Knicks, Heat Tie Low-Scoring Record
NEW YORK (AP) _ The New York Knicks and Miami Heat tied the NBA record for fewest first-half points, combining for 57 Monday at Madison Square Garden.
They matched the mark set by Detroit and Denver on Nov. 16.
Before this season, the record of 58 had stood since Feb. 13, 1998, when the Mavericks and Pacers equaled a 43-year-old mark set by Fort Wayne and Syracuse on Jan. 25, 1955.
Latrell Sprewell outscored Miami in the first quarter, totaling 14 points as the Knicks held an 18-12 lead. But New York scored just nine points in the second quarter and trailed 30-27 at the half.
New York shot 35 percent in the half and made 10 turnovers. The Heat shot 32 percent and had nine turnovers.