Houston scored 11 points in the first quarter, including two 3-pointers in the first 3:40, and the Knicks took their first double-digit lead on an alley-oop dunk by Camby with 3:11 left in the first half.
New York closed the second quarter with a 6-0 run to open a 15-point lead, then played nearly flawlessly in the third. Camby blocked four shots in the quarter, which ended with New York holding an 85-61 lead.
Houston hit the first basket of the fourth, and the lead was up to 24 when a yo-yo was thrown on the court. Chris Childs of the Knicks picked it up and played with it before passing it off to a referee in what turned out to be the last lighthearted moment of the game.
Camby went after Ferry a few minutes later with the score 99-79.
David Robinson shot 1-for-11 from the field and Tim Duncan was 0-for-7 from the foul line for the Spurs, who shot only 39 percent.