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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MIAMI 25 15 29 17 86 TORONTO 20 27 19 31 97 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MIA - ALONZO MOURNING 18, JAMAL MASHBURN 17, PJ BROWN 17 TOR - DOUG CHRISTIE 28, VINCE CARTER 24, TRACY MCGRADY 14

HIGH REBOUND: MIA - PJ BROWN 13, VOSHON LENARD 8 TOR - ANTONIO DAVIS 13, KEVIN WILLIS 6

HIGH ASSISTS: MIA - JAMAL MASHBURN 6, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5 TOR - CHARLES OAKLEY 7, VINCE CARTER 6

ATT: 16,389


Extended Box

MIAMI (86) AT TORONTO (97)

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

BROWN F 36 6-12 5-6 4 9 13 3 3 0 0 17 MASHBURN F 37 8-19 0-3 1 3 4 6 2 0 3 17 MOURNING C 33 9-13 0-0 0 7 7 2 4 0 6 18 HARDAWAY G 31 5-11 2-2 1 2 3 5 1 0 3 12 MAJERLE G 34 1-2 2-2 1 3 4 5 2 4 0 5 WEATHERSPOON 25 4-10 0-0 1 3 4 3 1 0 2 8 LENARD 20 1-7 0-0 4 4 8 1 3 0 1 3 WALTERS 7 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 STRICKLAND 6 1-3 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 2 CAUSWELL 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 CARTER 9 0-3 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 BUFORD DNP - NOT WITH TEAM

TOTALS 240 36-83 10-15 13 33 46 27 19 5 18 86 (.434) (.667) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 18(20 PTS)

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

CARTER F 32 11-24 1-1 3 1 4 6 4 1 2 24 OAKLEY F 27 2-5 0-0 1 3 4 7 3 0 1 4 DAVIS C 37 2-9 3-6 3 10 13 2 3 0 0 7 CHRISTIE G 33 9-15 4-4 0 3 3 2 2 2 3 28 A WILLIAMS G 19 3-8 1-1 2 1 3 2 3 1 1 8 MCGRADY 26 5-11 4-6 0 2 2 1 2 1 1 14 K WILLIS 22 2-5 0-0 1 5 6 0 4 2 1 4 CURRY 19 3-6 0-0 0 2 2 4 0 1 2 8 BOGUES 15 0-3 0-0 1 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 THOMAS 10 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 RADOJEVIC DNP - COACH'S DECISION STEWART DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 37-86 13-18 11 29 40 27 22 9 11 97 (.430) (.722) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 12(11 PTS)

MIAMI 25 15 29 17 - 86 TORONTO 20 27 19 31 - 97

BLOCKED SHOTS: MIAMI - MOURNING 5, WEATHERSPOON, BROWN, MAJERLE. TORONTO - DAVIS 4, CARTER 2, MCGRADY 2, K WILLIS 2, OAKLEY, A WILLIAMS, CURRY, CHRISTIE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MIAMI 4-8 (.500), MASHBURN 1-2, HARDAWAY 0-1, MAJERLE 1-1, LENARD 1-3, WALTERS 1-1. TORONTO 10-16 (.625), CARTER 1-1, CHRISTIE 6-10, A WILLIAMS 1-2, CURRY 2-3. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: BOB DELANEY, NOLAN FINE, MARC DAVIS. A - 16,389. T - 2:13.


Box Score

MIAMI (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brown 36 6-12 5-6 4-13 3 3 17 Mashburn 37 8-19 0-3 1-4 6 2 17 Mourning 33 9-13 0-0 0-7 2 4 18 Hardaway 31 5-11 2-2 1-3 5 1 12 Majerle 34 1-2 2-2 1-4 5 2 5 Weatherspoon 25 4-10 0-0 1-4 3 1 8 Lenard 20 1-7 0-0 4-8 1 3 3 Walters 7 1-3 0-0 0-1 1 0 3 Strickland 6 1-3 0-0 1-2 1 2 2 Causwell 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Carter 9 0-3 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 Buford DNP - not with team _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-83 10-15 13-46 27 19 86 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.434, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 4-8, .500 (Mashburn 1-2, Hardaway 0-1, Majerle 1-1, Lenard 1-3, Walters 1-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 8 (Mourning 5, Weatherspoon, Brown, Majerle). Turnovers: 18 (Mourning 6, Hardaway 3, Mashburn 3, Carter 2, Weatherspoon 2, Lenard, Walters). Steals: 5 (Majerle 4, Carter).

TORONTO (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 32 11-24 1-1 3-4 6 4 24 Oakley 27 2-5 0-0 1-4 7 3 4 Davis 37 2-9 3-6 3-13 2 3 7 Christie 33 9-15 4-4 0-3 2 2 28 A Williams 19 3-8 1-1 2-3 2 3 8 Mcgrady 26 5-11 4-6 0-2 1 2 14 K Willis 22 2-5 0-0 1-6 0 4 4 Curry 19 3-6 0-0 0-2 4 0 8 Bogues 15 0-3 0-0 1-3 3 0 0 Thomas 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Radojevic DNP - coach's decision Stewart DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-86 13-18 11-40 27 22 97 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.430, FT-.722. 3-Point Goals: 10-16, .625 (Carter 1-1, Christie 6-10, A Williams 1-2, Curry 2-3). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 14 (Davis 4, Carter 2, Mcgrady 2, K Willis 2, Oakley, A Williams, Curry, Christie). Turnovers: 12 (Christie 3, Carter 2, Curry 2, A Williams, K Willis, Mcgrady, Oakley). Steals: 9 (Christie 2, K Willis 2, A Williams, Bogues, Carter, Curry, Mcgrady). ____________________________________________ Miami 25 15 29 17 - 86 Toronto 20 27 19 31 - 97 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,389. T: 2:13. Officials: Bob Delaney, Nolan Fine, Marc Davis.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- The combination of Doug Christie and Vince Carter was too much for the Miami Heat to overcome.

Christie scored 28 points and Vince Carter poured in 19 of his 24 in the second half as the Raptors defeated the Heat, 97-86, for their first win of the season.

Christie hit three of his five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, helping Toronto pull away down the stretch and snap an eight-game losing streak against Miami. The Heat, who ended the Raptors' franchise-record six-game winning streak here in April, dropped to 12-3 all-time against Toronto.

"We went to Vince tonight and he found the open man very well, so that's a credit to him," Christie said. "I just stepped out and hit the open shots. Vince stepped up and got hot also."

Overall, Toronto was 10-of-16 from 3-point range and used its long-range bombing to overcomed a 71-66 deficit early in the final period. With Christie scoring 11 points, the Raptors outscored Miami 31-17 in the fourth quarter.

"We did a lot of things we wanted to do tonight," Miami coach Pat Riley said. "Toronto had only 18 points in the paint. They shot the daylights out of it. We couldn't get to their shooters."

Alonzo Mourning scored 18 points while Jamal Mashburn and P.J. Brown added 17 apiece for Miami (1-1). The trip north of the border was a costly one for the Heat, who sent home rookie forward Rodney Buford after marijuana was found in his travel bag during a routine customs check.

"Antonio Davis, Oak (Charles Oakley) and Kevin (Willis) played great defense on Alonzo," Christie said. "It was a great team effort."

After Christie's final 3-pointer gave Toronto an 88-81 lead with 2:47 remaining, Miami got no closer than five points. Voshon Lenard's 3-pointer pulled the Heat within 91-86 but Christie and Tracy McGrady each hit two free throws in the final 30 seconds to put the contest away.

"I'm happy with the win but I'm most happy that I had six assists," Carter said. "With all the double-teams coming at me, I have to be able to pass it out and tonight the guys hit the shots. I will cause a lot of trouble for teams if I'm able to pass out of double-teams."

McGrady, who contributed 14 points, capped the win with a driving dunk with three seconds remaining.

Despite Carter's poor first half, the Raptors grabbed a 47-40 halftime lead before Miami rallied after intermission. The Heat made 13-of-18 shots in the third period and used a 9-1 run to take a 69-66 lead into the final 12 minutes on Brown's jumper with 29 seconds left.

After scoring just 12 points on 3-of-10 shooting in Tuesday's season-opening 103-90 loss to the Boston Celtics, Carter was just 2-of-8 from the field in the first half tonight.

Following six sub-par quarters, last season's Rookie of the Year finally came alive in the second quarter. Carter hit a 3-pointer to pull Toronto within 71-69, then hit a 20-footer to give the Raptors the lead for good at 76-75 with eight minutes remaining.

After Dan Majerle's two free throws pulled Miami within 83-81, Carter made a 15-footer and Christie knocked in Toronto's final 3-pointer, giving the Raptors a seven-point margin.

"We caught a team that lost their home opener and we caught Doug Christie and Vince Carter on their best game," Riley said.

"Antonio Davis is a big difference in their lineup," Miami's Tim Hardaway added. "He helps them out tremendously on the defensive end and the offensive end. Plus he's a shot blocker."

Brown grabbed 13 rebounds for Miami, which shot 43 percent (36-of-83) and committed 18 turnovers. Hardaway contributed 12 points for the Heat.

Toronto also shot 43 percent (37-of-86) and was outrebounded, 46-40, but protected the ball well with only 12 turnovers. Davis pulled down 13 rebounds and Oakley dished out seven assists.

"We showed a lot of character in coming back and playing very well defensively," Davis said. "You got to give Doug a lot of credit for hitting some big shots."

Miami was denied its fourth 2-0 start in five years under Riley. The Heat opened the season with a 128-122 double-overtime win over Detroit on Tuesday.

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