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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- ORLANDO 19 24 17 26 86 NEW YORK 23 25 15 15 78 FINAL


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ORLANDO (86) AT NEW YORK (78)

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

GRANT F 38 1-7 2-2 2 5 7 1 2 0 2 4 M HARPRING F 30 1-2 6-8 1 4 5 2 1 0 2 8 AUSTIN C 25 5-12 3-4 2 1 3 2 0 2 2 13 ANDERSON G 12 0-4 2-4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 A HARDAWAY G 41 8-15 1-2 0 3 3 2 3 2 3 19 B ARMSTRONG 9 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 D ARMSTRONG 35 7-17 3-3 1 4 5 10 0 1 2 18 DOLEAC 23 5-6 6-6 1 7 8 0 4 0 1 16 STRONG 20 2-4 0-2 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 4 D WILKINS 7 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 OUTLAW DNP - LEFT CALF CONTUSION SCHAYES DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-70 23-31 8 31 39 18 12 5 12 86 (.429) (.742) TEAM REBS: 15 TOTAL TO: 13(9 PTS)

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

JOHNSON F 37 1-7 2-2 1 4 5 5 3 1 4 4 THOMAS F 26 8-11 1-2 1 5 6 0 5 1 1 17 DUDLEY C 26 1-3 4-4 2 8 10 0 3 0 1 6 HOUSTON G 37 8-16 0-1 0 1 1 4 1 1 2 18 WARD G 35 3-8 0-0 0 0 0 5 3 3 5 7 CAMBY 20 2-5 2-4 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 6 CHILDS 27 2-4 3-3 0 2 2 3 4 0 1 8 SPREWELL 32 5-16 2-2 2 3 5 2 4 2 2 12 EWING DNP - TENDINITIS LEFT ACHILLES BRUNSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION WINGATE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-70 14-18 8 25 33 19 24 8 16 78 (.429) (.778) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 16(16 PTS)

ORLANDO 19 24 17 26 - 86 NEW YORK 23 25 15 15 - 78

BLOCKED SHOTS: ORLANDO - DOLEAC. NEW YORK - DUDLEY 2, SPREWELL, CAMBY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ORLANDO 3-12 (.250), M HARPRING 0-1, ANDERSON 0-2, A HARDAWAY 2-3, D ARMSTRONG 1-5, D WILKINS 0-1. NEW YORK 4-10 (.400), JOHNSON 0-2, HOUSTON 2-3, WARD 1-3, CHILDS 1-2. TECHNICALS: NEW YORK - DUDLEY. OFFICIALS: JOE FORTE, LUIS GRILLO, TONY BROTHERS. A - 19,763. T - 2:15.


Box Score

ORLANDO (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Grant 38 1-7 2-2 2-7 1 2 4 M Harpring 30 1-2 6-8 1-5 2 1 8 Austin 25 5-12 3-4 2-3 2 0 13 Anderson 12 0-4 2-4 0-1 1 0 2 A Hardaway 41 8-15 1-2 0-3 2 3 19 B Armstrong 9 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 D Armstrong 35 7-17 3-3 1-5 10 0 18 Doleac 23 5-6 6-6 1-8 0 4 16 Strong 20 2-4 0-2 1-3 0 2 4 D Wilkins 7 1-3 0-0 0-2 0 0 2 Outlaw DNP - left calf contusion Schayes DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-70 23-31 8-39 18 12 86 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.429, FT-.742. 3-Point Goals: 3-12, .250 (M Harpring 0-1, Anderson 0-2, A Hardaway 2-3, D Armstrong 1-5, D Wilkins 0-1). Team rebounds: 15. Blocked shots: 1 (Doleac). Turnovers: 13 (A Hardaway 3, Austin 2, D Armstrong 2, Grant 2, M Harpring 2, Doleac). Steals: 5 (A Hardaway 2, Austin 2, D Armstrong).

NEW YORK (78) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Johnson 37 1-7 2-2 1-5 5 3 4 Thomas 26 8-11 1-2 1-6 0 5 17 Dudley 26 1-3 4-4 2-10 0 3 6 Houston 37 8-16 0-1 0-1 4 1 18 Ward 35 3-8 0-0 0-0 5 3 7 Camby 20 2-5 2-4 2-4 0 1 6 Childs 27 2-4 3-3 0-2 3 4 8 Sprewell 32 5-16 2-2 2-5 2 4 12 Ewing DNP - tendinitis left achilles Brunson DNP - coach's decision Williams DNP - coach's decision Wingate DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-70 14-18 8-33 19 24 78 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.429, FT-.778. 3-Point Goals: 4-10, .400 (Johnson 0-2, Houston 2-3, Ward 1-3, Childs 1-2). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 4 (Dudley 2, Sprewell, Camby). Turnovers: 16 (Ward 5, Johnson 4, Houston 2, Sprewell 2, Childs, Dudley, Thomas). Steals: 8 (Ward 3, Sprewell 2, Houston, Johnson, Thomas). ____________________________________________ Orlando 19 24 17 26 - 86 New York 23 25 15 15 - 78 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: New York 1 (Dudley, 3:39 3rd). Flagrant fouls: Orlando 1 (Grant, 9:31 3rd). A: 19,763. T: 2:15. Officials: Joe Forte, Luis Grillo, Tony Brothers.


Game Story

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- The starting five for the Orlando Magic bore no resemblance to the finishing five.

Using a lineup entirely of reserves for most of the fourth quarter, the shorthanded Magic roared past the New York Knicks, 86-78, for their fourth straight victory. Rookie Michael Doleac scored 10 of his 16 points in the final period, when all but one of Orlando's 26 points were scored by subs.

Doleac was part of a lineup that included fellow rookie Matt Harpring and 39-year-old Dominique Wilkins. The Magic again got a tremendous boost from guard Darrell Armstrong, who had 18 points and 10 assists off the bench.

"They never cease to amaze me," said guard Penny Hardaway, who led the Magic with 19 points. "When those rookies come in and give you what they gave us tonight, that was huge."

The bench also limited the Knicks to just two baskets in the first 10 minutes of the fourth quarter. New York added three meaningless baskets over the last 1:08 and shot 24 percent (5-of-21) in the final period.

"We had OK shots," said Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy, whose team had a three-game winning streak snapped. "I think they did a good job defensively. ... I thought there were a few times that we took a good shot but didn't search out the best shot."

The Magic trailed 68-64 with 7 1/2 minutes left when Doleac dunked, made two foul shots and sank a jumper in a span of three minutes, giving Orlando the lead.

"We got a tremendous game out of Michael Doleac," Magic coach Chuck Daly said. "We keep finding out things about him. He can shoot free throws, he can shoot jumpers and he can post up."

"I think a lot of it is people don't expect me to do anything," Doleac said. "I'm not very flashy or very athletic."

After a layup by Kurt Thomas ended a basket drought of 6:23 for New York, Armstrong made a jumper to trigger a 7-0 burst. Harpring sank two free throws and Hardaway added one -- the only point by a Magic starter in the period -- before Doleac went past Marcus Camby for a baseline layup and a 77-70 lead with 1:14 to go.

New York's Allan Houston ended another drought of three-plus minutes before Armstrong -- who continues to make a strong case for the Sixth Man Award -- sank a 3-pointer for an 80-72 cushion with 47 seconds left. Doleac and Harpring combined for six free throws down the stretch.

"We got sucked into lazy basketball," Houston said. "We just couldn't pick ourselves out of it. We just had no energy, especially on the offensive end. I don't know what happened."

Armstrong was pressed into extra duty in the second half when Magic leading scorer Nick Anderson departed with an upset stomach. Anderson scored just two points in the first half and vomited in the locker room at halftime.

"Chuck said, 'Are you all right?'" said Armstrong, who played 35 minutes. "I told him I was ready to go. You just have to manage the minutes."

"I think Armstrong has been terrific all year," Van Gundy said. "I thought he was the dominant player tonight. He just had an energy level that we just couldn't match. Or didn't match."

The Magic also were without starting forward Bo Outlaw, who sat out his fourth straight game with a bruised left calf. Nevertheless, Orlando won in New York for the first time since April 4, 1997.

Houston scored 18 points and Thomas added 17 for the Knicks, who shot just 26 percent (10-of-38) in the second half and fell 3 1/2 games behind second-place Orlando in the Atlantic Division. New York was without injured center Patrick Ewing for the sixth straight game.

Knicks guard Latrell Sprewell, who had 59 points in his last two games, scored all 12 of his points in the second quarter. He was 0-for-9 in the second half.

"He was killing us in the second quarter," Daly said. "Great players like him are hard to control."

The Knicks picked on Harpring in the first half. Thomas had eight points in the first four minutes against the rookie and seven points by Houston in the final three-plus minutes gave the Knicks a 23-19 lead after one quarter.

Armstrong, Hardaway and Doleac scored four points each in a 14-5 run midway through the second quarter that gave Orlando a 39-35 lead. Sprewell went to work on Harpring, scoring eight points as the Knicks closed the quarter with a 13-4 burst, opening a 48-43 halftime lead.

"You've got to expect that as a rookie," Harpring said.

Five straight points by Thomas gave the Knicks their largest lead at 59-49 with 6:21 left in the third quarter. But they managed just one basket for the rest of the period and a follow shot by Harpring capped an 11-2 spurt that pulled the Magic within a point.

Both teams shot 43 percent (30-of-70). The Magic received 13 points from Isaac Austin and held a 39-33 edge in rebounds.

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