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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW YORK 28 19 28 23 98 NEW JERSEY 26 28 18 31 103 FINAL


NEW YORK (98) AT NEW JERSEY (103)

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

OAKLEY F 35 4-7 0-0 1 6 7 3 5 1 0 8 JOHNSON F 43 9-14 3-6 3 2 5 8 3 3 3 21 B WILLIAMS C 25 3-6 1-4 4 2 6 2 4 0 0 7 HOUSTON G 31 7-18 3-3 2 1 3 0 4 0 3 18 WARD G 26 4-9 0-2 2 1 3 3 6 1 1 12 CHILDS 23 5-10 2-3 1 1 2 3 3 2 2 14 MILLS 21 2-6 2-2 2 2 4 0 2 0 1 6 STARKS 31 5-14 0-0 1 3 4 1 2 1 3 12 H WILLIAMS 5 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 DUDLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION GRANDISON DNP - COACH'S DECISION MYERS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-85 11-20 16 19 35 20 31 8 13 98 (.459) (.550) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 13(10 PTS)

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

GILL F 42 2-9 8-12 2 6 8 4 4 1 3 12 VAN HORN F 32 9-16 8-8 1 5 6 2 4 3 4 29 J WILLIAMS C 38 5-8 1-2 7 8 15 1 5 0 3 11 KITTLES G 42 5-12 3-6 2 2 4 1 1 0 1 14 CASSELL G 30 4-10 7-8 2 2 4 4 2 0 4 15 BENOIT 22 1-5 3-3 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 5 EDWARDS 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 DOUGLAS 23 4-5 9-11 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 17 CAGE 9 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 DARE DNP - COACH'S DECISION HALEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION MCDANIEL DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-66 39-50 15 26 41 17 20 7 17 103 (.455) (.780) TEAM REBS: 14 TOTAL TO: 17(20 PTS)

NEW YORK 28 19 28 23 - 98 NEW JERSEY 26 28 18 31 - 103

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW YORK - JOHNSON. NEW JERSEY - J WILLIAMS, KITTLES, BENOIT. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW YORK 9-26 (.346), JOHNSON 0-1, HOUSTON 1-4, WARD 4-8, CHILDS 2-4, MILLS 0-1, STARKS 2-8. NEW JERSEY 4-14 (.286), GILL 0-1, VAN HORN 3-5, KITTLES 1-3, CASSELL 0-2, BENOIT 0-3. TECHNICALS: NEW YORK - OAKLEY, WARD, HEAD COACH J VAN GUNDY, NEW JERSEY - J WILLIAMS, CASSELL, ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: LUIS GRILLO, BILL OAKES, BENNIE ADAMS. A - 20,049. T - 2:24.


NEW YORK (98) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Oakley 35 4-7 0-0 1-7 3 5 8 Johnson 43 9-14 3-6 3-5 8 3 21 B Williams 25 3-6 1-4 4-6 2 4 7 Houston 31 7-18 3-3 2-3 0 4 18 Ward 26 4-9 0-2 2-3 3 6 12 Childs 23 5-10 2-3 1-2 3 3 14 Mills 21 2-6 2-2 2-4 0 2 6 Starks 31 5-14 0-0 1-4 1 2 12 H Williams 5 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 2 0 Dudley DNP - coach's decision Grandison DNP - coach's decision Myers DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-85 11-20 16-35 20 31 98 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.459, FT-.550. 3-Point Goals: 9-26, .346 (Johnson 0-1, Houston 1-4, Ward 4-8, Childs 2-4, Mills 0-1, Starks 2-8). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 1 (Johnson). Turnovers: 13 (Houston 3, Johnson 3, Starks 3, Childs 2, Mills, Ward). Steals: 8 (Johnson 3, Childs 2, Oakley, Starks, Ward).

NEW JERSEY (103) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Gill 42 2-9 8-12 2-8 4 4 12 Van Horn 32 9-16 8-8 1-6 2 4 29 J Williams 38 5-8 1-2 7-15 1 5 11 Kittles 42 5-12 3-6 2-4 1 1 14 Cassell 30 4-10 7-8 2-4 4 2 15 Benoit 22 1-5 3-3 1-2 0 2 5 Edwards 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Douglas 23 4-5 9-11 0-0 5 2 17 Cage 9 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 Dare DNP - coach's decision Haley DNP - coach's decision Mcdaniel DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-66 39-50 15-41 17 20 103 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.455, FT-.780. 3-Point Goals: 4-14, .286 (Gill 0-1, Van Horn 3-5, Kittles 1-3, Cassell 0-2, Benoit 0-3). Team rebounds: 14. Blocked shots: 3 (J Williams, Kittles, Benoit). Turnovers: 17 (Cassell 4, Van Horn 4, Gill 3, J Williams 3, Cage, Edwards, Kittles). Steals: 7 (Van Horn 3, Benoit, Cage, Douglas, Gill). ____________________________________________ New York 28 19 28 23 - 98 New Jersey 26 28 18 31 - 103 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: New York 3 (Oakley, 3:35 1st; Ward, 3:50 2nd; Head Coach J Van Gundy, 10:18 4th). New Jersey 3 (J Williams, 3:35 1st; Cassell, 3:46 3rd; Illegal Defense, 0:55 3rd). Flagrant fouls: New York 1 (B Williams, 2:05 3rd). A: 20,049. T: 2:24. Officials: Luis Grillo, Bill Oakes, Bennie Adams.


GAME RECAP

Rookie Keith Van Horn scored 16 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, when the New Jersey Nets used an 11-0 run to gain control and post their third straight home victory, a 103-98 win over the New York Knicks.

Van Horn scored the last four points of the fourth-quarter burst, which turned a seven-point deficit into an 83-79 lead. He finished off a drive with a one-hander in the lane to break a 79-79 tie with 7:43 remaining and, 18 seconds later, sank a pair of free throws to put the Nets up by four.

After Buck Williams hit a shot in the lane to pull the Knicks within 84-83, Van Horn connected on a three-pointer and Sherman Douglas converted a three-point play to put the Nets back up by seven, 90-83 with 5:28 left.

Another three-pointer by Van Horn with 4:47 left gave New Jersey a 93-84 lead, but the Knicks battled back. After a corner jumper by Allan Houston and a three-pointer from the top of the key by Charlie Ward, New Jersey's lead was down to 100-97 with 26 seconds to go.

Douglas and Chris Childs then traded single free throws before Van Horn finished off the scoring with two foul shots with 6.8 seconds left.

"It was a hard-fought game. It was a physical game. They fouled us and we fouled them," said New Jersey coach John Calipari. "This win puts us in second place behind Miami in the (Atlantic) Division. We've become an unselfish team, which is good. They know they need to play like that to win games. The Knicks played well and gave us a run, but it was a big victory for us."

"It was a big game for us to win. Not only in the NBA, but also in the New York area," said Van Horn. "I think the rivalry is more between the fans than the teams. We seem to view it as another game. It was a big game for us in terms of the standings. I felt like I was in the flow all game."

Douglas scored 17 points, Jayson Williams grabbed 15 rebounds and Sam Cassell added 15 points for New Jersey, which has won six of its last seven games at home and three in a row against the Knicks.

The teams had nearly identical field goal percentages, with New York connecting on 39-of-85 attempts from the floor (46 percent) and New Jersey hitting 30-of-66 (46 percent). The big disparity was at the free throw line, where the Nets hit 39-of-50 (78 percent) and the Knicks 11-of-20 (55 percent).

"He (Van Horn) caused a lot of problems for us tonight because he can shoot the ball and also drive it," said Houston. "He really changed the game at one point. As a team we have to move the ball a little bit better and get to the basket because that was a the differecne tonight."

Larry Johnson had 21 points and eight assists to lead New York, which dropped to 2-2 since Patrick Ewing went down with a season-ending wrist injury. Houston chipped in with 18 points and Childs, a former Net, had 14.

"I thought we turned it over four or five times right at the start of the fourth quarter. They are a very good team that plays the passing lanes very well," said New York coach Jeff Van Gundy. "I thought we played hard against a very good team. They played a little better, I guess."

The Knicks grabbed a 28-26 lead after the first quarter, with John Starks contributing 10 of his 12 points.

Less than two minutes into the second quarter the Knicks extended their lead to 35-28 after Childs hit a 21-footer. New Jersey responded with a 9-2 spurt, capped by Van Horn's dunk with 6:42 remaining in the first half to tie the game at 37-37. The Nets closed the half by outscoring the Knicks 6-2 to take a 54-47 lead.

New York overcame the seven-point halftime deficit and earned a 66-66 tie with 3:46 to go in the third quarter after Houston hit one free throw. The game was tied twice more before the end of the quarter, but a jumper by Childs with 5.9 seconds remaining moved the Knicks into a 75-72 lead.

"You have to make plays in this league and you gotta hit shots. We have to play better and smarter," said Starks. "The Nets are a good team, but we should've won this game. We drove the ball but didn't get any calls. It just happens that way sometimes."

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