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NBA FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- --- ----- MIAMI 25 20 19 25 7 96 CLEVELAND 26 18 26 19 11 100 FINAL IN 1ST OT

HIGH SCORERS: MIA - EDDIE JONES 27, EDDIE HOUSE 17, CHRIS GATLING 17 CLE - WESLEY PERSON 25, ANDRE MILLER 21, LAMOND MURRAY 15

HIGH REBOUND: MIA - EDDIE JONES 13, TWO PLAYERS WITH 7 CLE - WESLEY PERSON 14, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS: MIA - ANTHONY CARTER 14, EDDIE JONES 5 CLE - ANDRE MILLER 12, LAMOND MURRAY 6

ATT: 14,051


Extended Box

MIAMI (96) AT CLEVELAND (100) - FINAL IN OT

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

ELLIS F 32 5-9 0-0 3 4 7 1 3 1 1 10 HOUSE F 44 7-14 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 1 2 17 MOURNING C 35 6-10 2-3 3 4 7 0 3 1 7 14 CARTER G 40 1-8 0-2 1 1 2 14 6 1 1 2 JONES G 48 7-15 8-10 1 12 13 5 3 0 1 27 MARKS 12 0-3 3-4 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 3 GATLING 24 6-7 5-9 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 17 STRICKLAND 22 2-10 2-2 1 3 4 4 2 3 2 6 HAMILTON 8 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 ALLEN DNP - COACH'S DECISION MACK DNP - RIGHT HIP FLEXOR STEPANIA DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 34-76 20-30 10 29 39 27 24 8 15 96 (.447) (.667) TEAM REBS: 14 TOTAL TO: 15(11 PTS)

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

JONES F 27 3-5 2-3 1 5 6 2 4 1 2 8 MURRAY F 36 4-19 5-5 1 4 5 6 3 0 2 15 MIHM C 35 3-8 4-4 1 4 5 0 6 0 1 10 MILLER G 46 8-15 4-6 1 3 4 12 0 1 2 21 PERSON G 47 10-16 2-2 4 10 14 1 3 0 1 25 SKINNER 26 4-5 1-2 2 3 5 0 5 0 2 9 DAVIS 32 3-10 6-8 1 5 6 2 1 2 0 12 TREPAGNIER 5 0-1 0-0 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 COLES 11 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 DIOP DNP - COACH'S DECISION DOLEAC DNP - COACH'S DECISION LANGDON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 35-82 24-30 13 35 48 26 25 4 13 100 (.427) (.800) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 14(10 PTS)

MIAMI 25 20 19 25 7 - 96 CLEVELAND 26 18 26 19 11 - 100

BLOCKED SHOTS: MIAMI - JONES 4, GATLING, MOURNING. CLEVELAND - MILLER 2, MURRAY, MIHM, SKINNER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MIAMI 8-14 (.571), ELLIS 0-1, HOUSE 3-5, JONES 5-8. CLEVELAND 6-11 (.545), JONES 0-1, MURRAY 2-4, MILLER 1-1, PERSON 3-5. TECHNICALS: MIAMI - DEFENSIVE THREE 2, CLEVELAND - MURRAY, DEFENSIVE THREE. OFFICIALS: JIM CLARK, STEVE JAVIE, BILL KENNEDY. A - 14,051. T - 2:40.


Box Score

MIAMI (96) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Ellis 32 5-9 0-0 3-7 1 3 10 House 44 7-14 0-0 0-1 2 1 17 Mourning 35 6-10 2-3 3-7 0 3 14 Carter 40 1-8 0-2 1-2 14 6 2 Jones 48 7-15 8-10 1-13 5 3 27 Marks 12 0-3 3-4 0-2 0 3 3 Gatling 24 6-7 5-9 1-1 1 2 17 Strickland 22 2-10 2-2 1-4 4 2 6 Hamilton 8 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 Allen DNP - coach's decision Mack DNP - right hip flexor Stepania DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 34-76 20-30 10-39 27 24 96 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.447, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 8-14, .571 (Ellis 0-1, House 3-5, Jones 5-8). Team rebounds: 14. Blocked shots: 6 (Jones 4, Gatling, Mourning). Turnovers: 15 (Mourning 7, House 2, Strickland 2, Carter, Ellis, Gatling, Jones). Steals: 8 (Strickland 3, Carter, Ellis, Gatling, House, Mourning).

CLEVELAND (100) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Jones 27 3-5 2-3 1-6 2 4 8 Murray 36 4-19 5-5 1-5 6 3 15 Mihm 35 3-8 4-4 1-5 0 6 10 Miller 46 8-15 4-6 1-4 12 0 21 Person 47 10-16 2-2 4-14 1 3 25 Skinner 26 4-5 1-2 2-5 0 5 9 Davis 32 3-10 6-8 1-6 2 1 12 Trepagnier 5 0-1 0-0 2-2 1 1 0 Coles 11 0-3 0-0 0-1 2 2 0 Diop DNP - coach's decision Doleac DNP - coach's decision Langdon DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 35-82 24-30 13-48 26 25 100 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.427, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 6-11, .545 (Jones 0-1, Murray 2-4, Miller 1-1, Person 3-5). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 5 (Miller 2, Murray, Mihm, Skinner). Turnovers: 14 (Coles 2, Jones 2, Miller 2, Murray 2, Skinner 2, Mihm, Person, Trepagnier). Steals: 4 (Davis 2, Jones, Miller). _________________________________________________ Miami 25 20 19 25 7 - 96 Cleveland 26 18 26 19 11 - 100 _________________________________________________ Technical fouls: Miami 2 (Defensive Three 2, 1:16 1st, 9:10 4th). Cleveland 2 (Murray, 1:39 2nd; Defensive Three, 0:16 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,051. T: 2:40. Officials: Jim Clark, Steve Javie, Bill Kennedy.


Game Story

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- Wesley Person and Andre Miller made sure things kept getting worse for the Miami Heat.

Person and Miller combined for 46 points and each made big shots in overtime to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 100-96 victory over Miami, which has lost eight in a row.

Mired in their longest losing streak in nearly eight years, the Heat had a chance to end it against the Cavaliers, who came in just 2-10 and 1-4 at home.

But after forcing overtime, Miami made just 2-of-7 shots in the extra session and matched its longest slide since the 1990-91 season, when it had losing streaks of eight and 10 games.

"Our effort is down about 12 percent from last year and our defense is down about 9 percent," Heat coach Pat Riley said. "This team is simply not making that kind of effort. It's got to be a hard effort to give yourself a chance to win. This group of guys is not used to it. They're not used to this kind of effort that you have to make."

"Riley has a right to say that," Miami guard Eddie Jones said. "I believe exactly what we're saying. We're not giving enough effort."

Person had 25 points and 14 rebounds while Miller collected 21 points and 12 assists. Both bounced back from poor games and came through down the stretch after two free throws by Jones gave Miami a 93-93 tie with 1:40 to go.

On the next possession, Person made a 27-footer from the right wing, his fourth 3-pointer of the game, giving the Cavs the lead for good with 1:02 remaining.

"I knew I was going to take the shot if I got the ball," Person said. "After they tied the score at the end of regulation, we tried to get the crowd going and I just tried to get us over the hump."

"I was surprised that he took the shot," said Miller, who passed Person the ball.

Miami's Alonzo Mourning was called for an offensive foul and former Heat Ricky Davis ran down an offensive rebound, giving Cleveland a valuable possession. Miller made the most of it, backing in with a dribble and using headfakes to free himself for a 10-foot leaner that made it 98-93 with 5.9 seconds left.

Lamond Murray scored 14 points and former Heat Ricky Davis added 12 for the Cavs, who have won two of three after winning just two of their first 11.

Jones had 27 points and 13 rebounds and Eddie House and Chris Gatling scored 17 points each for the Heat, who fell to 0-2 vs. the Cavs. Miami suffered a 90-83 home loss to Cleveland on November 2.

"A couple of bad calls, I thought, especially the (offensive foul) call on Mourning, really hurt," Riley said.

Cleveland led 70-64 entering the fourth quarter and still had an 89-86 advantage after two foul shots by Davis with 12 seconds to play. The 6-6 Jones isolated himself on 6-10 Brian Skinner and dribbled inside the arc before quickly stepping back and sinking the tying 3-pointer with six seconds left.

"I took a step back and tried to stay with him," Skinner said. "But he just pivoted and turned his back around and it was a set shot. I contested and hoped he would miss it. But that's why he's in the NBA."

"Eddie Jones made an unbelievable shot," Cavs coach John Lucas said. "I really wanted to foul in that situation, but we didn't. I thought they would try to go for a quick two."

Person made 10-of-16 shots and Miller 8-of-15. In Friday's loss at Philadelphia, they shot a combined 5-of-19.

"I was determined tonight, after coming off a tough shooting performance against Philadelphia," Person said. "I kept telling myself, I want to come to play."

Mourning scored 14 points and Anthony Carter had 14 assists for the Heat, who shot 45 percent (34-of-76) and held the Cavs to 43 percent (35-of-82) but were outrebounded, 48-39.

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