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NBA ROUNDUP : Grizzlies Give Knicks a Scare Before Losing

From Associated Press

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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