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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- LA LAKERS 21 21 33 25 100 MIAMI 23 32 14 20 89 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: LAL - GLEN RICE 28, SHAQUILLE ONEAL 28, KOBE BRYANT 23 MIA - ALONZO MOURNING 33, TIM HARDAWAY 15, TWO PLAYERS WITH 13

HIGH REBOUND: LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 12, GLEN RICE 7 MIA - ALONZO MOURNING 13, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4

HIGH ASSISTS: LAL - KOBE BRYANT 4, THREE PLAYERS WITH 3 MIA - TIM HARDAWAY 7, ANTHONY CARTER 5

ATT: 20,075


Extended Box

LA LAKERS (100) AT MIAMI (89)

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

GREEN F 18 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 1 0 0 1 0 RICE F 42 7-15 11-12 0 7 7 3 4 1 4 28 ONEAL C 40 12-22 4-6 5 7 12 3 5 1 3 28 BRYANT G 43 11-25 1-1 0 5 5 4 2 1 2 23 HARPER G 23 3-5 3-3 1 5 6 2 1 2 2 9 HORRY 30 5-6 1-1 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 12 FOX 10 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 FISHER 12 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 SALLEY 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 SHAW 17 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 GEORGE 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 KNIGHT 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 38-75 20-23 7 30 37 19 22 5 14 100 (.507) (.870) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 14(11 PTS)

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

MASHBURN F 41 6-17 0-0 1 3 4 3 5 1 0 13 STRICKLAND F 18 4-7 2-2 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 10 MOURNING C 42 12-25 9-10 2 11 13 1 5 2 1 33 HARDAWAY G 35 6-14 2-4 0 1 1 7 0 0 2 15 MAJERLE G 24 0-2 0-0 1 3 4 2 2 1 0 0 WEATHERSPOON 29 4-9 5-6 3 0 3 1 3 2 1 13 BOWEN 24 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 5 1 0 0 CARTER 13 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 5 1 0 3 1 BUFORD 14 2-5 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 4 BROWN DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE H JAMISON DNP - COACH'S DECISION THORPE DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT FOOT

TOTALS 240 34-81 19-24 7 25 32 19 24 7 8 89 (.420) (.792) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 8(9 PTS)

LA LAKERS 21 21 33 25 - 100 MIAMI 23 32 14 20 - 89

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA LAKERS - ONEAL 4, HORRY 2, GREEN. MIAMI - MOURNING, WEATHERSPOON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA LAKERS 4-9 (.444), RICE 3-6, HARPER 0-1, HORRY 1-2. MIAMI 2-15 (.133), MASHBURN 1-6, HARDAWAY 1-5, MAJERLE 0-2, BOWEN 0-2. TECHNICALS: LA LAKERS - FOX 2 (EJECTED). OFFICIALS: DON VADEN, TERRY DURHAM, DEREK RICHARDSON. A - 20,075. T - 2:31.


Box Score

LA LAKERS (100) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Green 18 0-0 0-0 0-4 1 0 0 Rice 42 7-15 11-12 0-7 3 4 28 Oneal 40 12-22 4-6 5-12 3 5 28 Bryant 43 11-25 1-1 0-5 4 2 23 Harper 23 3-5 3-3 1-6 2 1 9 Horry 30 5-6 1-1 1-2 1 4 12 Fox 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 Fisher 12 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 Salley 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Shaw 17 0-0 0-0 0-1 3 2 0 George 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Knight 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-75 20-23 7-37 19 22 100 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.507, FT-.870. 3-Point Goals: 4-9, .444 (Rice 3-6, Harper 0-1, Horry 1-2). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 7 (Oneal 4, Horry 2, Green). Turnovers: 14 (Rice 4, Oneal 3, Bryant 2, Harper 2, Fisher, Fox, Green). Steals: 5 (Harper 2, Bryant, Oneal, Rice).

MIAMI (89) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mashburn 41 6-17 0-0 1-4 3 5 13 Strickland 18 4-7 2-2 0-1 0 2 10 Mourning 42 12-25 9-10 2-13 1 5 33 Hardaway 35 6-14 2-4 0-1 7 0 15 Majerle 24 0-2 0-0 1-4 2 2 0 Weatherspoon 29 4-9 5-6 3-3 1 3 13 Bowen 24 0-2 0-0 0-2 0 5 0 Carter 13 0-0 1-2 0-2 5 1 1 Buford 14 2-5 0-0 0-2 0 1 4 Brown DNP - sprained left ankle H Jamison DNP - coach's decision Thorpe DNP - sprained right foot _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-81 19-24 7-32 19 24 89 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.420, FT-.792. 3-Point Goals: 2-15, .133 (Mashburn 1-6, Hardaway 1-5, Majerle 0-2, Bowen 0-2). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 2 (Mourning, Weatherspoon). Turnovers: 8 (Carter 3, Hardaway 2, Mourning, Strickland, Weatherspoon). Steals: 7 (Mourning 2, Weatherspoon 2, Bowen, Majerle, Mashburn). ____________________________________________ La Lakers 21 21 33 25 - 100 Miami 23 32 14 20 - 89 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: La Lakers 2 (Fox 2 (ejected), 10:48 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 20,075. T: 2:31. Officials: Don Vaden, Terry Durham, Derek Richardson.


Game Story

MIAMI (Ticker) -- Superstars Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers waited until the second half to show the Miami Heat why they are perhaps the best 1-2 combination in the NBA.

O'Neal and Bryant combined for 51 points and fueled a second-half surge as the Lakers continued to roll by ending the Heat's franchise-record home winning streak at 13 games with a 100-89 victory.

Playing for the fourth time in the last five days and coming off Sunday's win at New York, the Lakers struggled the entire first half and fell behind, 55-42.

But the duo of O'Neal and Bryant awoke early in the second half. O'Neal scored eight points and Bryant seven in a 22-4 burst to start the third quarter that put the Lakers in front.

The NBA's leading scorer, O'Neal battled foul trouble to collect 28 points and 12 rebounds. Bryant scored 15 of his 23 points in the second half. The duo made 23-of-47 shots from the field.

"I think it was a tired bunch in the first half," O'Neal said. "Then our great coaching challenged us and we stepped up to the challenge. We came out and played great."

"I think he's (coach Phil Jackson) proud of us and we're proud of ourselves," Bryant said. "Usually on back-to-back games in the past we would let down in games like this, especially being down at halftime. I think it builds character. We've played two tough games against quality ballclubs and were able to win."

Glen Rice also scored 28 points for the Lakers, who have won three straight since having their NBA season-high 19-game winning streak stopped at Washington on Thursday. Los Angeles completed a 4-1 road trip and has won 12 of its last 13 away from home.

"Our team tonight showed a lot of character. We were down against a very good basketball team and we were able to pull it out," Rice said. "Coming out in the second half we wanted to take it up defensively. Once we got that in control, the offense fell into place."

Battling O'Neal in the middle, Miami center Alonzo Mourning had 33 points and 13 rebounds. He scored 19 points before halftime but struggled in the second half, shooting just 5-of-14 while having four shots blocked by the 7-1 O'Neal.

"He is very tough. This is not a boxing match or tennis match. We're not fencing out there," Mourning said. "This is 5-on-5. This is not about the individual, it's about the team. I don't look at it as a 1-on-1 battle."

"Mourning is one of the big guys that could hit from inside or outside," O'Neal said. "In the first half I was letting him shoot the jumper to see if he would miss. Once he started hitting them, I had to guard him. In the second half, it was a clean slate. I just had to pick my defense up."

Jackson said O'Neal's defense in the third quarter changed the flow of the game.

"Shaquille came out and played a great defensive quarter against Alonzo and just turned the momentum of the game around," Jackson said. "We just controlled the momentum of the game. For the fourth game in five nights, it was a terrific effort.

Miami lost at American Airlines Arena for the first time since a 92-85 defeat to Chicago on January 18.

The Heat had a five-game overall winning streak stopped and their lead in the Atlantic Division cut to 1 1/2 games over the New York Knicks.

"You don't have to credit, you just have to say they are good," Miami coach Pat Riley said. "They rolled us in the third quarter. We got away from what we wanted to do. We took the ball to basket in the third quarter but did not get any points from it. We never gathered ourselves. We took the hit but did not respond."

Following their sluggish first half, the Lakers looked like a different team in the third quarter and took the lead, 61-59, with six minutes left in period on a short jumper by O'Neal.

With Hall of Fame center Bill Russell among the faces in the crowd, O'Neal matched his first-half output by scoring 12 points in the third quarter on 6-of-7 shooting.

Not to be outdone, Bryant hit a 16-footer with 3:02 left in period that gave the Lakers the lead for good, 69-68. O'Neal followed with consecutive baskets as the Lakers took a 75-69 advantage into the final period.

The Lakers led by as many as 10 points early in the fourth quarter but Miami closed to 84-81 with 4:44 remaining on two free throws by Mourning. However, Robert Horry and Rice buried consecutive 3-pointers to help the Lakers restore control.

Horry was the only player off the Lakers bench to get into the scoring column as he tallied 12 points. Lakers key reserve Rick Fox was ejected early in the fourth quarter after picking up a pair of technical fouls.

Miami received 18 points from its bench, led by 12 from Clarence Weatherspoon. He hit two free throws with 2:18 left to bring the Heat within 93-89. But Bryant hit a turnaround jumper, O'Neal made 1-of-2 free throws and Rice sank four foul shots in the final 1:40 to seal the win.

Los Angeles shot 51 percent (38-of-75) and held a 37-32 edge on the glass.

Mourning got the best of O'Neal in the first half, especially in the second quarter. He netted 13 points in the period as the Heat outscored Los Angeles, 32-21.

Tim Hardaway added 15 points and Jamal Mashburn 13 for the Heat, who shot 42 percent (34-of-81).

Miami played without starting forward and key low-post defender P.J. Brown, who missed the game with a right ankle sprain.

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