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NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     NEW YORK         23   22   22   23    90   
     MILWAUKEE        22   29   17   26    94      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   NYK - ALLAN HOUSTON 17, KURT THOMAS 16, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 13
                MIL - SAM CASSELL 25, MICHAEL REDD 21, ANTHONY
                      MASON 16

HIGH REBOUND:   NYK - KURT THOMAS 12, OTHELLA HARRINGTON 7, 
                      CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 6
                MIL - JOEL PRZYBILLA 14, MICHAEL REDD 6, FOUR 
                      PLAYERS WITH 5

HIGH ASSISTS:   NYK - LATRELL SPREWELL 6, HOWARD EISLEY 6, TWO
                      PLAYERS WITH 2
                MIL - SAM CASSELL 9, KEVIN OLLIE 5, ANTHONY 
                      MASON 2

         ATT:   16,621

Box Score

NEW YORK (90) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp O Harrington 26 1-4 1-3 2-7 1 3 3 L Sprewell 40 5-16 3-4 0-4 6 1 13 K Thomas 33 5-12 6-6 3-12 1 5 16 H Eisley 24 6-8 0-0 0-2 6 3 13 A Houston 35 7-17 0-0 0-0 2 3 17 S Anderson 21 3-7 0-0 3-4 2 2 8 C Ward 24 3-4 0-0 0-1 1 1 7 M Doleac 15 3-5 0-0 0-3 1 1 6 C Weatherspoon 22 3-7 1-2 1-6 1 3 7 T Knight DNP - COACH'S DECISION L Nailon DNP - COACH'S DECISION L Postell DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-80 11-15 9-39 21 22 90 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.450, FT-.733. 3-Point Goals: 7-14, .500 (L Sprewell 0-2, K Thomas 0-1, H Eisley 1-1, A Houston 3-5, S Anderson 2-3, C Ward 1-2). Team Rebounds: 10. Blocked Shots:7 (K Thomas 3, C Weatherspoon 2, A Houston, L Sprewell). Turnovers:14 (K Thomas 3, C Ward 2, C Weatherspoon 2, A Houston 2, S Anderson 2, L Sprewell 2, H Eisley). Steals: 6 (K Thomas 2, S Anderson 2, C Ward, H Eisley). MILWAUKEE (94) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp A Mason 34 8-9 0-0 2-5 2 2 16 T Thomas 28 7-16 0-0 0-1 1 3 14 D Gadzuric 18 1-3 0-0 2-5 0 3 2 R Allen 37 3-16 4-4 1-5 0 5 10 S Cassell 37 8-17 8-11 0-5 9 2 25 J Przybilla 33 1-4 0-2 6-14 0 4 2 M Redd 33 6-8 6-7 1-6 1 0 21 K Ollie 19 1-4 2-2 1-2 5 1 4 M Haislip 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 J Caffey DNP - FINGER INJURY E Johnson DNP - COACH'S DECISION R Murray DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-77 20-26 13-43 18 20 94 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.455, FT-.769. 3-Point Goals: 4-13, .308 (T Thomas 0-3, R Allen 0-4, S Cassell 1-2, M Redd 3-4). Team Rebounds: 4. Blocked Shots:6 (J Przybilla 5, D Gadzuric). Turnovers:12 (S Cassell 4, T Thomas 3, A Mason, K Ollie, J Przybilla, M Redd, D Gadzuric). Steals: 9 (K Ollie 2, M Redd 2, A Mason, S Cassell, D Gadzuric, R Allen, T Thomas). ------------------------------------------- NEW YORK 23 22 22 23 - 90 MILWAUKEE 22 29 17 26 - 94 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,621. T: 2:02.


Game Story

MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- Sam Cassell and Michael Redd were clutch down the stretch. The New York Knicks were not. Cassell scored six of his 25 points in the final two minutes and Redd produced two clutch free throws and a late steal as the Milwaukee Bucks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 94-90 triumph over the Knicks. New York led, 88-84, after Kurt Thomas nailed a pair of free throws with 2:04 to play. But Milwaukee scored the next eight points, taking the lead for good, 89-88, on a 12-foot jumper by Cassell with 58 seconds remaining. Nine seconds after Cassell capped the run with a 3-pointer that made it 92-88, Thomas countered with an eight-foot jumper. But Redd made a pair of free throws with 13 seconds left to restore the Bucks' four-point lead, then stole the ball from Thomas with two seconds remaining to seal it. "We had seven turnovers in the fourth quarter," Knicks coach Don Chaney said. "We cheated ourselves by turning the ball over. You can't turn the ball over and beat a good team." Cassell, who played 37 minutes, shot 8-of-17 from the field and 8-of-11 from the line. "Tonight we came out in the fourth quarter and tried to play loose and hit shots," Cassell said. "When we play with confidence, we are a different team." "That guy is capable of hitting big shots," Chaney said of Cassell. "You can't give him space. He is fearless, pressure doesn't bother him." Redd scored 21 points and Anthony Mason added 16 against his former team for Milwaukee, which improved to 2-0 against the Knicks this season after losing both meetings at the Bradley Center in 2001-02. "We were all upset about last night's game," Redd said of the 95-84 loss at Memphis. "Tonight gave us a little bit of encouragement. We have had trouble winning close games. Hopefully, we gained a little confidence tonight and use the momentum from this win." Allan Houston contributed 17 points and Thomas had 16 and 12 rebounds for the Knicks, who had won three of their previous four games. "You don't want to take steps back, and that is what we did tonight," Houston said. "We just need to keep moving forward." Latrell Sprewell scored 13 points for New York but made just 5-of-16 shots. "I thought our guards did a good job on Houston and Sprewell, and that is a big reason why we won," Bucks coach George Karl said. "In general, the last few nights, we were not tough offensively. We are still trying to find our rhythm." New York fell to 2-7 on the road, while Milwaukee won for just the third time in 10 games this month. The Bucks shot 46 percent (35-of-77) and the Knicks 45 percent (36-of-80). Milwaukee won the rebounding battle, 43-39, but was outscored on second-chance opportunities, 15-6. Milwaukee made 20-of-26 free throws but was just 4-of-13 from beyond the arc. New York was 11-of-15 and 7-of-14. The game featured 10 lead changes and 15 ties, and neither team possessed a double-digit advantage. "I felt had we played up to our abilities we would have won that game," Chaney said. "We didn't have a good game. I thought our defensive intensity wasn't there. Our defense was not as tough as it has been. Especially against a good-shooting team, you can't give them space."


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