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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW YORK 21 25 23 15 84 SAN ANTONIO 25 18 20 27 90 FINAL


NEW YORK (84) AT SAN ANTONIO (90)

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

MILLS F 29 2-7 3-4 0 2 2 3 4 0 3 7 OAKLEY F 35 4-8 2-2 4 9 13 1 5 3 1 10 EWING C 37 11-24 3-6 3 12 15 0 3 1 1 25 HOUSTON G 38 8-16 6-6 0 2 2 3 4 1 3 22 WARD G 22 1-4 2-2 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 4 B WILLIAMS 12 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 STARKS 29 5-15 2-4 2 0 2 4 1 0 2 13 CHILDS 26 1-5 0-0 0 3 3 3 2 2 1 2 DUDLEY 12 0-1 1-2 3 1 4 1 5 0 0 1 JOHNSON DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT ANKLE MYERS DNP - COACH'S DECISION H WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-81 19-26 14 31 45 18 28 8 13 84 (.395) (.731) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 13(11 PTS)

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

ELLIOTT F 22 1-2 3-4 0 5 5 2 3 1 1 5 DUNCAN F 39 9-15 5-8 4 9 13 2 2 2 1 23 ROBINSON C 38 6-18 11-20 6 8 14 1 3 0 3 23 DEL NEGRO G 36 7-17 1-1 0 1 1 0 3 1 2 16 JOHNSON G 38 0-3 0-0 1 3 4 11 3 2 4 0 W PERDUE 14 2-4 0-1 2 2 4 0 3 1 1 4 JACKSON 12 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 4 M WILLIAMS 26 3-5 4-8 0 2 2 2 1 1 1 10 ALEXANDER 10 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 1 ROSE 5 2-3 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 GEARY DNP - COACH'S DECISION C PERSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-71 25-45 13 31 44 22 20 10 14 90 (.451) (.556) TEAM REBS: 18 TOTAL TO: 14(15 PTS)

NEW YORK 21 25 23 15 - 84 SAN ANTONIO 25 18 20 27 - 90

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW YORK - EWING 2, OAKLEY, HOUSTON, DUDLEY. SAN ANTONIO - ROBINSON 5. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW YORK 1-11 (.091), MILLS 0-4, WARD 0-1, STARKS 1-5, CHILDS 0-1. SAN ANTONIO 1-3 (.333), ELLIOTT 0-1, DEL NEGRO 1-1, JACKSON 0-1. TECHNICALS: NEW YORK - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, CHILDS, SAN ANTONIO - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 2, M WILLIAMS. OFFICIALS: LEON WOOD, DAN CRAWFORD, MONTY MCCUTCHEN. A - 14,967. T - 2:16.


NEW YORK (84) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mills 29 2-7 3-4 0-2 3 4 7 Oakley 35 4-8 2-2 4-13 1 5 10 Ewing 37 11-24 3-6 3-15 0 3 25 Houston 38 8-16 6-6 0-2 3 4 22 Ward 22 1-4 2-2 1-2 2 1 4 B Williams 12 0-1 0-0 1-2 1 3 0 Starks 29 5-15 2-4 2-2 4 1 13 Childs 26 1-5 0-0 0-3 3 2 2 Dudley 12 0-1 1-2 3-4 1 5 1 Johnson DNP - sprained right ankle Myers DNP - coach's decision H Williams DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-81 19-26 14-45 18 28 84 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.395, FT-.731. 3-Point Goals: 1-11, .091 (Mills 0-4, Ward 0-1, Starks 1-5, Childs 0-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 5 (Ewing 2, Oakley, Houston, Dudley). Turnovers: 13 (Houston 3, Mills 3, Starks 2, Ward 2, Childs, Ewing, Oakley). Steals: 8 (Oakley 3, Childs 2, Ewing, Houston, Ward).

SAN ANTONIO (90) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Elliott 22 1-2 3-4 0-5 2 3 5 Duncan 39 9-15 5-8 4-13 2 2 23 Robinson 38 6-18 11-20 6-14 1 3 23 Del Negro 36 7-17 1-1 0-1 0 3 16 Johnson 38 0-3 0-0 1-4 11 3 0 W Perdue 14 2-4 0-1 2-4 0 3 4 Jackson 12 2-4 0-0 0-0 1 2 4 M Williams 26 3-5 4-8 0-2 2 1 10 Alexander 10 0-0 1-2 0-1 3 0 1 Rose 5 2-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 4 Geary DNP - coach's decision C Person DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-71 25-45 13-44 22 20 90 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.451, FT-.556. 3-Point Goals: 1-3, .333 (Elliott 0-1, Del Negro 1-1, Jackson 0-1). Team rebounds: 18. Blocked shots: 5 (Robinson 5). Turnovers: 14 (Johnson 4, Robinson 3, Del Negro 2, Duncan, Elliott, Jackson, M Williams, W Perdue). Steals: 10 (Duncan 2, Johnson 2, Alexander, Del Negro, Elliott, Jackson, M Williams, W Perdue). ____________________________________________ New York 21 25 23 15 - 84 San Antonio 25 18 20 27 - 90 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: New York 2 (Illegal Defense, 5:00 2nd; Childs, 8:28 4th). San Antonio 3 (Illegal Defense 2, 0:26 2nd, 9:43 3rd; M Williams, 8:28 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,967. T: 2:16. Officials: Leon Wood, Dan Crawford, Monty Mccutchen.


GAME RECAP

Rookie Tim Duncan scored 23 points, including a basket with 2:20 to play that gave the San Antonio Spurs the lead for good as they rallied for a 90-84 victory over the New York Knicks.

David Robinson scored 23 points and Vinny Del Negro added 16 for San Antonio, which outscored the Knicks 27-15 in the final 12 minutes. The Spurs also took a 27-26 lead in the all-time series, including a 20-7 advantage at San Antonio.

Patrick Ewing scored 25 points and Allan Houston added 22 for New York, which fell to 0-5 when held under 90 points. The Knicks have blown fourth-quarter leads in all six losses this season.

New York led 69-63 entering the fourth quarter but missed its first seven shots. The Spurs closed within 69-68 after a 21-footer by Monty Williams before Ewing ended the drought with a layup to make it 71-68 with 9:16 left.

Duncan forged a 72-72 tie with a 16-foot jumper at the 8:08 mark. Ewing carried the Knicks, scoring all their fourth-quarter points until a layup by Houston knotted the score at 82 with 2:52 remaining.

But it was all San Antonio down the stretch. Duncan tipped in the miss of a shot by Robinson to give the Spurs the lead for good at 84-82. John Starks missed a jumper before Del Negro buried a 22-footer with 1:52 left.

Following a miss by Ewing, Robinson fed Del Negro for a layup to push the lead to six with 1:22 to go. Ewing drew the Knicks within four on a 12-footer, but Williams made two free throws 10 seconds apart to complete the scoring.

"We played well in spurts but we can play better," said Del Negro. "We made plays when we had to, we ran better and got them back on their heels. I'm trying to get back healthy, I wanted to get in a good flow, so I came out in the second half and was more impressive. Our backs were against the wall and things turned around for us."

New York shot 6-of-26 from the field in the fourth quarter.

"There will be some bad shots," said Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy. "The other shots aren't acceptable. There is certainly an element of wanting to win so bad and doing it on their own and sometimes that makes them play selfishly. It's not perplexing, it's painfully evident when we struggle."

Ewing also grabbed 15 rebounds for the Knicks, who shot just under 40 percent (32-of-81) overall. New York was 1-of-11 from three-point range, and Starks had 13 points off the bench.

"We're not playing well right now," said Ewing. "To get where we want to get, we have to start executing. We threw up a couple of bad shots and either they (point guards) have to knock the shots down or drive."

Robinson had 14 rebounds and Duncan 13 for the Spurs, who shot 45 percent (32-of-71) from the field. Williams finished with 10 points and Avery Johnson dished out 11 assists.

The big guys got great rotation," said Robinson. "We scrambled extremely well and we knew we had to take away some of their three-point shots. The defensive intensity was outstanding, the interior defense was great, that's the kind of energy level we need the rest of the way."

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