UNIONDALE, N.Y., Oct. 11 (AP) -- Allan Houston scored 18 points and Othella Harrington had 13 of his 16 in the second half as the New York Knicks beat the New Jersey Nets 90-85 in an NBA exhibition game at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday night.

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Latrell Sprewell added 10 points for the Knicks (1-1).

Todd MacCulloch and Jason Kidd each had 17 points for the Nets (0-2), and MacCulloch also had 10 rebounds. Kenyon Martin added 14 points and Keith Van Horn had 10.

The Nets used a 21-10 run to take their biggest lead of the game, 21-16 with 3:41 left in first quarter, as Martin and MacCulloch each had six points. Charlie Ward had four points as New York closed the quarter with a 12-2 run for a 28-23 lead.

The Knicks took their biggest lead of the first half at 42-33 with 4:26 left with an 11-2 run that featured three straight jumpers by Lavor Postell. The Nets managed a 47-47 halftime tie by closing the quarter with a 14-5 run that included a 3-pointer by Kidd, who missed all nine of his shots Tuesday night in his first game with New Jersey.

Harrington had six points in a 10-5 run that closed the third quarter and gave the Knicks a 70-67 lead. Harrington had seven points in a 10-4 run that opened the fourth quarter as the Knicks matched their biggest lead of the game, 80-71 with 7:49 to play.

The game was interrupted for 10 minutes with 2:58 left in the first quarter as both teams went to their benches and joined the crowd in watching President Bush's news conference on the scoreboard.