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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW YORK 20 16 29 21 86 LA CLIPPERS 21 25 23 30 99 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NYK - LATRELL SPREWELL 22, ALLAN HOUSTON 19, KURT THOMAS 11 LAC - ELTON BRAND 20, QUENTIN RICHARDSON 20, TWO PLAYERS WITH 14

HIGH REBOUND: NYK - KURT THOMAS 11, CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 10 LAC - ELTON BRAND 8, DARIUS MILES 8

HIGH ASSISTS: NYK - MARK JACKSON 10, LATRELL SPREWELL 6 LAC - EARL BOYKINS 5, ERIC PIATKOWSKI 4

ATT: 17,334


Extended Box

NEW YORK (86) AT LA CLIPPERS (99)

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

SPREWELL F 41 10-17 2-2 0 3 3 6 0 1 4 22 WEATHERSPOON F 30 5-16 0-0 3 7 10 2 5 1 1 10 THOMAS C 39 3-11 5-6 3 8 11 2 3 1 1 11 HOUSTON G 36 6-13 6-6 1 4 5 1 3 0 3 19 JACKSON G 35 4-8 0-0 1 4 5 10 2 0 1 9 HARRINGTON 18 3-5 1-2 1 3 4 0 5 0 3 7 ANDERSON 27 3-5 0-0 1 4 5 0 5 1 2 8 EISLEY 13 0-4 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 SPENCER 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 KNIGHT DNP - COACH'S DECISION POSTELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION WARD DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-79 14-16 10 33 43 22 27 4 18 86 (.430) (.875) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 19(17 PTS)

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

BRAND F 37 6-12 8-9 3 5 8 3 3 2 2 20 MAGGETTE F 25 2-6 3-5 1 4 5 1 1 1 1 7 OLOWOKANDI C 24 3-6 1-2 1 5 6 2 4 0 1 7 MCINNIS G 29 5-13 4-4 0 3 3 3 1 0 0 14 PIATKOWSKI G 39 4-8 4-5 0 1 1 4 1 1 1 14 MILES 32 2-5 2-2 1 7 8 1 2 1 3 6 RICHARDSON 30 9-10 0-0 1 4 5 1 2 4 2 20 ROOKS 5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 BOYKINS 19 2-9 6-8 0 1 1 5 0 1 0 11 DEL NEGRO DNP - COACH'S DECISION EKEZIE DNP - COACH'S DECISION JAMISON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-70 28-35 7 30 37 20 15 10 10 99 (.471) (.800) TEAM REBS: 2 TOTAL TO: 11(13 PTS)

NEW YORK 20 16 29 21 - 86 LA CLIPPERS 21 25 23 30 - 99

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW YORK - WEATHERSPOON 2, SPREWELL, EISLEY, ANDERSON. LA CLIPPERS - OLOWOKANDI 3, BRAND 2, MILES, RICHARDSON, MAGGETTE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW YORK 4-11 (.364), SPREWELL 0-3, HOUSTON 1-1, JACKSON 1-1, ANDERSON 2-3, EISLEY 0-3. LA CLIPPERS 5-9 (.556), MCINNIS 0-1, PIATKOWSKI 2-4, RICHARDSON 2-2, BOYKINS 1-2. TECHNICALS: NEW YORK - DEFENSIVE THREE, LA CLIPPERS - HEAD COACH GENTRY. OFFICIALS: NOLAN FINE, DEREK COLLINS, GREG WILLARD. A - 17,334. T - 2:13.


Box Score

NEW YORK (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Sprewell 41 10-17 2-2 0-3 6 0 22 Weatherspoon 30 5-16 0-0 3-10 2 5 10 Thomas 39 3-11 5-6 3-11 2 3 11 Houston 36 6-13 6-6 1-5 1 3 19 Jackson 35 4-8 0-0 1-5 10 2 9 Harrington 18 3-5 1-2 1-4 0 5 7 Anderson 27 3-5 0-0 1-5 0 5 8 Eisley 13 0-4 0-0 0-0 1 3 0 Spencer 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Knight DNP - coach's decision Postell DNP - coach's decision Ward DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-79 14-16 10-43 22 27 86 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.430, FT-.875. 3-Point Goals: 4-11, .364 (Sprewell 0-3, Houston 1-1, Jackson 1-1, Anderson 2-3, Eisley 0-3). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 5 (Weatherspoon 2, Sprewell, Eisley, Anderson). Turnovers: 19 (Sprewell 4, Eisley 3, Harrington 3, Houston 3, Anderson 2, Jackson, Thomas, Weatherspoon). Steals: 4 (Anderson, Sprewell, Thomas, Weatherspoon).

LA CLIPPERS (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brand 37 6-12 8-9 3-8 3 3 20 Maggette 25 2-6 3-5 1-5 1 1 7 Olowokandi 24 3-6 1-2 1-6 2 4 7 Mcinnis 29 5-13 4-4 0-3 3 1 14 Piatkowski 39 4-8 4-5 0-1 4 1 14 Miles 32 2-5 2-2 1-8 1 2 6 Richardson 30 9-10 0-0 1-5 1 2 20 Rooks 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Boykins 19 2-9 6-8 0-1 5 0 11 Del Negro DNP - coach's decision Ekezie DNP - coach's decision Jamison DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-70 28-35 7-37 20 15 99 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.471, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 5-9, .556 (Mcinnis 0-1, Piatkowski 2-4, Richardson 2-2, Boykins 1-2). Team rebounds: 2. Blocked shots: 8 (Olowokandi 3, Brand 2, Miles, Richardson, Maggette). Turnovers: 11 (Miles 3, Brand 2, Richardson 2, Maggette, Olowokandi, Piatkowski). Steals: 10 (Richardson 4, Brand 2, Boykins, Maggette, Miles, Piatkowski). ____________________________________________ New York 20 16 29 21 - 86 La Clippers 21 25 23 30 - 99 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: New York 1 (Defensive Three, 4:19 4th). La Clippers 1 (Head Coach Gentry, 4:07 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,334. T: 2:13. Officials: Nolan Fine, Derek Collins, Greg Willard.


Game Story

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Even a visit to the site of their last road win could not end the New York Knicks' woes away from home.

Elton Brand had 20 points and eight rebounds and Quentin Richardson scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter as the Los Angeles Clippers posted a 99-86 victory over New York, which remained winless on the road.

The Knicks have lost their first six road games, matching their worst start since 1985. They have lost 10 consecutive road games since April, when they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center.

The Clippers, meanwhile, have turned into one of the NBA's better home teams. They have won five of seven games here this season and 18 of their last 23 overall.

Los Angeles squandered double-digit leads in the second and third quarters before dominating the fourth. Richardson was 5-of-5 from the floor in the final period and Earl Boykins scored seven of his 11 points in the last 12 minutes as the Clippers pulled away.

Richardson and Boykins led the Los Angeles bench, which outscored New York's reserves, 37-15. Darius Miles contributed six points and eight rebounds.

"Our bench played great today, we got a big lift from Richardson and Boykins," Los Angeles coach Alvin Gentry said. "That's what we need to get us over the hump in these tight ballgames."

Jeff McInnis and Eric Piatkowski added 14 points apiece for the Clippers, who made 5-of-9 3-pointers and outscored the Knicks, 28-14, at the free-throw line.

"We are a great defensive squad, but right now we are not," New York guard Allan Houston said. "Just beacuse we have New York on our chest doesn't mean we are supposed to play great defense."

Latrell Sprewell scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half for New York and Houston had 19 but just two in the fourth quarter. Kurt Thomas added 11 points and 11 rebounds and Clarence Weatherspoon chipped in 10 and 10 for the Knicks.

Los Angeles took control with a 16-3 run late in the second quarter, turning a two-point lead into a 46-31 cushion with 1:17 to go. Brand, Boykins and Piatkowkski each scored four during the spurt and the Clippers had a 46-36 halftime lead.

Houston opened the third quarter with a 3-pointer to spark a 6-0 burst as the Knicks pulled within four. The Clippers led, 51-44, with 9:08 left, but New York scored 14 of the next 19 points and took a 58-56 lead on a jumper by Sprewell with 5:19 to go.

"None of that fire is gone, we knew they wouldn't give up," Brand said. "We knew they would be tough and they would battle. We just outbattled them at the end."

McInnis tied it with a pair of free throws and Brand gave the Clippers the lead with a three-point play with 4:28 remaining.

"We let that 10-point lead slip, but we held it together and grinded it out," Brand said. "That's what we have to do. We need to win games like that."

New York tied it, 61-61, on a jumper by Othella Harrington and Houston's technical foul shot with 4:07 left, but Richardson drained a short jumper to spark a 6-0 run and give Los Angeles the lead for good.

The Knicks shot just 43 percent (34-of-79), made 14-of-16 free throws and committed 18 turnovers.

"We are having trouble making shots on the perimeter," New York coach Jeff Van Gundy said. "We have got to find a way to put a lineup out there with a balance of offense and defense."

New York has won 25 of the last 30 meetings with the Clippers but has lost the last three in Los Angeles.

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