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NBA Roundup: Knicks nudge Bucks in 2 OTs

January 27, 2002

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— In what has already been a dismal season for the New York Knicks, they had every reason to believe that this might be another crushing loss.

They had blown an 11-point lead in the final four minutes of regulation and had allowed last-gasp three-pointers that sent the game into overtime and then double overtime.

"It got to the point where I was very frustrated, the way we let them get those shots at the end," Latrell Sprewell said. "I thought we were going to fall into the thing where we just get down. But we found a way to pick ourselves up."

Sprewell scored 48 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter and 10 in overtime, as New York outlasted Milwaukee, 129-127, in double overtime Saturday.

Sprewell tied a Knicks record by making nine three-pointers, but it was Clarence Weatherspoon who broke the last tie by making two free throws with 1.9 seconds left in the second overtime.

Rockets 111, Hornets 104, OT

Charlotte, N.C. Steve Francis celebrated his first selection to the All-Star Game by scoring 30 points, including four free throws in the final 42 seconds of overtime, to lead Houston over Charlotte.

Wizards 112, Suns 102

Washington Michael Jordan scored 41 points, giving him back-to-back 40-plus games, and Washington defeated Phoenix. Jordan was 17-for-30 with seven assists.

Bulls 95, Grizzlies 92

Chicago Ron Artest hit the go-ahead basket to lead Chicago over Memphis. Brad Miller tied his career high with 32 points.

Kings 114, Jazz 90

Salt Lake City Peja Stojakovic scored 25 points and Chris Webber had 19 points and 10 rebounds as Sacramento won its fourth straight over Utah. Mike Bibby and Bobby Jackson scored 14 for the Kings.

Celtics 108, Cavaliers 101

Cleveland Antoine Walker scored 31 points, Paul Pierce added 22 and Boston handed Cleveland its 12th straight loss.

Timberwolves 103, Hawks 80

Minneapolis Kevin Garnett scored 20 points and Minnesota defeated Atlanta.

SuperSonics 95, Pacers 86

Indianapolis Gary Payton scored 27 points and Seattle held Indiana to one field goal over the final seven minutes.

Heat 90, Nets 77

Miami Alonzo Mourning scored 23 points and Miami shot 52 percent to beat New Jersey for its seventh victory in eight games.

Spurs 90, Warriors 82

Oakland, Calif. Tim Duncan scored 20 points, and David Robinson had 12 points and seven blocked shots as San Antonio won its 14th straight meeting with Golden State.

Mavericks 133, Clippers 112

Los Angeles Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points and Juwan Howard added 27 as Dallas beat Los Angeles.

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