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NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     CLEVELAND        21   20   23   16    80   
     NEW YORK         34   15   20   20    89      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   CLE - RICKY DAVIS 24, CARLOS BOOZER 12, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 11
                NYK - ALLAN HOUSTON 25, KURT THOMAS 17, 
                      LATRELL SPREWELL 15

HIGH REBOUND:   CLE - CHRIS MIHM 9, CARLOS BOOZER 8, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 7
                NYK - CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 10, LATRELL 
                      SPREWELL 8, KURT THOMAS 8

HIGH ASSISTS:   CLE - MILT PALACIO 4, DARIUS MILES 4, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 3
                NYK - ALLAN HOUSTON 4, THREE PLAYERS WITH 3

         ATT:   18,748

Box Score

CLEVELAND (80) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp C Boozer 24 5-10 2-2 4-8 0 2 12 D Miles 32 5-9 0-2 1-7 4 0 10 Z Ilgauskas 33 2-8 2-2 1-4 0 4 6 M Palacio 12 1-2 0-0 0-1 4 4 2 D Wagner 25 1-11 2-2 0-4 2 0 4 R Davis 36 10-19 3-5 0-4 1 2 24 W Parker 20 4-5 2-3 0-6 3 3 11 C Mihm 24 5-11 1-2 4-9 0 2 11 D Diop 15 0-2 0-0 0-0 3 1 0 J Jones 19 0-4 0-0 1-7 1 3 0 M Stewart DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-81 12-18 11-50 18 21 80 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.407, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 2-10, .200 (D Wagner 0-4, R Davis 1-2, W Parker 1-1, J Jones 0-3). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots:1 (Z Ilgauskas). Turnovers:19 (W Parker 4, R Davis 3, D Miles 3, Z Ilgauskas 2, C Mihm 2, C Boozer 2, J Jones, M Palacio, D Diop). Steals: 11 (D Miles 3, R Davis 2, J Jones 2, W Parker 2, M Palacio, C Boozer). NEW YORK (89) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp O Harrington 30 1-5 2-4 2-6 3 0 4 L Sprewell 42 5-10 1-2 1-8 2 2 15 K Thomas 35 6-15 5-5 1-8 1 4 17 H Eisley 30 4-9 3-4 0-3 3 3 14 A Houston 45 8-23 9-9 1-4 4 0 25 S Anderson 20 3-9 2-2 0-0 2 2 9 C Weatherspoon 25 2-4 1-1 3-10 3 3 5 M Doleac 7 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 F Williams 6 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 T Knight DNP - COACH'S DECISION L Nailon DNP - COACH'S DECISION L Postell DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 29-77 23-27 8-40 19 15 89 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.377, FT-.852. 3-Point Goals: 8-21, .381 (L Sprewell 4-7, H Eisley 3-5, A Houston 0-5, S Anderson 1-4). Team Rebounds: 10. Blocked Shots: 0. Turnovers:17 (L Sprewell 7, H Eisley 4, A Houston 2, O Harrington 2, K Thomas, S Anderson). Steals: 12 (C Weatherspoon 4, A Houston 2, S Anderson 2, L Sprewell, K Thomas, H Eisley, O Harrington). ------------------------------------------- CLEVELAND 21 20 23 16 - 80 NEW YORK 34 15 20 20 - 89 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Cleveland - 1 (D Miles, 1:10 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,748. T: 2:03. Officials: Bernie Fryer, Derek Richardson, James Capers.


Extended Box

CLEVELAND (80) AT NEW YORK (89) CLEVELAND REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === C BOOZER F 24 5-10 2-2 4 4 8 0 2 1 2 12 D MILES F 32 5-9 0-2 1 6 7 4 0 3 3 10 Z ILGAUSKAS C 33 2-8 2-2 1 3 4 0 4 0 2 6 M PALACIO G 12 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 2 D WAGNER G 25 1-11 2-2 0 4 4 2 0 0 0 4 R DAVIS 36 10-19 3-5 0 4 4 1 2 2 3 24 W PARKER 20 4-5 2-3 0 6 6 3 3 2 4 11 C MIHM 24 5-11 1-2 4 5 9 0 2 0 2 11 D DIOP 15 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 J JONES 19 0-4 0-0 1 6 7 1 3 2 1 0 M STEWART DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 33-81 12-18 11 39 50 18 21 11 19 80 (.407) (.667) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 19 (27 PTS) NEW YORK REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === O HARRINGTON F 30 1-5 2-4 2 4 6 3 0 1 2 4 L SPREWELL F 42 5-10 1-2 1 7 8 2 2 1 7 15 K THOMAS C 35 6-15 5-5 1 7 8 1 4 1 1 17 H EISLEY G 30 4-9 3-4 0 3 3 3 3 1 4 14 A HOUSTON G 45 8-23 9-9 1 3 4 4 0 2 2 25 S ANDERSON 20 3-9 2-2 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 9 C WEATHERSPOON 25 2-4 1-1 3 7 10 3 3 4 0 5 M DOLEAC 7 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 F WILLIAMS 6 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 T KNIGHT DNP - COACH'S DECISION L NAILON DNP - COACH'S DECISION L POSTELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 29-77 23-27 8 32 40 19 15 12 17 89 (.377) (.852) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 17 (25 PTS) CLEVELAND 21 20 23 16 - 80 NEW YORK 34 15 20 20 - 89 BLOCKED SHOTS: CLEVELAND - Z ILGAUSKAS. NEW YORK - NONE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CLEVELAND 2-10 (.200), D WAGNER 0-4, R DAVIS 1- 2, W PARKER 1-1, J JONES 0-3. NEW YORK 8-21 (.381), L SPREWELL 4-7, H EISLEY 3-5, A HOUSTON 0-5, S ANDERSON 1-4. TECHNICAL FOULS: CLEVELAND - D MILES. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: BERNIE FRYER, DEREK RICHARDSON, JAMES CAPERS. A - 18,748. T - 2:03.


Game Story

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- It was the ugliest wire-to-wire victory imaginable, but Allan Houston, Latrell Sprewell and the New York Knicks will take it. Houston and Sprewell came up with big baskets down the stretch as the Knicks held off the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers, 89-80, for just their third victory in nine games. "You are never disappointed when you walk away with a victory," Sprewell said. "You can obviously be a little bit unhappy with things that went on in the game. The bottom line is that we won and that is what we set out to do." The Knicks jumped out to a 29-12 lead and appeared well on their way to blowing out the Cavaliers, who had lost 10 straight road contests and eight of nine overall. "You have a tendency sometimes to stop playing at the level that got you the lead," Knicks coach Don Chaney said. "The baskets were coming so easy for our guys until our intensity slipped. When it did slip, those guys on the other side got encouraged. They started playing loose and aggressive, but we stayed in the same gear." Cleveland slowly chipped away at New York's lead, climbing within 69-68 on a reverse layup by Ricky Davis with 9:36 to play. "They kept shooting the ball well," Knicks center Kurt Thomas said of Cleveland. "They have a lot of talented guys in that locker room. When they were down, they just kept playing and the coaching staff wouldn't let them stop and they got back in the game. Houston countered with a jumper 23 seconds later to trigger an 8-0 run over the next two minutes. Houston scored six points and Sprewell two during the burst. "I think the start really helped us, because we tried to set the tone," Houston said. "When it did get close, we had built ourseleves enough of a margin to where it was still was dangerous, but not detrimental. We started to execute better defensively, and so much of the game is about your focus and where your mind is." After Zydrunas Ilgauskas got Cleveland within 81-78 on a jump shot with 2:33 left, Sprewell responded with a 3-pointer with 1:32 to play, and the Cavs got no closer than six points thereafter. "I think we played well defensively and that kept us in the ballgame," said interim Cavs coach Keith Smart, whose team committed 19 turnovers that the Knicks converted into 27 points. "Now, if we can ever get a handle on the turnovers and get them down to 10 or 11, then we'll have a chance." Houston scored 25 points, Thomas added 17, Sprewell 15 and Howard Eisley 14 for New York, which shot just 38 percent (29-of-77) from the field but made 23-of-27 from the line. Cleveland went just 12-of-18 from the stripe. Davis contributed 24 points to pace Cleveland, which made just two 3-pointers - six fewer than New York - en route to falling to 3-28 away from Gund Arena. The Cavaliers suffered a 125-93 loss here in December. In a change of pace, Smart elected to bring Davis, the team's freewheeling leading scorer, off the bench. "I shared with him in Philadelphia (on February 23) that there is going to come a time when we need to go with other guys and I wanted to give us another look to see how our game goes, and Ricky stepped up as a professional," Smart said. "I know that he won't like it, but we're trying to build a team and there is going to have to be sacrifice." "I don't like it, but you have to do what the team wants to do," said Davis, who nevertheless played more minutes (37) than any other Cavalier. "I am just going to play my role - whatever it takes. I know I have to sacrifice."


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