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NBA FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- --- ----- CHICAGO 12 23 15 30 12 92 MIAMI 20 18 22 20 5 85 FINAL IN 1ST OT

HIGH SCORERS: CHI - ELTON BRAND 24, TONI KUKOC 23, CHRIS CARR 14 MIA - ALONZO MOURNING 20, ANTHONY CARTER 20, PJ BROWN 12

HIGH REBOUND: CHI - ELTON BRAND 13, TONI KUKOC 6 MIA - JAMAL MASHBURN 9, ALONZO MOURNING 8

HIGH ASSISTS: CHI - TONI KUKOC 4, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3 MIA - JAMAL MASHBURN 8, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4

ATT: 19,344


Extended Box

CHICAGO (92) AT MIAMI (85) - FINAL IN OT

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

BRAND F 45 10-20 4-8 7 6 13 1 5 1 2 24 KUKOC F 44 7-20 7-8 2 4 6 4 1 3 5 23 SIMPKINS C 19 1-4 1-2 0 3 3 1 3 0 1 3 ARTEST G 40 5-7 3-4 0 4 4 3 3 3 0 13 MALONEY G 34 3-9 0-0 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 6 PERDUE 13 0-1 0-2 3 2 5 0 3 0 2 0 RUFFIN 13 0-2 0-2 0 4 4 1 2 1 2 0 BROWN 22 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 CARR 18 6-11 1-1 1 2 3 0 0 1 3 14 ANSTEY 17 2-5 3-4 1 2 3 1 4 1 0 7 C BENJAMIN DNP - COACH'S DECISION WILLOUGHBY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 35-80 19-31 14 29 43 15 23 12 17 92 (.438) (.613) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 20(24 PTS)

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

BROWN F 33 6-9 0-0 3 3 6 0 5 2 6 12 MASHBURN F 41 4-12 1-2 2 7 9 8 2 5 3 10 MOURNING C 37 4-10 12-14 4 4 8 2 5 0 1 20 CARTER G 45 8-13 4-6 0 4 4 4 3 3 4 20 MAJERLE G 44 2-15 0-0 1 4 5 4 5 1 0 5 THORPE 16 1-2 0-2 0 3 3 1 4 0 2 2 LENARD 29 4-8 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 1 5 11 WEATHERSPOON 20 2-6 1-2 2 3 5 1 2 2 0 5 BUFORD DNP - COACH'S DECISION CAUSWELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION STRICKLAND DNP - COACH'S DECISION WALTERS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 31-75 18-26 12 30 42 21 26 14 21 85 (.413) (.692) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 22(22 PTS)

CHICAGO 12 23 15 30 12 - 92 MIAMI 20 18 22 20 5 - 85

BLOCKED SHOTS: CHICAGO - BRAND 3, KUKOC, SIMPKINS, RUFFIN, CARR, PERDUE. MIAMI - WEATHERSPOON 3, BROWN 2, MASHBURN, LENARD, MOURNING. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CHICAGO 3-8 (.375), KUKOC 2-3, ARTEST 0-1, MALONEY 0-2, CARR 1-2. MIAMI 5-22 (.227), MASHBURN 1-4, CARTER 0-1, MAJERLE 1-11, LENARD 3-6. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: ED F RUSH, JOE FORTE, TOMMIE WOOD. A - 19,344. T - 2:37.


Box Score

CHICAGO (92) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brand 45 10-20 4-8 7-13 1 5 24 Kukoc 44 7-20 7-8 2-6 4 1 23 Simpkins 19 1-4 1-2 0-3 1 3 3 Artest 40 5-7 3-4 0-4 3 3 13 Maloney 34 3-9 0-0 0-1 3 0 6 Perdue 13 0-1 0-2 3-5 0 3 0 Ruffin 13 0-2 0-2 0-4 1 2 0 Brown 22 1-1 0-0 0-1 1 2 2 Carr 18 6-11 1-1 1-3 0 0 14 Anstey 17 2-5 3-4 1-3 1 4 7 C Benjamin DNP - coach's decision Willoughby DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 35-80 19-31 14-43 15 23 92 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.438, FT-.613. 3-Point Goals: 3-8, .375 (Kukoc 2-3, Artest 0-1, Maloney 0-2, Carr 1-2). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 8 (Brand 3, Kukoc, Simpkins, Ruffin, Carr, Perdue). Turnovers: 20 (Kukoc 5, Carr 3, Brand 2, Brown 2, Perdue 2, Ruffin 2, Simpkins). Steals: 12 (Artest 3, Kukoc 3, Anstey, Brand, Brown, Carr, Maloney, Ruffin).

MIAMI (85) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brown 33 6-9 0-0 3-6 0 5 12 Mashburn 41 4-12 1-2 2-9 8 2 10 Mourning 37 4-10 12-14 4-8 2 5 20 Carter 45 8-13 4-6 0-4 4 3 20 Majerle 44 2-15 0-0 1-5 4 5 5 Thorpe 16 1-2 0-2 0-3 1 4 2 Lenard 29 4-8 0-0 0-2 1 0 11 Weatherspoon 20 2-6 1-2 2-5 1 2 5 Buford DNP - coach's decision Causwell DNP - coach's decision Strickland DNP - coach's decision Walters DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 31-75 18-26 12-42 21 26 85 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.413, FT-.692. 3-Point Goals: 5-22, .227 (Mashburn 1-4, Carter 0-1, Majerle 1-11, Lenard 3-6). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 8 (Weatherspoon 3, Brown 2, Mashburn, Lenard, Mourning). Turnovers: 22 (Brown 6, Lenard 5, Carter 4, Mashburn 3, Thorpe 2, Mourning). Steals: 14 (Mashburn 5, Carter 3, Brown 2, Weatherspoon 2, Lenard, Majerle). _________________________________________________ Chicago 12 23 15 30 12 - 92 Miami 20 18 22 20 5 - 85 _________________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,344. T: 2:37. Officials: Ed F Rush, Joe Forte, Tommie Wood.


Game Story

MIAMI (Ticker) -- Maybe it takes the Miami Heat a while to get used to a new building.

The first-place Heat dropped under .500 at American Airlines Arena with a 92-85 loss to the lowly Chicago Bulls, who notched just their second road win behind rookie Elton Brand and Toni Kukoc.

Brand had 24 points and 13 rebounds and Kukoc added 23 points for the Bulls, who won in Miami for the second straight season since the dismantling of their dynasty following the 1997-98 season.

"It was a good win for us. We're a team that's still learning how to win," said Chicago coach Tim Floyd. "We have been in the situation the last three games where we've been down and made a run and this time we got over the top."

Brand scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, when the Bulls overcame a 60-50 deficit. He grabbed a rebound of Kukoc's miss but shot an airball with 1.7 seconds left in the fourth quarter. But Chris Antsey made a follow shot with seven-tenths of a second remaining to force overtime.

"It's a nice feeling when you're down by 10 points in the fourth quarter and find enough poise to get yourself together and win the game," Kukoc said. "I think we played good defense for 53 minutes and if we can continue to play defense like that we can win games."

The 6-8 Brand was just 4-of-8 from the line, including a pair of misses that would have tied the score at 80 with 39 seconds to go.

Miami had a chance to win in regulation, but Alonzo Mourning's 20-footer hit the front of the rim as time expired. The Heat, who were coming off a 3-1 road trip, made only 1-of-8 shots from the field in overtime and fell to 2-3 at America Airlines Arena. The three losses have come to Chicago, Vancouver and New Jersey, who are a combined 31-78.

"It was obvious that the Chicago Bulls reminded me somewhat of us on the road," said Miami coach Pat Riley. "They were desperate and down in the fourth quarter. We had a 10-point lead and started to turn the ball over bacause of pressure. We went flat here at home. It was a bad loss. At some point in time there has to be a change in approach or a change in personnel. We are in a bad spell and it could be a number of things."

Mourning and rookie Anthony Carter each scored 20 points to lead the Heat.

"We need to establish a level of consistency. Regardless of a team's record you can't underestimate them," Mourning said. "Tonight we did. Right now we're not at the level we need to be to compete against better teams in this league."

Mourning opened the extra session by making one free throw 34 seconds into the period and Brand followed with a nine-footer from the left corner to give the Bulls an 82-81 edge. Mourning's layup with 3:33 left gave the Heat their last lead, 83-82.

Kukoc hit a 3-pointer to give Chicago an 85-83 advantage with 2:42 to play. Mourning made two free throws with 1:47 left to tie the game, but rookie Ron Artest did the same 15 seconds later to put the Bulls ahead for good, 87-85. Chicago made 5-of-6 free throws in overtime.

"We played to win," Artest said. "We're all coming back from injuries slowly, but when we do we'll be in good shape. We executed better than the Heat did down the stretch and that's why we won."

P.J. Brown scored all of his 12 points on 6-of-6 shooting in the first three quarters as the Heat opened a 60-50 lead. Miami committed nine turnovers in the fourth period and overtime.

Otis Thorpe opened the fourth quarter with a 19-footer to give Miami its biggest lead. But Artest followed with a free throw, Chris Carr made three straight baskets and Matt Maloney had a layup to pull the Bulls within 62-59 with 9:16 left.

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