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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW YORK 16 29 8 17 70 TORONTO 32 21 23 15 91 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NYK - ALLAN HOUSTON 17, KURT THOMAS 14, LARRY JOHNSON 13 TOR - VINCE CARTER 29, TRACY MCGRADY 18, CHARLES OAKLEY 15

HIGH REBOUND: NYK - PATRICK EWING 9, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6 TOR - ANTONIO DAVIS 14, DOUG CHRISTIE 8

HIGH ASSISTS: NYK - CHRIS CHILDS 7, CHARLIE WARD 4 TOR - DOUG CHRISTIE 13, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3

ATT: 19,800


Extended Box

NEW YORK (70) AT TORONTO (91)

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

L JOHNSON F 27 5-8 1-4 0 4 4 0 2 0 1 13 SPREWELL F 29 5-12 0-0 1 3 4 2 1 1 5 10 EWING C 27 3-12 1-3 2 7 9 0 1 0 3 7 HOUSTON G 33 7-13 1-1 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 17 WARD G 24 0-4 0-0 0 4 4 4 2 0 0 0 THOMAS 26 5-7 4-4 3 3 6 0 0 2 0 14 WALLACE 15 2-8 1-3 3 1 4 1 1 0 1 5 CHILDS 21 0-4 0-0 0 3 3 7 4 0 2 0 DUDLEY 12 0-1 0-2 1 5 6 0 2 1 0 0 BRUNSON 12 1-2 0-2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 WINGATE 10 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 LANG 4 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

TOTALS 240 29-74 8-19 11 31 42 17 19 4 14 70 (.392) (.421) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 16(19 PTS)

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

CARTER F 41 11-18 4-4 0 5 5 2 3 1 1 29 OAKLEY F 34 7-13 1-1 0 6 6 3 1 5 0 15 DAVIS C 30 1-9 0-0 4 10 14 1 3 0 1 2 CHRISTIE G 31 4-9 0-0 2 6 8 13 0 1 2 10 CURRY G 12 3-6 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 8 MCGRADY 27 7-13 4-6 3 3 6 1 2 3 0 18 THOMAS 11 1-2 1-2 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 3 K WILLIS 17 0-4 3-4 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 3 BOGUES 26 1-6 1-1 1 2 3 3 1 0 1 3 A WILLIAMS 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 WORKMAN 5 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 STEWART 3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 35-82 14-18 11 34 45 26 20 12 7 91 (.427) (.778) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 7(6 PTS)

NEW YORK 16 29 8 17 - 70 TORONTO 32 21 23 15 - 91

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW YORK - EWING 3, WINGATE 2, L JOHNSON, WALLACE. TORONTO - CARTER 3, MCGRADY 2, CHRISTIE, OAKLEY, K WILLIS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW YORK 4-12 (.333), L JOHNSON 2-3, SPREWELL 0-2, HOUSTON 2-3, WARD 0-3, CHILDS 0-1. TORONTO 7-17 (.412), CARTER 3-5, OAKLEY 0-1, CHRISTIE 2-6, CURRY 2-3, BOGUES 0-1, WORKMAN 0-1. TECHNICALS: NEW YORK - HEAD COACH J VAN GUNDY, TORONTO - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, STEWART. OFFICIALS: MIKE CALLAHAN, JOE DEROSA, PHIL ROBINSON. A - 19,800. T - 2:11.


Box Score

NEW YORK (70) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Johnson 27 5-8 1-4 0-4 0 2 13 Sprewell 29 5-12 0-0 1-4 2 1 10 Ewing 27 3-12 1-3 2-9 0 1 7 Houston 33 7-13 1-1 1-2 1 2 17 Ward 24 0-4 0-0 0-4 4 2 0 Thomas 26 5-7 4-4 3-6 0 0 14 Wallace 15 2-8 1-3 3-4 1 1 5 Childs 21 0-4 0-0 0-3 7 4 0 Dudley 12 0-1 0-2 1-6 0 2 0 Brunson 12 1-2 0-2 0-0 1 0 2 Wingate 10 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 3 0 Lang 4 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 29-74 8-19 11-42 17 19 70 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.392, FT-.421. 3-Point Goals: 4-12, .333 (L Johnson 2-3, Sprewell 0-2, Houston 2-3, Ward 0-3, Childs 0-1). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 7 (Ewing 3, Wingate 2, L Johnson, Wallace). Turnovers: 16 (Sprewell 5, Ewing 3, Childs 2, Brunson, Houston, L Johnson, Wallace). Steals: 4 (Thomas 2, Dudley, Sprewell).

TORONTO (91) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 41 11-18 4-4 0-5 2 3 29 Oakley 34 7-13 1-1 0-6 3 1 15 Davis 30 1-9 0-0 4-14 1 3 2 Christie 31 4-9 0-0 2-8 13 0 10 Curry 12 3-6 0-0 0-0 0 2 8 Mcgrady 27 7-13 4-6 3-6 1 2 18 Thomas 11 1-2 1-2 1-2 1 2 3 K Willis 17 0-4 3-4 0-0 0 4 3 Bogues 26 1-6 1-1 1-3 3 1 3 A Williams 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Workman 5 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Stewart 3 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-82 14-18 11-45 26 20 91 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.427, FT-.778. 3-Point Goals: 7-17, .412 (Carter 3-5, Oakley 0-1, Christie 2-6, Curry 2-3, Bogues 0-1, Workman 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 8 (Carter 3, Mcgrady 2, Christie, Oakley, K Willis). Turnovers: 7 (Christie 2, Bogues, Carter, Davis, K Willis, Thomas). Steals: 12 (Oakley 5, Mcgrady 3, Carter, Christie, Curry, Workman). ____________________________________________ New York 16 29 8 17 - 70 Toronto 32 21 23 15 - 91 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: New York 1 (Head Coach J Van Gundy, 8:51 2nd). Toronto 2 (Illegal Defense, 8:46 2nd; Stewart, 3:06 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,800. T: 2:11. Officials: Mike Callahan, Joe Derosa, Phil Robinson.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Tracy McGrady showed Vince Carter there is more than one player on the Toronto Raptors who can dunk.

McGrady scored 18 points, including three slam dunks among his 14 third-quarter points, as the Raptors opened the second half of the season with a 91-70 rout of the New York Knicks.

One of the leading candidates for the Sixth Man Award, McGrady closed the third quarter with 10 straight points as the Raptors built a 76-53 advantage. Toronto never trailed in posting its seventh win in nine games.

"I think I've been playing pretty good defense and tonight I was able to put it together on both ends," McGrady said. "It was nice to get a win like this coming off the All-Star break, especially against New York. We jumped on them from start to finish. Vince played well and (Charles) Oakley played extremely well."

Carter, who electrified All-Star Weekend by winning the Slam Dunk contest, scored 29 points -- one shy of his fourth straight 30-point game -- on 11-of-18 shooting as Toronto improved to 4-12 all-time against New York and posted its largest victory margin all-time against the Knicks.

"This game was important for us to set the tone for the next 34 games, to give us confidence," Carter said. "We need to continue to have good energy games like this if we want to make the playoffs and have success. We have the ability and we're starting to act like we want to be in the playoffs."

The 70 points given up by the Raptors set a franchise record for lowest by an opponent.

Allan Houston scored 17 points and Kurt Thomas contributed 14 off the bench for New York, which was outscored, 23-8, in the third quarter en route to its second loss in five games.

Doug Christie scored five of his eight points in a 7-0 third-quarter run as the Raptors moved out to a 64-47 lead with 5:33 left. Christie had a career-high 13 assists, despite playing with a swollen face after getting bitten by a spider on the island of Jamaica during the All-Star break.

A basket by Houston cut Toronto's lead to 66-53 with 3:51 to play but McGrady sparked the Raptors the rest of the period. Two straight dunks started his run and his two free throws with 22 seconds to go allowed the Raptors to take a 23-point lead entering the fourth quarter.

New York shot under 24 percent (4-of-17) and committed six turnovers in the third period.

Oakley scored 15 points and Antonio Davis grabbed 14 rebounds for Toronto, which made 42 percent (35-of-82) of its shots, including 7-of-17 from 3-point range.

"It's a good way to start the second half, but it's just one game," Toronto coach Butch Carter said. "We have to show people that we can play well in our own building."

Latrell Sprewell was held to 10 points -- nine below his season average -- and Patrick Ewing scored just seven on 3-of-12 from the field for New York. Chris Childs returned after missing four games with a strained left Achilles and went 0-for-4 from outside.

"The starters, as a group, were so bad. There was no sense leaving them out there in the fourth quarter," New York coach Jeff Van Gundy said. "Some of the guys are giving a good effort, but it's a problem as a group."

Overall, the Knicks shot 39 percent (29-of-74) and made only 8-of-19 free throws.

Carter scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting and Christie had 11 assists in the first quarter as Toronto opened a 32-16 lead.

Led by Houston and Larry Johnson, the Knicks managed to cut the deficit in half in the second quarter.

Houston went 5-of-6 from the field and scored 13 points and Johnson, who returned to the starting lineup after missing two games with a chipped fracture in his foot, added eight of his 13. The Knicks shot 61 percent (11-of-18) in the second quarter and trailed 53-45 at halftime.

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