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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- DETROIT 22 25 27 29 103 MIAMI 20 22 24 24 90 FINAL


DETROIT (103) AT MIAMI (90)

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

HILL F 40 11-16 4-7 2 3 5 3 2 4 8 26 REID F 21 3-5 0-0 1 2 3 1 1 2 0 6 B WILLIAMS C 31 6-9 5-6 4 6 10 1 3 3 1 17 DUMARS G 32 2-4 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 6 HUNTER G 26 4-13 2-4 0 1 1 3 1 2 0 11 MAHORN 15 0-2 0-0 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 STACKHOUSE 28 4-11 5-6 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 13 J WILLIAMS 26 4-6 3-4 4 5 9 1 3 0 0 11 SEALY 19 4-7 2-4 1 3 4 1 1 2 1 11 OBANNON 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 HENSON 1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 POLLARD DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-74 21-31 13 24 37 14 14 14 11 103 (.527) (.677) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 12(4 PTS)

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

MAJERLE F 33 5-7 0-0 0 3 3 2 3 1 0 13 BROWN F 32 3-6 0-0 3 4 7 1 2 2 4 6 MOURNING C 38 11-19 4-6 6 2 8 0 4 1 7 26 LENARD G 39 3-13 0-0 2 5 7 1 2 1 1 8 HARDAWAY G 35 5-13 2-2 0 2 2 11 3 1 3 13 MURDOCK 22 5-9 1-1 1 1 2 8 0 1 2 12 BARRY 17 2-6 2-2 0 2 2 1 4 0 0 7 STRICKLAND 12 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 MILLS 12 1-3 0-0 1 2 3 0 3 1 1 3 CAUSWELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION CONLON DNP - COACH'S DECISION WALTERS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-77 9-11 13 21 34 24 22 9 20 90 (.468) (.818) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 21(29 PTS)

DETROIT 22 25 27 29 - 103 MIAMI 20 22 24 24 - 90

BLOCKED SHOTS: DETROIT - REID 3, MAHORN. MIAMI - MOURNING 4, BROWN 2, STRICKLAND. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: DETROIT 4-9 (.444), DUMARS 2-4, HUNTER 1-2, STACKHOUSE 0-2, SEALY 1-1. MIAMI 9-26 (.346), MAJERLE 3-4, LENARD 2-6, HARDAWAY 1-6, MURDOCK 1-2, BARRY 1-5, MILLS 1-3. TECHNICALS: MIAMI - HEAD COACH RILEY. OFFICIALS: MIKE CALLAHAN, HUE HOLLINS, TONY BROTHERS. A - 14,783. T - 2:06.


DETROIT (103) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Hill 40 11-16 4-7 2-5 3 2 26 Reid 21 3-5 0-0 1-3 1 1 6 B Williams 31 6-9 5-6 4-10 1 3 17 Dumars 32 2-4 0-0 0-1 2 1 6 Hunter 26 4-13 2-4 0-1 3 1 11 Mahorn 15 0-2 0-0 1-4 0 1 0 Stackhouse 28 4-11 5-6 0-0 2 1 13 J Williams 26 4-6 3-4 4-9 1 3 11 Sealy 19 4-7 2-4 1-4 1 1 11 Obannon 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Henson 1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Pollard DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-74 21-31 13-37 14 14 103 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.527, FT-.677. 3-Point Goals: 4-9, .444 (Dumars 2-4, Hunter 1-2, Stackhouse 0-2, Sealy 1-1). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 4 (Reid 3, Mahorn). Turnovers: 12 (Hill 8, B Williams, Dumars, Sealy). Steals: 14 (Hill 4, B Williams 3, Hunter 2, Reid 2, Sealy 2, Stackhouse).

MIAMI (90) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Majerle 33 5-7 0-0 0-3 2 3 13 Brown 32 3-6 0-0 3-7 1 2 6 Mourning 38 11-19 4-6 6-8 0 4 26 Lenard 39 3-13 0-0 2-7 1 2 8 Hardaway 35 5-13 2-2 0-2 11 3 13 Murdock 22 5-9 1-1 1-2 8 0 12 Barry 17 2-6 2-2 0-2 1 4 7 Strickland 12 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 Mills 12 1-3 0-0 1-3 0 3 3 Causwell DNP - coach's decision Conlon DNP - coach's decision Walters DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-77 9-11 13-34 24 22 90 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.468, FT-.818. 3-Point Goals: 9-26, .346 (Majerle 3-4, Lenard 2-6, Hardaway 1-6, Murdock 1-2, Barry 1-5, Mills 1-3). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 7 (Mourning 4, Brown 2, Strickland). Turnovers: 21 (Mourning 7, Brown 4, Hardaway 3, Murdock 2, Strickland 2, Lenard, Mills). Steals: 9 (Brown 2, Hardaway, Lenard, Majerle, Mills, Mourning, Murdock, Strickland). ____________________________________________ Detroit 22 25 27 29 - 103 Miami 20 22 24 24 - 90 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Miami 1 (Head Coach Riley, 2:33 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,783. T: 2:06. Officials: Mike Callahan, Hue Hollins, Tony Brothers.


GAME RECAP

Grant Hill scored 26 points and capped a fourth-quarter surge as the hot-shooting Detroit Pistons snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Miami Heat with a 103-90 victory.

Brian Williams added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Pistons, who recovered after blowing a 12-point third-quarter lead and beat the Heat for the first time since December 22nd, 1995.

"This was a fantastic win for us," Pistons coach Alvin Gentry said. "They've manhandled us for a long time. If you're going to talk about the four or five best teams in the NBA, or the one or two best teams in the East, they're going to be mentioned every time."

Hill scored the final four points of an 11-0 surge that gave the Pistons a 90-79 lead with 3:48 remaining. Detroit, which shot 53 percent (39-of-74) from the field, held Miami scoreless for more than 4 1/2 minutes during the burst.

Alonzo Mourning scored 26 points -- two in the fourth quarter -- for the Heat, who have lost two of their last three home games and fell one game behind the Indiana Pacers in the race for the second-best record in the Eastern Conference.

"We did not come to play," Heat coach Pat Riley said. "We didn't deserve to win today and we didn't deserve to win yesterday (a 79-76 win at Orlando). We got lucky yesterday and we simply got our clocks cleaned today. That's all there is to it."

Hill and Mourning tangled during Detroit's decisive run. After Mourning set a pick on Hill, he was shoved by Hill, who drew a foul. Later, Hill dunked over the 6-10 Mourning and shouted at him.

"If we were going to win we had to fight them, but not literally," Hill said. "But we had to compete. They've intimidated us in the past."

"If he turned and yelled at me, isn't he supposed to get a technical?" Mourning said. "That's Grant Hill, the All-American boy."

The Heat trailed 74-66 entering the final period and fell behind by 10 points before tying the game with a 13-3 run. Dan Majerle sank two three-pointers and Tim Hardaway scored to give Miami a 79-79 tie with 8:06 to go.

But those were the Heat's last points for the next 4:33. Malik Sealy made a three-pointer and bucket and Williams scored for an 86-79 lead with 6:37 left.

The teams went scoreless for more than two minutes and Mourning and Hill traded blows before Hill dunked over Mourning, then hit a jumper 22 seconds later, giving Detroit an 11-point lead with 3:48 left.

"He hit me with an illegal screen and I had a foul to give, so I gave one and threw him down," Hill said. "I bench-pressed two days ago so I felt strong. They were getting tired and we had all the momentum. Once I made that second shot from the far side I knew it was over."

Hardaway's basket with 3:33 to go ended Miami's drought, but the Heat could not mount another charge and fell to 22-9 at home.

"We knew they were going to make a run and get back in the game," Gentry said. "We just wanted to keep our composure. This is a great team. They're the best-coached team in the NBA."

Jerry Stackhouse scored 13 points and Sealy and Jerome Williams added 11 apiece for the Pistons, who also held a 37-34 edge in rebounds and outscored Miami 21-9 from the line. Hill had eight of Detroit's 12 turnovers.

"We did a good job of making them make decisions," Stackhouse said. "We said from the start that this team is a bully team. They impose their will. We played a physical game and we attacked them. The biggest thing was when they made their run, we didn't fold."

Hardaway had 13 points and 11 assists and Majerle added 13 points for the Heat, who shot 47 percent (36-of-77) and committed 21 turnovers, leading to 29 points for Detroit.

"They played harder, they were more intense and they played smarter," Riley said. "Our guys did not come to play. They just showed up, put their uniforms on and got paid for it. We gave up 29 points on turnovers. For some reason we don't value these games. The last two games have been horrible, absolutely horrible. And I know what it is, they think it's going to be easy, but it just gets harder."

Hill scored 12 points in the first quarter and Detroit grabbed a 22-20 lead. The Pistons built the advantage to 47-42 at halftime behind six second-quarter points each from Stackhouse, Joe Dumars and Jerome Williams. Mourning kept Miami close with 19 points in the half.

Brian Williams scored eight points in the third quarter, when the Pistons opened their largest lead at 72-60 on a three-point play by Stackhouse with 47 seconds left in the period.

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