databaseBasketball.com  formerly BasketballReference.com
databaseSports.comBasketball |  NCAA Basketball |  Football |  NCAA Football |  Baseball |  Hockey |  Golf |  Racing |  Olympics |  Poker
Fast Links: Home Page  Players  Teams  Leagues  All-Star Games  Awards  Coaches  Draft  Ultimate Search  Fantasy 
  

Select a day M  D  Y  

NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PHOENIX 23 19 20 17 79 NEW YORK 19 20 21 24 84 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: PHO - TOM GUGLIOTTA 16, ANFERNEE HARDAWAY 14, RODNEY ROGERS 13 NYK - PATRICK EWING 25, LATRELL SPREWELL 21, ALLAN HOUSTON 14

HIGH REBOUND: PHO - JASON KIDD 10, TOM GUGLIOTTA 8 NYK - LATRELL SPREWELL 11, PATRICK EWING 10

HIGH ASSISTS: PHO - JASON KIDD 13, ANFERNEE HARDAWAY 5 NYK - CHRIS CHILDS 5, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4

ATT: 19,763


Extended Box

PHOENIX (79) AT NEW YORK (84)

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

GUGLIOTTA F 44 7-18 2-2 2 6 8 0 0 0 3 16 ROBINSON F 32 3-10 2-2 0 4 4 1 4 0 2 9 LONGLEY C 22 4-7 3-3 2 3 5 3 4 0 1 11 HARDAWAY G 44 6-15 1-2 0 7 7 5 1 5 5 14 KIDD G 36 0-5 2-2 2 8 10 13 5 0 3 2 ROGERS 34 5-10 2-2 0 3 3 0 4 1 1 13 LIVINGSTON 12 3-5 0-0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 7 CHAPMAN 4 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 MARION 12 3-5 1-1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 7 BAILEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION BLOUNT DNP - COACH'S DECISION WEST DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 31-75 13-14 8 34 42 25 21 6 15 79 (.413) (.929) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 15(20 PTS)

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

L JOHNSON F 37 1-7 0-2 0 5 5 4 1 2 1 2 THOMAS F 33 2-5 0-0 1 5 6 1 5 0 1 4 EWING C 42 10-20 5-6 3 7 10 1 2 1 2 25 HOUSTON G 42 5-14 4-4 0 0 0 4 2 1 1 14 SPREWELL G 41 9-21 3-3 1 10 11 3 0 2 2 21 CHILDS 27 4-6 2-2 0 1 1 5 3 0 2 11 WALLACE 18 3-6 1-1 2 1 3 2 1 0 1 7 BOHANNON DNP - COACH'S DECISION BRUNSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION DUDLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION LANG DNP - COACH'S DECISION WINGATE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-79 15-18 7 29 36 20 14 6 10 84 (.430) (.833) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 10(12 PTS)

PHOENIX 23 19 20 17 - 79 NEW YORK 19 20 21 24 - 84

BLOCKED SHOTS: PHOENIX - ROBINSON 2, ROGERS 2, GUGLIOTTA. NEW YORK - EWING 2, L JOHNSON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PHOENIX 4-15 (.267), ROBINSON 1-4, HARDAWAY 1-4, KIDD 0-2, ROGERS 1-4, LIVINGSTON 1-1. NEW YORK 1-6 (.167), L JOHNSON 0-3, HOUSTON 0-1, SPREWELL 0-1, CHILDS 1-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: BENNETT SALVATORE, SEAN CORBIN, VIOLET PALMER. A - 19,763. T - 2:21.


Box Score

PHOENIX (79) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Gugliotta 44 7-18 2-2 2-8 0 0 16 Robinson 32 3-10 2-2 0-4 1 4 9 Longley 22 4-7 3-3 2-5 3 4 11 Hardaway 44 6-15 1-2 0-7 5 1 14 Kidd 36 0-5 2-2 2-10 13 5 2 Rogers 34 5-10 2-2 0-3 0 4 13 Livingston 12 3-5 0-0 1-2 2 0 7 Chapman 4 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 2 0 Marion 12 3-5 1-1 1-2 0 1 7 Bailey DNP - coach's decision Blount DNP - coach's decision West DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-75 13-14 8-42 25 21 79 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.413, FT-.929. 3-Point Goals: 4-15, .267 (Robinson 1-4, Hardaway 1-4, Kidd 0-2, Rogers 1-4, Livingston 1-1). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 5 (Robinson 2, Rogers 2, Gugliotta). Turnovers: 15 (Hardaway 5, Gugliotta 3, Kidd 3, Robinson 2, Longley, Rogers). Steals: 6 (Hardaway 5, Rogers).

NEW YORK (84) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Johnson 37 1-7 0-2 0-5 4 1 2 Thomas 33 2-5 0-0 1-6 1 5 4 Ewing 42 10-20 5-6 3-10 1 2 25 Houston 42 5-14 4-4 0-0 4 2 14 Sprewell 41 9-21 3-3 1-11 3 0 21 Childs 27 4-6 2-2 0-1 5 3 11 Wallace 18 3-6 1-1 2-3 2 1 7 Bohannon DNP - coach's decision Brunson DNP - coach's decision Dudley DNP - coach's decision Lang DNP - coach's decision Wingate DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-79 15-18 7-36 20 14 84 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.430, FT-.833. 3-Point Goals: 1-6, .167 (L Johnson 0-3, Houston 0-1, Sprewell 0-1, Childs 1-1). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 3 (Ewing 2, L Johnson). Turnovers: 10 (Childs 2, Ewing 2, Sprewell 2, Houston, L Johnson, Thomas, Wallace). Steals: 6 (L Johnson 2, Sprewell 2, Ewing, Houston). ____________________________________________ Phoenix 23 19 20 17 - 79 New York 19 20 21 24 - 84 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,763. T: 2:21. Officials: Bennett Salvatore, Sean Corbin, Violet Palmer.


Game Story

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- The New York Knicks needed a wakeup call and much to their surprise, reserve point guard Chris Childs provided it.

Childs capped his best performance of the season and a furious fourth-quarter rally by burying a pair of huge jumpers as the Knicks awoke just in time to snap the Phoenix Suns' season-high eight-game winning streak, 84-79.

After slumbering through the first 39 minutes, the Knicks finally looked interested after the Suns used a 9-0 run to open a 71-60 lead with 8:53 to play.

New York went on a breathtaking 18-3 run that Childs highlighted by sinking a 25-footer to put it ahead to stay, 76-74, with 2:26 left. The 6-3 playmaker made it a four-point margin with under two minutes remaining when he pulled up and sank a 21-footer.

Childs has not cracked the starting lineup but has seen increased minutes due to the absence of injured point guard Charlie Ward. He has expressed displeasure at coming off the bench and coach Jeff Van Gundy's use of a big starting backcourt featuring shooting guard Allan Houston and swingman Latrell Sprewell.

"(Childs) made two big shots, one that put us up, and the other put us up four," Van Gundy said. "I know he did some very good things, particularly in the second half."

Tonight, Childs locked up All-Star point guard Jason Kidd, holding the versatile point guard to a season-low two points. He scored seven of his 11 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left that extended the margin to 82-76.

Patrick Ewing scored a season-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Sprewell added 11 and 10 for New York, which avoided its first back-to-back home losses of the season.

"Phoenix came out on fire, we were not playing good enough defense but we were able to step in the latter part of the game," Ewing said. "This was a total team effort, but Chris came in and hit some big shots for us. He played pretty good defense and he made plays on the other end."

"It showed that when we play hard and play with the type of intensity that we are able to bring, that we can pretty much hold great teams down," Sprewell said. "(Phoenix) is a team that's been playing well, that won eight games in a row and they were playing like that."

The Knicks have won four of five games overall and seven of their last eight home encounters with Phoenix. They remained one-half game behind first-place Miami (34-20) in the Atlantic Division.

Kidd went 0-of-5 from the floor and did not score until making two free throws with 1:48 to play. The Suns had not lost since a 94-86 setback at Seattle on February 4.

Tom Gugliotta scored 16 points, Penny Hardaway 14 and Rodney Rogers added 13 for Phoenix, which shot 41 percent (31-of-75) and failed to crack 80 points for the third time this season.

"We played an outstanding team tonight," Phoenix coach Scott Skiles said. "We did an outstanding job in the first half, but remember, this team got to the Finals last year. Patrick was Patrick tonight. We were doing an adequate job on him, I thought, and Rodney Rogers did the best job on him."

Luc Longley, whom Ewing drove around with ease all night, scored 11 points for Phoenix, which held a 42-36 advantage on the boards but yielded 20 points off turnovers.

Houston scored 14 points for the Knicks, who shot 43 percent (34-of-79) and had most of the 326th consecutive sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden yawning until the final period.

Suns rookie Shawn Marion capped what appeared to be a decisive run by slamming home Hardaway's lob to give Phoenix an 11-point lead with 8:53 to play. But reserve forward John Wallace got the Knicks going with a jumper and a three-point play.

After Hardaway made 1-of-2 from the line and Longley hit a short hook shot, the Knicks took over. Ewing made layups on consecutive trips, Sprewell knocked down a 12-footer and Houston was good from 18 feet to pull New York within 74-73 with 3:05 left.

Sprewell penetrated and found Childs alone at the top of the arc for the go-ahead basket and after Kidd missed a 3-pointer on the ensuing trip, Larry Johnson fed Childs for another long jumper that made it 78-74 with 1:56 remaining.

"A big part of it was the crowd," Sprewell said of the Knicks' stirring comeback. "The crowd really got into the game in the fourth quarter and it helped us get over the hill. Chris hit that big 3-pointer and after that it was pretty much our game."

Kidd and Sprewell exchanged free throws before Childs hit two. Rogers drained a 3-pointer to cut the margin to three with six seconds left, but Houston, who has had trouble converting big free throws, swished a pair to seal the win with five ticks remaining.

About statistical abbreviations

Errors? Suggestions? Comments? Send us a message   Advertise on DatabaseSports   Roto Sports, Inc.

© 2002-2011 databaseSports.com