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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MIAMI 23 17 20 20 80 LA LAKERS 37 20 15 21 93 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MIA - ALONZO MOURNING 21, JAMAL MASHBURN 17, CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 11 LAL - GLEN RICE 23, SHAQUILLE ONEAL 17, KOBE BRYANT 15

HIGH REBOUND: MIA - ALONZO MOURNING 9, TWO PLAYERS WITH 7 LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 11, GLEN RICE 10

HIGH ASSISTS: MIA - TIM HARDAWAY 7, ALONZO MOURNING 4 LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 7, THREE PLAYERS WITH 3

ATT: 18,997


Extended Box

MIAMI (80) AT LA LAKERS (93)

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

BROWN F 19 1-5 1-2 1 3 4 0 6 1 1 3 MASHBURN F 44 8-13 0-0 0 7 7 2 3 1 5 17 MOURNING C 33 7-18 7-12 3 6 9 4 5 0 2 21 HARDAWAY G 33 4-9 0-0 0 2 2 7 3 1 3 8 MAJERLE G 29 1-2 0-0 0 3 3 2 4 1 0 3 WEATHERSPOON 31 3-10 5-6 1 6 7 3 2 0 2 11 CARTER 19 1-5 0-0 1 4 5 1 2 2 1 2 BOWEN 19 3-4 2-2 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 10 STRICKLAND 11 2-6 0-0 0 4 4 0 1 0 1 4 CAUSWELL 1 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 H JAMISON 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 BUFORD DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-72 16-24 6 36 42 19 29 6 15 80 (.417) (.667) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 17(17 PTS)

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

GREEN F 16 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 RICE F 35 8-16 7-8 1 9 10 3 4 1 0 23 ONEAL C 36 5-17 7-12 4 7 11 7 5 0 4 17 BRYANT G 39 5-12 4-6 1 6 7 3 4 3 2 15 HARPER G 26 5-9 3-4 1 4 5 2 1 0 3 14 HORRY 32 3-6 2-2 3 4 7 3 2 2 2 10 SHAW 10 1-3 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 SALLEY 9 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 FISHER 21 2-4 2-2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 FOX 12 1-4 2-2 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 5 KNIGHT 3 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 GEORGE 1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 30-76 27-36 12 36 48 22 22 7 13 93 (.395) (.750) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 13(8 PTS)

MIAMI 23 17 20 20 - 80 LA LAKERS 37 20 15 21 - 93

BLOCKED SHOTS: MIAMI - MOURNING, BROWN, BOWEN. LA LAKERS - ONEAL 2, BRYANT, HORRY, SALLEY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MIAMI 4-9 (.444), MASHBURN 1-4, HARDAWAY 0-2, MAJERLE 1-1, BOWEN 2-2. LA LAKERS 6-20 (.300), RICE 0-3, BRYANT 1-3, HARPER 1-3, HORRY 2-4, SHAW 1-2, FISHER 0-1, FOX 1-3, GEORGE 0-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: BENNETT SALVATORE, GREG WILLARD, SEAN CORBIN. A - 18,997. T - 2:24.


Box Score

MIAMI (80) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brown 19 1-5 1-2 1-4 0 6 3 Mashburn 44 8-13 0-0 0-7 2 3 17 Mourning 33 7-18 7-12 3-9 4 5 21 Hardaway 33 4-9 0-0 0-2 7 3 8 Majerle 29 1-2 0-0 0-3 2 4 3 Weatherspoon 31 3-10 5-6 1-7 3 2 11 Carter 19 1-5 0-0 1-5 1 2 2 Bowen 19 3-4 2-2 0-1 0 3 10 Strickland 11 2-6 0-0 0-4 0 1 4 Causwell 1 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 0 1 H Jamison 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Buford DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-72 16-24 6-42 19 29 80 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.417, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 4-9, .444 (Mashburn 1-4, Hardaway 0-2, Majerle 1-1, Bowen 2-2). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 3 (Mourning, Brown, Bowen). Turnovers: 17 (Mashburn 5, Hardaway 3, Mourning 2, Weatherspoon 2, Brown, Carter, Strickland). Steals: 6 (Carter 2, Brown, Hardaway, Majerle, Mashburn).

LA LAKERS (93) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Green 16 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 2 0 Rice 35 8-16 7-8 1-10 3 4 23 Oneal 36 5-17 7-12 4-11 7 5 17 Bryant 39 5-12 4-6 1-7 3 4 15 Harper 26 5-9 3-4 1-5 2 1 14 Horry 32 3-6 2-2 3-7 3 2 10 Shaw 10 1-3 0-0 1-1 1 0 3 Salley 9 0-2 0-0 0-1 1 2 0 Fisher 21 2-4 2-2 0-0 1 1 6 Fox 12 1-4 2-2 1-4 0 1 5 Knight 3 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 George 1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-76 27-36 12-48 22 22 93 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.395, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 6-20, .300 (Rice 0-3, Bryant 1-3, Harper 1-3, Horry 2-4, Shaw 1-2, Fisher 0-1, Fox 1-3, George 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 5 (Oneal 2, Bryant, Horry, Salley). Turnovers: 13 (Oneal 4, Harper 3, Bryant 2, Horry 2, Green, Salley). Steals: 7 (Bryant 3, Horry 2, Rice, Salley). ____________________________________________ Miami 23 17 20 20 - 80 La Lakers 37 20 15 21 - 93 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,997. T: 2:24. Officials: Bennett Salvatore, Greg Willard, Sean Corbin.


Game Story

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- With his team out of contention early, Miami Heat coach Pat Riley had plenty of time to make comparisons between his dynastic Los Angeles Lakers squad of the 1980s and the current crop of "Showtime" performers.

Glen Rice scored 13 of his 23 points in the first quarter and had a season-high 10 rebounds as the league-leading Lakers stormed out to an early lead and never looked back, coasting to their 15th straight win and dominating Riley's Heat, 93-80.

"It's just something that has come together. We just know that if we play every game hard, we are going to have a lot of success," Rice said. "We're just trying to win every game. We've always had the confidence that we could beat these teams. If we play as a team, nobody can beat us."

Riley, who guided Los Angeles to four of its five championships in the '80s, including its last title in 1988, became the latest coach to watch his team laid waste to by the star-studded 1999-2000 Lakers.

Los Angeles has not lost since a 105-81 setback at San Antonio on February 1 and is one game shy of matching its NBA season-high 16-game run from December 11-January 12. Riley's 1987-88 Lakers' team had winning streaks of 16 and 11 games en route to its second straight championship.

Shaquille O'Neal had 17 points and 11 rebounds and fellow All-Star Kobe Bryant added 15 and seven for the Lakers, who led 37-23 after one quarter, 57-40 at halftime and 72-60 entering the final period.

"I think they've always been good. The last couple of years they've won a lot of regular-season games and I think the Lakers' greatest test is going to be in the playoffs," Riley said. "They are just too big with Shaq and just too talented at the two and three spots. They have done a great job with the system Phil has put in.

"They have gone past the point of respect. What they do now is put some fear in you. If you don't attack and come to play, you are going to be back on your heels all night."

No Lakers opponent has reached the 100-point mark during the current streak.

"Defensively, we just help each other out. Defense has been carrying us all season," Bryant said. "We're just trying to get better."

The Lakers (49-11) have won nine in a row at the Staples Center, improving their Western Conference-best home record to 28-4. They are two games ahead of Pacific Division-rival Portland for the best record in the NBA.

"We can match up with anybody," O'Neal said. "We have a lot of weapons on this team. We are a hard team to beat."

The Lakers lost six of nine after their first streak, leaving coach Phil Jackson wary of his team getting too caught up in its recent run.

"I don't want to get swept up in any optimistic feel about us playing this way and reminisce about something that happened about six weeks ago to where we had to go to a grinding halt on the road and face some tough opponents," Jackson said.

Center Alonzo Mourning returned to the lineup after missing three games with an injured ankle and had 21 points and nine rebounds for Miami, which has lost its last six visits to Los Angeles and slipped to 1-11 here all-time.

The first-place Heat (37-22) had won five of their previous six games, but have lost nine of 12 on the road to slip to 15-16 away from American Airlines Arena. They lead the Atlantic Division by 1 1/2 games over New York.

These teams will meet again in Miami on March 20.

Rice made 5-of-7 shots in the first quarter and Los Angeles opened 9-of-11 from the field, taking a 21-12 lead with 5:33 remaining on O'Neal's thunderous slam.

Rice hit a 19-footer, two free throws, a 12-footer and a layup before Bryant beat the buzzer with a slam to give the Lakers a 14-point cushion entering the second quarter. Miami did not seriously threaten thereafter.

P.J. Brown's layup got the Heat within 78-67 with 6:33 to play, but Rice responded with a 13-footer, Bryant sank a running jumper and Robert Horry made two free throws to stretch the margin back to 17 points with 3:36 left.

Jamal Mashburn scored 17 points, Clarence Weatherspoon 11 and Bruce Bowen 10 off the bench for the Heat, who shot 42 percent (30-of-72) and yielded 17 points off turnovers.

"The big difference was that we weren't making shots," Brown said. "We're looking forward to seeing them in Miami. I believe it will be a different story."

"I'm very disappointed to come out here and get embarrassed like this," Mashburn added. "They're good. Anytime they have a big fella like that who's gonna take up a lot of space and command double- and triple-teams and with that offense and all that movement, it makes them very effective."

Ron Harper scored 14 points and Horry had 10 for the Lakers, who shot 39 percent (30-of-76) but held a 48-42 rebounding edge and surrendered only eight points off turnovers.

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