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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- UTAH 24 16 31 18 89 NEW YORK 13 12 23 10 58 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: UTH - KARL MALONE 18, JOHN STARKS 18, DONYELL MARSHALL 12 NYK - ALLAN HOUSTON 14, LATRELL SPREWELL 12, KURT THOMAS 10

HIGH REBOUND: UTH - GREG OSTERTAG 9, KARL MALONE 6 NYK - THREE PLAYERS WITH 5

HIGH ASSISTS: UTH - JOHN STOCKTON 6, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4 NYK - LATRELL SPREWELL 4, ALLAN HOUSTON 3

ATT: 19,763


Extended Box

UTAH (89) AT NEW YORK (58)

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

MALONE F 32 6-12 6-7 2 4 6 4 1 1 2 18 RUSSELL F 23 4-4 0-0 1 2 3 3 0 0 1 9 POLYNICE C 20 2-4 1-4 1 0 1 1 3 0 1 5 STARKS G 30 7-13 1-2 1 2 3 2 0 1 3 18 STOCKTON G 22 1-2 1-1 0 3 3 6 3 2 2 3 VAUGHN 26 4-6 2-2 0 4 4 4 2 3 3 11 OSTERTAG 20 3-5 0-0 2 7 9 0 0 0 0 6 LEWIS 18 1-6 0-0 1 1 2 0 4 0 1 3 MARSHALL 23 4-9 4-5 2 3 5 1 0 2 1 12 MANNING 16 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 1 4 2 D BENOIT 6 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 2 STEVENSON 4 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 34-69 15-21 10 29 39 23 16 11 18 89 (.493) (.714) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 18(13 PTS)

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

RICE F 27 3-7 0-1 1 1 2 0 3 2 4 6 THOMAS F 17 4-6 2-2 2 3 5 1 5 0 2 10 CAMBY C 34 2-6 0-0 2 3 5 0 1 0 1 4 HOUSTON G 29 6-12 1-1 1 1 2 3 2 0 3 14 SPREWELL G 33 5-12 2-4 0 4 4 4 2 1 2 12 CHILDS 28 1-4 0-0 0 3 3 1 2 1 3 2 STRICKLAND 6 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 LONGLEY 26 0-5 0-0 3 2 5 0 5 0 2 0 BRUNSON 16 3-5 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 0 4 6 KNIGHT 12 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 POSTELL 12 1-5 2-4 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 4 L JOHNSON DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT MCL

TOTALS 240 25-64 7-12 10 21 31 12 23 7 25 58 (.391) (.583) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 26(21 PTS)

UTAH 24 16 31 18 - 89 NEW YORK 13 12 23 10 - 58

BLOCKED SHOTS: UTAH - MALONE, MARSHALL, POLYNICE. NEW YORK - CAMBY 2, KNIGHT, LONGLEY, SPREWELL. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: UTAH 6-11 (.545), RUSSELL 1-1, STARKS 3-5, VAUGHN 1-1, LEWIS 1-2, MARSHALL 0-2. NEW YORK 1-12 (.083), RICE 0-1, HOUSTON 1-5, SPREWELL 0-2, CHILDS 0-2, BRUNSON 0-1, POSTELL 0-1. TECHNICALS: UTAH - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, NEW YORK - THOMAS. OFFICIALS: JACK NIES, TOMMY NUNEZ, MARK WUNDERLICH. A - 19,763. T - 2:01.


Box Score

UTAH (89) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 32 6-12 6-7 2-6 4 1 18 Russell 23 4-4 0-0 1-3 3 0 9 Polynice 20 2-4 1-4 1-1 1 3 5 Starks 30 7-13 1-2 1-3 2 0 18 Stockton 22 1-2 1-1 0-3 6 3 3 Vaughn 26 4-6 2-2 0-4 4 2 11 Ostertag 20 3-5 0-0 2-9 0 0 6 Lewis 18 1-6 0-0 1-2 0 4 3 Marshall 23 4-9 4-5 2-5 1 0 12 Manning 16 1-2 0-0 0-2 1 1 2 D Benoit 6 1-3 0-0 0-1 0 2 2 Stevenson 4 0-3 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-69 15-21 10-39 23 16 89 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.493, FT-.714. 3-Point Goals: 6-11, .545 (Russell 1-1, Starks 3-5, Vaughn 1-1, Lewis 1-2, Marshall 0-2). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 3 (Malone, Marshall, Polynice). Turnovers: 18 (Manning 4, Starks 3, Vaughn 3, Malone 2, Stockton 2, Lewis, Marshall, Polynice, Russell). Steals: 11 (Vaughn 3, Marshall 2, Stockton 2, D Benoit, Malone, Manning, Starks).

NEW YORK (58) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Rice 27 3-7 0-1 1-2 0 3 6 Thomas 17 4-6 2-2 2-5 1 5 10 Camby 34 2-6 0-0 2-5 0 1 4 Houston 29 6-12 1-1 1-2 3 2 14 Sprewell 33 5-12 2-4 0-4 4 2 12 Childs 28 1-4 0-0 0-3 1 2 2 Strickland 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Longley 26 0-5 0-0 3-5 0 5 0 Brunson 16 3-5 0-0 0-1 2 1 6 Knight 12 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 Postell 12 1-5 2-4 1-2 1 1 4 L Johnson DNP - sprained right mcl _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 25-64 7-12 10-31 12 23 58 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.391, FT-.583. 3-Point Goals: 1-12, .083 (Rice 0-1, Houston 1-5, Sprewell 0-2, Childs 0-2, Brunson 0-1, Postell 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 5 (Camby 2, Knight, Longley, Sprewell). Turnovers: 26 (Brunson 4, Rice 4, Childs 3, Houston 3, Longley 2, Sprewell 2, Strickland 2, Thomas 2, Camby, Knight, Postell). Steals: 7 (Knight 2, Rice 2, Childs, Postell, Sprewell). ____________________________________________ Utah 24 16 31 18 - 89 New York 13 12 23 10 - 58 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Utah 1 (Illegal Defense, 9:50 3rd). New York 1 (Thomas, 6:05 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,763. T: 2:01. Officials: Jack Nies, Tommy Nunez, Mark Wunderlich.


Game Story

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- John Starks received the biggest ovation of the night at Madison Square Garden tonight, which was bad news for the New York Knicks.

Starks matched a season high and turned on the Garden crowd with 18 points but his former team slumbered through its worst offensive performance of the shot clock era in an 89-58 loss to the Utah Jazz.

New York managed just 68 points in a two-point loss at Toronto on Thursday but looked considerably worse tonight, managing 13 points in the first quarter, 12 in the second and a franchise record-low 10 in the final period.

Starks, always a fan favorite at the Garden, knocked down 7-of-13 shots, including 3-of-5 3-pointers, giving disappointed Knicks fans something to cheer about during the dismal showing by the home team.

"The shot felt good, the guys did a great job of finding me and I just had my mind clear to get up and shoot the basketball," Starks said. "We needed to come out and have a good game and get off to a good start. We had been struggling the last couple of ballgames at home, from a defensive standpoint."

Utah was coming off consecutive home losses to San Antonio and Milwaukee.

New York scored 61 points against Detroit in February 1992 but was even more futile tonight, hitting just 25-of-65 shots and committing a whopping 26 turnovers.

"This was a tough night for us," New York forward Kurt Thomas said. "We didn't execute well coming off a tough loss against Toronto. We need to realize we played terrible, put this game behind us and focus on the next game. You have to give Utah credit. They came out, played well as a team and shot the ball well."

Utah has won six straight meetings from New York, including three straight at the Garden. The all-time series is tied at 31-31.

New York was without starting forward Larry Johnson (knee strain) but that was hardly an excuse for falling behind 40-25 at the half.

"Obviously, they were shorthanded and they have some guys hurt," Utah coach Jerry Sloan said. "We were going through a situation where we haven't guarded anybody in a couple of games, and tonight it looked like we made a concerted effort to try to do a better job defensively."

Starks scored 13 points in the first 24 minutes and he and the rest of Utah's starters had ample rest time after intermission.

Karl Malone scored 18 points, Donyell Marshall had 12 off the bench and backup point guard Jacque Vaughn added 11 for the Jazz, who shot 49 percent (34-of-69) and held a 39-31 rebounding edge over the lifeless Knicks.

"I think right off the bat, our defense was the key," Malone said. "I think we sort of set the tone early on. I've been here for 16 years now and I will probably say I can't remember when we played defense the whole game like that. It just carried over the whole game."

Starting point guard John Stockton played just 22 minutes, scoring three points and handing out six assists for the Western Conference-leading Jazz. But the veteran enjoyed the view from the bench.

"It was great to have (Starks) enthusiastic, and with that type of intensity at both ends of the court," Stockton said. "I think, as a team, we have great confidence in him. He's been a great burst of energy for our team."

Things started out bad and got gradually uglier for New York but Starks looked like he was ready to go from the start, building off the energy of the loud ovation during pregame introductions.

The 6-5 shooting guard, who spent eight seasons with the Knicks from 1990-98, fed John Stockton for a layup and passed to Bryon Russell for a wide-open 3-pointer that put Utah in front to stay, 7-4.

Starks followed by hitting back-to-back jumpers, including a 21-footer that gave the Jazz an 11-4 lead with 8:02 left in the opening period.

"I pulled for a lot of guys in my career, but I was pulling for him to have a great game because he'd been trying so hard," Malone said of Starks, who was shooting just 38 percent entering tonight's contest. "There's no doubt what you are going to get from a John Starks every night. He's a competitor and he pulls for his teamates."

Starks buried another jumper and got a big response from the sellout crowd when he drilled a 25-footer to make it 20-11 with 3:11 left in the first quarter.

Starks took a rest on the bench while his teammates opened a 29-15 lead midway through the second quarter. After his re-entry, Starks contributed a free throws and another 3-pointer as Utah opened a 15-point cushion at the half.

Whatever New York coach Jeff Van Gundy told his beleaguered team at the half worked for the next 12 minutes as the Knicks lit up the scoreboard with 23 third-quarter points. Unfortunately, the Jazz put up 31 to make it 71-48 entering the final period.

The Knicks misfired on 11-of-15 shots in the fourth quarter as the Jazz completed their second-largest victory this season. Utah blew out Chicago, 109-64, on November 18.

"We competed our butts off last night," Van Gundy said. "Last night we got overpowered on the boards and we didn't shoot particularly well. Tonight, along with the first game of the year (a 101-72 home loss to Philadelphia) are probably the biggest disappointments you can have as a group."

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