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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW YORK 20 27 12 29 88 TORONTO 25 22 21 30 98 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NYK - LATRELL SPREWELL 27, KURT THOMAS 17, ALLAN HOUSTON 16 TOR - VINCE CARTER 25, ANTONIO DAVIS 17, CHRIS CHILDS 12

HIGH REBOUND: NYK - KURT THOMAS 9, LARRY JOHNSON 8 TOR - ANTONIO DAVIS 9, VINCE CARTER 8

HIGH ASSISTS: NYK - LATRELL SPREWELL 4, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3 TOR - ALVIN WILLIAMS 7, VINCE CARTER 4

ATT: 19,800


Extended Box

NEW YORK (88) AT TORONTO (98)

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

L JOHNSON F 34 3-9 0-0 1 7 8 2 2 0 2 6 SPREWELL F 43 9-17 8-10 0 3 3 4 3 3 5 27 THOMAS C 35 4-8 9-10 4 5 9 0 6 0 0 17 HOUSTON G 41 7-15 1-1 0 6 6 0 3 1 3 16 JACKSON G 27 2-6 0-0 0 2 2 3 2 0 2 4 RICE 30 2-9 4-4 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 8 HARRINGTON 19 3-4 2-4 2 0 2 0 3 0 1 8 WARD 11 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 2 CAMBY DNP - BACK SPASMS KNIGHT DNP - COACH'S DECISION LONGLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION POSTELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 31-71 24-29 8 24 32 13 22 6 16 88 (.437) (.828) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 16(18 PTS)

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

OAKLEY F 31 3-9 4-4 1 5 6 2 5 1 4 10 PETERSON F 30 4-8 1-1 3 3 6 1 3 3 1 10 A DAVIS C 38 6-15 5-6 3 6 9 0 3 0 2 17 CARTER G 44 8-23 7-8 5 3 8 4 3 3 3 25 A WILLIAMS G 28 1-5 2-2 0 1 1 7 1 3 2 4 CHILDS 26 4-8 4-5 1 4 5 3 3 1 2 12 CLARK 18 4-7 2-3 2 2 4 0 5 0 0 10 CURRY 3 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 J WILLIAMS 11 2-2 0-0 2 1 3 1 1 0 1 4 MURRAY 11 2-4 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 5 MONTROSS DNP - COACH'S DECISION M STEWART DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-81 26-30 17 27 44 18 28 11 15 98 (.420) (.867) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 15(13 PTS)

NEW YORK 20 27 12 29 - 88 TORONTO 25 22 21 30 - 98

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW YORK - THOMAS 2, WARD, L JOHNSON, SPREWELL, HARRINGTON. TORONTO - PETERSON, A DAVIS, CLARK. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW YORK 2-11 (.182), L JOHNSON 0-3, SPREWELL 1-2, HOUSTON 1-3, JACKSON 0-1, RICE 0-1, WARD 0-1. TORONTO 4-11 (.364), PETERSON 1-3, CARTER 2-3, A WILLIAMS 0-1, CHILDS 0-2, MURRAY 1-2. TECHNICALS: NEW YORK - L JOHNSON, TORONTO - OAKLEY. OFFICIALS: JACK NIES, VIOLET PALMER, GREG WILLARD. A - 19,800. T - 2:30.


Box Score

NEW YORK (88) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Johnson 34 3-9 0-0 1-8 2 2 6 Sprewell 43 9-17 8-10 0-3 4 3 27 Thomas 35 4-8 9-10 4-9 0 6 17 Houston 41 7-15 1-1 0-6 0 3 16 Jackson 27 2-6 0-0 0-2 3 2 4 Rice 30 2-9 4-4 1-2 1 2 8 Harrington 19 3-4 2-4 2-2 0 3 8 Ward 11 1-3 0-0 0-0 3 1 2 Camby DNP - back spasms Knight DNP - coach's decision Longley DNP - coach's decision Postell DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-71 24-29 8-32 13 22 88 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.437, FT-.828. 3-Point Goals: 2-11, .182 (L Johnson 0-3, Sprewell 1-2, Houston 1-3, Jackson 0-1, Rice 0-1, Ward 0-1). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 6 (Thomas 2, Ward, L Johnson, Sprewell, Harrington). Turnovers: 16 (Sprewell 5, Houston 3, Jackson 2, L Johnson 2, Ward 2, Harrington, Rice). Steals: 6 (Sprewell 3, Houston, Rice, Ward).

TORONTO (98) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Oakley 31 3-9 4-4 1-6 2 5 10 Peterson 30 4-8 1-1 3-6 1 3 10 A Davis 38 6-15 5-6 3-9 0 3 17 Carter 44 8-23 7-8 5-8 4 3 25 A Williams 28 1-5 2-2 0-1 7 1 4 Childs 26 4-8 4-5 1-5 3 3 12 Clark 18 4-7 2-3 2-4 0 5 10 Curry 3 0-0 1-1 0-0 0 2 1 J Williams 11 2-2 0-0 2-3 1 1 4 Murray 11 2-4 0-0 0-2 0 2 5 Montross DNP - coach's decision M Stewart DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-81 26-30 17-44 18 28 98 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.420, FT-.867. 3-Point Goals: 4-11, .364 (Peterson 1-3, Carter 2-3, A Williams 0-1, Childs 0-2, Murray 1-2). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 3 (Peterson, A Davis, Clark). Turnovers: 15 (Oakley 4, Carter 3, A Davis 2, A Williams 2, Childs 2, J Williams, Peterson). Steals: 11 (A Williams 3, Carter 3, Peterson 3, Childs, Oakley). ____________________________________________ New York 20 27 12 29 - 88 Toronto 25 22 21 30 - 98 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: New York 1 (L Johnson, 11:05 2nd). Toronto 1 (Oakley, 3:00 2nd). Flagrant fouls: Toronto 1 (A Davis, 0:10 2nd). A: 19,800. T: 2:30. Officials: Jack Nies, Violet Palmer, Greg Willard.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Suddenly, the Toronto Raptors are making a move in the Eastern Conference.

The rejuvenated Raptors broke open the contest in the second half and stretched their winning streak to a season-high five games with a 98-88 victory over the New York Knicks, who again played without Marcus Camby.

Vince Carter scored 25 points and former Knick Chris Childs and Keon Clark provided a spark off the bench for Toronto, which has not lost since its triple-overtime defeat to Sacramento on February 23. The Raptors closed within one-half game of second-place Charlotte in the Central Divison.

Carter, who became Toronto's all-time leading scorer Friday, has led the Raptors in scoring in the last eight games, averaging 32.1 points during that stretch.

"We are trying to position ourselves and get as many wins as we can," Carter said. "The intensity has picked up. We are active and there's a lot of good things going on. Our team is focused, excited and we trust each other."

Toronto scored the first nine points of the third period to grab a 56-47 lead, then opened its biggest lead at 86-69 on a layup by Childs with 7:20 left. Childs scored 12 points in his first game against his former club and Clark added 10.

After the teams played to a 47-47 tie in the first half, Childs said the Raptors wanted to jump on the Knicks in the third period.

"I was there for five years and I know that team has bad third quarters," said Childs, who was acquired in the deal that sent Mark Jackson to the Knicks prior to the trade deadline. "In the second half, I started going to the basket more and drawing fouls."

Camby, a former Raptor, sat out his second straight game with back spasms and the Knicks missed his presence on the boards. Prior to the injury, he had averaged 16.6 points and 16.2 rebounds in his previous six games.

New York suffered its seventh straight road loss. The streak includes an 81-71 setback to the lowly Chicago Bulls on Friday.

"We just don't have a passion about ourselves right now," New York coach Jeff Van Gundy said. "The way we're playing, it's tough to win. It's definitely tougher on the road."

Latrell Sprewell scored 27 points for the Knicks, who closed to 94-88 on a layup by Charlie Ward with 59 seconds remaining and had a chance to get closer.

But Glen Rice got caught in the air and his pass at the top of the key was deflected by Carter, resulting in a turnover. Alvin Williams and Childs each hit a pair of free throws in the final minute for Toronto.

"A lot of those guys are my friends but on the court I have to try to destroy them," Childs said. "I'm smiling now, more than I have in the past five years."

"He's the same guy," Sprewell said of Childs. "He's able to penetrate and create. Tonight he seemed a little more aggressive but playing the team that traded you, you would expect that."

The Raptors moved a season-high six games over .500 and have won all three meetings with the Knicks. New York has dropped five straight regular-season games in Toronto, though it did win a playoff contest here last year.

Toronto shot only 42 percent (34-of-81) from the field but its transition game got going in the second half, outscoring the Knicks, 17-2, in fast-break points. Antonio Davis added 17 points for the Raptors.

"We have a good mix of young guys and veterans," Clark said. "It's like Jell-O pudding. You keep mixing it up and it keeps getting better and better."

"Our bench is deep and has a lot of energy," Toronto coach Lenny Wilkens added. "We have guys who will got to the boards and that becomes contagious."

New York matched Toronto in the first half behind Sprewell's 18 points but fell apart in the third quarter, managing only 12 points and committing eight of its 16 turnovers.

"I believe in defense and we're starting to play well defensively," Wilkens said. "We've talked about needing a sense of urgency and today we had that. We made up our minds to come out in the second half and jump on them right away."

Carter's jumper ignited Toronto's spurt just 21 seconds into the second half and the Raptors were never threatened thereafter. After Toronto's initial burst, the teams traded baskets, with the Raptors taking a 68-59 lead into the final quarter, a lead they quickly extended to 17.

Kurt Thomas contributed 17 points and Allan Houston added 16 for the Knicks. Houston tried to rally the Knicks with nine points in the final period.

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