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NBA FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- --- ----- SEATTLE 19 18 24 19 5 85 MIAMI 25 19 23 13 7 87 FINAL IN 1ST OT

HIGH SCORERS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 24, VIN BAKER 20, VLADIMIR RADMANOVIC 12 MIA - EDDIE JONES 25, SEAN MARKS 15, SAM MACK 11

HIGH REBOUND: SEA - RASHARD LEWIS 11, BRENT BARRY 9 MIA - EDDIE JONES 9, KENDALL GILL 8

HIGH ASSISTS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 8, BRENT BARRY 4 MIA - ANTHONY CARTER 11, EDDIE HOUSE 5

ATT: 16,500


Extended Box

SEATTLE (85) AT MIAMI (87) - FINAL IN OT

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

LEWIS F 44 3-15 2-4 2 9 11 3 3 3 1 11 BAKER F 40 7-15 6-9 4 4 8 0 5 0 1 20 BOOTH C 16 0-3 0-0 2 2 4 0 4 0 2 0 PAYTON G 50 9-28 5-5 2 3 5 8 3 2 2 24 B BARRY G 45 2-10 2-2 0 9 9 4 3 2 2 7 JAMES 16 1-4 2-2 2 2 4 0 2 0 4 4 WATSON 27 3-10 0-0 1 2 3 1 2 2 0 7 LONG 6 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 RADMANOVIC 21 4-6 1-2 2 5 7 1 1 1 4 12 HARVEY DNP - PATELLA TENDINITIS RIGHT KNEE MASON DNP - COACH'S DECISION OYEDEJI DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 29-91 18-24 16 37 53 17 24 10 17 85 (.319) (.750) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 18(16 PTS)

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

GILL F 35 2-12 0-0 0 8 8 4 3 1 1 4 GRANT F 32 4-6 2-3 2 4 6 1 2 0 3 10 MARKS C 22 7-9 1-3 0 5 5 2 3 0 3 15 CARTER G 39 2-4 0-2 0 5 5 11 3 1 2 4 JONES G 47 8-18 6-6 0 9 9 3 2 2 3 25 ELLIS 37 3-9 0-2 0 3 3 2 4 0 4 6 STEPANIA 15 5-7 0-0 2 2 4 0 1 1 0 10 HOUSE 14 1-5 0-0 1 1 2 5 2 1 3 2 HAMILTON 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 MACK 19 4-10 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 11 MOURNING DNP - FOOD POISONING STRICKLAND DNP - STRAINED RIGHT HAMSTRING

TOTALS 265 36-80 9-16 5 38 43 29 20 6 21 87 (.450) (.563) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 22(20 PTS)

SEATTLE 19 18 24 19 5 - 85 MIAMI 25 19 23 13 7 - 87

BLOCKED SHOTS: SEATTLE - WATSON 2, JAMES, LONG. MIAMI - JONES 2, MARKS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SEATTLE 9-24 (.375), LEWIS 3-7, PAYTON 1-5, B BARRY 1-5, WATSON 1-3, RADMANOVIC 3-4. MIAMI 6-13 (.462), JONES 3-5, ELLIS 0-1, MACK 3-7. TECHNICALS: SEATTLE - HEAD COACH MCMILLAN, MIAMI - ASSISTANT COACH S VAN GUNDY. OFFICIALS: BERNIE FRYER, MONTY MCCUTCHEN, VIOLET PALMER. A - 16,500. T - 2:29.


Box Score

SEATTLE (85) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Lewis 44 3-15 2-4 2-11 3 3 11 Baker 40 7-15 6-9 4-8 0 5 20 Booth 16 0-3 0-0 2-4 0 4 0 Payton 50 9-28 5-5 2-5 8 3 24 B Barry 45 2-10 2-2 0-9 4 3 7 James 16 1-4 2-2 2-4 0 2 4 Watson 27 3-10 0-0 1-3 1 2 7 Long 6 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 1 0 Radmanovic 21 4-6 1-2 2-7 1 1 12 Harvey DNP - patella tendinitis right knee Mason DNP - coach's decision Oyedeji DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 29-91 18-24 16-53 17 24 85 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.319, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 9-24, .375 (Lewis 3-7, Payton 1-5, B Barry 1-5, Watson 1-3, Radmanovic 3-4). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 4 (Watson 2, James, Long). Turnovers: 18 (James 4, Radmanovic 4, B Barry 2, Booth 2, Payton 2, Baker, Lewis, Long). Steals: 10 (Lewis 3, B Barry 2, Payton 2, Watson 2, Radmanovic).

MIAMI (87) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Gill 35 2-12 0-0 0-8 4 3 4 Grant 32 4-6 2-3 2-6 1 2 10 Marks 22 7-9 1-3 0-5 2 3 15 Carter 39 2-4 0-2 0-5 11 3 4 Jones 47 8-18 6-6 0-9 3 2 25 Ellis 37 3-9 0-2 0-3 2 4 6 Stepania 15 5-7 0-0 2-4 0 1 10 House 14 1-5 0-0 1-2 5 2 2 Hamilton 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Mack 19 4-10 0-0 0-1 0 0 11 Mourning DNP - food poisoning Strickland DNP - strained right hamstring _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 36-80 9-16 5-43 29 20 87 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.450, FT-.563. 3-Point Goals: 6-13, .462 (Jones 3-5, Ellis 0-1, Mack 3-7). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 3 (Jones 2, Marks). Turnovers: 22 (Ellis 4, Grant 3, House 3, Jones 3, Marks 3, Carter 2, Mack 2, Gill). Steals: 6 (Jones 2, Carter, Gill, House, Stepania). _________________________________________________ Seattle 19 18 24 19 5 - 85 Miami 25 19 23 13 7 - 87 _________________________________________________ Technical fouls: Seattle 1 (Head Coach Mcmillan, 3:09 3rd). Miami 1 (Assistant Coach S Van Gundy, 1:06 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,500. T: 2:29. Officials: Bernie Fryer, Monty Mccutchen, Violet Palmer.


Game Story

MIAMI (Ticker) -- With Alonzo Mourning unexpectedly sidelined, Eddie Jones became the go-to guy for the Miami Heat and came through in the clutch.

Jones had 25 points and nine rebounds and nailed a jumper with two seconds left in overtime as the Heat snapped a two-game losing streak with an 87-85 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics.

On Tuesday, Miami learned that Mourning, one of just eight players in the NBA averaging a double-double, was suffering from food poisoning and would not play. Jones picked up the slack, scoring 20 points in the first three quarters as the Heat built a 17-point cushion.

But Jones was held scoreless in the fourth and Seattle closed on a 13-2 run to force overtime.

Jones converted a three-point play with 2:22 remaining to give Miami an 83-80 lead and snapped the game's the final tie with 1.7 seconds left, sinking a jumper from the foul line over Gary Payton.

"We had to get it inbounds and if we couldn't get it to Eddie, we probably would have taken a timeout," Miami coach Pat Riley said of Jones' game-winning shot. "He was just going to put it on the floor, go with it and try to make a play out of it. "

"I knew the last shot was coming to me," Jones said. "I had to shoot the ball with the time running down. We knew coming in that we'd be shorthanded without Alonzo. The guys off the bench really came in and stepped it up."

Payton, one of the league's best defenders, was right in the face of Jones, who spun at the foul line and had to double-clutch to get off the shot.

"Eddie made an incredible pump shot," Payton said. "I did everything I could defensively but put my hands in front of his face. It just happened to go in. There was not much more I could have done. When you make a shot like that, you know it's your night. It was their night."

Miami snapped its first losing streak of the season and recorded the 500th victory in team history after Payton narrowly missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Sean Marks had 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting in place of Mourning and Brian Grant added 10 points and six rebounds. Vladimir Stepania also filled in at center and made 5-of-7 shots for 10 points.

"It was a great win for us, I don't care how you characterize it," Riley said. "We got some great contributions from Sean and Vlad and Sam (Mack) coming off the bench. Obviously, Eddie had a great game. It was just a great win for a team that was undermanned."

"I was glad to get the opportunity to play," said Marks, who logged 22 minutes Tuesday after playing 62 in his previous three years of NBA experience. "It came at the expense of Zo having food poisoning, which is not a good thing. You have got to make the most of the time. It is important for Vladimir and myself to take this opportunity to get out there and step it up, play hard and as well as can."

The Sonics looked sluggish after Monday's double-overtime victory in Orlando and shot just 27 percent (11-of-41) in the first half before mounting their comeback.

Payton scored half of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and also dished out eight assists. But he made just 1-of-4 shots in overtime, including the potential game-winner than narrowly missed.

"It looked good," Seattle coach Nate McMillan said. "After playing (more than) 100 minutes the last two nights and having the legs to get that shot off, he gave the team a chance. It was just a great effort by these guys once again."

Vin Baker had 20 points and eight rebounds and Rashard Lewis added 11 and 11. One night after scoring a career-high 36 points, Lewis made just 3-of-15 shots from floor.

Miami had a 25-19 lead after the first quarter, when it shot 55 percent (11-of-20). The Sonics committed five turnovers and made just 22 percent (5-of-23) of their shots in the opening 12 minutes.

The Heat had their largest lead, 64-47, midway through the third, but Seattle closed the quarter on a 14-3 run. Lewis nailed a 3-pointer with one second left to bring the Sonics within 67-61 heading into the final period.

Payton scored just nine points on 3-of-13 shooting in the first three quarters but made 5-of-11 shots and scored 12 points in the fourth. The Heat missed their final seven shots of regulation, including a pair of potential game-winners by Kendall Gill and LaPhonso Ellis.

Although they won, going into overtime would hurt the Heat, who lost Gill to a fractured left pinky finger in the extra session.

Seattle took advantage of Mourning's absence and had a 53-43 rebounding edge but shot just 32 percent (29-of-91).

Miami shot 45 percent (36-of-80) and made only 9-of-15 free throws on its home floor. The Heat recorded assists on 29 of their 36 field goals, led by Anthony Carter, who dished out 11.

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