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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MIAMI 32 23 18 24 97 GOLDEN STATE 29 22 32 19 102 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MIA - ALONZO MOURNING 26, VOSHON LENARD 18, PJ BROWN 16 GSW - CHRIS MILLS 23, JOHN STARKS 21, TWO PLAYERS WITH 15

HIGH REBOUND: MIA - PJ BROWN 11, ALONZO MOURNING 7 GSW - JASON CAFFEY 12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 7

HIGH ASSISTS: MIA - ANTHONY CARTER 9, DAN MAJERLE 5 GSW - JOHN STARKS 10, MOOKIE BLAYLOCK 5

ATT: 11,083


Extended Box

MIAMI (97) AT GOLDEN STATE (102)

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

BROWN F 33 7-11 2-2 4 7 11 4 0 0 1 16 MASHBURN F 35 7-14 0-0 1 2 3 3 5 1 3 15 MOURNING C 33 11-20 4-10 0 7 7 0 5 0 1 26 CARTER G 38 0-4 5-6 1 2 3 9 0 1 5 5 MAJERLE G 36 2-7 0-0 0 5 5 5 2 0 1 6 WEATHERSPOON 16 3-6 1-1 1 3 4 2 2 0 0 7 LENARD 27 8-13 1-2 2 0 2 2 3 0 2 18 THORPE 13 1-4 0-0 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 2 WALTERS 9 0-0 2-2 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 2 BUFORD DNP - COACH'S DECISION CAUSWELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION STRICKLAND DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-79 15-23 10 29 39 28 20 3 16 97 (.494) (.652) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 16(18 PTS)

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

CAFFEY F 35 4-8 7-8 4 8 12 3 4 1 0 15 MILLS F 43 9-18 5-6 3 4 7 4 3 0 1 23 FOYLE C 22 2-7 1-4 3 1 4 0 4 1 3 5 BLAYLOCK G 37 6-14 0-2 2 5 7 5 2 1 0 14 STARKS G 39 9-18 1-2 2 3 5 10 3 2 2 21 T CUMMINGS 24 7-12 1-2 1 4 5 3 4 0 1 15 FARMER 13 1-4 1-1 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 3 V CUMMINGS 19 3-8 0-0 0 2 2 2 3 2 0 6 CURLEY 8 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 CARR DNP - COACH'S DECISION JAMISON DNP - LEFT HIP FLEXOR LEGLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 41-89 16-25 15 28 43 29 27 8 7 102 (.461) (.640) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 9(2 PTS)

MIAMI 32 23 18 24 - 97 GOLDEN STATE 29 22 32 19 - 102

BLOCKED SHOTS: MIAMI - MOURNING 5, MAJERLE 2, WEATHERSPOON, BROWN. GOLDEN STATE - NONE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MIAMI 4-12 (.333), MASHBURN 1-3, MAJERLE 2-6, LENARD 1-3. GOLDEN STATE 4-15 (.267), MILLS 0-2, BLAYLOCK 2-4, STARKS 2-6, FARMER 0-1, V CUMMINGS 0-2. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: TED BERNHARDT, STEVE JAVIE, JASON PHILLIPS. A - 11,083. T - 2:17.


Box Score

MIAMI (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brown 33 7-11 2-2 4-11 4 0 16 Mashburn 35 7-14 0-0 1-3 3 5 15 Mourning 33 11-20 4-10 0-7 0 5 26 Carter 38 0-4 5-6 1-3 9 0 5 Majerle 36 2-7 0-0 0-5 5 2 6 Weatherspoon 16 3-6 1-1 1-4 2 2 7 Lenard 27 8-13 1-2 2-2 2 3 18 Thorpe 13 1-4 0-0 1-2 1 3 2 Walters 9 0-0 2-2 0-2 2 0 2 Buford DNP - coach's decision Causwell DNP - coach's decision Strickland DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-79 15-23 10-39 28 20 97 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.494, FT-.652. 3-Point Goals: 4-12, .333 (Mashburn 1-3, Majerle 2-6, Lenard 1-3). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 9 (Mourning 5, Majerle 2, Weatherspoon, Brown). Turnovers: 16 (Carter 5, Mashburn 3, Lenard 2, Thorpe 2, Brown, Majerle, Mourning, Walters). Steals: 3 (Carter, Mashburn, Thorpe).

GOLDEN STATE (102) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Caffey 35 4-8 7-8 4-12 3 4 15 Mills 43 9-18 5-6 3-7 4 3 23 Foyle 22 2-7 1-4 3-4 0 4 5 Blaylock 37 6-14 0-2 2-7 5 2 14 Starks 39 9-18 1-2 2-5 10 3 21 T Cummings 24 7-12 1-2 1-5 3 4 15 Farmer 13 1-4 1-1 0-0 2 3 3 V Cummings 19 3-8 0-0 0-2 2 3 6 Curley 8 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Carr DNP - coach's decision Jamison DNP - left hip flexor Legler DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-89 16-25 15-43 29 27 102 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.461, FT-.640. 3-Point Goals: 4-15, .267 (Mills 0-2, Blaylock 2-4, Starks 2-6, Farmer 0-1, V Cummings 0-2). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: None. Turnovers: 9 (Foyle 3, Starks 2, Mills, T Cummings). Steals: 8 (Starks 2, V Cummings 2, Blaylock, Caffey, Farmer, Foyle). ____________________________________________ Miami 32 23 18 24 - 97 Golden State 29 22 32 19 - 102 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: Golden State 1 (T Cummings, 4:31 1st). A: 11,083. T: 2:17. Officials: Ted Bernhardt, Steve Javie, Jason Phillips.


Game Story

OAKLAND, California (Ticker) -- A 13-day road trip came to a bitter end for the Eastern Conference-leading Miami Heat.

Chris Mills scored 23 points and John Starks added 21 as the Golden State Warriors completed their first three-game winning streak since April with a 102-97 victory over the road-weary Heat, who suffered back-to-back losses for the first time this season.

Mills sank 9-of-18 shots and 5-of-6 from the line for Golden State, which nearly faltered down the stretch by missing 4-of-6 from the stripe in the final 40 seconds. Starks, who flourished under Riley with the New York Knicks earlier this decade, burned his former coach by burying half his 18 shots.

"We're really starting to come around," Mills said. "We're feeling the winning feeling right now. All I want to do is keep on doing what we're doing. The big change is the defense and we're making shots. We're really getting aggressive on the defensive end."

"We're capable of beating anybody. It's just a matter of going out there and playing hard," Starks added.

Terry Cummings scored seven of his 15 points during a 21-7 run in the third quarter that put the Warriors ahead to stay.

"It's a revival," Cummings said. "It just took a little while till we got here. We were all really embarrassed about how we played early. There are guys on this team who won't let anybody here forget it. We're focused. We made a conscious effort to go out and play hard."

The 17-year veteran was outspoken about the club's effort during the losing streak and has also been one of the most vocal supporters of embattled Golden State coach P.J. Carlesimo.

"I feel it was unfortunate that it got to that point," Cummings added of the rumors that Carlesimo would be fired if the club did not turn things around. "I have a lot of respect for coach. He never stopped coaching."

After a season-high 11-game losing streak, Golden State has reeled off three in a row for the first time since April 10-15 during the lockout-shortened campaign. The Warriors pulled off their most impressive win of the season despite the absence of leading scorer Antawn Jamison, who sat out with a strained left hip flexor.

"I thought our guys played a hard, tough game against a real good basketball team," Carlesimo said. "We rebounded really well, which I thought was critical for us."

The Heat left Miami on December 1 and completed their six-game trip at 3-3. Their lead in the Atlantic Division has been shaved to two games by the surging New York Knicks.

Alonzo Mourning scored 26 points for Miami, but the 67 percent foul shooter misfired on 6-of-10 attempts, including two costly misses with 1:04 to play that could have pulled Miami within a point.

"We made the game tough. We're a better team than that team, but we didn't show it tonight," Mourning said. "We still need (injured point guard) Tim (Hardaway) back. Regardless of what we did on the road trip. We didn't finish up strong, losing to two teams that we're better than. This is a reality check."

Golden State snapped a four-game losing streak against Miami.

Jason Caffey had 15 points and 12 rebounds and Mookie Blaylock added 14 points for the Warriors, who appeared to take the game by the throat by outscoring the Heat, 32-18, in the third quarter.

But Mourning scored seven points during a 15-6 fourth-quarter run that pulled Miami within 94-91 with 2:13 to play, setting the stage for a wild finish.

"We didn't start playing hard until we got down," Riley said. "That team just played so much harder than we did. We are just not playing hard enough or smart enough right now. That is why we have two losses in a row. We think we are some high-flying offensive team and that will take care of it. We just don't play our system hard enough."

After Caffey made a pair of free throws, P.J. Brown buried a short jumper to cut the deficit to 96-93 with 1:41 remaining. The Warriors looked unorganized and committed a 24-second violation on their ensuing trip.

But Mourning missed two free throws and Cummings made the Heat pay with a four-foot jumper that extended the advantage to 98-93 with 44 seconds to go.

With a chance to ice the contest at the line, Blaylock threw up a pair of bricks and Starks and Mills each went 1-of-2 as Golden State clung to a 100-97 lead with 12 seconds left.

Miami rushed the ball downcourt and Jamal Mashburn inexplicably drove the lane for a layup as the clock wound down. The ball rimmed out and Caffey grabbed the rebound with two seconds to go, sealing the Heat's fate.

"I just drove it," Mashurn said. "I probably should have pulled up and put up a 3."

Voshon Lenard scored 18 points off the bench, Brown had 16 and Mashburn 15 for Miami, which shot 49 percent (39-of-79) but was 15-of-23 at the line. The Heat yielded 18 points off turnovers, but managed to collect only two points off nine giveaways.

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