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NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     MIAMI            32   24   24   17    97   
     MILWAUKEE        25   27   16   25    93      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   MIA - EDDIE JONES 22, CARON BUTLER 20, TRAVIS 
                      BEST 19
                MIL - RAY ALLEN 24, TONI KUKOC 13, SAM CASSELL
                      13

HIGH REBOUND:   MIA - VLADIMIR STEPANIA 15, MALIK ALLEN 13, 
                      CARON BUTLER 7
                MIL - ANTHONY MASON 9, TONI KUKOC 8, RAY ALLEN
                      8

HIGH ASSISTS:   MIA - CARON BUTLER 5, THREE PLAYERS WITH 4
                MIL - TONI KUKOC 4, SAM CASSELL 4, THREE 
                      PLAYERS WITH 2

         ATT:   13,632

Box Score

MIAMI (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp M Allen 43 8-15 0-2 3-13 4 1 16 C Butler 40 8-15 3-4 3-7 5 5 20 B Grant 23 3-4 3-4 0-6 3 5 9 T Best 40 8-16 2-2 0-2 4 2 19 E Jones 42 9-16 1-3 1-6 4 3 22 V Stepania 28 4-9 1-2 5-15 1 4 9 M James 8 0-1 2-2 0-1 0 1 2 E House 13 0-6 0-0 0-0 2 1 0 L Ellis 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 A Carter DNP - COACH'S DECISION R Butler DNP - COACH'S DECISION K Johnson DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 40-82 12-19 12-50 23 22 97 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.488, FT-.632. 3-Point Goals: 5-10, .500 (C Butler 1-3, T Best 1-2, E Jones 3-3, M James 0-1, E House 0-1). Team Rebounds: 8. Blocked Shots:2 (V Stepania, M Allen). Turnovers:11 (E Jones 3, V Stepania 3, C Butler 3, T Best, M Allen). Steals: 4 (T Best, E Jones, V Stepania, C Butler). MILWAUKEE (93) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp A Mason 35 3-5 3-3 2-9 2 3 9 T Thomas 24 5-11 0-0 1-4 2 2 10 D Gadzuric 14 1-4 1-2 0-4 1 3 3 R Allen 34 9-15 3-4 4-8 1 3 24 S Cassell 31 4-15 4-4 1-2 4 2 13 M Redd 25 3-7 1-2 0-1 0 2 9 T Kukoc 32 6-18 0-0 2-8 4 1 13 K Ollie 23 1-8 5-6 0-1 2 2 7 J Caffey 13 1-2 1-2 1-1 1 1 3 E Johnson 9 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 0 2 M Haislip DNP - COACH'S DECISION R Murray DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-87 18-23 12-40 17 19 93 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.391, FT-.783. 3-Point Goals: 7-21, .333 (T Thomas 0-3, R Allen 3-4, S Cassell 1-3, M Redd 2-3, T Kukoc 1-8). Team Rebounds: 9. Blocked Shots:1 (E Johnson). Turnovers:9 (S Cassell 3, R Allen 2, M Redd 2, A Mason, T Thomas). Steals: 5 (T Kukoc 2, K Ollie 2, A Mason). ------------------------------------------- MIAMI 32 24 24 17 - 97 MILWAUKEE 25 27 16 25 - 93 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Miami - 1 (Defensive Three, 3:42 1st). Milwaukee - 1 (Defensive Three, 3:32 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 13,632. T: 2:06. Officials: Courtney Kirkland, Joe Forte, Luis Grillo.


Extended Box

MIAMI (97) AT MILWAUKEE (93) MIAMI REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === M ALLEN F 43 8-15 0-2 3 10 13 4 1 0 1 16 C BUTLER F 40 8-15 3-4 3 4 7 5 5 1 3 20 B GRANT C 23 3-4 3-4 0 6 6 3 5 0 0 9 T BEST G 40 8-16 2-2 0 2 2 4 2 1 1 19 E JONES G 42 9-16 1-3 1 5 6 4 3 1 3 22 V STEPANIA 28 4-9 1-2 5 10 15 1 4 1 3 9 M JAMES 8 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 E HOUSE 13 0-6 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 L ELLIS 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 A CARTER DNP - COACH'S DECISION R BUTLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION K JOHNSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 40-82 12-19 12 38 50 23 22 4 11 97 (.488) (.632) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 13 (15 PTS) MILWAUKEE REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === A MASON F 35 3-5 3-3 2 7 9 2 3 1 1 9 T THOMAS F 24 5-11 0-0 1 3 4 2 2 0 1 10 D GADZURIC C 14 1-4 1-2 0 4 4 1 3 0 0 3 R ALLEN G 34 9-15 3-4 4 4 8 1 3 0 2 24 S CASSELL G 31 4-15 4-4 1 1 2 4 2 0 3 13 M REDD 25 3-7 1-2 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 9 T KUKOC 32 6-18 0-0 2 6 8 4 1 2 0 13 K OLLIE 23 1-8 5-6 0 1 1 2 2 2 0 7 J CAFFEY 13 1-2 1-2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 E JOHNSON 9 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 M HAISLIP DNP - COACH'S DECISION R MURRAY DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 34-87 18-23 12 28 40 17 19 5 9 93 (.391) (.783) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 9 (15 PTS) MIAMI 32 24 24 17 - 97 MILWAUKEE 25 27 16 25 - 93 BLOCKED SHOTS: MIAMI - V STEPANIA, M ALLEN. MILWAUKEE - E JOHNSON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MIAMI 5-10 (.500), C BUTLER 1-3, T BEST 1-2, E JONES 3- 3, M JAMES 0-1, E HOUSE 0-1. MILWAUKEE 7-21 (.333), T THOMAS 0-3, R ALLEN 3- 4, S CASSELL 1-3, M REDD 2-3, T KUKOC 1-8. TECHNICAL FOULS: MIAMI - DEFENSIVE THREE. MILWAUKEE - DEFENSIVE THREE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: COURTNEY KIRKLAND, JOE FORTE, LUIS GRILLO. A - 13,632. T - 2:06.


Game Story

MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- No matter how bad things are going for the Miami Heat, they almost always can count on getting something positive from a meeting with the Milwaukee Bucks. Eddie Jones scored 22 points and rookie Caron Butler added 20 as the Heat snapped a five-game losing streak by bolting to an early lead and hanging on for a 97-93 triumph over the Bucks. Miami's offense, which has struggled much of the season, got in gear against Milwaukee's porous defense. Travis Best added 19, Malik Allen 16 and 13 rebounds and reserve Vladimir Stepania chipped in nine and 15. The win was the fourth straight for Miami against Milwaukee - all by five points or less. The Heat have won 35 of 52 all-time meetings with the Bucks. "That was good, it was fun," Heat coach Pat Riley said. "The emphasis was to be physical and attack and we did a lot of that tonight." "I thought Miami played a good basketball game," Milwaukee coach George Karl said. "They were urgent and wounded and I felt that they have not been playing bad basketball at all. We were sloppy." Milwaukee, which lost for the first time in five home games, got 24 points from Ray Allen, but allowed Miami to score a season-high 56 points in the first half and was forced to try and dig out the final 24 minutes. "We didn't play well at both ends - that is the bottom line," Bucks forward Tim Thomas said. "They just play hard every time. Tonight was a perfect example. Sometimes energy overcomes talent." "We came out way too casual," Bucks reserve Michael Redd said. "We play an 82-game schedule and you need to play with intensity every night you step on the floor." Jones made 9-of-16 shots, including all three of his 3-point attempts. "We came out to win the game," Jones said. "It is not that it is the Bucks, we just wanted to play well. It seems like every time we come here we really need a win and play hard for it." Butler, a Wisconsin native, eclipsed his previous season high of 18 points, making 8-for-15 shots, grabbing seven rebounds and recording five assists. He ranks in the top five among rookies in minutes, assists, scoring and rebounding. "It was a great feeling," said Butler, who played in front of family and friends. "My key thing was trying to (blank) out the crowd. I knew if I looked out I would see my mother and get emotional." "He wanted to play good in front of his home people," Riley said. "This is one of his best performances. He has composure and he is learning." Ray Allen was hit in the head in the first half but stayed in the game. Following the contest, he was taken to the hospital for observation. Miami's five starters combined for 86 points. The Heat were coasting with an 87-74 lead following a layup by Malik Allen with 8:29 to go. But Ray Allen countered with a layup 22 seconds later, sparking a 10-0 burst. Ray Allen had seven points in the run, which he punctuated with a basket with 6:11 remaining. Butler made two free throws with 5:18 left to stem the tide and, after an offensive foul by Ray Allen, Best drained a long 3-pointer for a 94-84 lead. Best's basket with 2:29 to go extended the lead to 12 before Milwaukee reeled off nine straight points. The Bucks had a good chance to knot the game, but Toni Kukoc's 3-pointer from the right corner with seven seconds remaining was long. Jones sealed the win with a free throw three seconds later. "Until we started turning it over in the fourth quarter, we were playing good," Riley said. "Ray Allen came out and dominated for two or three minutes, they cut our lead and made it a game." Milwaukee shot just 39 percent (34-of-87). The Heat shot 48 percent (40-of-82), held a 50-40 rebounding edge and made half their 10 3-pointers. Miami closed the first quarter with an 11-4 burst and led 37-26 following a layup by Stepania 79 seconds into the second quarter. Behind 14 points by Jones and 12 by Butler, the Heat took a 56-52 edge into halftime.


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