Orlando Woolridge didn't beat the New York Knicks by himself Thursday night, but he did a pretty good solo job of keeping them from winning.
Woolridge blocked a shot with 35 seconds remaining, sank two free throws 13 seconds later for the game-winning points and, finally, stole an inbounds pass with one second left to lead the New Jersey Nets past the Knicks, 108-107, at East Rutherford, N.J.
The Knicks were trying to get the ball to Patrick Ewing for the possible winning basket when Woolridge intercepted.
"When it comes down to the wire, all teams want to get the ball to their best player," Woolridge said. "I saw a little eye contact between Gerald Wilkins and Patrick, so I cheated in that direction and made the interception."
The Knicks, who blew a 28-point third-quarter lead in losing to Boston Wednesday night, saw a nine-point advantage disappear in the fourth quarter against the Nets to fall to 1-7. There was, however, a difference between the two games, at least according to Coach Rick Pitino.