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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- ORLANDO 21 18 19 26 84 NEW YORK 21 22 25 20 88 FINAL


ORLANDO (84) AT NEW YORK (88)

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

OUTLAW F 25 1-2 1-2 4 1 5 0 4 1 1 3 GRANT F 37 4-12 4-6 2 6 8 1 3 0 0 12 SEIKALY C 41 9-13 10-16 2 6 8 3 4 2 4 28 ARMSTRONG G 38 3-8 4-4 1 2 3 6 2 3 2 12 D HARPER G 39 5-13 0-0 0 2 2 4 2 2 3 12 EVANS 27 3-8 3-4 2 0 2 0 1 2 1 10 WILKINS 23 0-5 4-4 0 2 2 0 2 1 3 4 SCHAYES 10 0-4 3-4 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 3 LAWSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION PRICE DNP - STRAINED HAMSTRING ROYAL DNP - COACH'S DECISION TAYLOR DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 25-65 29-40 12 20 32 14 20 12 14 84 (.385) (.725) TEAM REBS: 15 TOTAL TO: 17(23 PTS)

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

OAKLEY F 36 4-10 3-4 5 5 10 4 2 0 3 11 JOHNSON F 24 4-10 2-4 3 2 5 0 5 0 2 10 B WILLIAMS C 24 4-7 1-1 3 1 4 0 5 1 1 9 HOUSTON G 29 6-12 3-3 0 4 4 2 1 0 4 15 WARD G 28 1-8 2-2 0 2 2 4 4 3 1 5 STARKS 31 3-6 2-4 0 2 2 3 1 2 2 10 MILLS 31 8-13 2-2 1 4 5 2 3 1 1 20 DUDLEY 16 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 CHILDS 21 1-1 6-6 0 3 3 5 5 1 3 8 GRANDISON DNP - COACH'S DECISION MYERS DNP - COACH'S DECISION H WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 31-68 21-26 13 25 38 20 28 8 17 88 (.456) (.808) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 18(18 PTS)

ORLANDO 21 18 19 26 - 84 NEW YORK 21 22 25 20 - 88

BLOCKED SHOTS: ORLANDO - OUTLAW 2, GRANT. NEW YORK - OAKLEY, B WILLIAMS, DUDLEY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ORLANDO 5-14 (.357), ARMSTRONG 2-3, D HARPER 2-4, EVANS 1-4, WILKINS 0-3. NEW YORK 5-8 (.625), WARD 1-2, STARKS 2-4, MILLS 2-2. TECHNICALS: NEW YORK - B WILLIAMS, ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: JOE BORGIA, DERRICK STAFFORD, JOE FORTE. A - 19,763. T - 2:24.


ORLANDO (84) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Outlaw 25 1-2 1-2 4-5 0 4 3 Grant 37 4-12 4-6 2-8 1 3 12 Seikaly 41 9-13 10-16 2-8 3 4 28 Armstrong 38 3-8 4-4 1-3 6 2 12 D Harper 39 5-13 0-0 0-2 4 2 12 Evans 27 3-8 3-4 2-2 0 1 10 Wilkins 23 0-5 4-4 0-2 0 2 4 Schayes 10 0-4 3-4 1-2 0 2 3 Lawson DNP - coach's decision Price DNP - strained hamstring Royal DNP - coach's decision Taylor DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 25-65 29-40 12-32 14 20 84 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.385, FT-.725. 3-Point Goals: 5-14, .357 (Armstrong 2-3, D Harper 2-4, Evans 1-4, Wilkins 0-3). Team rebounds: 15. Blocked shots: 3 (Outlaw 2, Grant). Turnovers: 17 (Seikaly 4, D Harper 3, Wilkins 3, Armstrong 2, Evans, Outlaw). Steals: 12 (Armstrong 3, D Harper 2, Evans 2, Seikaly 2, Outlaw, Schayes, Wilkins).

NEW YORK (88) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Oakley 36 4-10 3-4 5-10 4 2 11 Johnson 24 4-10 2-4 3-5 0 5 10 B Williams 24 4-7 1-1 3-4 0 5 9 Houston 29 6-12 3-3 0-4 2 1 15 Ward 28 1-8 2-2 0-2 4 4 5 Starks 31 3-6 2-4 0-2 3 1 10 Mills 31 8-13 2-2 1-5 2 3 20 Dudley 16 0-1 0-0 1-3 0 2 0 Childs 21 1-1 6-6 0-3 5 5 8 Grandison DNP - coach's decision Myers DNP - coach's decision H Williams DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-68 21-26 13-38 20 28 88 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.456, FT-.808. 3-Point Goals: 5-8, .625 (Ward 1-2, Starks 2-4, Mills 2-2). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 3 (Oakley, B Williams, Dudley). Turnovers: 18 (Houston 4, Childs 3, Oakley 3, Johnson 2, Starks 2, B Williams, Mills, Ward). Steals: 8 (Ward 3, Starks 2, B Williams, Childs, Mills). ____________________________________________ Orlando 21 18 19 26 - 84 New York 21 22 25 20 - 88 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: New York 2 (B Williams, 4:07 2nd; Illegal Defense, 1:39 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,763. T: 2:24. Officials: Joe Borgia, Derrick Stafford, Joe Forte.


GAME RECAP

Chris Mills scored a season-high 20 points off the bench and Allan Houston hit a crucial driving layup with 31 seconds left as the New York Knicks held on for their second win over the slumping Orlando Magic in four days, 88-84.

Mills scored 16 points in the first half to lead the Knicks to a 43-39 lead. New York built its advantage to 68-58 after three periods, but the Magic fought back, cutting the deficit to 82-81 on a pair of free throws by Rony Seikaly with 48 seconds to go.

"Tonight, I came out aggressive," said Mills. "The first pass that I got, I shot it. I felt good so I said 'I'll keep shooting it.' At that time we needed a boost."

But Houston gave the Knicks some much-needed breathing room, beating former Knick Gerald Wilkins to the basket and banking in a layup just over Seikaly's outstretched hand for his only bucket of the quarter.

"I was just reading the defense and saw them come out on me, but I didn't want to take a jumper," Houston explained. "I wanted to get to the basket and make something happen. When I think drive first it opens up my entire game."

Chris Childs and Charlie Ward sank two free throws apiece in the closing moments as the Knicks improved to 3-2 without injured All-Star center Patrick Ewing, who also missed New York's 84-79 win at Orlando on Tuesday.

Seikaly snapped out of a two-game shooting slump with 28 points and Horace Grant added 12 for the Magic, who suffered their third straight loss and eighth in nine games.

Charles Oakley added 11 points, 10 rebounds and four assists and Buck Williams had nine points and four rebounds for the Knicks. Williams passed Hall-of-Famer Jerry Lucas to take over 10th place on the all-time rebounding list.

Seikaly, who had made five of 12 shots over his last two games, gave the Magic the early lead. He scored seven points in an 8-0 burst, converting a layup with 5:39 to go in the first quarter for a 15-4 Orlando advantage.

"We prepared this time," Seiklay said. "The last time we played them we weren't prepared for the fronting and double teaming. We spent a couple of practices working on those situations. This is something we're going to see for the rest of the season."

New York came right back with a 10-2 run highlighted by consecutive three-pointers by Mills, John Starks and Ward to close within 17-14 less than three minutes later.

The Knicks took their first lead with 4:20 remaining in the second quarter. Starks, who finished with 10 points, hit a fast-break layup for a 33-32 lead.

Starks connected on half of six shots in an uncharacteristically low-key 31 minutes. Childs added eight points as the Knicks' bench outscored Orlando's, 38-17. Houston had 15 points for New York, which hit 46 percent (31-of-68) of its shots and held a 38-32 rebounding edge.

The Knicks pushed their lead to as many as 11 points twice, first on a three-pointer by Starks with 48 seconds left in the third quarter, and again when Larry Johnson hit 1-of-2 from the line to open the final period.

Seikaly, who hit 9-of-13 shots, scored 11 points in the fourth quarter to rally the Magic. He started a 9-4 surge which narrowed the gap to 73-69 midway through the period. After former Knick Derek Harper made it a four-point game with a jumper, Williams countered for New York, converting a three-point opportunity to extend the Knicks' advantage to seven points.

Seikaly accumulated five more points as the Magic threatened again, pulling within 78-75 with 3:01 to play. Starks hit a free throw before Orlando's Darrell Armstrong hit a pair from the line, slicing the margin to 79-77. Then, with the shot clock winding down and Grant draped all over him, Johnson drained a fall-away jumper to boost the lead to four points with 2:11 to play.

Johnson, who had half of his 10 points in the fourth quarter, also set two separate screens on Houston's key drive through the right side in the final minute, sealing the lane up top and then sliding down to block off a late-arriving Seikaly under the basket.

"The bottom line is that we've got to make shots at key times," said Magic coach Chuck Daly. "I thought we played well and defended well, but they came back with a big basket by Houston that put the game away."

Harper and Armstrong netted 12 points each for the Magic, who forced 17 turnovers but shot just 38 percent (25-of-65) from the field in losing to New York for the fifth time in their last six meetings.

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