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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MIAMI 18 24 23 18 83 UTAH 26 19 29 19 93 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MIA - ALONZO MOURNING 27, VOSHON LENARD 25, JAMAL MASHBURN 11 UTH - BRYON RUSSELL 19, KARL MALONE 18, JEFF HORNACEK 17

HIGH REBOUND: MIA - ALONZO MOURNING 9, PJ BROWN 8 UTH - KARL MALONE 8, TWO PLAYERS WITH 7

HIGH ASSISTS: MIA - ANTHONY CARTER 7, THREE PLAYERS WITH 3 UTH - JOHN STOCKTON 13, KARL MALONE 6

ATT: 19,543


Extended Box

MIAMI (83) AT UTAH (93)

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

BROWN F 30 3-6 0-0 1 7 8 1 5 1 1 6 MASHBURN F 32 3-8 4-6 1 4 5 3 6 1 5 11 MOURNING C 40 9-19 9-12 2 7 9 1 4 0 3 27 CARTER G 31 0-7 0-0 0 0 0 7 2 2 2 0 MAJERLE G 35 2-6 0-0 1 5 6 3 3 2 1 6 THORPE 7 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 LENARD 35 8-17 6-6 1 4 5 0 5 1 3 25 WEATHERSPOON 19 2-3 2-4 2 5 7 0 2 0 1 6 WALTERS 11 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 2 BUFORD DNP - COACH'S DECISION CAUSWELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION STRICKLAND DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 28-70 21-28 8 32 40 18 32 8 18 83 (.400) (.750) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 19(15 PTS)

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

MALONE F 34 4-13 10-12 2 6 8 6 2 2 3 18 RUSSELL F 40 6-11 6-6 0 5 5 1 3 0 1 19 POLYNICE C 22 5-11 1-2 3 4 7 0 4 0 0 11 HORNACEK G 22 6-10 4-4 1 2 3 0 2 0 3 17 STOCKTON G 31 2-4 0-0 2 4 6 13 2 3 1 4 EISLEY 35 4-9 3-4 0 1 1 5 2 3 1 11 LEWIS 10 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 OSTERTAG 14 1-2 0-4 2 3 5 0 2 0 0 2 VAUGHN 6 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 GILLIAM 23 4-10 2-4 0 7 7 0 2 1 1 10 KEEFE 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 PADGETT DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-74 27-38 10 32 42 25 22 9 12 93 (.432) (.711) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 12(8 PTS)

MIAMI 18 24 23 18 - 83 UTAH 26 19 29 19 - 93

BLOCKED SHOTS: MIAMI - MOURNING 4, BROWN 2, MAJERLE, LENARD. UTAH - MALONE 2, EISLEY, OSTERTAG, POLYNICE, KEEFE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MIAMI 6-15 (.400), MASHBURN 1-2, MAJERLE 2-5, LENARD 3-6, WALTERS 0-2. UTAH 2-11 (.182), RUSSELL 1-3, HORNACEK 1-2, STOCKTON 0-1, EISLEY 0-3, LEWIS 0-2. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: DICK BAVETTA, TOM WASHINGTON, DEE KANTNER. A - 19,543. T - 2:25.


Box Score

MIAMI (83) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brown 30 3-6 0-0 1-8 1 5 6 Mashburn 32 3-8 4-6 1-5 3 6 11 Mourning 40 9-19 9-12 2-9 1 4 27 Carter 31 0-7 0-0 0-0 7 2 0 Majerle 35 2-6 0-0 1-6 3 3 6 Thorpe 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 4 0 Lenard 35 8-17 6-6 1-5 0 5 25 Weatherspoon 19 2-3 2-4 2-7 0 2 6 Walters 11 1-4 0-0 0-0 3 1 2 Buford DNP - coach's decision Causwell DNP - coach's decision Strickland DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-70 21-28 8-40 18 32 83 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.400, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 6-15, .400 (Mashburn 1-2, Majerle 2-5, Lenard 3-6, Walters 0-2). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 8 (Mourning 4, Brown 2, Majerle, Lenard). Turnovers: 19 (Mashburn 5, Lenard 3, Mourning 3, Carter 2, Brown, Majerle, Thorpe, Walters, Weatherspoon). Steals: 8 (Carter 2, Majerle 2, Brown, Lenard, Mashburn, Thorpe).

UTAH (93) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 34 4-13 10-12 2-8 6 2 18 Russell 40 6-11 6-6 0-5 1 3 19 Polynice 22 5-11 1-2 3-7 0 4 11 Hornacek 22 6-10 4-4 1-3 0 2 17 Stockton 31 2-4 0-0 2-6 13 2 4 Eisley 35 4-9 3-4 0-1 5 2 11 Lewis 10 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Ostertag 14 1-2 0-4 2-5 0 2 2 Vaughn 6 0-1 1-2 0-0 0 2 1 Gilliam 23 4-10 2-4 0-7 0 2 10 Keefe 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Padgett DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-74 27-38 10-42 25 22 93 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.432, FT-.711. 3-Point Goals: 2-11, .182 (Russell 1-3, Hornacek 1-2, Stockton 0-1, Eisley 0-3, Lewis 0-2). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 6 (Malone 2, Eisley, Ostertag, Polynice, Keefe). Turnovers: 12 (Hornacek 3, Malone 3, Lewis 2, Eisley, Gilliam, Russell, Stockton). Steals: 9 (Eisley 3, Stockton 3, Malone 2, Gilliam). ____________________________________________ Miami 18 24 23 18 - 83 Utah 26 19 29 19 - 93 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,543. T: 2:25. Officials: Dick Bavetta, Tom Washington, Dee Kantner.


Game Story

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- Armen Gilliam is paying immediate dividends for the Utah Jazz.

Gilliam scored nine of his 10 points in the fourth quarter, when the Jazz held the Miami Heat without a basket for nearly the final six minutes en route to a 93-83 victory.

"I was somewhat comfortable," said Gilliam, playing his second game with the Jazz. "In parts of the game, I felt like I was out of sync with the offense and I was in the way of the guys sometimes. But the guys were patient with me and coach was patient with me and left me out there."

"He's had a lot of stuff thrown at him in a short period of time," Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said. "I think he's done a real good job. It just takes time to kind of figure out who he is as far as our team is concerned."

A 6-9 veteran forward with good low-post skills, Gilliam was cut by the Orlando Magic in training camp and had been unemployed until Friday, when he was signed by the Jazz. He did not play on Saturday and was held scoreless Monday before coming alive tonight, playing 23 minutes.

"I think I was ready for it," he said. "I think I handled it pretty well. I still don't feel 100 percent but I feel much better."

Gilliam made jumpers to start and end a decisive 12-2 run in the fourth quarter that gave the Jazz control at 93-80 with 2:24 to play. He also added seven rebounds as the Jazz moved one-half game ahead of San Antonio for the lead in the the Midwest Division.

"I wanted to play on a playoff team," Gilliam said. "I wanted to be on a team that had a good group of guys that had been there before. This was a perfect fit for me. I turned down a lot of bad teams, but this was the right fit. I just had to be patient and wait seven weeks for it to happen."

"We like his ability to shoot the ball and he rebounded the basketball a little bit for us," Sloan said.

Bryon Russell scored 19 points and Karl Malone added 18 as Utah avenged a tough 74-72 loss at Miami on December 22. Malone shot just 4-of-13 from the field as he failed to lead the Jazz in scoring for the first time since November 19, a span of 24 games.

"They've got some of the smartest guys in the league and they execute their offense real well," Heat coach Pat Riley said. "Russell's no secret -- the guy's a top-flight player and he complements them a lot when the ball's not going down to Karl all the time."

Miami's Alonzo Mourning had 27 points, nine rebounds and four blocks but he and his teammates were shut out from the field over the final 5:56 and fell to 2-12 all-time in Utah. The Heat are 1-1 on their four-game road trip.

"We gotta execute our offense a little bit better and I don't think we did that at all," said Mourning, who shot 9-of-19 from the field. "The ball stuck at times and it didn't move and one of the things we've been trying to promote is ball movement and we just didn't get it."

A jumper by Gilliam gave Utah a 78-65 lead before Miami made its final push, scoring nine straight points. Two free throws by Jamal Mashburn cut the deficit to 78-74 with 8:10 remaining.

A layup by Mashburn with 5:56 to go made it 81-78 but that was Miami's last basket. Gilliam responded with a jumper to start the decisive burst.

Russell hit four free throws and Malone made a layup to extend the lead to 89-78 with 3:31 to play. Voshon Lenard hit a pair of foul shots but Malone replied with two of his own and Gilliam made another jumper for a 13-point bulge with 2:24 left.

Jeff Hornacek scored 17 points and Howard Eisley and Olden Polynice added 11 apiece for the Jazz, who shot 43 percent (32-of-74) and forced 19 turnovers.

Lenard scored 25 points and Mashburn added 11 for the Heat, who shot 40 percent (28-of-70) and were outscored 27-21 from the foul line.

"I think they got a little bit more privileges than we did," Riley said. "I don't know; maybe we just gotta pay our dues."

The Jazz took the lead for good with an 8-0 burst in the third quarter that snapped a 57-57 tie. During the spurt, Jazz star guard John Stockton was poked in the eye by Heat rookie guard Anthony Carter and headed for the locker room. Russell's two free throws gave Utah a 65-57 advantage with 4:08 left.

"I don't know where it came from," Stockton said. "It wasn't so much the pain as it was I can't see for a while."

The Jazz led 26-18 after one quarter but the Heat closed to 44-42 at halftime, primarily by shutting down Malone, who was just 1-of-6 in the first half. Miami forwards P.J. Brown, Otis Thorpe and Clarence Weatherspoon each took their turn guarding the NBA's Most Valuable Player.

"He's usually gonna score his 25 points and get his numbers," Brown said. "My job is to try and hold him down ... and it seemed like everybody else stepped up. Bryon Russell and Armen Gilliam came up with big points and they all had pretty good games."

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