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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- VANCOUVER 23 18 34 16 91 MIAMI 31 23 15 18 87 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: VAN - MIKE BIBBY 22, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 20, TWO PLAYERS WITH 16 MIA - JAMAL MASHBURN 21, PJ BROWN 14, TWO PLAYERS WITH 12

HIGH REBOUND: VAN - OTHELLA HARRINGTON 13, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 12 MIA - PJ BROWN 10, ALONZO MOURNING 8

HIGH ASSISTS: VAN - MIKE BIBBY 4, THREE PLAYERS WITH 2 MIA - ANTHONY CARTER 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4

ATT: 19,035


Extended Box

VANCOUVER (91) AT MIAMI (87)

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

ABDUR-RAHIM F 44 7-18 6-6 3 9 12 2 2 0 4 20 HARRINGTON F 36 3-12 10-12 6 7 13 2 5 0 2 16 REEVES C 19 1-4 0-0 0 3 3 1 6 1 2 2 BIBBY G 41 8-15 3-6 1 4 5 4 3 3 4 22 DICKERSON G 43 6-14 2-4 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 16 LONG 26 0-6 1-2 6 1 7 1 2 3 3 1 EKEZIE 19 3-4 5-5 2 3 5 0 3 0 1 11 PALACIO 7 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 LOPEZ 5 1-1 1-2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 3 PARKS DNP - PULLED RIGHT GROIN PRICE DNP - COACH'S DECISION SCOTT DNP - STRAINED LEFT CALF

TOTALS 240 29-74 28-37 19 29 48 14 25 7 17 91 (.392) (.757) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 17(14 PTS)

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

BROWN F 34 7-14 0-0 5 5 10 4 4 3 1 14 MASHBURN F 41 9-18 1-2 0 4 4 2 2 2 0 21 MOURNING C 26 5-13 2-4 1 7 8 1 6 1 3 12 CARTER G 31 3-3 1-2 0 2 2 10 4 1 1 7 MAJERLE G 36 4-8 2-2 1 5 6 4 5 1 1 12 THORPE 25 5-9 0-1 1 3 4 1 6 0 2 10 LENARD 17 2-6 1-2 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 5 STRICKLAND 10 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 2 WALTERS 13 0-4 2-2 1 0 1 2 1 0 2 2 WEATHERSPOON 7 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 2 BUFORD DNP - COACH'S DECISION CAUSWELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 37-80 9-15 10 29 39 24 33 8 14 87 (.463) (.600) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 14(10 PTS)

VANCOUVER 23 18 34 16 - 91 MIAMI 31 23 15 18 - 87

BLOCKED SHOTS: VANCOUVER - ABDUR-RAHIM 2. MIAMI - MOURNING 5, BROWN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: VANCOUVER 5-10 (.500), ABDUR-RAHIM 0-1, BIBBY 3-5, DICKERSON 2-4. MIAMI 4-13 (.308), MASHBURN 2-4, MAJERLE 2-5, LENARD 0-2, WALTERS 0-2. TECHNICALS: MIAMI - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 2. OFFICIALS: DON VADEN, DEREK RICHARDSON, TOM WASHINGTON. A - 19,035. T - 2:25.


Box Score

VANCOUVER (91) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Abdur-rahim 44 7-18 6-6 3-12 2 2 20 Harrington 36 3-12 10-12 6-13 2 5 16 Reeves 19 1-4 0-0 0-3 1 6 2 Bibby 41 8-15 3-6 1-5 4 3 22 Dickerson 43 6-14 2-4 1-2 2 3 16 Long 26 0-6 1-2 6-7 1 2 1 Ekezie 19 3-4 5-5 2-5 0 3 11 Palacio 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Lopez 5 1-1 1-2 0-1 1 1 3 Parks DNP - pulled right groin Price DNP - coach's decision Scott DNP - strained left calf _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 29-74 28-37 19-48 14 25 91 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.392, FT-.757. 3-Point Goals: 5-10, .500 (Abdur-rahim 0-1, Bibby 3-5, Dickerson 2-4). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 2 (Abdur-rahim 2). Turnovers: 17 (Abdur-rahim 4, Bibby 4, Long 3, Harrington 2, Reeves 2, Ekezie, Lopez). Steals: 7 (Bibby 3, Long 3, Reeves).

MIAMI (87) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brown 34 7-14 0-0 5-10 4 4 14 Mashburn 41 9-18 1-2 0-4 2 2 21 Mourning 26 5-13 2-4 1-8 1 6 12 Carter 31 3-3 1-2 0-2 10 4 7 Majerle 36 4-8 2-2 1-6 4 5 12 Thorpe 25 5-9 0-1 1-4 1 6 10 Lenard 17 2-6 1-2 1-1 0 2 5 Strickland 10 1-3 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 Walters 13 0-4 2-2 1-1 2 1 2 Weatherspoon 7 1-2 0-0 0-2 0 2 2 Buford DNP - coach's decision Causwell DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-80 9-15 10-39 24 33 87 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.463, FT-.600. 3-Point Goals: 4-13, .308 (Mashburn 2-4, Majerle 2-5, Lenard 0-2, Walters 0-2). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 6 (Mourning 5, Brown). Turnovers: 14 (Mourning 3, Lenard 2, Strickland 2, Thorpe 2, Walters 2, Brown, Carter, Majerle). Steals: 8 (Brown 3, Mashburn 2, Carter, Majerle, Mourning). ____________________________________________ Vancouver 23 18 34 16 - 91 Miami 31 23 15 18 - 87 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Miami 2 (Illegal Defense 2, 11:30 2nd, 1:45 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,035. T: 2:25. Officials: Don Vaden, Derek Richardson, Tom Washington.


Game Story

MIAMI (Ticker) -- Years from now, when historians look up the team that handed the Miami Heat their first loss at American Airlines Arena, they probably won't understand how truly dissapointing a loss it was.

Mike Bibby scored 22 points as the Vancouver Grizzlies posted just their third win in 38 road contests by erasing a 15-point third-quarter deficit en route to a stunning 91-87 upset of the Heat.

"It was a great road win," Vancouver coach Lionel Hollins said. "As I told the guys after the game, `If there's anything better than an NBA win, it's a win on the road.' In the fourth quarter we sucked it up and stayed mentally tough."

After opening their new arena with a stirring 111-103 overtime victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday, the Heat looked disinterested and did not physically impose themselves upon the Grizzlies. Vancouver held a whopping 28-9 advantage in points from the line and outrebounded Miami, 48-39.

"I'm mystified in our play," Miami coach Pat Riley said. "We have been dodging bullets the last couple of weeks and winning games at the end. But I'm absolutely mystified by the lack of effort and rebounding. Our shot selection is awful. There is definitely going to have to be some changes in our approach. We have gotten killed on the boards the last couple of games."

The Grizzlies made just 1-of-12 shots from the field in the final quarter, but hit 13-of-16 free throws in crunch time to pull it out.

"They just kept fouling us and we just kept hitting our free throws and that's what it is all about," Hollins said. "They did not allow us to score field goals but we were able to get to the free-throw line. Everybody hit their free throws down the stretch and that was the difference in the game."

Shareef Abdur-Rahim had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Othella Harrigton added 16 and 13 for the Grizzlies, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Vancouver had lost five straight on the road after snapping a 30-game road losing streak with a 104-95 triumph at Dallas on December 7.

"It's great to get a win like this on the road against a heck of a team," Abdur-Rahim said. "We grew up a lot in this game. In the past when we scored we would lack up on defense but tonight we buckled down, rebounded and executed down the stretch. A game like this will help a team like this because we now know that when we're back in a similar situation, we know we've done it before."

Jamal Mashburn scored 21 points and Alonzo Mourning fouled out after managing just 12 in 26 minutes for Miami, which slipped one game behind Indiana (21-9) for the top record in the Eastern Conference.

"I take full responsibility for my lack of effort the last couple of games," Mourning said. "I made some stupid mistakes out there tonight and for us to have a chance to win, I need to be on the floor and make better decisions."

The Grizzlies posted their first win in four all-time visits to Miami but trail the overall series, 5-2.

"We showed a lot of toughness out there tonight. It was a great team effort," said Vancouver rookie Obinna Ekezie. "We're down 13 in the first half and we come out and put it to them and show them we're ready to play. You beat a team like Miami, it's great. These wins don't come too often."

P.J. Brown scored 14 points and Dan Majerle added 12 for the Heat, who shot 46 percent (37-of-80) but were just 9-of-15 at the line and surrendered 19 offensive rebounds.

"We got a chance to win a game and put these guys away," Brown said. "We didn't come out like we should and we just played a totally different half than we did the first. You give a young team like that a chance and they'll take advantage of it."

"It was an awful loss," Majerle added. "We just didn't close the game out. We've had too many close games in the last month or so. We need to do a better job of putting away teams."

Rookie Anthony Carter, who is starting in place of injured point guard Tim Hardaway (knee), had seven points and 10 assists. He found Otis Thorpe with a perfect feed under the basket that resulted in an uncontested layup, tying the score at 81-81 with 2:09 to play. Thorpe was fouled on the play but missed the ensuing free throw.

Abdur-Rahim and Bibby combined to make 3-of-4 free throws before Brown dunked to cut the deficit to 84-83 with 1:21 left. But Abdur-Rahim and Harrington each made two more from the line to make it 88-83 with 27 seconds to go.

The Heat appeared to have the game in hand with a 54-41 halftime lead but the Grizzlies came roaring back in the third quarter, outscoring Miami, 34-15, to take a 75-69 lead entering the fourth period.

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