Knicks at Heat
?TNT 8 PM
Is that Brian Dennehy or Patrick Ewing portraying Willy Loman in the Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman? As an aging, hulking patriarch of a disappointing brood of Biffs and Happys, Ewing, 36, was keeping the Knicks family together at week's end by averaging 16.3 points and a team-high 9.3 rebounds. These Atlantic Division rivals have a history of great theater, whether the Heat's P.J. Brown is dwarf-tossing Knicks guard Charlie Ward or New York coach Jeff Van Gundy is latching on to Heat center Alonzo Mourning's tibia. Mourning (right, battling Ewing) and the Heat are off to an impressive start despite the injury-induced absences of starters Voshon Lenard and Jamal Mashburn.
U.S. Indoor Track & Field Championships
?NBC 5 PM
Potential race of the evening: sideline reporter Jim Gray, 38, chasing after middle-distance runner Johnny Gray, also 38, after the latter runs the 800. Johnny, a bronze medalist in the 1992 Olympics and the American record holder at this distance, outdoors (1:42.60) and in (1:45-00), showed no signs of aging in winning the 800 at the Millrose Games three weeks ago. On the field portion of the menu, Melissa Mueller, who set the American mark in the women's pole vault (14' 8�") at the Millrose, may just raise the roof of the Georgia Dome.
Arizona at Stanford
?FX 10:30 PM
Let's pay less attention to swing dancing, Jesse Ventura and the Y2K problem and more to Arizona basketball star Jason Terry. Through Sunday the hep-Cat senior guard, a sixth man until this season, led the Pac-10 in points (22.0 average) and assists (5.6) and had helped Arizona to a No. 8 ranking. Terry's twisting shot with 3.4 seconds remaining provided the winning margin in the Wildcats' 78-76 defeat of the No. 7 Cardinal (22-5) in Tucson last month. Tonight's winner takes the Pac-10 crown and in the NCAA tournament will probably be seeded ghlkuyt.... All right, maybe we should pay attention to Y2K.
Andersen Consulting Match Play Championship
?ABC 2 PM
Thinking outside the box, the PGA Tour invited the world's 64 top-ranked golfers for a six-day, match play championship in Carlsbad, Calif. The value proposition for today's 36-hole championship between the two remaining players: a $1 million purse. Duel that would add leverage: Tiger Woods against Tour money leader David Duval. Then again, the single-elimination format may give us four hours of Shigeki Maruyama and Frankie Minoza.
SEC Women's Tournament Final
? ESPN2 5 PM
Can a pair beat three of a kind? The likely conference finale from Chattanooga would pit Georgia (21-5 through Sunday), led by the backcourt of identical twins Coco and Kelly Miller, against top-ranked Tennessee (25-2) and the three Meeks: two-time player of the year Chamique Holdsclaw and sophomores Tamika Catchings and Semeka Randall. While Holdsclaw is the conference's leading scorer (22.9-point average), the Millers have combined for 37.5 a game.