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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MIAMI 31 24 29 21 105 CHICAGO 15 17 28 27 87 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MIA - VOSHON LENARD 22, JAMAL MASHBURN 21, ALONZO MOURNING 15 CHI - TONI KUKOC 25, FRED HOIBERG 11, DEDRIC WILLOUGHBY 10

HIGH REBOUND: MIA - ALONZO MOURNING 8, PJ BROWN 7 CHI - ELTON BRAND 6, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5

HIGH ASSISTS: MIA - TIM HARDAWAY 6, ANTHONY CARTER 5 CHI - FRED HOIBERG 7, TONI KUKOC 6

ATT: 21,972


Extended Box

MIAMI (105) AT CHICAGO (87)

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

BROWN F 28 3-6 2-2 2 5 7 0 3 1 4 8 MASHBURN F 28 8-13 4-7 0 6 6 3 3 1 2 21 MOURNING C 27 5-9 5-8 3 5 8 2 3 0 2 15 HARDAWAY G 26 3-8 5-5 0 2 2 6 4 1 4 11 MAJERLE G 24 2-5 0-0 0 3 3 3 0 2 1 6 CARTER 14 1-4 6-6 0 3 3 5 2 1 1 8 LENARD 26 8-11 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 1 2 22 WEATHERSPOON 29 2-4 0-0 2 3 5 3 3 2 2 4 STRICKLAND 18 3-9 2-2 1 1 2 1 3 3 1 8 CAUSWELL 12 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 4 0 2 0 WALTERS 8 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 BUFORD DNP - NOT WITH TEAM

TOTALS 240 36-71 24-30 8 33 41 25 25 12 22 105 (.507) (.800) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 22(23 PTS)

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

BRAND F 26 1-4 2-4 2 4 6 2 4 0 2 4 KUKOC F 30 8-15 6-6 2 3 5 6 3 4 5 25 SIMPKINS C 20 1-4 1-2 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 3 BROWN G 21 2-10 0-0 1 2 3 2 4 2 2 4 HAWKINS G 19 3-6 3-3 0 1 1 0 1 1 3 9 WILLOUGHBY 30 3-9 2-2 2 1 3 3 3 1 1 10 RUFFIN 16 1-2 0-0 2 1 3 1 0 0 3 2 HOIBERG 27 4-8 2-2 1 3 4 7 1 0 1 11 ARTEST 14 3-9 0-0 0 1 1 1 4 3 2 7 PERDUE 16 0-2 3-6 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 3 ANSTEY 11 3-4 0-1 0 5 5 0 0 1 1 6 DAVID 10 1-5 1-1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3

TOTALS 240 30-78 20-27 12 26 38 23 23 12 20 87 (.385) (.741) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 21(24 PTS)

MIAMI 31 24 29 21 - 105 CHICAGO 15 17 28 27 - 87

BLOCKED SHOTS: MIAMI - MOURNING 6, LENARD, STRICKLAND, CAUSWELL, BROWN. CHICAGO - BRAND, ARTEST, PERDUE, ANSTEY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MIAMI 9-19 (.474), BROWN 0-1, MASHBURN 1-2, HARDAWAY 0-3, MAJERLE 2-5, LENARD 6-8. CHICAGO 7-20 (.350), KUKOC 3-5, HAWKINS 0-2, WILLOUGHBY 2-7, HOIBERG 1-3, ARTEST 1-3. TECHNICALS: MIAMI - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, CHICAGO - HEAD COACH FLOYD, KUKOC, BROWN. OFFICIALS: JESS KERSEY, TIM DONAGHY, DEE KANTNER. A - 21,972. T - 2:13.


Box Score

MIAMI (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brown 28 3-6 2-2 2-7 0 3 8 Mashburn 28 8-13 4-7 0-6 3 3 21 Mourning 27 5-9 5-8 3-8 2 3 15 Hardaway 26 3-8 5-5 0-2 6 4 11 Majerle 24 2-5 0-0 0-3 3 0 6 Carter 14 1-4 6-6 0-3 5 2 8 Lenard 26 8-11 0-0 0-2 1 0 22 Weatherspoon 29 2-4 0-0 2-5 3 3 4 Strickland 18 3-9 2-2 1-2 1 3 8 Causwell 12 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 4 0 Walters 8 1-1 0-0 0-1 1 0 2 Buford DNP - not with team _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-71 24-30 8-41 25 25 105 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.507, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 9-19, .474 (Brown 0-1, Mashburn 1-2, Hardaway 0-3, Majerle 2-5, Lenard 6-8). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 10 (Mourning 6, Lenard, Strickland, Causwell, Brown). Turnovers: 22 (Brown 4, Hardaway 4, Causwell 2, Lenard 2, Mashburn 2, Mourning 2, Weatherspoon 2, Carter, Majerle, Strickland, Walters). Steals: 12 (Strickland 3, Majerle 2, Weatherspoon 2, Brown, Carter, Hardaway, Lenard, Mashburn).

CHICAGO (87) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brand 26 1-4 2-4 2-6 2 4 4 Kukoc 30 8-15 6-6 2-5 6 3 25 Simpkins 20 1-4 1-2 1-3 0 2 3 Brown 21 2-10 0-0 1-3 2 4 4 Hawkins 19 3-6 3-3 0-1 0 1 9 Willoughby 30 3-9 2-2 2-3 3 3 10 Ruffin 16 1-2 0-0 2-3 1 0 2 Hoiberg 27 4-8 2-2 1-4 7 1 11 Artest 14 3-9 0-0 0-1 1 4 7 Perdue 16 0-2 3-6 1-3 1 1 3 Anstey 11 3-4 0-1 0-5 0 0 6 David 10 1-5 1-1 0-1 0 0 3 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-78 20-27 12-38 23 23 87 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.385, FT-.741. 3-Point Goals: 7-20, .350 (Kukoc 3-5, Hawkins 0-2, Willoughby 2-7, Hoiberg 1-3, Artest 1-3). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 4 (Brand, Artest, Perdue, Anstey). Turnovers: 21 (Kukoc 5, Hawkins 3, Ruffin 3, Artest 2, Brand 2, Brown 2, Anstey, Hoiberg, Willoughby). Steals: 12 (Kukoc 4, Artest 3, Brown 2, Anstey, Hawkins, Willoughby). ____________________________________________ Miami 31 24 29 21 - 105 Chicago 15 17 28 27 - 87 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Miami 1 (Illegal Defense, 2:25 2nd). Chicago 3 (Head Coach Floyd, 10:29 1st; Kukoc, 9:38 1st; Brown, 9:38 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 21,972. T: 2:13. Officials: Jess Kersey, Tim Donaghy, Dee Kantner.


Game Story

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The last time the Miami Heat visited the United Center, they handed the Chicago Bulls one of the most humiliating defeats in NBA history. Tonight, they settled for handing the Bulls a sound beating.

Voshon Lenard scored 22 points and Jamal Mashburn added 21 as Miami pulled away early and never looked back, cruising to a 105-87 rout over winless Chicago.

Chicago suffered an embarrassing 92-49 home loss Miami on April 10. The Bulls became the first team in the shot-clock era to score less than 50 points and did not seem any more worthy of sharing the court with Miami tonight.

Alonzo Mourning scored six of his 15 points as the Heat raced to an 18-4 lead in the first five minutes. Mashburn, who was 8-of-13 from the floor, had nine points in the second period to give the Heat a 55-32 advantage at the half.

"I thought we really came to play tonight," Miami coach Pat Riley said. "We played extremely well in the first half, but in the second we reverted to some bad habits. However, we did the things we wanted and got the `W'."

"We were coming off a rough loss to Toronto (on Thursday)," Mourning added. "We knew we were a better team than we showed and we just wanted to get a `W.' We came out tonight to try to take them out quick."

Lenard sank 8-of-11 shots and scored 17 points after the break, helping keep the Bulls buried.

"It was a good game for Voshon," Riley added. "Coming off the bench is not the easiest thing to do. We want him to come out aggressive and have the guys looking for him. He doesn't need a lot of room once he gets on a roll."

Chicago's Toni Kukoc, one of the few holdovers from the Bulls' dynasty, bounced back from a dreadful 1-of-14 performance against New York on Wednesday. He scored 25 points on 8-of-15 shooting but was the only Chicago starter in double figures.

"On the bright side, Toni got it going with his shot," Chicago coach Tim Floyd said. "We have to put this one behind us and get ready for (Saturday at Atlanta)."

Fred Hoiberg scored 11 points and Dedric Willoughby added 10 for the Bulls, who shot 39 percent (30-of-78) and yielded 24 points off turnovers. Chicago shot just 23 percent (18-of-77), including 0-of-9 from beyond the arc in the April 10 debacle.

Tim Hardaway had 11 points and handed out six assists for Miami, which shot 51 percent (36-of-71) and held a 41-38 advantage on the boards.

"It seems strange coming in here without some of the fans and excitement," Hardaway said. "(The Bulls) are an NBA team but really don't know what they're doing yet. It's hard to gauge where we're at against them. We'll know more next week when we see what we do against Indiana, Washington and New York."

Rookie and No. 1 overall pick Elton Brand and Dickey Simpkins each made a free throw to give Chicago its first and only lead of the night, 2-0, with 10:42 remaining in the opening quarter.

"I'm more upset about the outcome of the game," Simpkins said. "I guess we have to fight through our inconsistencies. We have a disadvantage until we can execute offensively and defensively."

Hardaway hit a technical foul shot, Mourning made a layup and quickly converted a turnover by Hersey Hawkins to make it 5-2 with 10 minutes left in the first quarter.

Mourning, who had 10 points in the period, made a pair of free throws to give Miami a 16-4 cushion before Mashburn made a layup to give the Heat a 14-point bulge.

Kukoc drained a 3-pointer to spark an 8-2 run, but Mourning quickly answered with a 14-footer before Hardaway's layup and Dan Majerle's 3-pointer made it 27-12 with 3:33 remaining in the first quarter.

Brand had a rough night, scoring four points and grabbing six rebounds in 26 minutes.

"It's too early to get frustrated," Brand said. "We have another game to play (Saturday). You have to learn from these games, go watch tapes and see what you did wrong. It was a rough game. We got down early and they are a good team. They pounced on us."

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