NBA Game Summary - New York at Utah
(Monday, February 7th)
Final Score: New York 102, Utah 99 (OT)
Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Stephon Marbury scored eight of his 30 points in overtime to lead the New York Knicks past Utah, 102-99, at the Delta Center.
"We were so resilient tonight," said Marbury. "We played well as a team."
Marbury added eight assists and Kurt Thomas contributed 16 points and eight boards to help the Knicks snap a five-game losing streak. Mike Sweetney finished with 15 points in the win.
Andrei Kirilenko scored 25 points for the Jazz, who have lost six of their last eight games. Raja Bell had 16 points in the loss.
Marbury scored to give the Knicks a 100-99 lead with 50 seconds left in overtime. After Kirilenko missed from three-point range, Marbury hit a jumper to give New York a 102-99 advantage with nine seconds remaining. Kirilenko's three-point attempt was off the mark as time expired and the Knicks escaped with the victory.
"That was a game I thought we were going to win," said Jazz coach Jerry Sloan. "We got back into it, but made some mistakes in the win."
The Jazz overcame a 13-point fourth quarter deficit and tied the game when Gordan Giricek hit a pair of free throws after being fouled by Knicks rookie Trevor Ariza with .02 seconds left in regulation.
New York was just 5-of-12 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter, including a pair of misses by Nazr Mohammed with two seconds left in regulation that would have given the Knicks a four-point lead.
The Knicks led by nine after three quarters and were ahead by 13 before the Jazz used a 16-3 run to tie the game.
"It does lift your confidence," said Knicks coach Herb Williams on the win.
The Knicks snapped a nine-game road losing streak and finished 1-5 on a six- game road trip...New York's Jamal Crawford was not in uniform because of a sprained left ankle...The Knicks' Tim Thomas jammed his left index finger in the second quarter, but X-rays were negative and he started the second half with a taped hand...Bell dislocated his right pinkie in the fourth quarter, but returned to play in the overtime.
02/08 01:11:24 ET