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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- LA CLIPPERS 20 18 17 23 78 NEW YORK 28 29 26 23 106 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: LAC - DARIUS MILES 13, COREY MAGGETTE 12, MICHAEL OLOWOKANDI 12 NYK - GLEN RICE 21, ALLAN HOUSTON 19, LATRELL SPREWELL 19

HIGH REBOUND: LAC - BRIAN SKINNER 9, COREY MAGGETTE 6 NYK - KURT THOMAS 8, LATRELL SPREWELL 5

HIGH ASSISTS: LAC - JEFF MCINNIS 4, LAMAR ODOM 3 NYK - CHRIS CHILDS 11, LATRELL SPREWELL 4

ATT: 19,763


Extended Box

LA CLIPPERS (78) AT NEW YORK (106)

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

ODOM F 26 3-10 0-0 j STRONG F 17 0-1 0-0 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 OLOWOKANDI C 22 5-6 2-4 1 1 2 0 2 0 4 12 MCINNIS G 30 4-6 0-0 1 0 1 4 3 0 0 9 RICHARDSON G 28 2-7 2-3 1 2 3 0 3 0 2 6 ROOKS 10 0-2 0-0 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 DOOLING 21 2-5 4-5 0 1 1 0 1 2 5 8 MAGGETTE 24 2-5 8-12 2 4 6 0 1 1 4 12 MILES 28 6-12 1-2 1 3 4 0 1 0 2 13 PIATKOWSKI 10 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 SKINNER 24 4-6 3-8 2 7 9 0 3 1 0 11 PARKS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 28-62 20-34 11 25 36 7 21 6 22 78 (.452) (.588) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 23(24 PTS)

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

L JOHNSON F 27 5-9 0-0 1 2 3 1 3 1 1 12 RICE F 39 9-16 1-1 0 3 3 1 3 1 0 21 CAMBY C 30 4-9 0-1 2 2 4 1 2 2 0 8 HOUSTON G 31 6-10 6-6 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 19 SPREWELL G 32 9-14 1-2 1 4 5 4 2 3 2 19 CHILDS 29 2-3 0-0 1 3 4 11 3 2 0 4 THOMAS 19 7-8 0-0 2 6 8 0 4 0 3 14 LONGLEY 10 0-1 3-4 0 1 1 2 2 0 2 3 KNIGHT 10 1-3 1-2 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 3 POSTELL 8 1-4 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 3 BRUNSON 5 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 STRICKLAND DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 44-78 12-16 9 27 36 22 25 10 12 106 (.564) (.750) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 13(20 PTS)

LA CLIPPERS 20 18 17 23 - 78 NEW YORK 28 29 26 23 - 106

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA CLIPPERS - ODOM, MILES. NEW YORK - CAMBY 2. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA CLIPPERS 2-14 (.143), ODOM 1-5, MCINNIS 1-1, RICHARDSON 0-4, DOOLING 0-1, MAGGETTE 0-1, MILES 0-1, PIATKOWSKI 0-1. NEW YORK 6-12 (.500), L JOHNSON 2-3, RICE 2-6,B=UMQ=91-1, SPREWELL 0-1, POSTELL 1-1. TECHNICALS: LA CLIPPERS - HEAD COACH GENTRY 2 (EJECTED), ILLEGAL DEFENSE, ODOM. OFFICIALS: JOE FORTE, DEREK RICHARDSON, RODNEY MOTT. A - 19,763. T - 2:08.


Box Score

LA CLIPPERS (78) 2 ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Odom 26 3-10 0-0 0-4 3 5 7 Strong 17 0-1 0-0 1-4 0 1 0 Olowokandi 22 5-6 2-4 1-2 0 2 12 Mcinnis 30 4-6 0-0 1-1 4 3 9 Richardson 28 2-7 2-3 1-3 0 3 6 Rooks 10 0-2 0-0 2-2 0 1 0 Dooling 21 2-5 4-5 0-1 0 1 8 Maggette 24 2-5 8-12 2-6 0 1 12 Miles 28 6-12 1-2 1-4 0 1 13 Piatkowski 10 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Skinner 24 4-6 3-8 2-9 0 3 11 Parks DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-62 20-34 11-36 7 21 78 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.452, FT-.588. 3-Point Goals: 2-14, .143 (Odom 1-5, Mcinnis 1-1, Richardson 0-4, Dooling 0-1, Maggette 0-1, Miles 0-1, Piatkowski 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 2 (Odom, Miles). Turnovers: 23 (Dooling 5, Maggette 4, Olowokandi 4, Odom 3, Miles 2, Richardson 2, Rooks 2). Steals: 6 (Dooling 2, Odom 2, Maggette, Skinner).

NEW YORK (106) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Johnson 27 5-9 0-0 1-3 1 3 12 Rice 39 9-16 1-1 0-3 1 3 21 Camby 30 4-9 0-1 2-4 1 2 8 Houston 31 6-10 6-6 0-2 1 1 19 Sprewell 32 9-14 1-2 1-5 4 2 19 Childs 29 2-3 0-0 1-4 11 3 4 Thomas 19 7-8 0-0 2-8 0 4 14 Longley 10 0-1 3-4 0-1 2 2 3 Knight 10 1-3 1-2 0-2 0 4 3 Postell 8 1-4 0-0 1-1 0 1 3 Brunson 5 0-1 0-0 1-3 1 0 0 Strickland DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 44-78 12-16 9-36 22 25 106 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.564, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 6-12, .500 (L Johnson 2-3, Rice 2-6, Houston 1-1, Sprewell 0-1, Postell 1-1). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 2 (Camby 2). Turnovers: 13 (Thomas 3, Longley 2, Postell 2, Sprewell 2, Brunson, Houston, L Johnson). Steals: 10 (Sprewell 3, Camby 2, Childs 2, L Johnson, Postell, Rice). ____________________________________________ La Clippers 20 18 17 23 - 78 New York 28 29 26 23 - 106 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: La Clippers 4 (Head Coach Gentry 2 (ejected), 2:35 2nd; Illegal Defense, 11:37 3rd; Odom, 3:50 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,763. T: 2:08. Officials: Joe Forte, Derek kɑͽ Rodney Mott.


Game Story

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- When Los Angeles Clippers coach Alvin Gentry got himself ejected late in the second quarter, maybe he was trying to get his team fired up. Or maybe, he'd just seen enough.

Latrell Sprewell scored 13 points, Glen Rice had 12 and Kurt Thomas 10 in the first half as the New York Knicks broke out to a 24-point lead and cruised to a 106-78 victory over the Clippers.

Those three missed just one shot apiece in the first half, going a combined 16-of-19 from the field for the Knicks, who avenged a 78-74 loss in Los Angeles on November 15 and handed the Clippers their fifth defeat in six games.

"It was a big factor. We were embarassed by the way we performed there," Sprewell said. "That loss there was one of the games we felt we definitely should have had."

Rice led the Knicks with 21 points. Allan Houston and Sprewell finished with 19 apiece.

"Any time when a team beats you and you get an opportunity to play them again, you have to use that for extra incentive," said Rice, who shot 9-of-16 from the field. "We were able to go out there and do it instead of just talking about it."

Chris Childs had 11 assists, his most since November 11, 1997.

Rookie Darius Miles scored 13 points and Michael Olowokandi and Corey Maggette added 12 each for the Clippers, who never led after the first basket of the game.

Miles brought the Clippers within 39-30 with a layup 6:37 before halftime. But Los Angeles never got that close again.

Houston hit a pair of free throws that started the Knickszan 18-3 run over the next 4:17. The Clippers did not hit a shot during the run and the frustrated Gentry received a pair of technical fouls with 2:35 left. When Houston hit the ensuing free throws, the Knicks had a 55-33 lead.

"This was the first game we played where I thought we were kinda out of it before the first quarter was over," Gentry said. "You have to give them all the credit. They took us out of everything we tried to do and they made the shots."

Thomas capped the charge when he rolled to the basket and took a high pass from Chris Childs for an uncontested layup that made it 57-33 with 2:20 to go in the half.

Thomas scored six points in the run, and Houston and Sprewell added four apiece.

New York held Los Angeles to 35 percent (6-of-17) from the field in the quarter. The Knicks, meanwhile, hit 66 percent (25-of-38) over the opening 24 minutes and tied their season high for points in a first half, despite not scoring over the final 2:20.

"There is only so much you can do," Clippers guard Jeff McInnis said. "We came out flat. I kept telling the team right before the game, `We beat the Knicks at home, so be prepared for them to come out and embarass us.'

"We didn't respond to it, just came out flat. We couldn't guard nobody. Everytime they got it, they scored. It was just bad defense on out part tonight."

The Clippers never got closer than 16 points in the second half, though the Knicks went to their bench early in the fourth quarter. They scored their largest margin of victory this season and improved to 4-0 against Western Conference teams at Madison Square Garden.

"You don't want those guys hanging around like they did in the last game, when they were able to hit some big shots down the stretch," Sprewell said. "They made a little run at the start of the third but we turned it around quickly and never looked back."

New York's biggest lead was 94-60 on a jumper by Houston with just under nine minutes left.

"It was terrible, just terrible," Clippers forward Lamar Odom said.

The Clippers, who have been held to fewer than 90 points in 11 of their last 13 games and 13 of 19 this season, were blown out despite going to the line 34 times compared to just 16 for the Knicks.

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