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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MIAMI 28 23 25 17 93 TORONTO 29 32 27 20 108 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MIA - ALONZO MOURNING 26, OTIS THORPE 10, MARK STRICKLAND 10 TOR - VINCE CARTER 23, TRACY MCGRADY 20, ANTONIO DAVIS 17

HIGH REBOUND: MIA - ALONZO MOURNING 8, THREE PLAYERS WITH 5 TOR - ANTONIO DAVIS 12, VINCE CARTER 7

HIGH ASSISTS: MIA - JAMAL MASHBURN 6, ANTHONY CARTER 4 TOR - CHARLES OAKLEY 7, DOUG CHRISTIE 5

ATT: 19,800


Extended Box

MIAMI (93) AT TORONTO (108)

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

BROWN F 23 2-8 0-0 1 1 2 1 5 3 2 4 MASHBURN F 32 2-9 2-2 1 4 5 6 3 1 2 6 MOURNING C 33 10-15 6-8 5 3 8 2 4 0 0 26 HARDAWAY G 26 4-8 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 9 LENARD G 33 4-13 0-0 0 3 3 1 3 1 2 8 THORPE 16 5-8 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 0 3 10 CARTER 27 4-7 0-0 3 2 5 4 1 0 2 9 STRICKLAND 19 4-6 2-4 2 3 5 1 2 1 0 10 WEATHERSPOON 13 3-4 0-0 0 4 4 1 0 0 3 6 CAUSWELL 6 0-2 1-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 JAMES 6 1-4 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 WALTERS 6 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2

TOTALS 240 40-85 11-16 13 23 36 19 25 7 18 93 (.471) (.688) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 19(22 PTS)

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

CARTER F 39 11-24 0-0 4 3 7 4 2 3 1 23 OAKLEY F 34 3-4 3-4 1 4 5 7 3 3 3 10 DAVIS C 27 5-9 7-7 6 6 12 1 2 1 2 17 CHRISTIE G 38 4-13 5-7 1 5 6 5 2 2 4 15 CURRY G 20 5-11 0-0 0 2 2 2 1 1 3 11 MCGRADY 32 6-9 8-12 1 4 5 4 1 0 1 20 THOMAS 15 1-5 0-0 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 2 BOGUES 14 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 2 K WILLIS 14 3-4 0-0 2 1 3 0 3 0 0 6 LANG 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 STEWART 5 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 A WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 40-83 23-30 16 29 45 26 17 10 15 108 (.482) (.767) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 16(17 PTS)

MIAMI 28 23 25 17 - 93 TORONTO 29 32 27 20 - 108

BLOCKED SHOTS: MIAMI - MOURNING 3, STRICKLAND 2, HARDAWAY, JAMES. TORONTO - OAKLEY 3, MCGRADY 2, CARTER 2, DAVIS 2, CHRISTIE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MIAMI 2-8 (.250), HARDAWAY 1-2, LENARD 0-4, THORPE 0-1, CARTER 1-1. TORONTO 5-15 (.333), CARTER 1-2, OAKLEY 1-1, CHRISTIE 2-5, CURRY 1-6, MCGRADY 0-1. TECHNICALS: MIAMI - MOURNING. OFFICIALS: HUE HOLLINS, BILL SPOONER, DEE KANTNER. A - 19,800. T - 2:09.


Box Score

MIAMI (93) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brown 23 2-8 0-0 1-2 1 5 4 Mashburn 32 2-9 2-2 1-5 6 3 6 Mourning 33 10-15 6-8 5-8 2 4 26 Hardaway 26 4-8 0-0 0-0 2 2 9 Lenard 33 4-13 0-0 0-3 1 3 8 Thorpe 16 5-8 0-0 0-1 1 3 10 Carter 27 4-7 0-0 3-5 4 1 9 Strickland 19 4-6 2-4 2-5 1 2 10 Weatherspoon 13 3-4 0-0 0-4 1 0 6 Causwell 6 0-2 1-2 0-1 0 1 1 James 6 1-4 0-0 1-1 0 0 2 Walters 6 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 40-85 11-16 13-36 19 25 93 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.471, FT-.688. 3-Point Goals: 2-8, .250 (Hardaway 1-2, Lenard 0-4, Thorpe 0-1, Carter 1-1). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 7 (Mourning 3, Strickland 2, Hardaway, James). Turnovers: 19 (Hardaway 3, Thorpe 3, Weatherspoon 3, Brown 2, Carter 2, Lenard 2, Mashburn 2, James). Steals: 7 (Brown 3, Lenard, Mashburn, Strickland, Walters).

TORONTO (108) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 39 11-24 0-0 4-7 4 2 23 Oakley 34 3-4 3-4 1-5 7 3 10 Davis 27 5-9 7-7 6-12 1 2 17 Christie 38 4-13 5-7 1-6 5 2 15 Curry 20 5-11 0-0 0-2 2 1 11 Mcgrady 32 6-9 8-12 1-5 4 1 20 Thomas 15 1-5 0-0 1-3 1 2 2 Bogues 14 1-3 0-0 0-1 2 0 2 K Willis 14 3-4 0-0 2-3 0 3 6 Lang 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Stewart 5 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 2 A Williams DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 40-83 23-30 16-45 26 17 108 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.482, FT-.767. 3-Point Goals: 5-15, .333 (Carter 1-2, Oakley 1-1, Christie 2-5, Curry 1-6, Mcgrady 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 10 (Oakley 3, Mcgrady 2, Carter 2, Davis 2, Christie). Turnovers: 16 (Christie 4, Curry 3, Oakley 3, Davis 2, Bogues, Carter, Mcgrady). Steals: 10 (Carter 3, Oakley 3, Christie 2, Curry, Davis). ____________________________________________ Miami 28 23 25 17 - 93 Toronto 29 32 27 20 - 108 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Miami 1 (Mourning, 3:52 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,800. T: 2:09. Officials: Hue Hollins, Bill Spooner, Dee Kantner.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady and the rest of the Toronto Raptors were too much for the Miami Heat's one-man attack.

Carter scored 23 points, McGrady added 20 and Antonio Davis held his own against Alonzo Mourning as the Raptors rolled to their third straight victory, 108-93 over the slumping Heat.

It was a landmark win for Toronto, which won the season series from Miami for the first time since joining the NBA in 1995. The Raptors entered this season with a 2-12 all-time mark vs. the Heat but notched a 97-86 victory on November 4. The teams meet just once more, on April 18 -- and perhaps in the playoffs.

"It would be a great matchup," McGrady said. "It felt like a playoff atmosphere tonight. The crowd was really into it. We create a lot of problems with mismatches. Doug (Christie), Vince and myself can all post up. Tonight we found the mismatches and went after them."

Carter scored 14 points in the first quarter, preventing Miami from opening an early lead. McGrady scored 10 in the second period, when Toronto raced to a 10-point halftime advantage.

Mourning had 26 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. But he encountered foul trouble and frustration in the third quarter and got little help from his teammates. No other Heat starter was in double figures as guard Tim Hardaway continued to battle the effects of a sore knee, managing just nine points.

"I'm dumbfounded with this loss," Hardaway said. "We have to figure out what we're doing wrong and what we have to do to get back on the right track."

"I know we are a better team than the team that beat us tonight," said Heat forward P.J. Brown, who scored just four points. "It just wasn't happening for us tonight and I don't know why. We have to score more and give a better effort."

Davis ignored severe back pain to collect 17 points, 12 boards and two blocks. Initially not expected to play, he started and hung in against Mourning, the Eastern Conference's top center.

"When you go up against a guy like Alonzo Mourning you have to be mentally and physically prepared," Davis said. "After some treatment today, I did some shooting and I knew I could play."

"Antonio did a great job tonight especially in playing in pain," Carter said. "They're a great team and we really wanted this win. And it showed."

Just 40 minutes before tip-off, Davis told coach Butch Carter he could play.

"It was his decision to play or not," Raptors coach Butch Carter said. "Antonio is a team player and he was willing to take the risk. This is the most complete game we've played in a while."

Christie shifted to point guard and had 15 points and five assists for the Raptors, who shot 48 percent (40-of-83) from the field and had six players score in double figures.

Miami (26-15) is just 11-11 since a 14-4 start and leads New York in the Atlantic Division by one game. If the Heat are tied with the Knicks after Sunday's games, Miami coach Pat Riley would lose the chance to coach in the All-Star Game to former protege Jeff Van Gundy of New York.

"Our biggest problem tonight was defense," Mourning said. "Collectively we were soft across the board on both ends of the court. As a team we have to come out with a better effort than tonight if we want to be effective."

Mourning singlehandedly tried to get the Heat back in the game, scoring 10 points in the first five minutes of the third quarter to cut the deficit to 76-70. But Davis responded with four free throws and Mourning picked up his fourth foul in the process.

After a layup by Charles Oakley extended the lead to 82-70 with 4:18 remaining, Mourning was hit with a technical foul for arguing and took a seat on the bench with 3:52 to go. Miami's Anthony Carter made a layup, but McGrady dunked and Oakley sank 1-of-2 free throws to cap the 11-2 burst and give Toronto an 87-72 lead with 58 seconds left.

Miami got no closer than 11 points thereafter. Vince Carter's jumper capped a 16-5 run that featured seven points from Dell Curry and gave Toronto its largest lead at 104-81 with 5:13 to play.

The Heat led by five points late in the first period before Vince Carter had a pair of jumpers and a flying dunk in the final minute. McGrady's jumper gave Toronto a 29-28 lead after one quarter as Carter scored 14 points.

McGrady scored 10 points in the second period, when the Raptors led by as many as 12 points before settling for a 61-51 lead at halftime.

"It was a big win from us to beat one of the best teams in the East that way," McGrady said. "We jumped on them from start to finish."

Curry scored 11 points and Oakley added 10 for Toronto. Reserve forwards Otis Thorpe and Mark Strickland scored 10 points each for Miami, which shot 47 percent (40-of-85) and was beaten on the boards, 45-36.

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