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Tuesday, May 30, 2000

Banged-up Knicks tie up Pacers

AP Basketball Writer
NEW YORK, May 30, 2000 - Right after Reggie Miller hit a 3-pointer from in front of Spike Lee's courtside seat, Larry Johnson answered from in front of comedian Chris Rock's seat.

Funny how quickly the momentum can swing one way and then back the other way.

Miller's 3-pointer made it a one-point game with 6:50 left, but Johnson's 3 upped the lead to four just 28 seconds later. The Pacers never got that close again as they dropped Game 4 to the Knicks 91-89 to fall into a 2-2 tie in the Eastern Conference finals.

"That was the biggest shot of the game right there," Miller said of Johnson's 3-pointer, one of five he hit during the game. Charlie Ward added four 3-pointers, Latrell Sprewell and Marcus Camby played well despite injuries and the Knicks had their highest-scoring quarter of the postseason as they opened a 33-19 lead after one.

No player came up bigger than Johnson, who was flashing his "Big L" gesture and spinning gleefully in circles after hitting another 3-pointer, this one with 4:25 left for a nine-point lead.

Charlie Ward added a 3-pointer two minutes later to help the Knicks wrap it up.

Repeatedly scoring on isolation plays in the low post against Dale Davis and passing to open teammates when he was double-teamed, Johnson scored 25 points, shot 10-for-16 from the field - including 5-for-5 from 3-point range - and had seven rebounds and four assists.

Allan Houston added 17 points, Kurt Thomas scored 16 and Ward had 16 points, seven assists and six rebounds. New York was 10-for-14 from 3-point range and outrebounded Indiana 41-32.

Game 5 is Wednesday night at Indianapolis, where the Pacers looked so confident just a few days ago after winning the first two games of the series. But it was the Knicks who had that look over the weekend, even as their injuries kept piling up.

New York played again without center Patrick Ewing, who sat out his second straight game with acute tendinitis in his right foot. Sprewell, who broke a bone in his left foot at the end of Game 3, finished with 12 points and held Jalen Rose to 18, while Camby played on a sprained knee and had eight rebounds, five points and three blocks.

Reggie Miller had 24 points for the Pacers, who could never come all the way back after allowing the Knicks to open a 14-point lead at the end of the first quarter and a 17-point lead at halftime.

Summer golf, basketball start this week

PECOS, May 30, 2000 -- The Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Summer golf and basketball registration will start on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, for elementary, junior high and high school players.

Golf registration will be Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Crockett Middle School Gym. Classes begin on Thursday with Tina Hendrick as instructor.

They will run and will run Monday through Thursday until the end of June at the Crockett Field. Times are 8-8:45 a.m. for Grades 1-2; 9-9:45 a.m. for Grades 6-7; and 10-10:45 a.m. for Grades 3-5.

Students in grades 8-12 will go from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday at the Reeves County Golf Course. Fees are $5 for one child, $7 for two and $10 for three or more in a family.

Summer basketball sign-ups will be on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the new Pecos High School gym, with coach Tino Acosta as instructor. Classes will run from June 2 through June 30, with incoming fourth and fifth graders going from 9 to 10 a.m., sixth and seventh graders from 10 to 11 a.m. and eighth and ninth graders from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

For more information, contact Acosta at 447-7234 or 445-3822.

Pecos resident's grandson earns Juco honors

PECOS, May 30, 2000 -- The grandson of a Pecos couple received honors on the Western Junior College Athletic All Conference Baseball Team recently.

Michael Clinton, grandson of Pecos resident Frances Clinton and the late Harry Clinton was named to the 2000 WJCAC All Conference team. Clinton, a sophomore at Odessa College as a pitcher this season, posted a record of 8-1 with one save and an ERA of 4.05 for the Wranglers.

He also earned his Associates in Science degree and plans on attending the University of Texas San Antonio and playing baseball for the Roadrunners.

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