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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- INDIANA 25 12 29 33 99 NEW YORK 20 25 28 28 101 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: IND - JERMAINE ONEAL 22, AL HARRINGTON 19, JALEN ROSE 18 NYK - LATRELL SPREWELL 25, MARCUS CAMBY 18, ALLAN HOUSTON 18

HIGH REBOUND: IND - JERMAINE ONEAL 12, AL HARRINGTON 11 NYK - MARCUS CAMBY 22, KURT THOMAS 12

HIGH ASSISTS: IND - JAMAAL TINSLEY 9, REGGIE MILLER 6 NYK - MARK JACKSON 8, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5

ATT: 19,763


Extended Box

INDIANA (99) AT NEW YORK (101)

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

ONEAL F 41 8-15 6-10 2 10 12 0 2 1 5 22 ROSE F 40 7-16 4-4 1 4 5 3 5 0 0 18 FOSTER C 20 3-6 1-2 0 5 5 0 1 0 0 7 R MILLER G 38 6-17 0-0 1 0 1 6 3 2 1 15 TINSLEY G 39 6-14 2-4 1 1 2 9 2 3 1 14 HARRINGTON 36 6-14 7-8 6 5 11 1 5 0 1 19 CROSHERE 8 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 2 BEST 17 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 SUNDOV 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 J BENDER DNP - COACH'S DECISION BREWER DNP - COACH'S DECISION BREZEC DNP - SORE RIGHT ANKLE

TOTALS 240 38-89 20-28 11 27 38 19 18 9 10 99 (.427) (.714) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 10(2 PTS)

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

SPREWELL F 43 8-20 6-7 0 6 6 5 3 0 4 25 THOMAS F 42 5-13 3-4 4 8 12 3 5 2 3 13 CAMBY C 39 7-15 4-6 7 15 22 1 4 1 3 18 HOUSTON G 38 6-13 5-6 0 2 2 1 2 0 2 18 JACKSON G 31 4-6 0-0 0 2 2 8 2 3 4 10 ANDERSON 15 2-4 0-1 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 4 WARD 18 1-4 0-0 0 4 4 5 1 0 3 3 HARRINGTON 14 5-5 0-0 2 0 2 0 4 0 0 10 EISLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION KNIGHT DNP - COACH'S DECISION POSTELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION SPENCER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-80 18-24 13 39 52 24 23 6 19 101 (.475) (.750) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 19(25 PTS)

INDIANA 25 12 29 33 - 99 NEW YORK 20 25 28 28 - 101

BLOCKED SHOTS: INDIANA - ONEAL 2, ROSE. NEW YORK - THOMAS 5, WARD. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: INDIANA 3-12 (.250), ROSE 0-3, R MILLER 3-6, TINSLEY 0-2, CROSHERE 0-1. NEW YORK 7-17 (.412), SPREWELL 3-8, HOUSTON 1-1, JACKSON 2-3, ANDERSON 0-1, WARD 1-4. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: BERNIE FRYER, GARY BENSON, KEN MAUER. A - 19,763. T - 2:18.


Box Score

INDIANA (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Oneal 41 8-15 6-10 2-12 0 2 22 Rose 40 7-16 4-4 1-5 3 5 18 Foster 20 3-6 1-2 0-5 0 1 7 R Miller 38 6-17 0-0 1-1 6 3 15 Tinsley 39 6-14 2-4 1-2 9 2 14 Harrington 36 6-14 7-8 6-11 1 5 19 Croshere 8 1-3 0-0 0-2 0 0 2 Best 17 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Sundov 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 J Bender DNP - coach's decision Brewer DNP - coach's decision Brezec DNP - sore right ankle _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-89 20-28 11-38 19 18 99 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.427, FT-.714. 3-Point Goals: 3-12, .250 (Rose 0-3, R Miller 3-6, Tinsley 0-2, Croshere 0-1). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 3 (Oneal 2, Rose). Turnovers: 10 (Oneal 5, Best, Croshere, Harrington, R Miller, Tinsley). Steals: 9 (Tinsley 3, Croshere 2, R Miller 2, Best, Oneal).

NEW YORK (101) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Sprewell 43 8-20 6-7 0-6 5 3 25 Thomas 42 5-13 3-4 4-12 3 5 13 Camby 39 7-15 4-6 7-22 1 4 18 Houston 38 6-13 5-6 0-2 1 2 18 Jackson 31 4-6 0-0 0-2 8 2 10 Anderson 15 2-4 0-1 0-2 1 2 4 Ward 18 1-4 0-0 0-4 5 1 3 Harrington 14 5-5 0-0 2-2 0 4 10 Eisley DNP - coach's decision Knight DNP - coach's decision Postell DNP - coach's decision Spencer DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-80 18-24 13-52 24 23 101 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.475, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 7-17, .412 (Sprewell 3-8, Houston 1-1, Jackson 2-3, Anderson 0-1, Ward 1-4). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 6 (Thomas 5, Ward). Turnovers: 19 (Jackson 4, Sprewell 4, Camby 3, Thomas 3, Ward 3, Houston 2). Steals: 6 (Jackson 3, Thomas 2, Camby). ____________________________________________ Indiana 25 12 29 33 - 99 New York 20 25 28 28 - 101 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,763. T: 2:18. Officials: Bernie Fryer, Gary Benson, Ken Mauer.


Game Story

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- No matter who is on the sidelines, wins never come easy for the New York Knicks.

Hours after coach Jeff Van Gundy resigned, the Knicks squandered a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter and barely held on for their third straight win, 101-99 over the Indiana Pacers.

Van Gundy, the third-winningest coach in team history, announced he was quitting Saturday afternoon after five-plus seasons with New York. Assistant Don Chaney took the helm for at least one night and endured the type of late-game drama Van Gundy witnessed frequently.

"The bottom line is we won," Chaney said. "That's the most important thing to me and it's something we just have to build on."

Indiana's Reggie Miller, who has made a career on torching the Knicks, scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter -- including 10 in a row.

"Mentally, we stayed focused in the ballgame," Miller said. "I think (the Knicks) relaxed a little bit and we took a step forward."

"When you have explosive guys like Miller, you know they are capable of hitting big shots down the line," Chaney said. "Miller continues to amaze me in terms of how consistent he is in hitting big shots. He's a money player."

Miller made a pair of 3-pointers and two long-range jumpers in in a span of 77 seconds before rookie Jamaal Tinsley tied it, 91-91, on a pair of free throws with 4:28 left.

Latrell Sprewell made 1-of-2 free throws with 2:59 remaining to give the Knicks a 94-93 lead, but Miller nailed a 3-pointer 10 seconds later to put the Pacers ahead.

"He was typical Reggie," Indiana coach Isiah Thomas said. "He got hot and once he got hot and ignited, we tried to keep the ball in his hands. He found a way to make shots and manufacture points. It was pretty to watch."

After the teams traded baskets, former Pacer Mark Jackson drilled a 3-pointer from the right corner with 47 seconds left to put the Knicks ahead for good, 99-98.

"That's something that we work on every day," said Jackson, who had 10 points and eight assists. "That's the shot I shoot every day in practice. I tried to catch it in rhythm and knocked it down."

Miller had a chance to put away New York but missed a wide-open 3-pointer from the top of the circle with seven seconds left -- the only shot he missed over the final 7:47.

Allan Houston lost the rebound out of bounds, giving Indiana another chance. But the Pacers could not get the ball to Miller or Jalen Rose on their final possession, and Jermaine O'Neal missed a contested layup as time expired.

"I originally tried to dunk the basketball, but I took a couple of shots to the face," O'Neal said. "I tried to maneuver it and I still got the shot off. Those shots are the kind you think about for a long time."

Sprewell finished with 25 points, six rebounds and five assists and Houston added 18 points for the Knicks, who have won six of their last seven games.

"Considering all the things that happened, I thought our players really made that adjustment to walk away with the win," Chaney said. "It's very difficult when you have things that have happened today and you're being called on to play a game. I have to praise those guys for really focusing and coming up with the win."

Marcus Camby had 18 points and a season-high 22 rebounds and Kurt Thomas collected 13 and 12.

The Knicks trailed, 25-20, after the first quarter but held the Pacers to 12 points in the second while fashioning a 45-37 halftime lead.

"We knew emotionally that (the Knicks) would be charged and would have a lot of energy and play a better basketball game," Isiah Thomas said. "What we tried to do was withstand that emotion and try to sustain it with consistent play."

Sprewell scored 17 points in the third quarter and gave the Knicks their largest lead, 62-45, on a 3-pointer with 6:24 remaining. But the Pacers responded with 10 straight points, including four apiece from O'Neal and Al Harrington.

O'Neal finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds for his seventh consecutive double-double and Harrington collected 10 and 11.

Jalen Rose scored 18 points and rookie Jamaal Tinsley chipped in 14 for the Pacers, who have lost 18 of their last 21 regular-season visits to Madison Square Garden.

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