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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW YORK 30 30 16 19 95 INDIANA 20 25 26 32 103 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NYK - LATRELL SPREWELL 18, ALLAN HOUSTON 17, KURT THOMAS 14 IND - JERMAINE ONEAL 22, JALEN ROSE 22, REGGIE MILLER 21

HIGH REBOUND: NYK - CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 11, KURT THOMAS 9 IND - JERMAINE ONEAL 16, TWO PLAYERS WITH 8

HIGH ASSISTS: NYK - MARK JACKSON 11, LATRELL SPREWELL 5 IND - JAMAAL TINSLEY 8, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5

ATT: 16,494


Extended Box

NEW YORK (95) AT INDIANA (103)

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

SPREWELL F 37 9-18 0-0 1 2 3 5 1 1 3 18 THOMAS F 33 5-14 4-6 4 5 9 1 4 0 1 14 SPENCER C 8 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 3 0 0 HOUSTON G 37 8-18 1-1 0 2 2 2 4 2 1 17 JACKSON G 33 2-10 4-4 1 4 5 11 0 2 2 9 WEATHERSPOON 32 5-9 2-2 3 8 11 1 3 1 1 12 HARRINGTON 22 3-7 0-0 0 4 4 0 4 0 0 6 ANDERSON 22 3-5 3-4 0 3 3 1 2 1 0 10 WARD 16 2-6 3-3 1 2 3 2 2 1 2 9 EISLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION KNIGHT DNP - COACH'S DECISION POSTELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 37-87 17-20 10 31 41 23 22 11 10 95 (.425) (.850) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 11(14 PTS)

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

ONEAL F 47 10-16 1-2 1 15 16 4 1 0 1 22 ROSE F 45 6-13 9-9 1 7 8 5 3 1 3 22 FOSTER C 9 1-2 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 0 1 2 R MILLER G 42 8-13 2-2 0 1 1 5 2 2 1 21 TINSLEY G 25 4-10 0-0 1 0 1 8 4 0 3 8 HARRINGTON 34 4-10 5-6 2 6 8 0 3 0 1 13 CROSHERE 16 1-5 0-0 1 4 5 0 1 1 1 2 J BENDER 2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 BEST 20 5-7 3-3 0 3 3 4 3 2 2 13 BREZEC DNP - COACH'S DECISION ROGERS DNP - COACH'S DECISION SUNDOV DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-77 20-22 7 38 45 26 19 6 13 103 (.506) (.909) TEAM REBS: 3 TOTAL TO: 13(14 PTS)

NEW YORK 30 30 16 19 - 95 INDIANA 20 25 26 32 - 103

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW YORK - WEATHERSPOON. INDIANA - ONEAL 3, ROSE 2, TINSLEY, BEST. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW YORK 4-14 (.286), SPREWELL 0-4, THOMAS 0-1, HOUSTON 0-1, JACKSON 1-3, ANDERSON 1-1, WARD 2-4. INDIANA 5-8 (.625), ONEAL 1-1, ROSE 1-1, R MILLER 3-4, CROSHERE 0-1, BEST 0-1. TECHNICALS: INDIANA - R MILLER, DEFENSIVE THREE. OFFICIALS: JOE CRAWFORD, BLANE REICHELT, BENNIE ADAMS. A - 16,494. T - 2:09.


Box Score

NEW YORK (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Sprewell 37 9-18 0-0 1-3 5 1 18 Thomas 33 5-14 4-6 4-9 1 4 14 Spencer 8 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 2 0 Houston 37 8-18 1-1 0-2 2 4 17 Jackson 33 2-10 4-4 1-5 11 0 9 Weatherspoon 32 5-9 2-2 3-11 1 3 12 Harrington 22 3-7 0-0 0-4 0 4 6 Anderson 22 3-5 3-4 0-3 1 2 10 Ward 16 2-6 3-3 1-3 2 2 9 Eisley DNP - coach's decision Knight DNP - coach's decision Postell DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-87 17-20 10-41 23 22 95 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.425, FT-.850. 3-Point Goals: 4-14, .286 (Sprewell 0-4, Thomas 0-1, Houston 0-1, Jackson 1-3, Anderson 1-1, Ward 2-4). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 1 (Weatherspoon). Turnovers: 11 (Sprewell 3, Jackson 2, Ward 2, Houston, Thomas, Weatherspoon). Steals: 11 (Spencer 3, Houston 2, Jackson 2, Anderson, Sprewell, Ward, Weatherspoon).

INDIANA (103) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Oneal 47 10-16 1-2 1-16 4 1 22 Rose 45 6-13 9-9 1-8 5 3 22 Foster 9 1-2 0-0 1-3 0 1 2 R Miller 42 8-13 2-2 0-1 5 2 21 Tinsley 25 4-10 0-0 1-1 8 4 8 Harrington 34 4-10 5-6 2-8 0 3 13 Croshere 16 1-5 0-0 1-5 0 1 2 J Bender 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Best 20 5-7 3-3 0-3 4 3 13 Brezec DNP - coach's decision Rogers DNP - coach's decision Sundov DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-77 20-22 7-45 26 19 103 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.506, FT-.909. 3-Point Goals: 5-8, .625 (Oneal 1-1, Rose 1-1, R Miller 3-4, Croshere 0-1, Best 0-1). Team rebounds: 3. Blocked shots: 7 (Oneal 3, Rose 2, Tinsley, Best). Turnovers: 13 (Rose 3, Tinsley 3, Best 2, Croshere, Foster, Harrington, Oneal, R Miller). Steals: 6 (Best 2, R Miller 2, Croshere, Rose). ____________________________________________ New York 30 30 16 19 - 95 Indiana 20 25 26 32 - 103 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Indiana 2 (R Miller, 7:29 1st; Defensive Three, 7:32 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,494. T: 2:09. Officials: Joe Crawford, Blane Reichelt, Bennie Adams.


Game Story

INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- It was a sight the New York Knicks have seen many times.

Reggie Miller scored 17 of his 21 points after halftime, including three 3-pointers, as the Indiana Pacers overcame an awful first 24 minutes and rallied for a 103-95 victory over the road-challenged Knicks.

New York blew a 20-point first-half lead, tying the largest deficit it has wasted since 1991, as the Pacers stormed back to win their third straight game at Conseco Fieldhouse and hand the Knicks their eighth straight road loss.

Four of those losses -- all four of New York's defeats -- have come this season. The Knicks have not won away from Madison Square Garden in the regular season since a shocking victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on April 1.

"When you don't play defense in this league, you won't win," Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy said. "Our main guys, the leaders, didn't play as well as they're capable of. That includes defense."

After using tremendous ball movement to take a 10-point lead following the first quarter and a 60-45 advantage into the intermission, the Knicks scored just 35 points and fell to 2-4 on the year.

"You know a great home team is going to make a run eventually," Knicks guard Allan Houston said. "But we didn't have to allow that to happen. Unfortunately we did. When you're up big like we were, you have to go for the kill."

The Pacers collected eight of the first 10 points after the break, including a beautiful turnaround bank shot by Jermaine O'Neal, who finished with a game-high 22 points. Later in the third, Miller hit two 3-pointers during a 10-3 run as Indiana crawled within 73-69.

"Obviously, the second half made the difference," Pacers guard Travis Best said. "We knew if we played the way we were supposed to, we could win. We were not on the same page in the first half."

Down five after three periods, the Pacers opened the final quarter with a 10-3 spurt.

O'Neal threw down a thunderous dunk to begin the burst and Miller drilled a 3-pointer that forced a 76-76 tie. After a jumper by Houston, Shandon Anderson made the first of two free throws for a 79-76 Knicks' lead.

But O'Neal hit another jumper to pull Indiana within one and, following a timeout, Jalen Rose's two foul shots put Indiana ahead for good. The Pacers guard followed with a 3-pointer from the left wing that made it 83-79 with 8:09 remianing.

"The first half was not a pretty sight," said Indiana forward Al Harrington. "We were not playing together and doing the things that we had been doing since coming out of training camp. We knew we could score but we just didn't get it done in the first half."

Harrington had seven of his 13 points in the final 6:09 as the Pacers held on for their fifth victory in six games.

"This win lets us know and the guys in the locker room know the biggest opponent we have in the NBA is ourselves," Pacers coach Isiah Thomas said. "We hung in there and hung in there."

Rose finished with 22 points and O'Neal grabbed 16 rebounds for Indiana, which shot 51 percent (39-of-77) from the field and held a 45-41 edge on the boards over the Knicks, who are still without injured center Marcus Camby (foot).

After connecting on half of their 44 shots in the opening half, the Knicks finished at just 43 percent (37-of-87) from the floor and were 4-of-14 from beyond the arc.

The Knicks also relinquished 20-point leads at Charlotte in January 1994 and at Miami in February 2000. The biggest blown lead in franchise history is 25 in a game at Boston during the 1986-87 campaign.

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