databaseBasketball.com  formerly BasketballReference.com
databaseSports.comBasketball |  NCAA Basketball |  Football |  NCAA Football |  Baseball |  Hockey |  Golf |  Racing |  Olympics |  Poker
Fast Links: Home Page  Players  Teams  Leagues  All-Star Games  Awards  Coaches  Draft  Ultimate Search  Fantasy 
  

Select a day M  D  Y  

NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MIAMI 14 27 22 18 81 UTAH 18 24 15 27 84 FINAL


Extended Box

MIAMI (81) AT UTAH (84)

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

ASKINS F 17 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 BROWN F 23 3-6 0-0 1 3 4 1 6 1 2 6 MOURNING C 39 5-14 1-4 2 11 13 1 5 1 4 11 HARDAWAY G 41 12-23 0-0 0 3 3 6 2 2 6 30 MAJERLE G 44 2-7 0-0 0 5 5 5 3 3 0 6 CAUSWELL 9 2-2 0-0 2 1 3 0 4 0 1 4 EDWARDS 13 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 PORTER 29 4-7 2-2 0 1 1 4 2 1 0 11 WEATHERSPOON 25 4-8 0-0 1 3 4 0 0 0 1 8 MILLS DNP - COACH'S DECISION STRICKLAND DNP - COACH'S DECISION WALTERS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-73 3-6 6 27 33 17 24 9 15 81 (.466) (.500) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 17(19 PTS)

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

MALONE F 40 6-21 11-14 7 8 15 1 1 0 3 23 RUSSELL F 39 5-12 3-3 0 7 7 1 1 2 0 17 OSTERTAG C 35 1-4 2-2 2 4 6 1 2 0 0 4 HORNACEK G 36 3-8 2-2 0 5 5 4 4 0 3 8 STOCKTON G 32 5-8 0-0 2 3 5 8 2 1 3 12 ANDERSON 12 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 BAILEY 8 2-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 EISLEY 18 2-5 2-2 0 1 1 5 1 0 1 7 FOSTER 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 FULLER 9 1-2 1-2 1 2 3 0 1 0 1 3 KEEFE 7 2-6 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 VAUGHN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 28-74 21-25 13 31 44 20 14 3 14 84 (.378) (.840) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 15(14 PTS)

MIAMI 14 27 22 18 - 81 UTAH 18 24 15 27 - 84

BLOCKED SHOTS: MIAMI - MOURNING 4, BROWN, EDWARDS. UTAH - OSTERTAG 3, RUSSELL, HORNACEK, BAILEY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MIAMI 10-23 (.435), ASKINS 1-2, HARDAWAY 6-13, MAJERLE 2-5, PORTER 1-3. UTAH 7-12 (.583), RUSSELL 4-6, HORNACEK 0-3, STOCKTON 2-2, EISLEY 1-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: MIKE MATHIS, GARY BENSON, GREG WILLARD. A - 19,911. T - 2:14.


Box Score

MIAMI (81) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Askins 17 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 3 Brown 23 3-6 0-0 1-4 1 6 6 Mourning 39 5-14 1-4 2-13 1 5 11 Hardaway 41 12-23 0-0 0-3 6 2 30 Majerle 44 2-7 0-0 0-5 5 3 6 Causwell 9 2-2 0-0 2-3 0 4 4 Edwards 13 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 Porter 29 4-7 2-2 0-1 4 2 11 Weatherspoon 25 4-8 0-0 1-4 0 0 8 Mills DNP - coach's decision Strickland DNP - coach's decision Walters DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-73 3-6 6-33 17 24 81 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.466, FT-.500. 3-Point Goals: 10-23, .435 (Askins 1-2, Hardaway 6-13, Majerle 2-5, Porter 1-3). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 6 (Mourning 4, Brown, Edwards). Turnovers: 17 (Hardaway 6, Mourning 4, Brown 2, Causwell, Edwards, Weatherspoon). Steals: 9 (Majerle 3, Hardaway 2, Brown, Edwards, Mourning, Porter).

UTAH (84) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 40 6-21 11-14 7-15 1 1 23 Russell 39 5-12 3-3 0-7 1 1 17 Ostertag 35 1-4 2-2 2-6 1 2 4 Hornacek 36 3-8 2-2 0-5 4 4 8 Stockton 32 5-8 0-0 2-5 8 2 12 Anderson 12 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Bailey 8 2-4 0-0 0-1 0 0 4 Eisley 18 2-5 2-2 0-1 5 1 7 Foster 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Fuller 9 1-2 1-2 1-3 0 1 3 Keefe 7 2-6 0-0 1-1 0 0 4 Vaughn DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-74 21-25 13-44 20 14 84 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.378, FT-.840. 3-Point Goals: 7-12, .583 (Russell 4-6, Hornacek 0-3, Stockton 2-2, Eisley 1-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 6 (Ostertag 3, Russell, Hornacek, Bailey). Turnovers: 15 (Hornacek 3, Malone 3, Stockton 3, Anderson 2, Bailey, Eisley, Fuller). Steals: 3 (Russell 2, Stockton). ____________________________________________ Miami 14 27 22 18 - 81 Utah 18 24 15 27 - 84 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,911. T: 2:14. Officials: Mike Mathis, Gary Benson, Greg Willard.


Game Story

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- This season, the Utah Jazz have made Bryon Russell the second offensive option. Tonight against the Miami Heat, he showed why.

Russell's 3-pointer with 4.7 seconds left gave the Jazz an 84-81 victory over the Miami Heat, who have lost two in a row for the first time since the opening week of the season.

"I want to hit the winning shot in the championship game," said Russell, who was victimized in that fashion by Michael Jordan in each of the last two NBA Finals. "That is what has always been my dream. To hit a game-winning shot like tonight doesn't mean a thing. Give me that shot in Game Seven, that's my dream."

After Miami committed a shot-clock violation, Jazz guard John Stockton dribbled away some of the clock before driving to the foul line and passing to Russell on the right wing. Russell buried the long jumper, his fourth 3-pointer of the game.

Tim Hardaway, whose 3-pointer gave Miami its last lead at 81-79 with 59 seconds left, missed badly on a 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Heat fell into a virtual tie for the Atlantic Division lead with the Orlando Magic.

"Stockton came up and Tim got a look at it," Miami coach Pat Riley said. "When you've got to hit a home run against a team that has fouls to give, it's very difficult."

In a possible preview of the NBA Finals, Russell helped the Jazz avert a third straight overtime game and snap a two-game losing streak of their own. He scored 17 points, making 4-of-6 shots from behind the arc and picking up the slack for a cold-shooting Karl Malone.

Guarded primarily by Heat center Alonzo Mourning, Malone scored 23 points but made just 6-of-21 shots. He was 3-of-12 through the first three quarters before taking control in the final 12 minutes. Malone also grabbed 15 rebounds.

"I'm not shooting the ball really well," Malone said. "I don't worry about what someone else does. I worry about what I do, and I'm not in a flow like I want to be."

With guard Jeff Hornacek slowing a bit, Russell has become the second option after Malone. The sixth-year forward is averaging 11.8 points and 5.3 rebounds and leads Utah with 25 3-pointers.

A dunk by Mourning gave the Heat a 73-67 lead with 7:15 to go but Malone made a pair of jumpers around a free throw, pulling the Jazz within a point with 5:02 remaining.

Stockton found Greg Ostertag for a dunk that tied it at 78-78 with 1:58 to play and Malone made 1-of-2 free throws 46 seconds later to give the Jazz the lead. After Hardaway's 3-pointer, Malone tied it with two foul shots with 42 seconds remaining.

"Down the stretch, I think we really stepped up and had the big stops when we needed to," Malone said.

"We went down to the wire," Riley said. "Every game we've played them here in the last year has gone down to the wire. Last year we won it."

Stockton had 12 points and eight assists for the Jazz, who shot less than 38 percent (28-of-74) but made 21-of-25 free throws and held a 44-33 rebounding edge.

"These guys really kind of did it on their own to draw some energy from themselves and that had to be an individual thing because we struggled all night long," Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said. "We didn't have much energy."

Hardaway scored 30 points and Mourning added 11, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Heat, who shot 47 percent (34-of-73), including 10-of-23 from 3-point range. Miami was just 3-of-6 from the line.

Malone got P.J. Brown in some early foul trouble, which later worked against him. In the third quarter, Mourning moved over from center and held Malone without a point or rebound.

Hardaway scored five points in an 11-2 burst that was capped by a 3-pointer by Keith Askins, giving Miami its largest lead at 57-47 with 6:11 left in the third period. The Heat took a 63-57 lead into the final quarter.

Malone scored 11 points in the first half as the Jazz grabbed a 42-41 lead.

About statistical abbreviations

Errors? Suggestions? Comments? Send us a message   Advertise on DatabaseSports   Roto Sports, Inc.

© 2002-2011 databaseSports.com