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NBA  FINAL IN 1ST OT  1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  1OT  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     NEW YORK         23   27   29   13   7     99   
     CLEVELAND        22   23   24   23   12    104     FINAL IN 1ST OT

HIGH SCORERS:   NYK - KURT THOMAS 23, SHANDON ANDERSON 21, 
                      ALLAN HOUSTON 17
                CLE - RICKY DAVIS 37, ZYDRUNAS ILGAUSKAS 20, 
                      CARLOS BOOZER 17

HIGH REBOUND:   NYK - CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 8, TRAVIS KNIGHT 
                      7, CHARLIE WARD 5
                CLE - ZYDRUNAS ILGAUSKAS 14, CARLOS BOOZER 14,
                      RICKY DAVIS 11

HIGH ASSISTS:   NYK - HOWARD EISLEY 9, CHARLIE WARD 7, THREE 
                      PLAYERS WITH 3
                CLE - RICKY DAVIS 9, DARIUS MILES 4, CARLOS 
                      BOOZER 4

         ATT:   12,684

Box Score

NEW YORK (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Sprewell 35 1-7 2-4 0-3 3 3 4 C Weatherspoon 34 3-7 0-0 2-8 1 3 6 K Thomas 26 10-12 2-2 0-3 0 5 23 H Eisley 22 3-8 0-0 0-1 9 1 7 A Houston 36 7-15 1-1 0-3 2 3 17 M Doleac 19 2-6 0-0 2-4 0 0 4 S Anderson 23 6-10 7-7 0-3 3 2 21 C Ward 21 2-4 0-0 0-5 7 3 5 L Postell 16 1-9 4-4 0-0 0 3 6 T Knight 18 3-8 0-0 1-7 3 5 6 L Nailon 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 F Williams 10 0-1 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 265 38-88 16-18 6-38 28 29 99 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.432, FT-.889. 3-Point Goals: 7-19, .368 (L Sprewell 0-1, K Thomas 1-1, H Eisley 1-4, A Houston 2-4, S Anderson 2-4, C Ward 1-3, L Postell 0-1, T Knight 0-1). Team Rebounds: 8. Blocked Shots:8 (S Anderson 2, M Doleac 2, C Ward, F Williams, K Thomas, H Eisley). Turnovers:14 (H Eisley 4, C Ward 2, A Houston 2, K Thomas 2, C Weatherspoon, L Sprewell, S Anderson, F Williams). Steals: 9 (A Houston 3, C Ward, K Thomas, T Knight, S Anderson, H Eisley, C Weatherspoon). CLEVELAND (104) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp D Miles 46 2-14 2-4 5-10 4 3 6 C Boozer 43 6-9 5-5 2-14 4 1 17 Z Ilgauskas 35 7-17 6-8 4-14 0 3 20 M Palacio 25 4-9 0-0 1-2 0 2 8 R Davis 52 13-34 11-12 7-11 9 4 37 J Jones 16 1-4 0-0 1-3 1 4 3 T Brown 8 0-1 0-0 1-2 2 1 0 C Mihm 10 2-5 3-4 1-4 1 0 7 D Diop 9 0-1 0-0 1-3 0 0 0 W Parker 21 1-4 4-4 0-2 2 3 6 M Stewart DNP - COACH'S DECISION D Wagner DNP - KNEE INJURY _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 265 36-98 31-37 23-65 23 21 104 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.367, FT-.838. 3-Point Goals: 1-6, .167 (R Davis 0-2, J Jones 1-2, W Parker 0-2). Team Rebounds: 9. Blocked Shots:4 (D Miles 2, M Palacio, C Boozer). Turnovers:15 (R Davis 4, M Palacio 3, C Boozer 3, D Miles 2, Z Ilgauskas, J Jones, T Brown). Steals: 6 (R Davis 2, C Boozer 2, D Miles, T Brown). ----------------------------------------------- NEW YORK 23 27 29 13 7 - 99 CLEVELAND 22 23 24 23 12 - 104 ----------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 12,684. T: 2:25. Officials: Bill Spooner, Mike Henderson, Nolan Fine.


Extended Box

NEW YORK (99) AT CLEVELAND (104) NEW YORK REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === L SPREWELL F 35 1-7 2-4 0 3 3 3 3 0 1 4 C WEATHERSPOON F 34 3-7 0-0 2 6 8 1 3 1 1 6 K THOMAS C 26 10-12 2-2 0 3 3 0 5 1 2 23 H EISLEY G 22 3-8 0-0 0 1 1 9 1 1 4 7 A HOUSTON G 36 7-15 1-1 0 3 3 2 3 3 2 17 M DOLEAC 19 2-6 0-0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 4 S ANDERSON 23 6-10 7-7 0 3 3 3 2 1 1 21 C WARD 21 2-4 0-0 0 5 5 7 3 1 2 5 L POSTELL 16 1-9 4-4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 T KNIGHT 18 3-8 0-0 1 6 7 3 5 1 0 6 L NAILON 5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 F WILLIAMS 10 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 TOTALS 265 38-88 16-18 6 32 38 28 29 9 14 99 (.432) (.889) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 15 (15 PTS) CLEVELAND REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === D MILES F 46 2-14 2-4 5 5 10 4 3 1 2 6 C BOOZER F 43 6-9 5-5 2 12 14 4 1 2 3 17 Z ILGAUSKAS C 35 7-17 6-8 4 10 14 0 3 0 1 20 M PALACIO G 25 4-9 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 0 3 8 R DAVIS G 52 13-34 11-12 7 4 11 9 4 2 4 37 J JONES 16 1-4 0-0 1 2 3 1 4 0 1 3 T BROWN 8 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 C MIHM 10 2-5 3-4 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 7 D DIOP 9 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 W PARKER 21 1-4 4-4 0 2 2 2 3 0 0 6 M STEWART DNP - COACH'S DECISION D WAGNER DNP - KNEE INJURY TOTALS 265 36-98 31-37 23 42 65 23 21 6 15 104 (.367) (.838) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 16 (10 PTS) NEW YORK 23 27 29 13 7 - 99 CLEVELAND 22 23 24 23 12 - 104 BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW YORK - S ANDERSON 2, M DOLEAC 2, C WARD, F WILLIAMS, K THOMAS, H EISLEY. CLEVELAND - D MILES 2, M PALACIO, C BOOZER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW YORK 7-19 (.368), L SPREWELL 0-1, K THOMAS 1- 1, H EISLEY 1-4, A HOUSTON 2-4, S ANDERSON 2-4, C WARD 1-3, L POSTELL 0- 1, T KNIGHT 0-1. CLEVELAND 1-6 (.167), R DAVIS 0-2, J JONES 1-2, W PARKER 0- 2. TECHNICAL FOULS: NONE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: BILL SPOONER, MIKE HENDERSON, NOLAN FINE. A - 12,684. T - 2:25.


Game Story

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- The New York Knicks went cold from the field, allowing the NBA-worst Cleveland Cavaliers to pull out a 104-99 victory. Former Cavalier Michael Doleac's basket gave New York a 90-80 lead with 6:39 left in the fourth quarter. But the Knicks did not score another basket in regulation. Their next basket was Kurt Thomas' eight-footer with 34 seconds to go in overtime. "I thought we missed open shots and took bad shots and we weren't patient enough to get the ball to guys who can hit big shots," Knicks coach Don Chaney said. New York missed 14 straight shots, with Shandon Anderson's two free throws with 3:06 remaining in regulation the team's only points during that span. Cavaliers rookie Carlos Boozer tied it, 92-92, with two free throws with four seconds left in regulation. Ricky Davis hit a jumper with 4:01 to go in overtime to give Cleveland the lead for good, 94-92. "I just stood up there and wanted to be calm and collected and knock them down," Boozer said. Davis finished with 37 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to come within an assist of his first triple-double. On March 16 against Utah, he was one rebound away from the achievement and shot at the opposing basket in the closing seconds to try and claim the rebound, which drew a fine from management. On Saturday, the Knicks appeared content to let the clock run out with 3.9 seconds left when Davis grabbed a rebound of a missed 3-pointer by Allan Houston. But the Cavaliers guard instead tried a long pass in order to get his 10th assist as time expired. Davis went 13-of-34 from the field - tying the Gund Arena for shots in an overtime game - and made 11-of-12 from the line. The Cavaliers (16-64) avoided matching the lowest win total in franchise history. The 1970-71 and 1981-82 squads each went 15-67. "It's real important to get the 16th win," Davis said. "We didn't want to have our names as part of history in a bad way." "It feels great to get over the hump," Boozer added. "We want to end the season strong and get a couple more wins and get ready for next year." However, Cleveland is two losses away from clinching the NBA's worst record with two games remaining. Having the worst record would give the the Cavs a 25 percent chance of getting the top overall pick in the June draft, which is expected to be Ohio high school sensation LeBron James. Thomas scored 23 points and Anderson contributed a season-high 21 for the Knicks, who had won four of their last five games. Chaney stated his intention to play his entire roster before the game and did spread out the time evenly, with 10 players seeing at least 16 minutes. "I thought we played well enough to win the game tonight," he said. "I thought we reacted well and I think we could have won the game had I had used my main eight or nine guys. There's no question about that." New York had a chance to win with two-tenths of a second left in regulation, but former Cavalier Clarence Weatherspoon's jumper along the right baseline went in and out. The Knicks owned a lead of 15 points three times, the last at 86-71 on Anderson driving dunk with 10:07 left. Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 20 points and Boozer added 17 and 14 rebounds for the Cavs, who outrebounded the Knicks, 65-38, and outscored them, 40-24, in the paint. Houston scored 17 points as the Knicks shot 43 percent (38-of-88).


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