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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CLEVELAND 18 21 23 20 82 MIAMI 28 20 15 24 87 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: CLE - LAMOND MURRAY 28, ANDRE MILLER 12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 10 MIA - JAMAL MASHBURN 18, CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 13, TIM HARDAWAY 12

HIGH REBOUND: CLE - SHAWN KEMP 10, LAMOND MURRAY 9 MIA - CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 16, PJ BROWN 13

HIGH ASSISTS: CLE - ANDRE MILLER 7, EARL BOYKINS 2 MIA - TIM HARDAWAY 7, ANTHONY CARTER 4

ATT: 18,504


Extended Box

CLEVELAND (82) AT MIAMI (87)

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

KEMP F 31 4-18 2-4 5 5 10 0 3 0 4 10 MURRAY F 37 9-14 7-8 1 8 9 0 3 1 2 28 BRYANT C 27 2-6 0-0 2 3 5 1 4 0 1 4 MILLER G 39 5-12 1-2 0 4 4 7 3 2 1 12 PERSON G 42 2-8 2-3 0 2 2 1 1 0 2 7 FERRY 25 3-8 0-0 0 4 4 1 2 0 1 7 BOYKINS 11 5-6 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 3 1 10 DECLERCQ 17 2-3 0-0 0 4 4 0 5 0 1 4 MARSHALL 11 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 KETNER DNP - COACH'S DECISION STACK DNP - COACH'S DECISION SURA DNP - MODERATE SPRAIN OF RT BIG TOE

TOTALS 240 32-78 12-17 8 30 38 12 22 7 13 82 (.410) (.706) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 13(15 PTS)

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

BROWN F 30 5-6 1-2 4 9 13 1 4 2 0 11 MASHBURN F 36 6-12 4-4 1 3 4 2 3 0 3 18 MOURNING C 36 4-14 1-1 2 3 5 2 5 0 3 9 HARDAWAY G 31 5-19 2-2 0 0 0 7 2 1 1 12 MAJERLE G 35 3-7 0-0 2 5 7 3 1 0 1 8 LENARD 17 3-9 2-2 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 10 WEATHERSPOON 30 4-7 5-6 4 12 16 2 0 1 2 13 CARTER 17 0-3 2-2 0 2 2 4 3 0 3 2 STRICKLAND 8 2-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 BOWEN DNP - COACH'S DECISION CAUSWELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION H JAMISON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-80 17-19 13 35 48 22 20 5 15 87 (.400) (.895) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 15(17 PTS)

CLEVELAND 18 21 23 20 - 82 MIAMI 28 20 15 24 - 87

BLOCKED SHOTS: CLEVELAND - FERRY 2, KEMP. MIAMI - MOURNING 6, HARDAWAY, STRICKLAND. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CLEVELAND 6-15 (.400), MURRAY 3-4, MILLER 1-3, PERSON 1-5, FERRY 1-2, MARSHALL 0-1. MIAMI 6-19 (.316), MASHBURN 2-4, HARDAWAY 0-5, MAJERLE 2-5, LENARD 2-5. TECHNICALS: MIAMI - MASHBURN. OFFICIALS: TED BERNHARDT, LEROY RICHARDSON, (MICHAEL SMITH. A - 18,504. T - 2:09.


Box Score

CLEVELAND (82) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Kemp 31 4-18 2-4 5-10 0 3 10 Murray 37 9-14 7-8 1-9 0 3 28 Bryant 27 2-6 0-0 2-5 1 4 4 Miller 39 5-12 1-2 0-4 7 3 12 Person 42 2-8 2-3 0-2 1 1 7 Ferry 25 3-8 0-0 0-4 1 2 7 Boykins 11 5-6 0-0 0-0 2 1 10 Declercq 17 2-3 0-0 0-4 0 5 4 Marshall 11 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Ketner DNP - coach's decision Stack DNP - coach's decision Sura DNP - moderate sprain of rt big toe _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-78 12-17 8-38 12 22 82 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.410, FT-.706. 3-Point Goals: 6-15, .400 (Murray 3-4, Miller 1-3, Person 1-5, Ferry 1-2, Marshall 0-1). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 3 (Ferry 2, Kemp). Turnovers: 13 (Kemp 4, Murray 2, Person 2, Boykins, Bryant, Declercq, Ferry, Miller). Steals: 7 (Boykins 3, Miller 2, Marshall, Murray).

MIAMI (87) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brown 30 5-6 1-2 4-13 1 4 11 Mashburn 36 6-12 4-4 1-4 2 3 18 Mourning 36 4-14 1-1 2-5 2 5 9 Hardaway 31 5-19 2-2 0-0 7 2 12 Majerle 35 3-7 0-0 2-7 3 1 8 Lenard 17 3-9 2-2 0-1 1 2 10 Weatherspoon 30 4-7 5-6 4-16 2 0 13 Carter 17 0-3 2-2 0-2 4 3 2 Strickland 8 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 4 Bowen DNP - coach's decision Causwell DNP - coach's decision H Jamison DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-80 17-19 13-48 22 20 87 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.400, FT-.895. 3-Point Goals: 6-19, .316 (Mashburn 2-4, Hardaway 0-5, Majerle 2-5, Lenard 2-5). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 8 (Mourning 6, Hardaway, Strickland). Turnovers: 15 (Carter 3, Mashburn 3, Mourning 3, Lenard 2, Weatherspoon 2, Hardaway, Majerle). Steals: 5 (Brown 2, Hardaway, Strickland, Weatherspoon). ____________________________________________ Cleveland 18 21 23 20 - 82 Miami 28 20 15 24 - 87 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Miami 1 (Mashburn, 7:19 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,504. T: 2:09. Officials: Ted Bernhardt, Leroy Richardson, (michael Smith.


Game Story

MIAMI (Ticker) -- Voshon Lenard scored eight of his 10 points during a fourth-quarter comeback, lifting the Miami Heat to an 87-82 victory over the undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers, who dropped their 11th straight road game.

Lenard was unable to find the basket for the first three quarters, scoring only two points and misfiring on all five of his shots. But he saved his best for last, igniting the game-winning run.

The Cavaliers were without their starting backcourt of Brevin Knight and Bobby Sura. Knight, who had missed four straight and seven of the last eight games, was placed on the injured list earlier in the day with right quadriceps tendinitis. Sura has been hampered with a sprain of his right great toe and will be re-evaluated on Monday.

With Miami trailing 68-63 with 9:49 to go, Lenard drained a 3-pointer from the right sideline and added a 19-footer to tie the score with 7:46 left. After 5-5 guard Earl Boykins hit two consecutive jumpers, Lenard nailed another 3-pointer from the left side to cut the deficit to 72-71 with 6:32 remaining.

"It was an up and down game for us," Miami coach Pat Riley said. "I thought we had some real good opportunities in the first half. We began looking for shots instead of executing and it caught up with us in the second half. It looked like we were dead in the water and Voshon made of a couple of huge shots that got us back in it."

The teams traded baskets on four straight possessions before Tim Hardaway put Miami ahead for good, 77-76, with a baseline jumper at the 4:15 mark. Dan Majerle and Jamal Mashburn followed with consecutive layups and Hardaway hit a 22-footer to push the lead to 83-76 with 2:04 to play.

"We have to be consistent -- we can't be playing like this all the time," Hardaway said. "Overall, we made some shots and played good defense and rebounded very well."

"We were right there, I can't fault our effort," Cavaliers coach Randy Wittman said. "The guys stayed focused all game. We got down early and didn't lose our composure. We struggled in the first half offensively, and just couldn't get into any flow. They made shots at the end of the game and we didn't. We turned it over a couple of times without any attempts."

Alonzo Mourning, who collected a season-high 43 points on 13-of-14 shooting in a victory over New Jersey on Wednesday, had only nine on 4-of-14. Mourning did provide a presence inside with six blocks.

"We got the win and that's all that matters, more than any point total," Mourning said.

Mashburn scored 18 points to lead Miami, which has won eight straight at American Airlines Arena after losing three of its first five in the new arena.

Lamond Murray had 28 points and nine rebounds for the Cavaliers, whose last road win came at Vancouver on January 14. Murray was forced to leave the game midway through the second quarter when he appeared to twist his ankle on a drive to the rim. But he recovered quickly and showed no signs of discomfort the rest of the way.

Miami closed the first quarter with a 14-4 run to take a 28-18 advantage and held a 48-39 lead at intermission. Murray scored seven points in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 63-62 entering the final period.

"We did what we had to do when we made our run tonight," Heat forward P.J. Brown said. "If we could play 48 minutes like that we would beat a lot more teams."

Clarence Weatherspoon grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds and had 13 points off the bench for the Heat, who shot only 40 percent (32-of-80) from the field but connected on 17-of-19 free throws.

Rookie Andre Miller, who started in place of Knight, had 12 points and seven assists. Shawn Kemp, suffering through a miserable 4-of-18 shooting night, finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Cleveland shot 41 percent (32-of-78) and was outrebounded, 48-38.

"We had a chance, we just let it slip away," Kemp said. "It was a good effort. I'm proud of the guys tonight. I think everyone did a good job."

Earlier in the day, Miami placed reserve forward Otis Thorpe on the injured list due to inflammation in his left knee. The Heat activated rookie forward Harold Jamison to fill the roster spot. Jamison has played in only one game this season, scoring two points.

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