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NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     CLEVELAND        17   24   14   24    79   
     MIAMI            21   21   21   22    85      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   CLE - DAJUAN WAGNER 28, CARLOS BOOZER 15, 
                      JUMAINE JONES 10
                MIA - CARON BUTLER 16, BRIAN GRANT 14, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 13

HIGH REBOUND:   CLE - CARLOS BOOZER 11, ZYDRUNAS ILGAUSKAS 8, 
                      MILT PALACIO 5
                MIA - BRIAN GRANT 10, CARON BUTLER 10, 
                      LAPHONSO ELLIS 7

HIGH ASSISTS:   CLE - FOUR PLAYERS WITH 2
                MIA - TRAVIS BEST 5, EDDIE JONES 5, MIKE JAMES
                      5

Box Score

CLEVELAND (79) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp J Jones 41 3-8 4-6 0-4 1 4 10 C Boozer 41 6-13 3-6 3-11 2 2 15 Z Ilgauskas 34 3-11 1-3 3-8 1 4 7 M Palacio 27 1-5 6-6 0-5 2 3 8 D Wagner 44 8-19 8-11 1-2 2 4 28 B Coles 13 0-2 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 D Diop 10 0-2 0-0 1-4 1 0 0 W Parker 20 1-6 6-7 1-4 2 2 9 M Stewart 10 1-1 0-0 1-1 0 0 2 T Hill DNP - COACH'S DECISION R Davis DNP - TEAM SUSPENSION C Mihm DNP - STRAINED LEFT HAMSTRING _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 23-67 28-39 10-41 11 19 79 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.343, FT-.718. 3-Point Goals: 5-9, .556 (M Palacio 0-1, D Wagner 4-5, W Parker 1-3). Team Rebounds: 10. Blocked Shots:4 (C Boozer 2, J Jones, M Palacio). Turnovers:20 (Z Ilgauskas 4, W Parker 4, J Jones 3, D Wagner 3, C Boozer 3, M Palacio 2, B Coles). Steals: 10 (Z Ilgauskas 3, D Wagner 2, B Coles, M Stewart, C Boozer, J Jones, M Palacio). MIAMI (85) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp M Allen 31 4-14 2-2 0-5 0 3 10 C Butler 38 7-15 2-2 3-10 3 3 16 B Grant 36 6-10 2-2 1-10 1 4 14 T Best 28 6-10 0-0 0-3 5 5 13 E Jones 37 4-8 0-0 0-3 5 4 8 E House 21 3-7 0-0 0-1 0 3 7 M James 21 1-3 2-4 0-1 5 5 4 L Ellis 28 6-10 0-0 2-7 2 4 13 V Stepania DNP - BACKS SPASMS A Carter DNP - COACH'S DECISION R Butler DNP - COACH'S DECISION S Lampley DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-77 8-10 6-40 21 31 85 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.481, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 3-8, .375 (T Best 1-1, E Jones 0-1, E House 1-1, M James 0-1, L Ellis 1-4). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots:6 (B Grant 2, L Ellis 2, E Jones, M Allen). Turnovers:16 (C Butler 5, T Best 3, M Allen 3, E Jones 2, M James 2, L Ellis). Steals: 14 (B Grant 4, E Jones 3, M Allen 3, C Butler 3, M James). ------------------------------------------- CLEVELAND 17 24 14 24 - 79 MIAMI 21 21 21 22 - 85 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Miami - 2 (Defensive Three, 5:21 3rd; Defensive Three, 5:26 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,802. T: 2:16. Officials: Steve Javie, Tim Donaghy, Tony Brown.


Extended Box

CLEVELAND (79) AT MIAMI (85) CLEVELAND REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === J JONES F 41 3-8 4-6 0 4 4 1 4 1 3 10 C BOOZER F 41 6-13 3-6 3 8 11 2 2 1 3 15 Z ILGAUSKAS C 34 3-11 1-3 3 5 8 1 4 3 4 7 M PALACIO G 27 1-5 6-6 0 5 5 2 3 1 2 8 D WAGNER G 44 8-19 8-11 1 1 2 2 4 2 3 28 B COLES 13 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 D DIOP 10 0-2 0-0 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 W PARKER 20 1-6 6-7 1 3 4 2 2 0 4 9 M STEWART 10 1-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 T HILL DNP - COACH'S DECISION R DAVIS DNP - TEAM SUSPENSION C MIHM DNP - STRAINED LEFT HAMSTRING TOTALS 240 23-67 28-39 10 31 41 11 19 10 20 79 (.343) (.718) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 20 (18 PTS) MIAMI REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === M ALLEN F 31 4-14 2-2 0 5 5 0 3 3 3 10 C BUTLER F 38 7-15 2-2 3 7 10 3 3 3 5 16 B GRANT C 36 6-10 2-2 1 9 10 1 4 4 0 14 T BEST G 28 6-10 0-0 0 3 3 5 5 0 3 13 E JONES G 37 4-8 0-0 0 3 3 5 4 3 2 8 E HOUSE 21 3-7 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 7 M JAMES 21 1-3 2-4 0 1 1 5 5 1 2 4 L ELLIS 28 6-10 0-0 2 5 7 2 4 0 1 13 V STEPANIA DNP - BACKS SPASMS A CARTER DNP - COACH'S DECISION R BUTLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION S LAMPLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 37-77 8-10 6 34 40 21 31 14 16 85 (.481) (.800) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 17 (13 PTS) CLEVELAND 17 24 14 24 - 79 MIAMI 21 21 21 22 - 85 BLOCKED SHOTS: CLEVELAND - C BOOZER 2, J JONES, M PALACIO. MIAMI - B GRANT 2, L ELLIS 2, E JONES, M ALLEN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CLEVELAND 5-9 (.556), M PALACIO 0-1, D WAGNER 4- 5, W PARKER 1-3. MIAMI 3-8 (.375), T BEST 1-1, E JONES 0-1, E HOUSE 1- 1, M JAMES 0-1, L ELLIS 1-4. TECHNICAL FOULS: MIAMI - DEFENSIVE THREE 2. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: STEVE JAVIE, TIM DONAGHY, TONY BROWN. A - 14,802. T - 2:16.


Game Story

MIAMI (Ticker) -- Rookie Dajuan Wagner had his second straight impressive game with 28 points, but he could not prevent the Cleveland Cavaliers from suffering a 14th consecutive loss, 85-79 to the Miami Heat. A showdown of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference featured two of the NBA's most promising rookies in Wagner and Miami's Caron Butler. Wagner came within a point of matching his season high and Butler led the Heat with 16 points on 7-of-15 shooting. "We're real cool," Butler said of his relationship with Wagner. "We've got a real good relationship. We bumped into each other during AAU and we've just been cool ever since." Wagner shot 8-of-19, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range, while Butler had a solid all-around game with a season-high 10 rebounds and three assists. "I though tonight that (Butler) concentrated and focused on getting into it," Miami coach Pat Riley said. "He had energy and made some spectacular plays and gave us a big lift." Butler's layup with 45 seconds left iced the game and put Miami up, 83-76. The Heat won for just the fourth time in 16 games this season. "We needed a win," Miami forward Brian Grant said. "It was good to see ourselves get in position to win a game and then to win it. It's good to protect the lead. We haven't been able to do that lately. ... It's got to start somewhere. It might as well start with this game." The Cavaliers are closing in on the team record for futility, a 19-game slide at the end of the 1981-82 season. "If you are looking for wins and losses with our team, then we won't measure up," Cleveland coach John Lucas said. "But if you are looking for the progress of our 19-year-old kids, then we're moving up. Our young kids did a lot of good things. We don't have enough talent, but I thought Wagner and (Carlos) Boozer played tough." Grant collected 14 points and 10 rebounds for Miami, while Travis Best chipped in 13 points before rolling his ankle late in the fourth quarter. Best has struggled with ankle problems this season and is listed as day-to-day. Boozer tied a season high, grabbing 11 rebounds for the second straight game. He recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting. "The more minutes I get, the more comfortable I will get offensively," Boozer said. "I'm just going to keep working hard. ... I really worked hard for the 11 rebounds I had. That's going to be my calling card." Cleveland shot just 34 percent from the field (23-of-67) to Miami's 48 percent (37-of-77) but stayed close at the free-throw line. The Cavs made 28-of-39 foul shots compared to an 8-of-10 effort by the Heat. Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas was held to seven points on 3-of-11 shooting. With center Vladimir Stepania suffering from back spasms, Miami often double-teamed Ilgauskas. "They were aggressive on defense on me," said Ilgauskas, who averaged 18 points in his previous three games. "Every time I did get the ball, there were two guys around me."


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