0 0 8 M STRICKLAND 10 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 L SMITH 4 2-2 1-2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 5 C BOWDLER 4 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 D GLOVER DNP - STRESS FRACTURE RT

TOTALS 240 50-92 11-14 13 35 48 34 16 6 10 118 (.543) (.786) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 10 (4 PTS)

NEW YORK 23 25 18 23 - 89 ATLANTA 32 30 31 25 - 118

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW YORK - C WEATHERSPOON, S ANDERSON. ATLANTA - NONE.

3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW YORK 5-24 (.208), L SPREWELL 0-3, M JACKSON 1- 3, A HOUSTON 2-7, C WARD 1-5, S ANDERSON 0-1, L POSTELL 1-5. ATLANTA 7- 14 (.500), D JOHNSON 3-4, S ABDUR-RAHIM 1-2, J TERRY 2-4, J VAUGHN 0- 1, T KUKOC 1-2, M STRICKLAND 0-1. TECHNICAL FOULS: ATLANTA - DEFENSIVE THREE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JACK NIES, MARK WUNDERLICH, VIOLET PALMER. A - 14,604. T - 1:54.


Box Score

NEW YORK (89)

fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Sprewell 39 7-16 1-1 1-4 4 0 15 C Weatherspoon 35 3-7 3-3 5-12 1 1 9 K Thomas 35 9-15 1-2 4-11 1 4 19 M Jackson 26 3-8 0-0 0-1 2 1 7 A Houston 31 3-12 2-2 0-3 2 1 10 O Harrington 16 1-6 8-8 0-0 1 2 10 C Ward 22 1-6 0-0 1-2 4 1 3 S Anderson 13 2-3 0-0 0-2 0 0 4 T Knight 9 2-4 1-1 0-0 0 0 5 L Postell 14 2-7 2-2 0-1 0 0 7 F Spencer DNP - COACH'S DECISION H Eisley DNP - COACH'S DECISION

_____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-84 18-19 11-36 15 10 89 _____________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.393, FT-.947. 3-Point Goals: 5-24, .208 (L Sprewell 0-3, M Jackson 1-3, A Houston 2-7, C Ward 1-5, S Anderson 0-1, L Postell 1-5). Team Rebounds: 4. Blocked Shots:2 (C Weatherspoon, S Anderson). Turnovers:13 (C Ward 4, M Jackson 2, O Harrington 2, S Anderson 2, K Thomas, T Knight, L Postell). Steals: 4 (C Ward 2, K Thomas, O Harrington).

ATLANTA (118)

fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp D Johnson 30 4-8 2-2 1-5 2 3 13 S Abdur-Rahim 30 7-13 5-6 1-9 5 1 20 N Mohammed 27 12-18 0-0 4-11 0 3 24 J Terry 33 5-11 3-4 0-1 11 0 15 I Newble 32 5-7 0-0 2-5 2 2 10 A Henderson 17 4-6 0-0 1-2 1 1 8 J Vaughn 15 0-3 0-0 0-0 6 2 0 T Kukoc 20 5-10 0-0 1-7 4 2 11 H Mottola 18 4-8 0-0 3-7 2 1 8 M Strickland 10 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 4 L Smith 4 2-2 1-2 0-1 1 0 5 C Bowdler 4 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 D Glover DNP - STRESS FRACTURE RT

_____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 50-92 11-14 13-48 34 16 118 _____________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.543, FT-.786. 3-Point Goals: 7-14, .500 (D Johnson 3-4, S Abdur-Rahim 1-2, J Terry 2-4, J Vaughn 0-1, T Kukoc 1-2, M Strickland 0-1). Team Rebounds: 9. Blocked Shots: 0. Turnovers:10 (S Abdur-Rahim 7, A Henderson, J Vaughn, I Newble). Steals: 6 (T Kukoc, S Abdur-Rahim, J Vaughn, C Bowdler, J Terry, D Johnson).

------------------------------------------- NEW YORK 23 25 18 23 - 89 ATLANTA 32 30 31 25 - 118 -------------------------------------------

Technical fouls: Atlanta - (Defensive Three, 11:49 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,604. T: 1:54. Officials: Jack Nies, Mark Wunderlich, Violet Palmer.


Game Story

ATLANTA (Ticker) -- Nazr Mohammed scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the rejuvenated Atlanta Hawks crushed the New York Knicks, 118-89, for their fifth victory in six games.

Mohammed led six Hawks in double figures as Atlanta dominated the Knicks in every facet of the game -- holding them to 39 percent (33-of-84) from the field, enjoying a 48-36 rebounding advantage and dishing out 34 assists to New York's 15.

"As a point guard, you love to see guys making shots," said Jason Terry, who had 15 points and 11 assists for Atlanta. "We knew coming in to force the tempo."

Atlanta extended a 62-52 third-quarter lead with a 29-10 run in which Mohammed scored 10 points, including a reverse layup that made it 91-62 with 1:58 left.

"We played well. We did a lot of good things, it was a great feeling," Mohammed said. "We're improving as a team. We've gotten more comfortable. It's a little frustrating. Give us an extra three or four weeks, maybe we could make some noise."

Kurt Thomas collected 19 points and 11 rebounds and Latrell Sprewell added 15 points for New York, which had won three of its previous four contests.

Atlanta held Knicks leading scorer Allan Houston to just 10 points -- 11 below his season average -- on 3-of-12 shooting in snapping a four-game losing streak against New York.

The Hawks took the lead for good early on, 15-13, on a bucket by Shareef Abdur-Rahim with 7:16 left in the first quarter. Leading 18-15, they closed out the quarter with a 14-8 run for a 32-23 edge after one and were ahead at halftime, 62-48.

Abdur-Rahim finished with 20 points, nine boards and five assists, but also committed seven of Atlanta's 10 turnovers. Dermarr Johnson scored 13 points.

Houston's free throw got New York as close as 64-54 with 9:19 remaining, but Terry drained a 3-pointer and Mohammed scored six of the next eight points as Atlanta built a 75-54 cushion.

Toni Kukoc netted 11 points and seven boards off the bench and Ira Newble finished with 10 points as the Hawks shot 54 percent (50-of-92) from the floor and went 7-of-14 from 3-point range.

"It was a good win, no question we're playing better the last six weeks," said Atlanta coach Lon Kruger. "The guys just keep making progress. We've got a lot of improving to do."

Othella Harrington went 8-of-8 from the foul line and had 10 points off the bench for New York.

"We didn't play defense, they got easy baskets. If you shoot 54 percent, that means you're getting easy baskets," Harrington said.

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