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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MEMPHIS 23 24 25 19 91 MIAMI 18 24 21 23 86 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MEM - JASON WILLIAMS 19, GRANT LONG 16, SHANE BATTIER 15 MIA - ALONZO MOURNING 20, JIMMY JACKSON 14, TWO PLAYERS WITH 12

HIGH REBOUND: MEM - PAU GASOL 10, STROMILE SWIFT 10 MIA - ALONZO MOURNING 12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 8

HIGH ASSISTS: MEM - JASON WILLIAMS 12, GRANT LONG 4 MIA - JIMMY JACKSON 6, ROD STRICKLAND 5

ATT: 15,558


Extended Box

MEMPHIS (91) AT MIAMI (86)

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

LONG F 44 7-11 2-2 0 6 6 4 2 1 1 16 SWIFT F 36 1-6 8-12 4 6 10 0 2 1 2 10 GASOL C 40 5-14 1-2 4 6 10 0 2 0 4 11 BATTIER G 35 5-13 3-5 2 2 4 2 2 0 2 15 WILLIAMS G 38 7-15 5-5 1 8 9 12 3 1 6 19 MASSENBURG 20 4-9 2-2 1 4 5 0 3 0 1 10 BUFORD 17 3-5 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 6 KNIGHT 6 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 SOLOMON 4 1-2 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 ANDERSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION AUSTIN DNP - COACH'S DECISION FOTSIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-76 22-31 12 33 45 20 15 5 17 91 (.434) (.710) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 18(17 PTS)

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

GRANT F 27 1-8 0-0 2 6 8 3 4 2 1 2 JACKSON F 38 7-13 0-0 0 5 5 6 4 0 2 14 MOURNING C 35 9-17 2-6 7 5 12 1 4 0 6 20 JONES G 34 4-16 3-3 2 5 7 1 5 1 2 12 STRICKLAND G 26 4-8 0-1 1 1 2 5 1 0 3 8 ELLIS 16 1-4 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 STEPANIA 4 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 GATLING 23 6-8 0-3 3 5 8 1 4 2 3 12 HOUSE 22 3-9 0-0 1 1 2 4 1 1 1 7 GILL 15 3-5 1-2 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 7 ALLEN DNP - COACH'S DECISION JAMES DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-89 6-15 16 32 48 22 25 7 20 86 (.438) (.400) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 20(23 PTS)

MEMPHIS 23 24 25 19 - 91 MIAMI 18 24 21 23 - 86

BLOCKED SHOTS: MEMPHIS - GASOL 2, BATTIER, SWIFT. MIAMI - MOURNING 4, GRANT 2, STEPANIA. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MEMPHIS 3-8 (.375), BATTIER 2-5, WILLIAMS 0-1, SOLOMON 1-2. MIAMI 2-10 (.200), JONES 1-4, ELLIS 0-1, HOUSE 1-4, GILL 0-1. TECHNICALS: MEMPHIS - MASSENBURG, MIAMI - MOURNING, DEFENSIVE THREE 2, JONES. OFFICIALS: STEVE JAVIE, JIM CLARK, BILL KENNEDY. A - 15,558. T - 2:10.


Box Score

MEMPHIS (91) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Long 44 7-11 2-2 0-6 4 2 16 Swift 36 1-6 8-12 4-10 0 2 10 Gasol 40 5-14 1-2 4-10 0 2 11 Battier 35 5-13 3-5 2-4 2 2 15 Williams 38 7-15 5-5 1-9 12 3 19 Massenburg 20 4-9 2-2 1-5 0 3 10 Buford 17 3-5 0-0 0-1 1 0 6 Knight 6 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 0 0 Solomon 4 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 1 4 Anderson DNP - coach's decision Austin DNP - coach's decision Fotsis DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-76 22-31 12-45 20 15 91 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.434, FT-.710. 3-Point Goals: 3-8, .375 (Battier 2-5, Williams 0-1, Solomon 1-2). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 4 (Gasol 2, Battier, Swift). Turnovers: 18 (Williams 6, Gasol 4, Battier 2, Swift 2, Knight, Long, Massenburg). Steals: 5 (Knight 2, Long, Swift, Williams).

MIAMI (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Grant 27 1-8 0-0 2-8 3 4 2 Jackson 38 7-13 0-0 0-5 6 4 14 Mourning 35 9-17 2-6 7-12 1 4 20 Jones 34 4-16 3-3 2-7 1 5 12 Strickland 26 4-8 0-1 1-2 5 1 8 Ellis 16 1-4 0-0 0-1 1 0 2 Stepania 4 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 Gatling 23 6-8 0-3 3-8 1 4 12 House 22 3-9 0-0 1-2 4 1 7 Gill 15 3-5 1-2 0-2 0 1 7 Allen DNP - coach's decision James DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-89 6-15 16-48 22 25 86 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.438, FT-.400. 3-Point Goals: 2-10, .200 (Jones 1-4, Ellis 0-1, House 1-4, Gill 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 7 (Mourning 4, Grant 2, Stepania). Turnovers: 20 (Mourning 6, Gatling 3, Strickland 3, Jackson 2, Jones 2, Ellis, Gill, Grant, House). Steals: 7 (Gatling 2, Grant 2, Gill, House, Jones). ____________________________________________ Memphis 23 24 25 19 - 91 Miami 18 24 21 23 - 86 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Memphis 1 (Massenburg, 2:32 3rd). Miami 4 (Mourning, 11:12 1st; Defensive Three 2, 10:25 1st, 5:15 1st; Jones, 0:53 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 15,558. T: 2:10. Officials: Steve Javie, Jim Clark, Bill Kennedy.


Game Story

MIAMI (Ticker) -- Different night, different way to lose for the Miami Heat.

Jason Williams scored 19 points to lead six players in double figures as the Memphis Grizzlies handed the Heat their fifth straight defeat, 91-86.

One night after squandering a 19-point lead in a 100-96 loss to Atlanta, Miami fell behind early. Although they were within striking distance, the Heat never could take control.

Grant Long scored a season-high 16 points against his former team on 7-of-11 shooting for Memphis, which has won four of five following a five-game losing streak.

"I was really aggressive looking for my shot," Long said. "They were looking to leave me open. I guess that was the lesser of the two evils. I took some opportunites and fortunately, they went down."

Williams nearly recorded a triple-double with 12 assists and nine rebounds and made a jumper with 2:32 left that gave the Grizzlies an 86-76 lead.

"Jason played well," Memphis coach Sidney Lowe said. "He's patient with his shots. He's running the show for us right now. Jason has the ability to control the players, tempo and the game."

Alonzo Mourning scored 20 points for Miami, whose 5-22 record is the second-worst in the NBA. But Mourning was called for traveling on an easy dunk in the fourth quarter on a play that was typical of the Heat's struggles this season.

Miami also committed 20 turnovers and missed 9-of-15 free throws.

The Heat appeared to show the effects of Thursday's defeat as they missed their first five shots and committed four turnovers at the start.

Shane Battier was held scoreless in the first half, but Memphis was able to take a 47-42 lead into the locker room. The rookie from Duke finally connected on a pair of open 3-pointers that gave the Grizzlies a 54-42 lead with 10:37 left in the third quarter.

Battier also made a mid-range jumper, helping Memphis open its biggest cushion, 63-48.

Miami coach Pat Riley was not happy with his defense.

"In the fourth quarter, we had just became absoulutely soft defensively," he said. "We don't close on shooters. The ball will rotate to someone in the corner and somebody will just watch them shoot the ball and won't rotate to him. It's the way it's going to be, and that's a bad sign. "

But the Heat scored eight straight point to slice the deficit to 72-67 with 10 minutes to play. Memphis answered with an 8-2 burst over the next three minutes.

Three consecutive turnovers by the Grizzlies opened the door for Miami, but Mourning missed a dunk and committed an offensive foul around a missed 3-pointer by Eddie House.

The Grizzlies' turnaround included last week's 114-104 triumph over the Los Angeles Lakers. Battier attributed the reversal to the play of Williams.

"Earlier in the year, I think he thought he was still playing with the Sacramento Kings," Battier said. "He had to learn we had some young guys, and patience is the key with this team. He has been much more patient the last six or seven games and we have been a better team because of his strong play."

Miami has scored under 100 points in 27 times, breaking the team record set during the lockout-shortened 1998-99 season. The NBA record of 29 is shared by the 1997-98 Orlando Magic and the 1999-00 Chicago Bulls.

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