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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MIAMI 27 23 12 7 69 ORLANDO 22 27 23 22 94 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MIA - ALONZO MOURNING 14, PJ BROWN 12, TIM HARDAWAY 12 ORL - CHUCKY ATKINS 20, DARRELL ARMSTRONG 16, TWO PLAYERS WITH 10

HIGH REBOUND: MIA - ALONZO MOURNING 13, PJ BROWN 5 ORL - BEN WALLACE 11, COREY MAGGETTE 9

HIGH ASSISTS: MIA - TIM HARDAWAY 5, PJ BROWN 4 ORL - CHUCKY ATKINS 5, TWO PLAYERS WITH 2

ATT: 13,505


Extended Box

MIAMI (69) AT ORLANDO (94)

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

BROWN F 27 6-12 0-0 2 3 5 4 3 2 1 12 MASHBURN F 38 4-10 1-2 0 4 4 3 5 0 4 10 MOURNING C 32 4-10 6-12 5 8 13 0 3 2 3 14 HARDAWAY G 31 5-14 1-2 0 1 1 5 2 0 4 12 MAJERLE G 33 1-7 0-1 0 1 1 0 2 4 1 2 CARTER 20 2-5 0-0 0 2 2 2 3 2 2 4 WEATHERSPOON 13 2-5 2-2 2 1 3 2 0 1 1 6 THORPE 14 3-7 0-0 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 6 BOWEN 17 1-4 0-1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 BUFORD 6 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 STRICKLAND 5 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 H JAMISON 4 0-1 1-4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

TOTALS 240 28-76 11-24 11 23 34 17 22 12 16 69 (.368) (.458) TEAM REBS: 18 TOTAL TO: 18(22 PTS)

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

OUTLAW F 21 0-0 2-2 1 3 4 2 3 2 2 2 WALLACE F 24 3-5 0-0 3 8 11 0 2 2 1 6 AMAECHI C 20 4-9 2-3 1 2 3 2 4 0 1 10 D ARMSTRONG G 26 6-13 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 4 7 16 MERCER G 26 4-11 2-3 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 10 DOLEAC 27 3-9 0-0 3 2 5 1 4 1 1 6 WILLIAMS 24 3-4 3-5 3 3 6 0 3 1 1 9 MAGGETTE 22 2-4 2-3 3 6 9 1 0 0 2 6 ATKINS 25 7-13 4-4 1 2 3 5 0 1 0 20 P GARRITY 25 3-10 1-2 0 5 5 1 3 0 0 9 JOHNSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION STRONG DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-78 16-22 16 32 48 13 23 11 17 94 (.449) (.727) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 17(14 PTS)

MIAMI 27 23 12 7 - 69 ORLANDO 22 27 23 22 - 94

BLOCKED SHOTS: MIAMI - MOURNING 2, MASHBURN, THORPE, BROWN, BOWEN. ORLANDO - WALLACE 3, DOLEAC 2, WILLIAMS 2, MAGGETTE, D ARMSTRONG. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MIAMI 2-16 (.125), MASHBURN 1-2, HARDAWAY 1-8, MAJERLE 0-4, BOWEN 0-2. ORLANDO 8-22 (.364), D ARMSTRONG 4-10, ATKINS 2-6, P GARRITY 2-6. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: DICK BAVETTA, DON VADEN, JIM CAPERS. A - 13,505. T - 2:29.


Box Score

MIAMI (69) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brown 27 6-12 0-0 2-5 4 3 12 Mashburn 38 4-10 1-2 0-4 3 5 10 Mourning 32 4-10 6-12 5-13 0 3 14 Hardaway 31 5-14 1-2 0-1 5 2 12 Majerle 33 1-7 0-1 0-1 0 2 2 Carter 20 2-5 0-0 0-2 2 3 4 Weatherspoon 13 2-5 2-2 2-3 2 0 6 Thorpe 14 3-7 0-0 0-3 1 1 6 Bowen 17 1-4 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 Buford 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Strickland 5 0-1 0-0 1-1 0 1 0 H Jamison 4 0-1 1-4 1-1 0 0 1 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-76 11-24 11-34 17 22 69 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.368, FT-.458. 3-Point Goals: 2-16, .125 (Mashburn 1-2, Hardaway 1-8, Majerle 0-4, Bowen 0-2). Team rebounds: 18. Blocked shots: 6 (Mourning 2, Mashburn, Thorpe, Brown, Bowen). Turnovers: 18 (Hardaway 4, Mashburn 4, Mourning 3, Carter 2, Brown, Majerle, Weatherspoon). Steals: 12 (Majerle 4, Brown 2, Carter 2, Mourning 2, Buford, Weatherspoon).

ORLANDO (94) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Outlaw 21 0-0 2-2 1-4 2 3 2 Wallace 24 3-5 0-0 3-11 0 2 6 Amaechi 20 4-9 2-3 1-3 2 4 10 D Armstrong 26 6-13 0-0 1-2 1 2 16 Mercer 26 4-11 2-3 0-0 0 2 10 Doleac 27 3-9 0-0 3-5 1 4 6 Williams 24 3-4 3-5 3-6 0 3 9 Maggette 22 2-4 2-3 3-9 1 0 6 Atkins 25 7-13 4-4 1-3 5 0 20 P Garrity 25 3-10 1-2 0-5 1 3 9 Johnson DNP - coach's decision Strong DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-78 16-22 16-48 13 23 94 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.449, FT-.727. 3-Point Goals: 8-22, .364 (D Armstrong 4-10, Atkins 2-6, P Garrity 2-6). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 9 (Wallace 3, Doleac 2, Williams 2, Maggette, D Armstrong). Turnovers: 17 (D Armstrong 7, Maggette 2, Mercer 2, Outlaw 2, Amaechi, Doleac, Wallace, Williams). Steals: 11 (D Armstrong 4, Outlaw 2, Wallace 2, Atkins, Doleac, Williams). ____________________________________________ Miami 27 23 12 7 - 69 Orlando 22 27 23 22 - 94 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 13,505. T: 2:29. Officials: Dick Bavetta, Don Vaden, Jim Capers.


Game Story

ORLANDO, Florida (Ticker) -- The best thing that can be said about the Miami Heat's second half is that the record still is theirs.

The Heat broke their own NBA record for fewest points in the second half and the surging Orlando Magic took full advantage en route to a 94-69 victory.

Miami scored just 19 points in the second half, breaking its own mark for fewest points. The Heat scored 21 points in the second half at Atlanta on November 15, 1996.

"That is the roughest second half I've ever seen," Miami guard Tim Hardaway said. "My mama said there would be days like these. She wasn't kidding. This was a doozy."

"This is probably the second-worst second half that I've ever coached," Miami coach Pat Riley said. "I probably had a lot to do with it, but we could just not get anything accomplished in the second half."

The Los Angeles Clippers own the NBA mark for fewest points in any half. Earlier this season, they scored just 18 in the first half of a 95-68 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Heat made just 5-of-34 shots (14 percent) after halftime. They missed their first 11 shots of the fourth quarter and did not get their first basket in the period until Bruce Bowen made a leaner in the lane with 2:19 remaining.

"They take your breath away sometimes," Orlando coach Doc Rivers said. "Nineteen points in the second half, seven in the fourth quarter, 37 percent shooting. You are going to win a lot of games if you do that."

"That's the best defense we played all year," Magic guard Darrell Armstrong said. "We were trapping and rotating unbelievably. Right now our defense is very big."

Miami, which scored seven points over the final 12 minutes, had a chance to tie its previous record but rookie Harold Jamison missed two free throws with 18 seconds left.

Ironically, the Heat got off to a good start from the field, shooting 54 percent (23-of-42) in the first half. They finished at 37 percent (28-of-76).

Rookie Chucky Atkins scored 20 points and Armstrong added 16 for the Magic, who improved to 3-0 on an eight-game homestand and remained 1 1/2 games in front of Milwaukee for the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.

"I really wanted to come out today and play well," Atkins said. "Being on national television, I wanted to show everybody that I belong in this league and that we're a legitimate team in this league."

Alonzo Mourning netted 14 points for Miami, which had its lead in the Atlantic Division reduced to one-half game over New York. The Knicks play tonight at Portland.

"I don't think I have ever been part of a second half like that," Mourning said. "I heard we shot 15 percent in the second half. Did we break a record on that?"

Trailing by one point at halftime, the Magic quickly went ahead for good. Rookie John Amaechi scored five points around a basket by Ron Mercer that provided Orlando with a 56-50 advantage.

Mourning and Hardaway each had a basket before the Magic took control. Armstrong drained consecutive 3-pointers to trigger a 14-2 burst that Mercer capped with a free throw for a 70-56 lead with 2:20 left in the quarter.

Armstrong and Atkins abused Hardaway for much of the day, taking advantage of the point guard's diminished quickness by converting an array of drives to the basket. Hardaway missed 26 games earlier this season with a jammed right knee and has had trouble with quicker guards since the injury.

Atkin's led the bench charge for the Magic, whose reserves outscored Miami's bench, 50-19.

"The first unit has been getting us big leads lately," Atkins said. "It's almost like handing the baton over and we run with it. We wanted to establish ourselves today."

"The second unit always plays the way they did today," Armstrong said. "When you've got a second unit you could depend on you could relax and call it a day."

Rives was also happy with his bench.

"They were tremendous. The first unit at the beginning of the game came in a little flat," he said. "But that happens in afternoon games, you don't know how you are going to come out. Our first unit is the energy unit, the second unit is more of our skilled unit. They reversed roles today."

Orlando held a 72-62 lead entering the fourth period and scored the first 11 points of the quarter, capped by Michael Doleac's jumper for a 83-62 cushion with 6:57 to go. The Heat got their first points of the quarter when Mourning made two free throws with 6:35 remaining.

The Heat's seven points in the fourth quarter also was just one better than the NBA record held by the Detroit Pistons, who managed just six against Orlando on December 7, 1993.

Miami opened its biggest lead, 37-26, with 8:34 left before halftime on a dunk by Otis Thorpe. But Atkins scored 12 points the rest of the half to help the Magic pull within 50-49 at the break.

Amaechi and Mercer added 10 points apiece for the Magic, who shot 45 percent (35-of-78) and held a 48-34 rebounding edge.

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