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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MIAMI 16 19 17 29 81 ORLANDO 18 20 12 9 59 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MIA - BRIAN GRANT 18, EDDIE JONES 15, AC GREEN 12 ORL - TRACY MCGRADY 19, DARRELL ARMSTRONG 9, PAT GARRITY 7

HIGH REBOUND: MIA - ANTHONY MASON 13, BRIAN GRANT 10 ORL - TRACY MCGRADY 15, BO OUTLAW 11

HIGH ASSISTS: MIA - ANTHONY CARTER 7, TIM HARDAWAY 6 ORL - TRACY MCGRADY 3, DARRELL ARMSTRONG 3

ATT: 16,286


Extended Box

MIAMI (81) AT ORLANDO (59)

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

BOWEN F 29 1-4 2-2 0 4 4 0 2 1 0 5 MASON F 36 2-12 5-9 1 12 13 3 2 2 1 9 GRANT C 27 8-12 2-2 1 9 10 1 4 2 2 18 HARDAWAY G 30 3-10 3-3 3 3 6 6 4 1 2 11 JONES G 30 6-13 1-2 0 6 6 0 3 1 6 15 GREEN 32 4-12 4-6 3 3 6 0 3 3 2 12 MAJERLE 28 2-7 0-0 2 3 5 1 1 0 0 6 CARTER 28 2-6 1-1 0 2 2 7 0 0 1 5 CAUSWELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION CEBALLOS DNP - COACH'S DECISION FULLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION HOUSE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 28-76 18-25 10 42 52 18 19 10 14 81 (.368) (.720) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 14(8 PTS)

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

MCGRADY F 41 7-27 2-4 7 8 15 3 2 3 3 19 OUTLAW F 33 3-8 0-0 1 10 11 2 1 2 1 6 DECLERCQ C 14 0-2 0-2 2 1 3 0 3 0 2 0 ARMSTRONG G 33 3-7 3-3 2 1 3 3 2 1 4 9 MILLER G 23 0-7 0-0 0 1 1 1 4 1 1 0 AMAECHI 20 2-6 2-3 0 5 5 1 2 1 1 6 WILLIAMS 23 3-5 0-2 2 4 6 0 0 1 1 6 HUDSON 19 3-8 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 6 GARRITY 22 2-8 3-4 1 1 2 0 4 0 0 7 DOLEAC 12 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 REID DNP - COACH'S DECISION ROBINSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 23-80 10-18 15 33 48 11 21 9 17 59 (.288) (.556) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 18(16 PTS)

MIAMI 16 19 17 29 - 81 ORLANDO 18 20 12 9 - 59

BLOCKED SHOTS: MIAMI - MASON, MAJERLE. ORLANDO - OUTLAW 2, DOLEAC 2, MCGRADY, MILLER, GARRITY, WILLIAMS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MIAMI 7-17 (.412), BOWEN 1-2, HARDAWAY 2-7, JONES 2-4, MAJERLE 2-4. ORLANDO 3-16 (.188), MCGRADY 3-4, ARMSTRONG 0-2, MILLER 0-5, HUDSON 0-2, GARRITY 0-2, DOLEAC 0-1. TECHNICALS: MIAMI - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, ORLANDO - WILLIAMS. OFFICIALS: JESS KERSEY, DAVID JONES, JASON PHILLIPS. A - 16,286. T - 2:16.


Box Score

MIAMI (81) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Bowen 29 1-4 2-2 0-4 0 2 5 Mason 36 2-12 5-9 1-13 3 2 9 Grant 27 8-12 2-2 1-10 1 4 18 Hardaway 30 3-10 3-3 3-6 6 4 11 Jones 30 6-13 1-2 0-6 0 3 15 Green 32 4-12 4-6 3-6 0 3 12 Majerle 28 2-7 0-0 2-5 1 1 6 Carter 28 2-6 1-1 0-2 7 0 5 Causwell DNP - coach's decision Ceballos DNP - coach's decision Fuller DNP - coach's decision House DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-76 18-25 10-52 18 19 81 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.368, FT-.720. 3-Point Goals: 7-17, .412 (Bowen 1-2, Hardaway 2-7, Jones 2-4, Majerle 2-4). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 2 (Mason, Majerle). Turnovers: 14 (Jones 6, Grant 2, Green 2, Hardaway 2, Carter, Mason). Steals: 10 (Green 3, Grant 2, Mason 2, Bowen, Hardaway, Jones).

ORLANDO (59) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mcgrady 41 7-27 2-4 7-15 3 2 19 Outlaw 33 3-8 0-0 1-11 2 1 6 Declercq 14 0-2 0-2 2-3 0 3 0 Armstrong 33 3-7 3-3 2-3 3 2 9 Miller 23 0-7 0-0 0-1 1 4 0 Amaechi 20 2-6 2-3 0-5 1 2 6 Williams 23 3-5 0-2 2-6 0 0 6 Hudson 19 3-8 0-0 0-0 0 1 6 Garrity 22 2-8 3-4 1-2 0 4 7 Doleac 12 0-2 0-0 0-2 1 2 0 Reid DNP - coach's decision Robinson DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 23-80 10-18 15-48 11 21 59 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.288, FT-.556. 3-Point Goals: 3-16, .188 (Mcgrady 3-4, Armstrong 0-2, Miller 0-5, Hudson 0-2, Garrity 0-2, Doleac 0-1). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 8 (Outlaw 2, Doleac 2, Mcgrady, Miller, Garrity, Williams). Turnovers: 18 (Armstrong 4, Hudson 3, Mcgrady 3, Declercq 2, Amaechi, Doleac, Miller, Outlaw, Williams). Steals: 9 (Mcgrady 3, Outlaw 2, Amaechi, Armstrong, Miller, Williams). ____________________________________________ Miami 16 19 17 29 - 81 Orlando 18 20 12 9 - 59 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Miami 1 (Illegal Defense, 1:24 2nd). Orlando 1 (Williams, 8:42 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,286. T: 2:16. Officials: Jess Kersey, David Jones, Jason Phillips.


Game Story

ORLANDO, Florida (Ticker) -- It may not have been pretty, but the Miami Heat improved to a season-high nine games over .500 with an 81-59 victory over intrastate rival Orlando Magic.

Neither team could find its offense through the first three quarters -- each shooting just 31 percent -- but the Heat found theirs in the final period, using a 26-5 run to end the game.

"They continued to miss shots while we started to make them," Miami guard Tim Hardaway said. "We then we able to pick up our defensive effort and turn that into easy points."

Miami led by one with 8:33 to go and held Orlando to one basket the rest of the way. The Heat reeled off 11 straight points -- seven from Brian Grant and four from Hardaway -- to open a 12-point lead and the Magic never recovered.

"We knew if we let a team like Orlando hang around in the second half in their bulding anything can happen," Grant said. "So we picked up our defensive intensity, but limiting them to one shot and get out and running."

The Magic scored a franchise-low 21 points in the second half. Their total was their lowest of the season and third-lowest in franchise history.

"I am not happy with them at all," Orlando coach Doc Rivers said. "We need to be a little bit tougher mentally to win this type of game. The Heat played terrific defense and we got frustrated."

"They were knocking down shots, we were missing shots," Orlando forward Tracy McGrady said. "We've got great shooters on this team, they had a lot of wide open shots, just couldn't knock them down."

Coming off back-to-back 100-point performaces, the Heat made just 17-of-55 shots through three quarters before hitting 11-of-21 in the fourth, including 3-of-6 from behind the arc.

Grant scored nine of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and had 10 rebounds. Hardaway also scored nine of his 11 in the pivotal period and A.C. Green added 12 points off the bench for Miami, which won its fourth straight game.

Orlando trailed 55-54 after John Amaechi was fouled while making a layup. Before Amaechi could attempt the potential game-tying free throw, a technical foul was called on Orlando's Monty Williams for pointing his finger in Hardaway's face.

Hardaway made the technical, which started the decisive run, and Amaechi missed his free throw to start a three-minute scoreless stretch for the Magic.

Grant scored seven straight points and Hardway capped the run with a 3-pointer before Darrell Armstrong sank two free throws for Orlando with 5:32 left.

Miami responded with five in a row before Pat Garrity sank a jumper for the Magic to make it 71-58 with 4:23 left. The Heat outscored Orlando 10-1 in the final four minutes, led by two 3-pointers from Hardaway and one from Dan Majerle.

Neither team scored for nearly four minutes in the third quarter until Bo Outlaw made a short hook shot with 56 seconds left.

Orlando led 35-26 with 3:50 left in the first half, but Miami closed the half with a 9-3 run to pull within three at halftime.

"We did a great job in the first half, coming out and attacking them," McGrady said. "Frustration started filling in. They just kept beating on us until we gave up."

Miami's Anthony Mason collected nine points and 13 rebounds as he shook off 2-of-12 shooting.

McGrady did not look like an All-Star in his first game since being voted to a starting spot on the Eastern Conference squad. He scored only two of his 19 points in the second half and shot 7-of-27 to go along with 15 rebounds. The star forward is now just 18-of-56 in his last two games.

"I think Tracy was missing shots early he normally makes and he started pressing a little too early," Rivers said. "He needs to understand that when he is struggling with his shots he can do more, he can do other things. He can put the ball on the floor, penetrate and kick out."

Armstrong added nine points and Bo Outlaw six and 11 rebounds for the Magic, which had scored at least 100 points in seven straight games.

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