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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MIAMI 20 18 12 28 78 INDIANA 28 15 22 17 82 FINAL


MIAMI (78) AT INDIANA (82)

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

MASHBURN F 31 3-12 6-6 1 3 4 4 3 2 1 12 BROWN F 40 9-18 3-3 5 5 10 1 3 4 2 21 AUSTIN C 32 7-14 2-6 2 6 8 1 5 2 2 16 LENARD G 26 1-5 0-0 0 2 2 2 3 1 1 2 HARDAWAY G 41 4-17 2-2 0 5 5 8 3 1 5 12 ASKINS 17 0-1 3-5 1 5 6 1 3 1 0 3 MILLS 16 0-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 MURDOCK 18 1-4 0-0 2 0 2 1 4 1 0 2 DAY 5 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 STRICKLAND 14 4-5 2-2 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 10 CAUSWELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION SMITH DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 29-81 18-24 13 27 40 18 27 14 14 78 (.358) (.750) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 15(15 PTS)

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

MULLIN F 30 6-11 0-0 0 4 4 1 4 2 4 12 D DAVIS F 27 3-5 3-5 1 4 5 0 1 0 0 9 SMITS C 39 7-16 3-4 0 5 5 2 2 0 2 17 MILLER G 37 7-15 7-7 2 3 5 4 2 2 2 21 JACKSON G 38 2-6 5-8 2 7 9 9 1 2 5 10 A DAVIS 30 1-5 6-8 6 7 13 0 6 1 3 8 ROSE 18 2-5 1-1 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 5 BEST 10 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 HOIBERG 10 0-2 0-0 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 POPE 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 BOHANNON DNP - COACH'S DECISION WEST DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 28-68 25-33 12 35 47 17 19 7 20 82 (.412) (.758) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 23(31 PTS)

MIAMI 20 18 12 28 - 78 INDIANA 28 15 22 17 - 82

BLOCKED SHOTS: MIAMI - BROWN 5, STRICKLAND 2, MASHBURN, MILLS, MURDOCK. INDIANA - SMITS 3, A DAVIS 2, MULLIN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MIAMI 2-14 (.143), MASHBURN 0-2, LENARD 0-1, HARDAWAY 2-7, MILLS 0-2, MURDOCK 0-1, DAY 0-1. INDIANA 1-9 (.111), MULLIN 0-2, MILLER 0-3, JACKSON 1-2, BEST 0-2. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: ED F RUSH, TOMMY NUNEZ, JIM CAPERS. A - 13,794. T - 2:15.


MIAMI (78) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mashburn 31 3-12 6-6 1-4 4 3 12 Brown 40 9-18 3-3 5-10 1 3 21 Austin 32 7-14 2-6 2-8 1 5 16 Lenard 26 1-5 0-0 0-2 2 3 2 Hardaway 41 4-17 2-2 0-5 8 3 12 Askins 17 0-1 3-5 1-6 1 3 3 Mills 16 0-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Murdock 18 1-4 0-0 2-2 1 4 2 Day 5 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Strickland 14 4-5 2-2 2-2 0 2 10 Causwell DNP - coach's decision Smith DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 29-81 18-24 13-40 18 27 78 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.358, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 2-14, .143 (Mashburn 0-2, Lenard 0-1, Hardaway 2-7, Mills 0-2, Murdock 0-1, Day 0-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 10 (Brown 5, Strickland 2, Mashburn, Mills, Murdock). Turnovers: 15 (Hardaway 5, Mills 3, Austin 2, Brown 2, Lenard, Mashburn). Steals: 14 (Brown 4, Austin 2, Mashburn 2, Askins, Hardaway, Lenard, Mills, Murdock, Strickland).

INDIANA (82) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mullin 30 6-11 0-0 0-4 1 4 12 D Davis 27 3-5 3-5 1-5 0 1 9 Smits 39 7-16 3-4 0-5 2 2 17 Miller 37 7-15 7-7 2-5 4 2 21 Jackson 38 2-6 5-8 2-9 9 1 10 A Davis 30 1-5 6-8 6-13 0 6 8 Rose 18 2-5 1-1 1-2 0 2 5 Best 10 0-3 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Hoiberg 10 0-2 0-0 0-4 0 1 0 Pope 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Bohannon DNP - coach's decision West DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-68 25-33 12-47 17 19 82 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.412, FT-.758. 3-Point Goals: 1-9, .111 (Mullin 0-2, Miller 0-3, Jackson 1-2, Best 0-2). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 6 (Smits 3, A Davis 2, Mullin). Turnovers: 23 (Jackson 5, Mullin 4, A Davis 3, Best 2, Miller 2, Rose 2, Smits 2). Steals: 7 (Jackson 2, Miller 2, Mullin 2, A Davis). ____________________________________________ Miami 20 18 12 28 - 78 Indiana 28 15 22 17 - 82 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 13,794. T: 2:15. Officials: Ed F Rush, Tommy Nunez, Jim Capers.


GAME RECAP

Reggie Miller scored 21 points and the Indiana Pacers sank 13-of-17 free throws in the fourth quarter as they snapped a three-game losing streak with an 82-78 victory over the Miami Heat.

The Pacers took a 15-point lead into the fourth quarter, but made two baskets -- a pair of layups by Jalen Rose -- in 10 attempts over the last 12 minutes and had to hang on for the win. Antonio Davis made five free throws in the final period and finished with eight points and 13 rebounds. Mark Jackson also chipped in with 10 points, nine rebounds and nine assists.

Miami, which rallied within one point in the fourth quarter, was led by P.J. Brown's 21 points and 10 rebounds. Issac Austin added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Heat, who won both games at Market Square Arena last season. Miami had a two-game winning streak snapped.

The game featured the first coaching matchup between Indiana's Larry Bird and Miami's Pat Riley. The two were fixtures during the NBA Finals in the 1980s, when Riley was coaching the Los Angeles Lakers and Bird was starring for the Boston Celtics.

"I thought we played excellent defense," said Bird. "We played great for three quarters, but you can't take anything away from our guys. They got after it. It does feel good. We've had a lot of games like this that have gone the other way.

"I'm frustrated by us losing leads, but at least we got by tonight. I kept telling the guys we had the lead and not to get flustered."

Indiana increased its five-point halftime lead to 72-58 with 8:29 remaining in the fourth quarter following a three-point play on a drive by Rose.

The Heat scored the next nine points as part of a 19-6 burst. The spurt was capped by a dunk by Brown that made it 78-77 with 53 seconds left.

"I don't think we started to play until we were down by 14," said Riley. "We were flat offensively all night and we missed our shots. We were OK defensively but not there offensively.

"I have great respect for Larry and I think he'll do a good job, but I didn't think about that during the game."

On Miami's next possession, Tim Hardaway missed a jumper, and while fighting for the rebound, Austin fouled Rik Smits, who made two free throws with 32 seconds remaining, moving the Pacers ahead, 80-77.

Austin and Jackson then traded single free throws. After Jackson missed his second attempt, the Heat gained possession and looked for the game-tying three-pointer.

With seven-tenths of a second left, Miami's Terry Mills stepped out of bounds as he was getting into position to shoot. Indiana inbounded and Smits was fouled just before the buzzer, making one of two free throws.

"We've got to play all four quarters and we won't have any problems," said Brown. "The loss stings a lot. We came out sluggish and dug ourselves a hole. We fought back but the hole was too big."

The Pacers shot only 41 percent (28-of-68) from the field but held Miami to under 36 percent (29-of-81). Indiana was 1-of-9 from three-point range and Miami 2-of-14.

"We made a step in the right direction," said Smits. "We had a tough fourth quarter, but we got the win. It was big and we really needed the win. Being 3-5 is much better than being 2-6."

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