NBA ROUNDUP : Grizzlies Give Knicks a Scare Before Losing
Coming off a successful trip, the New York Knicks found themselves feeling a little too comfortable at home.
The Vancouver Grizzlies nearly made them pay for it.
New York needed Patrick Ewing’s basket with 30 seconds left and an out-of-bounds call at the other end to defeat Vancouver, 98-93, Sunday night.
Vancouver’s Greg Anthony made a three-point shot with 2:13 left to tie the score at 91 and, after a layup by Derek Harper, tied it again with a driving layup with 46 seconds to play.
Charles Oakley missed an open 18-footer, but Ewing got the rebound and put the Knicks ahead for good.
After Ewing’s shot gave New York a 95-93 lead, Anthony drove to the basket, missed a layup and was ruled out of bounds when he grabbed his own rebound. He argued the call and got a technical.
“I’ve always played with a lot of emotion,” said Anthony, who led the Grizzlies with 18 points. “I know it was an important call, basically the game. I just screamed at the call.”
Oakley’s foul shot at the other end sealed the Knicks’ victory.
Harper led the Knicks with 25 points. Anthony Mason scored 20.
Atlanta 108, Sacramento 94--Mookie Blaylock made two long three-point shots to launch a fourth-quarter surge at Sacramento.
Blaylock, who scored 11 of his 20 points in the final 5:54, connected from the left corner to break an 87-87 tie, triggering an 8-0 run that broke the game open.
The Hawks, winning for the fifth time in six games, denied the Kings their best start in 27 years. Sacramento is 7-3. The 1968-69 franchise was 8-2.
After Blaylock broke the tie, Steve Smith scored on a drive and Blaylock capped the 8-0 binge with a three-point basket from the top of the key for a 95-87 lead.
The Kings closed within 97-91, but Blaylock added five points as Atlanta outscored Sacramento, 11-3, over the final 1:45.