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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- TORONTO 24 20 20 19 83 MIAMI 28 23 11 12 74 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: TOR - ANTONIO DAVIS 23, VINCE CARTER 16, HAKEEM OLAJUWON 13 MIA - EDDIE JONES 22, ALONZO MOURNING 16, THREE PLAYERS WITH 10

HIGH REBOUND: TOR - ANTONIO DAVIS 10, KEON CLARK 8, HAKEEM OLAJUWON 7 MIA - BRIAN GRANT 14, ALONZO MOURNING 9, EDDIE JONES 5

HIGH ASSISTS: TOR - CHRIS CHILDS 6, MORRIS PETERSON 3, THREE PLAYERS WITH 2 MIA - ROD STRICKLAND 6, THREE PLAYERS WITH 2

ATT: 16,500


Extended Box

TORONTO (83) AT MIAMI (74)

TORONTO

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

J WILLIAMS F 16 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 2 A DAVIS F 41 6-14 11-13 4 6 10 2 3 0 4 23 K CLARK C 25 4-10 0-1 2 6 8 1 4 0 2 8 A WILLIAMS G 35 3-12 0-0 2 1 3 1 2 3 1 6 V CARTER G 27 7-13 0-0 3 1 4 2 4 0 3 16 D CURRY 18 1-7 0-0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 2 M PETERSON 30 5-10 1-2 1 2 3 3 3 4 0 12 C CHILDS 24 0-4 1-2 2 3 5 6 3 1 1 1 H OLAJUWON 24 6-10 1-1 1 6 7 0 3 2 0 13 E MONTROSS DNP - COACH'S DECISION M STEWART DNP - COACH'S DECISION J JACKSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-81 16-21 16 27 43 18 25 11 12 83 (.395) (.762) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 14 (18 PTS)

MIAMI

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

K GILL F 24 1-6 0-0 1 3 4 2 2 3 3 2 B GRANT F 41 4-6 2-4 2 12 14 1 3 0 1 10 A MOURNING C 31 4-7 8-11 4 5 9 0 5 0 7 16 R STRICKLAND G 37 4-11 1-3 0 1 1 6 1 0 0 10 E JONES G 39 7-15 5-7 1 4 5 2 3 3 3 22 J JACKSON 33 5-9 0-0 1 3 4 2 3 0 3 10 C GATLING 13 0-5 2-2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 V STEPANIA 10 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 0 2 0 A CARTER 11 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 E HOUSE 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 S MARKS DNP - COACH'S DECISION M ALLEN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 26-61 18-27 9 31 40 14 23 6 22 74 (.426) (.667) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 23 (21 PTS)

TORONTO 24 20 20 19 - 83 MIAMI 28 23 11 12 - 74

BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - H OLAJUWON. MIAMI - A MOURNING 4, E JONES.

3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 3-10 (.300), A WILLIAMS 0-2, V CARTER 2- 2, D CURRY 0-2, M PETERSON 1-1, C CHILDS 0-3. MIAMI 4-8 (.500), K GILL 0- 1, R STRICKLAND 1-1, E JONES 3-5, J JACKSON 0-1. TECHNICAL FOULS: TORONTO - V CARTER, A DAVIS. MIAMI - K GILL. FLAGRANT FOULS: MIAMI 1 (V STEPANIA, 1:05 2ND). TORONTO 1 (C CHILDS, 2:33 1ST). OFFICIALS: BENNIE ADAMS, JOE DEROSA, TOM WASHINGTON. A - 16,500. T - 2:16.


Box Score

TORONTO (83)

fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp J Williams 16 0-1 2-2 0-1 1 3 2 A Davis 41 6-14 11-13 4-10 2 3 23 K Clark 25 4-10 0-1 2-8 1 4 8 A Williams 35 3-12 0-0 2-3 1 2 6 V Carter 27 7-13 0-0 3-4 2 4 16 D Curry 18 1-7 0-0 1-2 2 0 2 M Peterson 30 5-10 1-2 1-3 3 3 12 C Childs 24 0-4 1-2 2-5 6 3 1 H Olajuwon 24 6-10 1-1 1-7 0 3 13 E Montross DNP - COACH'S DECISION M Stewart DNP - COACH'S DECISION J Jackson DNP - COACH'S DECISION

_____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-81 16-21 16-43 18 25 83 _____________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.395, FT-.762. 3-Point Goals: 3-10, .300 (A Williams 0-2, V Carter 2-2, D Curry 0-2, M Peterson 1-1, C Childs 0-3). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots:1 (H Olajuwon). Turnovers:12 (A Davis 4, V Carter 3, K Clark 2, C Childs, J Williams, A Williams). Steals: 11 (M Peterson 4, A Williams 3, H Olajuwon 2, D Curry, C Childs).

MIAMI (74)

fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Gill 24 1-6 0-0 1-4 2 2 2 B Grant 41 4-6 2-4 2-14 1 3 10 A Mourning 31 4-7 8-11 4-9 0 5 16 R Strickland 37 4-11 1-3 0-1 6 1 10 E Jones 39 7-15 5-7 1-5 2 3 22 J Jackson 33 5-9 0-0 1-4 2 3 10 C Gatling 13 0-5 2-2 0-0 0 2 2 V Stepania 10 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 3 0 A Carter 11 1-2 0-0 0-1 1 1 2 E House 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 S Marks DNP - COACH'S DECISION M Allen DNP - COACH'S DECISION

_____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 26-61 18-27 9-40 14 23 74 _____________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.426, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 4-8, .500 (K Gill 0-1, R Strickland 1-1, E Jones 3-5, J Jackson 0-1). Team Rebounds: 9. Blocked Shots:5 (A Mourning 4, E Jones). Turnovers:22 (A Mourning 7, K Gill 3, J Jackson 3, E Jones 3, C Gatling 2, V Stepania 2, B Grant, A Carter). Steals: 6 (K Gill 3, E Jones 3).

------------------------------------------- TORONTO 24 20 20 19 - 83 MIAMI 28 23 11 12 - 74 -------------------------------------------

Technical fouls: Toronto - 2 (V Carter, 6:11 1st; A Davis, 1:05 2nd). Miami - (K Gill, 6:11 1st). Flagrant fouls: Miami 1 (V Stepania, 1:05 2nd). Toronto 1 (C Childs, 2:33 1s). A: 16,500. T: 2:16. Officials: Bennie Adams, Joe Derosa, Tom Washington.


Game Story

MIAMI (Ticker) -- In the second half, the Miami Heat looked like the team that had not won in a month.

Antonio Davis had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Vince Carter scored 11 of his 16 points in the second half as the Toronto Raptors dominated the final 24 minutes and snapped a 13-game losing streak with an 83-74 victory over the Heat.

Miami was on its way to being the latest team to hand Toronto a loss after shooting 65 percent (20-of-31) in the first half and opening a 51-44 edge.

But after one of their better first halves, the Heat turned in their worst second-half performance of the season.

"It was just terrible," Miami coach Pat Riley said. "It started with turnovers and once (the Raptors) got up, they were just not going to be denied. They just became better and better."

Miami committed six turnovers in the first five minutes of the third quarter and quickly surrendered the lead. The Heat made just 2-of-11 shots and scored a season-low 11 points in the period.

After Alonzo Mourning opened the quarter with two free throws, the Raptors went on an 18-7 run highlighted by six points from Carter.

The Raptors took the lead for good, 59-58, on a free throw from Davis with 5:03 left and took a 64-62 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Raptors scored the first seven points of the final period -- all on free throws -- to take their largest lead at 78-63 with 6:01 left.

Miami climbed within 78-70 on a hook shot by Jimmy Jackson with 3:11 to go, but Carter responded with a 3-pointer to secure Toronto's first victory since February 7.

"That's not a monkey off my back, that's a gorilla," Toronto coach Lenny Wilkens said. "The guys have been disappointed that they havenít been playing well. Tonight was a great win. We needed to get a win and to do it on the other team's court when they have been playing well is big."

"It felt like I was dreaming," Raptors forward Jerome Williams said. "Finally it's over and we can move on and we can go back to playing basketball without the burden of a losing streak on our heads and not having the whole NBA watching us (wondering if) we are going to lose another one."

Carter, who was limited to six minutes in the first half because of foul trouble, made 7-of-13 shots and sank both his attempts from beyond the arc.

"It is the first step to getting us back to the playoffs," Carter said. "We had a meeting the other night, we talked about saving ourselves, keeping our sanity and figuring out what we had to do on the court. A win is what we needed, a win is what we wanted, and a win was going to get us over the hump and back to where we should be."

Toronto shot just 40 percent (32-of-81) but scored 21 points off 23 Miami turnovers and avoided the second-longest losing streak in franchise history.

The Heat, who had a four-game winning streak snapped, made only 6-of-31 shots and managed a season-low 23 points in the second half.

"We had a lack of force and made poor choices," Riley said. "I think half of the turnovers were unforced, just making poor decisions. We had guys that were just standing around tonight, it was a bad offensive game for us."

Eddie Jones scored 22 points and Mourning added 16, nine rebounds and four blocks for Miami. Mourning had seven turnovers, the most by a Heat player this season.

"We stopped doing the things we did in the first half that got us the lead," Mourning said. "It's not what they did, it's what we did to ourselves. Twenty-two turnovers and I had seven of them. Most of them were three-second calls. We made a lot of mistakes. You can't make a lot of mistakes and expect to win."

Brain Grant collected 10 points and 14 rebounds for Miami, which lost for just the third time in 13 home meetings with Toronto.

The Raptors moved within one game of the Charlotte Hornets and Indiana Pacers, who share the eighth final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

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