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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW YORK 26 33 26 29 114 ORLANDO 33 27 38 24 122 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NYK - KURT THOMAS 23, SHANDON ANDERSON 22, LATRELL SPREWELL 17 ORL - TRACY MCGRADY 36, PAT GARRITY 29, MIKE MILLER 18

HIGH REBOUND: NYK - KURT THOMAS 13, OTHELLA HARRINGTON 9 ORL - TRACY MCGRADY 7, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5

HIGH ASSISTS: NYK - CHARLIE WARD 8, MARK JACKSON 6 ORL - MIKE MILLER 10, DARRELL ARMSTRONG 9

ATT: 14,257


Extended Box

NEW YORK (114) AT ORLANDO (122)

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

SPREWELL F 47 7-21 1-2 2 3 5 3 1 0 4 17 WEATHERSPOON F 20 3-12 0-0 1 4 5 0 2 0 0 6 THOMAS C 44 11-17 1-1 6 7 13 0 5 2 3 23 HOUSTON G 26 4-8 2-2 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 12 JACKSON G 20 3-5 0-0 0 1 1 6 3 0 3 7 ANDERSON 29 7-10 7-9 2 1 3 0 3 1 2 22 WARD 28 5-10 1-1 1 4 5 8 2 7 4 13 HARRINGTON 19 5-6 0-0 1 8 9 1 4 1 0 10 KNIGHT 7 1-1 2-2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 EISLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION POSTELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION SPENCER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 46-90 14-17 14 29 43 21 23 11 18 114 (.511) (.824) TEAM REBS: 3 TOTAL TO: 18(21 PTS)

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

GARRITY F 39 11-15 1-1 0 4 4 3 1 3 2 29 MILLER F 42 4-10 9-12 0 5 5 10 3 2 2 18 GRANT C 30 3-4 1-2 2 3 5 1 3 1 0 7 ARMSTRONG G 35 4-8 0-0 0 2 2 9 0 2 2 11 MCGRADY G 41 16-26 4-6 1 6 7 8 0 4 4 36 REID 13 1-2 0-1 1 3 4 2 4 0 0 2 HUDSON 18 6-12 2-2 0 3 3 1 2 0 3 14 WILLIAMS 8 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 BUECHLER 4 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 EWING 9 1-1 3-4 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 5 HUNTER 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DECLERCQ DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 46-81 20-28 6 28 34 35 17 12 13 122 (.568) (.714) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 13(17 PTS)

NEW YORK 26 33 26 29 - 114 ORLANDO 33 27 38 24 - 122

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW YORK - THOMAS 2, HARRINGTON. ORLANDO - GRANT 3, MCGRADY, REID, MILLER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW YORK 8-17 (.471), SPREWELL 2-7, HOUSTON 2-3, JACKSON 1-1, ANDERSON 1-2, WARD 2-4. ORLANDO 10-22 (.455), GARRITY 6-8, MILLER 1-1, ARMSTRONG 3-7, MCGRADY 0-4, HUDSON 0-2. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: DEREK COLLINS, BLANE REICHELT, TOM WASHINGTON. A - 14,257. T - 2:16.


Box Score

NEW YORK (114) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Sprewell 47 7-21 1-2 2-5 3 1 17 Weatherspoon 20 3-12 0-0 1-5 0 2 6 Thomas 44 11-17 1-1 6-13 0 5 23 Houston 26 4-8 2-2 0-0 3 3 12 Jackson 20 3-5 0-0 0-1 6 3 7 Anderson 29 7-10 7-9 2-3 0 3 22 Ward 28 5-10 1-1 1-5 8 2 13 Harrington 19 5-6 0-0 1-9 1 4 10 Knight 7 1-1 2-2 1-2 0 0 4 Eisley DNP - coach's decision Postell DNP - coach's decision Spencer DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 46-90 14-17 14-43 21 23 114 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.511, FT-.824. 3-Point Goals: 8-17, .471 (Sprewell 2-7, Houston 2-3, Jackson 1-1, Anderson 1-2, Ward 2-4). Team rebounds: 3. Blocked shots: 3 (Thomas 2, Harrington). Turnovers: 18 (Sprewell 4, Ward 4, Jackson 3, Thomas 3, Anderson 2, Houston 2). Steals: 11 (Ward 7, Thomas 2, Anderson, Harrington).

ORLANDO (122) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Garrity 39 11-15 1-1 0-4 3 1 29 Miller 42 4-10 9-12 0-5 10 3 18 Grant 30 3-4 1-2 2-5 1 3 7 Armstrong 35 4-8 0-0 0-2 9 0 11 Mcgrady 41 16-26 4-6 1-7 8 0 36 Reid 13 1-2 0-1 1-4 2 4 2 Hudson 18 6-12 2-2 0-3 1 2 14 Williams 8 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Buechler 4 0-1 0-0 1-1 1 1 0 Ewing 9 1-1 3-4 1-3 0 2 5 Hunter 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Declercq DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 46-81 20-28 6-34 35 17 122 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.568, FT-.714. 3-Point Goals: 10-22, .455 (Garrity 6-8, Miller 1-1, Armstrong 3-7, Mcgrady 0-4, Hudson 0-2). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 6 (Grant 3, Mcgrady, Reid, Miller). Turnovers: 13 (Mcgrady 4, Hudson 3, Armstrong 2, Garrity 2, Miller 2). Steals: 12 (Mcgrady 4, Garrity 3, Armstrong 2, Miller 2, Grant). ____________________________________________ New York 26 33 26 29 - 114 Orlando 33 27 38 24 - 122 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,257. T: 2:16. Officials: Derek Collins, Blane Reichelt, Tom Washington.


Game Story

ORLANDO, Florida (Ticker) -- The Orlando Magic picked up where they left off in their last game against the New York Knicks.

Tracy McGrady scored 36 points and Pat Garrity matched a season high with 29 as the Magic pulled away in the second half for a 122-114 victory over the defenseless Knicks.

McGrady was 16-of-26 from the field while Garrity was 11-of-15, including 6-of-8 from 3-point range. Mike Miller added 18 points and dished out a career-high 10 assists.

"We attacked them, everybody was aggressive," McGrady said. "We've got a lot of athletes. We've got a lot of shooters out there."

Playing their first game in seven days due to the All-Star break, the Magic looked fresh. The 122 points was Orlando's second-highest total of the season, topped only by a 129-94 victory over Atlanta on December 7.

"It helps when you get rest," Garrity added. "You've got your legs and you feel good. You've got a lot of energy and that definitely helps the shots go in."

In the teams' previous meeting at Madison Square Garden, the Magic erased a 12-point deficit with a game-ending 18-2 run in the final 4 1/2 minutes to post a 94-90 victory.

No such rally was necessary Tuesday as the Magic broke open a close game by scoring a season-high 38 points in the third period.

"The bottom line was that we made shots tonight, which was big," Miller said. "But when you've got guys creating, we're tough to guard, especially if you've got as many shooters as we've got."

Orlando shot 67 percent (16-of-24) in the third quarter and used a 15-2 run to open a 98-79 lead on McGrady's dunk with 1:27 left in the period. The Magic had a chance to reach the century mark in the third quarter but missed three shots in the final minute.

McGrady took a jab at the Knicks for their porous defense.

"I wonder what their game plan was, leave Pat Garrity open?" he said.

Orlando, which shot 60 percent in the second half, briefly went cold early in the fourth quarter and the Knicks hoped for a role reversal, closing to 109-102 on Latrell Sprewell's jumper with 4:33 left.

But McGrady would not let Orlando squander its lead. He answered Sprewell's basket with a three-point play and scored seven points in the final four minutes.

"I think we let our guard down there for a second and that's how they made their run," McGrady said. "But every team makes a run in this league. It's how the NBA is."

Kurt Thomas scored 23 points and Shandon Anderson added 22 for the Knicks (19-29), who have dropped four of their last five to fall 10 games under .500, matching a season high.

New York allowed more than 120 points in regulation for the first time since February 14, 1996. The Knicks gave up 127 in a double overtime victory at Milwaukee on January 26.

Known for its defensive tenacity under Jeff Van Gundy, New York has become more of an offensive-minded team under Don Chaney. The Knicks tried to run with the athletic Magic but it it turned out to be a mistake as they gave up numerous layups and transition baskets, especially in the third quarter.

New York shot 51 percent (46-90) from the field but it was not enough as the Magic shot 57 percent (46-of-81).

"That's what we wanted to do, go up and down, because I don't think that team can run with us," McGrady said.

"I think we can play at that pace," Chaney countered. "We couldn't guard McGrady and because of that Garrity shot well. Teams that are the most athletic like them create the most problems for us, definitely."

The Knicks collapsed defensively after closing to 83-77 on Othela Harrington's layup with 4:54 left in the third quarter. Garrity's three-point play started Orlando's decisive spurt. After Harrington's layup made it 88-79 with 3:16 remaining in the quarter, the Magic reeled off 10 straight points in less than two minutes.

"I can talk about offense, but when you give up 122 points, we've got to do a better job of getting to their shooters," New York guard Allen Houston said. "We didn't get to their 3-point shooters."

New York erased a seven-point deficit late in the first quarter to close within a 60-59 at the half. But Garrity provided a glimpse of things to come by hitting a 3-pointer on Orlando's first possession of the second half.

The Magic steadily pulled away, building a 77-67 lead on McGrady's three-point play with 7:56 left in the third quarter.

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