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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MIAMI 23 22 22 15 82 CHICAGO 8 15 10 16 49 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MIA - TIM HARDAWAY 22, ALONZO MOURNING 19, JAMAL MASHBURN 14 CHI - KORNEL DAVID 13, TONI KUKOC 10, BILL WENNINGTON 7

HIGH REBOUND: MIA - DAN MAJERLE 10, CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 8 CHI - KORNEL DAVID 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH 8

HIGH ASSISTS: MIA - TIM HARDAWAY 6, FOUR PLAYERS WITH 3 CHI - RANDY BROWN 4, RON HARPER 3

ATT: 22,508


Extended Box

MIAMI (82) AT CHICAGO (49)

MIAMI REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

BROWN F 25 2-8 0-0 1 3 4 2 4 2 2 4 MASHBURN F 23 4-8 6-6 1 5 6 1 4 1 2 14 MOURNING C 32 6-9 7-10 2 4 6 2 3 2 2 19 HARDAWAY G 28 8-16 3-3 1 6 7 6 1 0 1 22 MAJERLE G 30 0-4 0-0 1 9 10 3 1 0 1 0 ASKINS 25 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 2 CAUSWELL 12 3-7 0-0 2 1 3 0 4 0 3 6 EDWARDS 13 3-5 0-1 0 5 5 3 1 3 5 6 PORTER 16 1-5 0-0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 STRICKLAND 12 1-4 1-2 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 3 WALTERS 10 0-1 2-2 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 2 WEATHERSPOON 14 1-2 0-0 0 8 8 3 3 0 2 2

TOTALS 240 30-73 19-24 9 45 54 24 25 12 21 82 (.411) (.792) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 21(13 PTS)

CHICAGO REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

BRYANT F 8 0-3 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 KUKOC F 31 4-16 2-2 1 2 3 2 1 1 3 10 SIMPKINS C 30 2-6 1-4 1 7 8 0 4 0 2 5 BROWN G 29 1-8 2-4 1 2 3 4 2 2 2 4 HARPER G 23 3-9 0-2 2 4 6 3 1 2 2 6 C BENJAMIN 19 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 1 3 0 BOOTH 12 0-6 1-2 0 2 2 0 2 2 2 1 CARR 6 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 DAVID 36 4-10 5-6 5 5 10 0 2 1 2 13 JONES 17 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 LARUE 7 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 WENNINGTON 22 3-10 1-2 1 7 8 0 4 1 0 7

TOTALS 240 18-77 13-24 11 32 43 13 21 12 19 49 (.234) (.542) TEAM REBS: 14 TOTAL TO: 19(22 PTS)

MIAMI 23 22 22 15 - 82 CHICAGO 8 15 10 16 - 49

BLOCKED SHOTS: MIAMI - MOURNING 7, BROWN, MAJERLE, STRICKLAND, CAUSWELL. CHICAGO - DAVID. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MIAMI 3-12 (.250), HARDAWAY 3-6, MAJERLE 0-2, ASKINS 0-1, EDWARDS 0-1, PORTER 0-2. CHICAGO 0-9 (.000), KUKOC 0-1, HARPER 0-3, C BENJAMIN 0-2, JONES 0-2, LARUE 0-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: RONNIE NUNN, KEN MAUER, MARC DAVIS. A - 22,508. T - 2:06.


Box Score

MIAMI (82) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brown 25 2-8 0-0 1-4 2 4 4 Mashburn 23 4-8 6-6 1-6 1 4 14 Mourning 32 6-9 7-10 2-6 2 3 19 Hardaway 28 8-16 3-3 1-7 6 1 22 Majerle 30 0-4 0-0 1-10 3 1 0 Askins 25 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 3 2 Causwell 12 3-7 0-0 2-3 0 4 6 Edwards 13 3-5 0-1 0-5 3 1 6 Porter 16 1-5 0-0 0-0 3 0 2 Strickland 12 1-4 1-2 0-2 0 0 3 Walters 10 0-1 2-2 1-3 1 1 2 Weatherspoon 14 1-2 0-0 0-8 3 3 2 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-73 19-24 9-54 24 25 82 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.411, FT-.792. 3-Point Goals: 3-12, .250 (Hardaway 3-6, Majerle 0-2, Askins 0-1, Edwards 0-1, Porter 0-2). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 11 (Mourning 7, Brown, Majerle, Strickland, Causwell). Turnovers: 21 (Edwards 5, Causwell 3, Brown 2, Mashburn 2, Mourning 2, Strickland 2, Weatherspoon 2, Askins, Hardaway, Majerle). Steals: 12 (Askins 3, Edwards 3, Brown 2, Mourning 2, Mashburn, Porter).

CHICAGO (49) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Bryant 8 0-3 1-2 0-0 0 0 1 Kukoc 31 4-16 2-2 1-3 2 1 10 Simpkins 30 2-6 1-4 1-8 0 4 5 Brown 29 1-8 2-4 1-3 4 2 4 Harper 23 3-9 0-2 2-6 3 1 6 C Benjamin 19 0-3 0-0 0-1 1 3 0 Booth 12 0-6 1-2 0-2 0 2 1 Carr 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 David 36 4-10 5-6 5-10 0 2 13 Jones 17 0-3 0-0 0-2 2 0 0 Larue 7 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 Wennington 22 3-10 1-2 1-8 0 4 7 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 18-77 13-24 11-43 13 21 49 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.234, FT-.542. 3-Point Goals: 0-9, .000 (Kukoc 0-1, Harper 0-3, C Benjamin 0-2, Jones 0-2, Larue 0-1). Team rebounds: 14. Blocked shots: 1 (David). Turnovers: 19 (C Benjamin 3, Kukoc 3, Booth 2, Brown 2, Carr 2, David 2, Harper 2, Simpkins 2, Larue). Steals: 12 (Booth 2, Brown 2, Harper 2, Jones 2, C Benjamin, David, Kukoc, Wennington). ____________________________________________ Miami 23 22 22 15 - 82 Chicago 8 15 10 16 - 49 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 22,508. T: 2:06. Officials: Ronnie Nunn, Ken Mauer, Marc Davis.


Game Story

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The Chicago Bulls are and always will be the team of the 1990s. But for one forgettable night, they were the team in the 40s.

The Bulls became the first team since the advent of the shot clock in 1954 to fail to break 50 points, suffering an 82-49 loss to the Miami Heat.

Led by Michael Jordan, Chicago won six championships in eight years. But Jordan retired before this season and the rebuilding process reached its low point. Thirty times in his illustrious career, Jordan scored more points than the Bulls did tonight.

In fact, the only thing about this game that remotely resembled the Jordan era was the halftime score -- 45-23, the two numbers he wore for the Bulls.

"MJ will call me tomorrow and laugh," said Bulls guard Ron Harper, one of the few holdovers from the dynasty. "He'll say, `Man, I'm not playing no more.'"

"Anybody who has a brain knows what's going on in Chicago," Heat coach Pat Riley said. "They turned the team over completely and they're not looking to set any records."

Chicago fell six shy of the previous league low set by Indiana against San Antonio on March 29, 1998. Ironically, the lowest total for any game with a shot clock was at the United Center, when the Bulls shut down the Utah Jazz, 96-54, in Game Three of the 1998 NBA Finals.

"Tonight was just another chapter of the 50 chapters this season," said center Bill Wennington, another holdover. "It's not fun to have this record."

Chicago had two chances in the final 20 seconds to eclipse 50 points. Keith Booth had a ball slapped away from him but Miami lost it out of bounds. Heat forward Mark Strickland stole the ensuing in-bounds pass and ran out the clock.

The Bulls also set an NBA record for fewest baskets with 18. They shot just 23 percent (18-of-77), including 0-of-9 from 3-point range, and made just 13-of-24 free throws.

"I can live with this, moreso than the Orlando game a couple of weeks ago (a 115-68 loss) where we gave up layup after layup after layup," Bulls coach Tim Floyd said.

Tim Hardaway scored 22 points and Alonzo Mourning added 19 for the Heat, who won their fourth straight game. En route to NBA titles in 1996 and 1997, Chicago ousted Miami from the playoffs.

Miami scored the first 15 points and things just got worse for Chicago. The Bulls did not score until a free throw by Mark Bryant with 4:15 left and did not score from the field until Dickey Simpkins threw in a hook with 2:57 to go.

"I just wanted to go out there and establish ourselves early and get the win," said Mourning, who had seven blocks. "That was our main objective."

"We tried to go inside early and we had three or four shots contested," Floyd said. "I thought they basically took us out of what we were doing by how the game started."

Hardaway's three-point play made it 38-18 with 5:05 left in the second period. His 3-pointer extended to 57-27 with 6:38 to go in the third quarter.

Riley emptied his bench at the start of the fourth quarter but that did not make it any easier for the Bulls. With less than six minutes remaining, Miami still had twice as many points as Chicago.

"Yes, we knew there was a record to be set," Hardaway said. "When we came out at the end, Dan Majerle and I said to the guys, `Just play defense.' We have a chance to be a part of history."

In the final six minutes, the Bulls committed three turnovers while missing a dunk, four layups and two free throws.

Jamal Mashburn scored 14 points for the Heat, who shot 41 percent (30-of-73) and held a 54-43 rebounding advantage.

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