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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW YORK 23 19 29 19 90 UTAH 36 24 17 21 98 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NYK - LATRELL SPREWELL 22, MARCUS CAMBY 18, LARRY JOHNSON 14 UTH - KARL MALONE 33, JOHN STOCKTON 17, BRYON RUSSELL 10


Extended Box

NEW YORK (90) AT UTAH (98)

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

L JOHNSON F 34 6-9 1-2 3 7 10 1 3 1 0 14 SPREWELL F 45 11-25 2-2 0 6 6 5 2 3 3 24 DUDLEY C 5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 HOUSTON G 25 5-11 3-4 0 0 0 0 4 1 3 13 WARD G 26 4-7 0-0 0 3 3 5 4 0 1 9 CHILDS 22 0-5 1-2 0 1 1 6 3 0 0 1 CAMBY 32 7-12 4-8 3 3 6 0 5 1 1 18 WALLACE 20 2-7 1-1 2 0 2 0 2 2 2 5 THOMAS 24 3-4 0-0 0 5 5 0 5 2 1 6 LANG 7 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 BRUNSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION TURKCAN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-82 12-19 8 25 33 17 31 10 11 90 (.463) (.632) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 11(13 PTS)

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

MALONE F 41 10-17 13-15 1 10 11 6 0 0 5 33 PADGETT F 29 3-8 1-1 0 8 8 1 4 0 2 8 POLYNICE C 27 4-7 0-0 2 4 6 0 2 1 1 8 HORNACEK G 28 5-10 0-0 0 3 3 3 3 3 1 10 STOCKTON G 30 5-10 7-7 0 2 2 11 3 3 4 17 EISLEY 18 2-5 2-2 0 2 2 3 0 0 2 6 RUSSELL 34 4-12 1-2 2 1 3 0 1 0 2 10 LEWIS 5 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 OSTERTAG 21 2-3 1-4 6 2 8 0 5 0 0 5 CHILCUTT 7 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 KEEFE DNP - COACH'S DECISION VAUGHN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-74 26-33 13 33 46 24 20 7 18 98 (.473) (.788) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 18(18 PTS)

NEW YORK 23 19 29 19 - 90 UTAH 36 24 17 21 - 98

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW YORK - CAMBY, THOMAS. UTAH - MALONE 2, OSTERTAG 2, PADGETT, POLYNICE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW YORK 2-10 (.200), L JOHNSON 1-2, SPREWELL 0-1, HOUSTON 0-1, WARD 1-2, CHILDS 0-4. UTAH 2-12 (.167), PADGETT 1-3, HORNACEK 0-3, STOCKTON 0-2, RUSSELL 1-4. TECHNICALS: UTAH - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 2. OFFICIALS: HUGH EVANS, TOMMIE WOOD, HANK ARMSTRONG. A - 18,890. T - 2:21.


Box Score

NEW YORK (90) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Johnson 34 6-9 1-2 3-10 1 3 14 Sprewell 45 11-25 2-2 0-6 5 2 24 Dudley 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Houston 25 5-11 3-4 0-0 0 4 13 Ward 26 4-7 0-0 0-3 5 4 9 Childs 22 0-5 1-2 0-1 6 3 1 Camby 32 7-12 4-8 3-6 0 5 18 Wallace 20 2-7 1-1 2-2 0 2 5 Thomas 24 3-4 0-0 0-5 0 5 6 Lang 7 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 3 0 Brunson DNP - coach's decision Turkcan DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-82 12-19 8-33 17 31 90 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.463, FT-.632. 3-Point Goals: 2-10, .200 (L Johnson 1-2, Sprewell 0-1, Houston 0-1, Ward 1-2, Childs 0-4). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 2 (Camby, Thomas). Turnovers: 11 (Houston 3, Sprewell 3, Wallace 2, Camby, Thomas, Ward). Steals: 10 (Sprewell 3, Thomas 2, Wallace 2, Camby, Houston, L Johnson).

UTAH (98) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 41 10-17 13-15 1-11 6 0 33 Padgett 29 3-8 1-1 0-8 1 4 8 Polynice 27 4-7 0-0 2-6 0 2 8 Hornacek 28 5-10 0-0 0-3 3 3 10 Stockton 30 5-10 7-7 0-2 11 3 17 Eisley 18 2-5 2-2 0-2 3 0 6 Russell 34 4-12 1-2 2-3 0 1 10 Lewis 5 0-0 1-2 1-1 0 2 1 Ostertag 21 2-3 1-4 6-8 0 5 5 Chilcutt 7 0-2 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 Keefe DNP - coach's decision Vaughn DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-74 26-33 13-46 24 20 98 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.473, FT-.788. 3-Point Goals: 2-12, .167 (Padgett 1-3, Hornacek 0-3, Stockton 0-2, Russell 1-4). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 6 (Malone 2, Ostertag 2, Padgett, Polynice). Turnovers: 18 (Malone 5, Stockton 4, Eisley 2, Padgett 2, Russell 2, Chilcutt, Hornacek, Polynice). Steals: 7 (Hornacek 3, Stockton 3, Polynice). ____________________________________________ New York 23 19 29 19 - 90 Utah 36 24 17 21 - 98 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Utah 2 (Illegal Defense 2, 5:58 3rd, 1:46 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,890. T: 2:21. Officials: Hugh Evans, Tommie Wood, Hank Armstrong.


Game Story

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- The Utah Jazz, hoping to make one last run an NBA title, tonight completed a sweep of last season's finalists.

Karl Malone had season highs of 33 points and 11 rebounds and John Stockton added 17 points to lead Utah past the New York Knicks, 98-90.

Bryon Russell and Jeff Hornacek contributed 10 points apiece for Utah, which made its first 11 shots from the floor and raced to a 25-10 lead. The Jazz were coming off a 91-85 victory over the defending world champion San Antonio Spurs on Monday.

"A lot of those were because our defense got us better shots than we have been getting," said Utah coach Jerry Sloan about his team's shooting in the first period. "We executed pretty well and had decent shots."

The Jazz, one of the league's oldest teams, made consecutive trips to the NBA Finals before losing to Portland in the Western Conference semifinals last season. Utah has kept the core of its team intact the last three seasons, but Malone, Stockton and Hornacek are each over 36 years old.

Latrell Sprewell scored 22 points and Marcus Camby added 18 for New York, which lost in five games to San Antonio in the NBA Finals last season. The Knicks rallied for a 102-95 victory at Denver on Tuesday, but have lost five of seven since a 3-0 start. New York is 1-2 on the second game of back-to-back contests.

"I don't know that's been our downfall all year, the second in back-to-backs, not coming out ready to play," Camby said. "It definitely caught up to us tonight. You can't get down 18, 19, 20 points to a Utah team at home. It's already tough (enough) to win here as it is and then to dig yourself a hole and try to climb out of it just made it that much more tough."

Larry Johnson totaled 14 points and 10 rebounds for New York, which shot just 64 percent (12-for-19) from the free-throw line and was outrebounded 46-33.

"I don't think there was any individual problem out there tonight, I think it was a collective thing," Sprewell said. "We're better than that, we have to come out and get it in our minds that when we're in a back-to-back situation we're going to win the game whatever it takes. That's been the problem this year, we just haven't played well in back-to-back situations."

Howard Eisley, who had six points, capped a 7-2 spurt with an 18-footer that gave Utah a 34-14 bulge with 3:08 left in the first quarter. Malone had 13 points and the Jazz shot 79 percent (15-for-19) in the first period for a 36-23 lead.

"We had an excellent first quarter, that was one of the best first quarters we've started out with, we had five guys really try to help each other defensively, I think that was one of the things that helped us," Sloan said.

Utah cooled down in the second period, shooting just 33 percent (7-for-21), but held a 60-42 lead behind Stockton's eight points.

"They've got a great team and they are going to make runs and you realize that you're not going to shut them out completely," Malone said. "Those guys have a lot of character, they're missing Pat (Ewing) so everybody else is stepping up too and filling that void and you're not going to beat a team like the Knicks by 30 points and they're going to make runs."

Charlie Ward and Sprewell each had four points as New York closed the third quarter with a 12-4 surge to cut the deficit to 77-71.

Scott Padgett, who had eight points, opened the fourth with a 3-pointer to give Utah an 80-71 lead. The Knicks could not cut the deficit under seven points thereafter.

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