New York Knicks Team Report – April 13
=== New York Knicks Team Report – April 13 ===
(Sports Network) – Moochie Norris scored seven of his team- high 21 points
down the stretch to help New York rally for a 101-97 win over New Orleans at
the New Orleans Arena.
Mike Sweetney delivered a career-high 16 points and nine rebounds off the
bench for the Knicks, who overcame a 10-point deficit after three quarters to
earn their third straight win. They remain in a tight battle for sixth place
in the Eastern Conference standings with New Orleans. Shandon Anderson and Tim
Thomas both contributed 15 points.
Norris allowed New York to overcome an 92-87 deficit by sparking a 10-1 run
late in the game. He hit a three-pointer from the left corner with 3:13 to
play that put them ahead 93-92.He added a runner in the lane 1:13 later and a
reverse layup with 1:29 to go to put the Knicks ahead 97-93.
But the Hornets, who converted just 4-of-19 shots from the field in the
fourth, got within 97-96 on a three-pointer by David Wesley with 21.7 seconds
Two free throws by DerMarr Johnson with 17.6 seconds left stretch the Knicks’
edge to 99-96.
After Wesley missed a three-pointer on New Orleans’ next possession, Frank
Williams made two foul shots to secure New York’s victory.
The Knicks will close out their regular season slate against the Cleveland
Cavaliers on Wednesday.