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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW YORK 25 21 21 12 79 PORTLAND 24 25 28 19 96 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NYK - LATRELL SPREWELL 21, ALLAN HOUSTON 13, MARCUS CAMBY 12 POR - RASHEED WALLACE 30, BONZI WELLS 16, THREE PLAYERS WITH 8

HIGH REBOUND: NYK - MARCUS CAMBY 7, MARK JACKSON 7 POR - DALE DAVIS 9, RASHEED WALLACE 8

HIGH ASSISTS: NYK - MARK JACKSON 5, LARRY JOHNSON 3 POR - DAMON STOUDAMIRE 9, ROD STRICKLAND 6

ATT: 20,580


Extended Box

NEW YORK (79) AT PORTLAND (96)

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

L JOHNSON F 27 1-8 0-0 0 2 2 3 5 0 1 2 SPREWELL F 39 9-18 2-4 0 1 1 2 3 3 3 21 CAMBY C 38 5-10 2-6 1 6 7 0 4 0 1 12 HOUSTON G 28 5-10 3-3 0 2 2 0 1 0 3 13 JACKSON G 28 3-4 0-2 0 7 7 5 5 1 5 7 THOMAS 24 3-6 1-1 2 3 5 2 5 1 3 7 RICE 25 2-5 5-5 0 4 4 2 2 0 1 10 WARD 18 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 2 4 0 1 2 HARRINGTON 4 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 POSTELL 3 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 SPENCER 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 KNIGHT 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 29-63 17-25 3 26 29 17 31 5 20 79 (.460) (.680) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 21(17 PTS)

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

PIPPEN F 29 3-7 2-2 0 4 4 1 4 3 1 8 WALLACE F 40 11-20 6-8 1 7 8 1 3 3 0 30 SABONIS C 23 3-7 2-3 0 5 5 3 2 1 3 8 STOUDAMIRE G 24 3-8 0-0 2 1 3 9 1 1 3 6 WELLS G 26 6-9 4-6 1 4 5 3 4 1 2 16 SMITH 27 1-4 4-4 1 1 2 1 3 2 2 6 DAVIS 16 1-1 3-5 1 8 9 0 3 0 0 5 AUGMON 17 1-2 1-2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 STRICKLAND 24 2-5 2-6 0 1 1 6 2 0 2 6 KEMP 14 1-3 6-8 4 2 6 0 0 2 0 8 ANTHONY DNP - COACH'S DECISION SCHREMPF DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-66 30-44 10 33 43 25 24 13 13 96 (.485) (.682) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 15(12 PTS)

NEW YORK 25 21 21 12 - 79 PORTLAND 24 25 28 19 - 96

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW YORK - THOMAS 2, CAMBY. PORTLAND - WELLS, WALLACE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW YORK 4-8 (.500), L JOHNSON 0-2, SPREWELL 1-2, JACKSON 1-2, RICE 1-1, POSTELL 1-1. PORTLAND 2-10 (.200), PIPPEN 0-2, WALLACE 2-6, STOUDAMIRE 0-1, SMITH 0-1. TECHNICALS: NEW YORK - WARD, PORTLAND - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, DAVIS 2 (EJECTED), SABONIS. OFFICIALS: DON VADEN, JIM CAPERS, LUIS GRILLO. A - 20,580. T - 2:18.


Box Score

NEW YORK (79) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Johnson 27 1-8 0-0 0-2 3 5 2 Sprewell 39 9-18 2-4 0-1 2 3 21 Camby 38 5-10 2-6 1-7 0 4 12 Houston 28 5-10 3-3 0-2 0 1 13 Jackson 28 3-4 0-2 0-7 5 5 7 Thomas 24 3-6 1-1 2-5 2 5 7 Rice 25 2-5 5-5 0-4 2 2 10 Ward 18 0-1 2-2 0-1 2 4 2 Harrington 4 0-0 2-2 0-0 0 0 2 Postell 3 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 3 Spencer 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Knight 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 29-63 17-25 3-29 17 31 79 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.460, FT-.680. 3-Point Goals: 4-8, .500 (L Johnson 0-2, Sprewell 1-2, Jackson 1-2, Rice 1-1, Postell 1-1). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 3 (Thomas 2, Camby). Turnovers: 21 (Jackson 5, Houston 3, Sprewell 3, Thomas 3, Camby, Harrington, L Johnson, Postell, Rice, Ward). Steals: 5 (Sprewell 3, Jackson, Thomas).

PORTLAND (96) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Pippen 29 3-7 2-2 0-4 1 4 8 Wallace 40 11-20 6-8 1-8 1 3 30 Sabonis 23 3-7 2-3 0-5 3 2 8 Stoudamire 24 3-8 0-0 2-3 9 1 6 Wells 26 6-9 4-6 1-5 3 4 16 Smith 27 1-4 4-4 1-2 1 3 6 Davis 16 1-1 3-5 1-9 0 3 5 Augmon 17 1-2 1-2 0-0 1 2 3 Strickland 24 2-5 2-6 0-1 6 2 6 Kemp 14 1-3 6-8 4-6 0 0 8 Anthony DNP - coach's decision Schrempf DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-66 30-44 10-43 25 24 96 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.485, FT-.682. 3-Point Goals: 2-10, .200 (Pippen 0-2, Wallace 2-6, Stoudamire 0-1, Smith 0-1). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 2 (Wells, Wallace). Turnovers: 15 (Sabonis 3, Stoudamire 3, Smith 2, Strickland 2, Wells 2, Pippen). Steals: 13 (Pippen 3, Wallace 3, Kemp 2, Smith 2, Sabonis, Stoudamire, Wells). ____________________________________________ New York 25 21 21 12 - 79 Portland 24 25 28 19 - 96 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: New York 1 (Ward, 0:28 3rd). Portland 4 (Illegal Defense, 5:08 3rd; Davis 2 (ejected), 2:20 3rd; Sabonis, 0:28 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 20,580. T: 2:18. Officials: Don Vaden, Jim Capers, Luis Grillo.


Game Story

PORTLAND, Oregon (Ticker) -- The Portland Trail Blazers needed just six minutes to turn a tight game into a blowout.

The Trail Blazers scored the first 16 points of the second half, turning a three-point halftime lead into their fourth win in five games, a 96-79 triumph over the struggling New York Knicks.

Bonzi Wells scored six of his 16 points during the decisive run and Rasheed Wallace also added six on a pair of 3-pointers, including one that gave Portland its biggest lead, 65-46, with 6:36 to go.

Wallace scored 30 points on 11-of-20 shooting to go with eight rebounds and drained Portland's only two shots from the arc.

"Whenever you can go on a run like that, it's good to knock them out of a game," Wells said. "If we handle our business, we don't have to worry about anyone. People have to worry about us."

The Blazers remained one-half game behind the Los Angeles Lakers for the fourth spot in the Western Conference playoff race. They are in third place in the Pacific Division, 2 1/2 games behind Sacramento, which defeated Minnesota on Friday night.

"They are all wins at this point with the standings so close," Portland guard Rod Strickland said. "We are pulling it together now."

The ejection of Portland's power forward almost was a turning point, but this time it was not the fiery Wallace. Dale Davis was ejected for arguing with officials after fouling Latrell Sprewell on a layup late in the third period.

The layup pulled the Knicks within 73-56 with 2:20 left. Glen Rice made both technical foul shots and Sprewell drained the ensuing foul shot to make it 73-59.

That sparked the Knicks, who scored eight of the next 12 points to pull within 10 by the end of the period. But New York got no closer.

The Blazers opened the final quarter with six straight points, highlighted by a long jumper and capped by a pair of free throws by Steve Smith with 6:54 to go. The Knicks never got within 12 points thereafter and Portland matched its biggest lead twice down the stretch.

"In the fourth we had our best defensive stretch in some time," Portland coach Mike Dunleavy said. "When you play that kind of defense that we played tonight, you won't get beat."

Davis had five points and nine rebounds before being ejected while Shawn Kemp -- Davis' replacement -- had eight and six in just 14 minutes for Portland, which held a 43-29 edge on the boards and limited the Knicks to three offensive rebounds.

"We're just not playing the way we need to play when we don't have the ball, defensively, rebounding," New York coach Jeff Van Gundy said. "We're just going through the motions right now. We have no urgency to us."

Sprewell scored 21 points and Allan Houston added 13 for New York, which fell to 1-3 on its five-game road trip. Marcus Camby had 12 points and seven rebounds, but the Knicks were dominated in the paint.

"I don't overreact when we beat lesser teams and I'm not going to overreact here but there are a lot of bad signs," Van Gundy said. "We're just not guarding with any passion and not rebounding with any desire."

New York fell one-half game behind Miami for the third playoff position in the Eastern Conference but is two games ahead of Charlotte and Toronto, who are tied for fifth place in the conference standings.

Both teams were on fire in the first half, with Portland shooting 60 percent (21-of-35) and New York at 58 percent (20-of-34). The game was tied, 42-42, when the Blazers scored seven of the last 11 points of the half for a 49-46 halftime lead.

"That's when it started," Van Gundy said. "We had a lead, gave it back and the start of the third killed us."

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