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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- TORONTO 12 29 18 14 73 MIAMI 17 28 26 26 97 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: TOR - VINCE CARTER 17, TRACY MCGRADY 15, DEE BROWN 10 MIA - ANTHONY CARTER 17, JAMAL MASHBURN 16, ALONZO MOURNING 10


Extended Box

TORONTO (73) AT MIAMI (97)

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

CARTER F 31 5-20 6-7 2 3 5 3 2 1 2 17 OAKLEY F 27 2-6 0-0 1 8 9 0 2 1 2 4 DAVIS C 32 2-9 1-2 1 5 6 2 4 0 0 5 CHRISTIE G 26 1-4 4-4 0 2 2 4 0 2 0 6 MCGRADY G 36 5-13 5-10 2 4 6 1 4 0 2 15 CURRY 16 3-4 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 6 THOMAS 14 2-4 1-2 2 1 3 0 4 0 0 5 BROWN 16 4-8 1-1 0 2 2 1 0 2 0 10 STEWART 23 0-2 3-4 0 2 2 0 6 1 1 3 A WILLIAMS 8 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 WORKMAN 7 0-3 1-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 RADOJEVIC 4 0-2 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

TOTALS 240 24-76 23-34 8 30 38 12 24 8 8 73 (.316) (.676) TEAM REBS: 14 TOTAL TO: 10(8 PTS)

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

BROWN F 20 4-6 0-1 3 3 6 3 3 0 0 8 MASHBURN F 25 6-14 2-3 0 2 2 1 2 1 3 16 MOURNING C 21 4-10 2-3 3 3 6 1 3 0 2 10 CARTER G 29 8-11 1-1 0 4 4 6 3 1 2 17 MAJERLE G 19 0-1 0-0 0 6 6 2 1 1 0 0 BOWEN 28 4-6 0-0 0 4 4 1 3 0 1 8 THORPE 19 3-7 1-1 1 1 2 1 3 0 0 7 WEATHERSPOON 21 1-1 3-7 2 7 9 1 4 0 5 5 BUFORD 21 4-12 2-2 3 3 6 5 1 0 0 10 STRICKLAND 23 2-5 2-2 1 2 3 1 3 1 2 6 CAUSWELL 8 2-3 2-2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 6 JAMES 6 2-5 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 4

TOTALS 240 40-81 15-22 14 38 52 23 29 4 15 97 (.494) (.682) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 16(10 PTS)

TORONTO 12 29 18 14 - 73 MIAMI 17 28 26 26 - 97

BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - CARTER, DAVIS. MIAMI - MOURNING 4, WEATHERSPOON 2, JAMES 2, BROWN, STRICKLAND, THORPE, CARTER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 2-11 (.182), CARTER 1-2, CHRISTIE 0-1, CURRY 0-1, BROWN 1-5, A WILLIAMS 0-1, WORKMAN 0-1. MIAMI 2-8 (.250), MASHBURN 2-3, CARTER 0-1, MAJERLE 0-1, BOWEN 0-1, BUFORD 0-2. TECHNICALS: TORONTO - CARTER. OFFICIALS: STEVE JAVIE, JOE FORTE, MONTY MCCUTCHEN. A - 19,710. T - 2:20.


Box Score

TORONTO (73) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 31 5-20 6-7 2-5 3 2 17 Oakley 27 2-6 0-0 1-9 0 2 4 Davis 32 2-9 1-2 1-6 2 4 5 Christie 26 1-4 4-4 0-2 4 0 6 Mcgrady 36 5-13 5-10 2-6 1 4 15 Curry 16 3-4 0-0 0-1 1 2 6 Thomas 14 2-4 1-2 2-3 0 4 5 Brown 16 4-8 1-1 0-2 1 0 10 Stewart 23 0-2 3-4 0-2 0 6 3 A Williams 8 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Workman 7 0-3 1-2 0-1 0 0 1 Radojevic 4 0-2 1-2 0-0 0 0 1 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 24-76 23-34 8-38 12 24 73 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.316, FT-.676. 3-Point Goals: 2-11, .182 (Carter 1-2, Christie 0-1, Curry 0-1, Brown 1-5, A Williams 0-1, Workman 0-1). Team rebounds: 14. Blocked shots: 2 (Carter, Davis). Turnovers: 10 (Carter 2, Mcgrady 2, Oakley 2, Radojevic, Stewart). Steals: 8 (Brown 2, Christie 2, Carter, Oakley, Radojevic, Stewart).

MIAMI (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brown 20 4-6 0-1 3-6 3 3 8 Mashburn 25 6-14 2-3 0-2 1 2 16 Mourning 21 4-10 2-3 3-6 1 3 10 Carter 29 8-11 1-1 0-4 6 3 17 Majerle 19 0-1 0-0 0-6 2 1 0 Bowen 28 4-6 0-0 0-4 1 3 8 Thorpe 19 3-7 1-1 1-2 1 3 7 Weatherspoon 21 1-1 3-7 2-9 1 4 5 Buford 21 4-12 2-2 3-6 5 1 10 Strickland 23 2-5 2-2 1-3 1 3 6 Causwell 8 2-3 2-2 0-2 0 2 6 James 6 2-5 0-0 1-2 1 1 4 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 40-81 15-22 14-52 23 29 97 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.494, FT-.682. 3-Point Goals: 2-8, .250 (Mashburn 2-3, Carter 0-1, Majerle 0-1, Bowen 0-1, Buford 0-2). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 12 (Mourning 4, Weatherspoon 2, James 2, Brown, Strickland, Thorpe, Carter). Turnovers: 16 (Weatherspoon 5, Mashburn 3, Carter 2, Mourning 2, Strickland 2, Bowen). Steals: 4 (Carter, Majerle, Mashburn, Strickland). ____________________________________________ Toronto 12 29 18 14 - 73 Miami 17 28 26 26 - 97 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Toronto 1 (Carter, 6:08 2nd). Flagrant fouls: Miami 1 (Mashburn, 4:30 3rd). A: 19,710. T: 2:20. Officials: Steve Javie, Joe Forte, Monty Mccutchen.


Game Story

MIAMI (Ticker) -- After learning that starting point guard Tim Hardaway may not be available when they start the playoffs, the Miami Heat received a strong performance from his replacement.

Rookie Anthony Carter had 17 points, six assists, four rebounds and did not commit a turnover in 29 minutes as the Heat cruised to a 97-73 rout of the Toronto Raptors in a battle of Eastern Conference playoff teams with nothing left to play for.

The Heat placed Hardaway on the injured list due to a sprained right ankle and left foot earlier today. The 6-1 playmaker has been a key member of coach Pat Riley's squad and his absence increases the chances of Miami suffering its third consecutive first-round postseason exit.

Carter, who filled in admirably for Hardaway earlier this season, was on fire tonight. He hit 8-of-11 shots and helped the Heat to a 26-18 third quarter that put the game out of reach.

"(Carter) had confidence in himself and we have confidence in him," Riley said. "He does a lot of good things for us and he kept things under control for us tonight. He was knocking down shots for us."

"We have the utmost confidence in him," Miami center Alonzo Mourning added. "Early in the year, when Tim was hurt, AC was forced to play some heavy minutes and it was extremely beneficial for him. I don't look at AC as a rookie. He has some veteran experience. I think with Tim talking to him and coach staying in his ear, he's going to be important for us in the playoffs."

Vince Carter and the Raptors came out shooting cold and never got untracked. The 6-7 All-Star forward misfired on 15-of-20 shots, finishing with 17 points. Toronto never overcame a dismal 5-of-22 first-quarter shooting performance.

The Heat and Raptors hold the second and sixth seeds, respectively, in the Eastern Conference. Miami will face either Detroit or Milwaukee, while Toronto takes on the defending Eastern Conference champion New York Knicks.

Miami salvaged the finale of the three-game season series with Toronto and has taken nine of 11 all-time encounters.

P.J. Brown and Alonzo Mourning made back-to-back layups, Jamal Mashburn dunked and Brown and Mourning added jumpers as the Heat opened the contest with a 10-0 run. But offenses fizzled over the next seven minutes, resulting in a 17-12 first-quarter lead for Miami.

Carter started to make his presence felt in the second quarter, feeding Otis Thorpe for a five-foot hook in the lane before burying a 15-footer to boost the lead to 23-14 with 10:30 remaining in the first half.

"I have said (Anthony Carter) is a good player," Toronto coach Butch Carter said. "He is a tough-minded kid and it shows. You try and play him one way and he figures it out, finding other shots. He is not Tim Hardaway, but tonight he did not have to be."

Doug Christie's layup capped a 10-2 run by the Raptors, pulling them within 25-24 with 7:10 left before Carter went in for a layup, hit a runner and a technical free throw before setting up Brown's 14-footer that made it 32-24 5:56 before intermission.

Mashburn scored 16 points and Mourning added 10 in 21 minutes for the Heat, who shot 49 percent (40-of-81), held a whopping 52-38 rebounding advantage and never trailed.

Tracy McGrady scored 15 points and Dee Brown added 10 off the bench for Toronto, which shot 32 percent (24-of-76) and yielded just eight points off turnovers. The Raptors were outscored, 42-18, in the paint and 8-0 on the break.

After closing within 45-41 at the half and 49-47 midway through the third period, Toronto watched the game slip away. Carter hit an 18-footer, Mashburn was good from 25, 22 and 14 feet on successive trips to open a 58-47 bulge with 6:41 left in the third quarter. The Raptors did not challenge thereafter.

Riley can pick up his 1,000th coaching win in Wednesday's regular-season finale at Charlotte.

"We are working on parts of our game that definitely need some cleaning up," Riley said. "We will go into the Charlotte game with same attitude. We will play hard. I would like to go with the same lineup."

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