SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- John Stockton scored 13 points and Bryon Russell added 12 as the Utah Jazz posted an 85-80 exhibition triumph over the New York Knicks Tuesday night.
Stockton made just 2-of-4 shots from the floor but sank all nine free-throw attempts. Russell was 4-of-6 from the floor and pulled down six rebounds.
The Knicks had a 51-49 lead in the third quarter when Russell made a pair of free throws to tie it with 3:56 remaining. After a New York miss, John Amaechi made 1-of-2 free throws to put Utah ahead for good.
The Jazz closed the period on a 10-3 run and New York pulled within three points several times in the final quarter. Utah opened its largest lead, 73-64, with 5:04 remaining.
First-round draft pick Jarron Collins had five points and three rebounds.
Othella Harrington had 15 points and three blocked shots for New York. He made 4-of-9 shots from floor and was 7-of-10 from the line.
Charlie Ward scored 14 points and Allen Houston added 12. Kurt Thomas had 11 points despite going just 3-of-11 from the field for New York, which shot just 34 percent (25-of-73).
Latrell Sprewell had seven points, seven rebounds and five assists but made just 2-of-11 shots.
The Knicks were without Marcus Camby, who remains sidelined with a sore left foot, and Clarence Weatherspoon, who was not with the team for personal reasons.