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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- INDIANA 28 30 23 24 105 MIAMI 33 22 20 26 101 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: IND - REGGIE MILLER 26, JALEN ROSE 22, TRAVIS BEST 15 MIA - ALONZO MOURNING 28, JAMAL MASHBURN 19, THREE PLAYERS WITH 14

HIGH REBOUND: IND - DALE DAVIS 7, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5 MIA - PJ BROWN 7, THREE PLAYERS WITH 5

HIGH ASSISTS: IND - MARK JACKSON 5, THREE PLAYERS WITH 2 MIA - DAN MAJERLE 7, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5

ATT: 19,821


Extended Box

INDIANA (105) AT MIAMI (101)

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

D DAVIS F 28 4-6 0-0 4 3 7 0 6 0 0 8 ROSE F 43 8-13 5-9 0 2 2 1 2 1 0 22 SMITS C 20 2-5 2-2 1 4 5 2 3 0 3 6 JACKSON G 26 5-14 2-2 2 2 4 5 0 1 1 13 MILLER G 39 9-12 5-6 1 4 5 2 0 0 1 26 CROSHERE 30 3-9 4-4 1 1 2 0 2 1 2 10 PERKINS 17 1-5 0-0 0 3 3 0 2 1 0 3 MCKEY 15 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 4 2 0 2 BEST 22 6-10 2-2 0 2 2 2 3 0 0 15 J BENDER DNP - COACH'S DECISION MULLIN DNP - COACH'S DECISION TABAK DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-76 20-25 9 22 31 13 22 6 7 105 (.513) (.800) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 8(6 PTS)

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

BROWN F 23 2-4 0-0 2 5 7 2 2 0 1 4 MASHBURN F 40 6-19 7-7 0 5 5 5 3 1 1 19 THORPE C 19 7-7 0-0 1 2 3 2 1 1 1 14 CARTER G 43 7-12 0-0 2 2 4 5 3 3 3 14 MAJERLE G 38 2-8 0-0 0 3 3 7 3 0 0 5 MOURNING 32 10-13 8-12 2 3 5 3 5 1 3 28 WEATHERSPOON 20 5-7 4-6 2 3 5 0 2 0 0 14 BOWEN 24 1-7 0-0 1 3 4 2 4 0 0 3 BUFORD 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 HARDAWAY DNP - LEFT FOOT PLANTAR FASCIAITIS H JAMISON DNP - COACH'S DECISION STRICKLAND DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 40-77 19-25 10 26 36 26 24 6 9 101 (.519) (.760) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 10(12 PTS)

INDIANA 28 30 23 24 - 105 MIAMI 33 22 20 26 - 101

BLOCKED SHOTS: INDIANA - SMITS, ROSE, D DAVIS. MIAMI - MOURNING 2, BROWN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: INDIANA 7-13 (.538), ROSE 1-1, JACKSON 1-3, MILLER 3-3, PERKINS 1-5, BEST 1-1. MIAMI 2-13 (.154), MASHBURN 0-4, MAJERLE 1-5, BOWEN 1-4. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JESS KERSEY, MARC DAVIS, BENNETT SALVATORE. A - 19,821. T - 2:19.


Box Score

INDIANA (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp D Davis 28 4-6 0-0 4-7 0 6 8 Rose 43 8-13 5-9 0-2 1 2 22 Smits 20 2-5 2-2 1-5 2 3 6 Jackson 26 5-14 2-2 2-4 5 0 13 Miller 39 9-12 5-6 1-5 2 0 26 Croshere 30 3-9 4-4 1-2 0 2 10 Perkins 17 1-5 0-0 0-3 0 2 3 Mckey 15 1-2 0-0 0-1 1 4 2 Best 22 6-10 2-2 0-2 2 3 15 J Bender DNP - coach's decision Mullin DNP - coach's decision Tabak DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-76 20-25 9-31 13 22 105 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.513, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 7-13, .538 (Rose 1-1, Jackson 1-3, Miller 3-3, Perkins 1-5, Best 1-1). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 3 (Smits, Rose, D Davis). Turnovers: 8 (Smits 3, Croshere 2, Jackson, Miller). Steals: 6 (Mckey 2, Croshere, Jackson, Perkins, Rose).

MIAMI (101) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brown 23 2-4 0-0 2-7 2 2 4 Mashburn 40 6-19 7-7 0-5 5 3 19 Thorpe 19 7-7 0-0 1-3 2 1 14 Carter 43 7-12 0-0 2-4 5 3 14 Majerle 38 2-8 0-0 0-3 7 3 5 Mourning 32 10-13 8-12 2-5 3 5 28 Weatherspoon 20 5-7 4-6 2-5 0 2 14 Bowen 24 1-7 0-0 1-4 2 4 3 Buford 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Hardaway DNP - left foot plantar fasciaitis H Jamison DNP - coach's decision Strickland DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 40-77 19-25 10-36 26 24 101 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.519, FT-.760. 3-Point Goals: 2-13, .154 (Mashburn 0-4, Majerle 1-5, Bowen 1-4). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 3 (Mourning 2, Brown). Turnovers: 10 (Carter 3, Mourning 3, Brown, Mashburn, Thorpe). Steals: 6 (Carter 3, Mashburn, Mourning, Thorpe). ____________________________________________ Indiana 28 30 23 24 - 105 Miami 33 22 20 26 - 101 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,821. T: 2:19. Officials: Jess Kersey, Marc Davis, Bennett Salvatore.


Game Story

MIAMI (Ticker) -- Maybe when Miami Heat coach Pat Riley lashed into his team Wednesday night, it wasn't just another trick by "The Winner Within."

Starting without All-Star center Alonzo Mourning, Miami came out strong but could not hold off the Indiana Pacers, who had a different player step up every quarter and used a run of six straight points down the stretch to secure a 105-101 victory over the Heat.

The Pacers (53-26) virtually sewed up the Eastern Conference title, while the Heat (50-29) missed an opportunity to tighten its grasp on the Atlantic Division lead as the second-place New York Knicks were blown out in Toronto but remained one game behind Miami with three games left.

"Well it's never over until it's over but we put a lot of cushion between ourselves and Miami," said Reggie Miller, whose Pacers hold a three-game lead over the Heat in the conference standings. "This was a very big game for us."

Although it looked as though the Heat once again failed to get it done when they needed to in a big game, and seemed to set a bad tone for the playoffs for a team that has been ushered out in the first round three years in a row, Riley -- who wrote a motovational book called "The Winner Within" -- chose to praise his team.

"I thought this was a good game and both teams played extremely well," Riley said. "It came down to one statistic -- they shot the ball from outside a lot better than we did. We outscored them in the paint and outrebounded them (36-31). We had double the number of assists (26-13) and everything else was even. They were sticking 3s and we were not. We had something important in front of us tonight and we didn't get it done."

Until Dan Majerle connected from beyond the arc with 10 seconds to go, Miami had not hit a 3-pointer in 11 attempts. When Majerle hit, Miami extended its streak of consecutive games with at least one 3-pointer to an NBA record 504 games.

Mourning started the game on the bench because he overslept and was late for the morning practice. If Riley, who accused his team of giving up in back-to-back losses at Philadelphia and Detroit earlier this week, was trying to teach him a lesson, he seemed to learn it. He hit all five of his shots in the first half and scored 15 points. Jamal Mashburn hit 5-of-9 and led Miami with 16 points.

Travis Best helped the Pacers recover after the Heat got off to the strong start, scoring 13 points in the second quarter to lead Indiana to a 58-55 edge at halftime.

The Heat, perhaps still smarting from Riley's tirade after they lost two straight and seemingly let the Knicks back into the race for the Atlantic Division lead, shot 65 percent (22-of-34) in the first half.

Miami led 33-28 after one quarter but behind Best's shooting, the Pacers came back in the second. Best gave the Pacers the lead for good when he drilled a 3-pointer with 2:06 left in the first half that made it 54-51.

Reggie Miller scored nine of his 26 points in the third quarter and Jalen Rose had 16 of his 22 in the fourth to keep the Pacers on track.

"Through the flow of the game there are enough opportunities to score if you are aggressive," Rose said. "I just played through the first three quarters and then in the fourth the other guys tried to get me involved."

The Heat had a chance to pull within four with 3:53 left but Mourning missed a pair of free throws and the Pacers responded to the threat with a 6-0 surge, taking a 99-87 lead on a pair of free throws by Austin Croshere with just over two minutes left.

It was the first time that Miller led the Pacers in scoring in 16 games since March 12, when he scored 26 in a 105-96 home loss to Miami.

"I can't remember, other than maybe the Portland game early in the year, that we got a big win on the road that we absolutely needed," Miller said, referring to a 93-91 road victory over the Trail Blazers that got the Pacers started on a six-game winning streak.

Mourning scored 28 points and Mashburn added 19 for the Heat, who played without guard Tim Hardaway for the second straight game. Hardaway has plantar fasciatis in his left foot.

The Pacers knotted the season series at 2-2 and moved one game ahead of the Heat in conference record, the second tiebreaker. Both teams have three conference games remaining.

"The Pacers have never won an outright conference championship, so it would be nice to bring that back to Indianapolis," Rose said.

Pacers coach Larry Bird denied he was doing any scoreboard watching, claiming to be more concerned with how his own team was playing.

"I'm not really worried about that," Bird said of the standings. "I was more concerned with how we were going to play. Tonight we came out a little flat in the beginning but we were playing hard. We ended up playing excellent. I'm really proud of them tonight. They played hard and aggressive tonight. This was a big game and they wanted to win it."

Miami slipped to 31-8 at home and saw its six-game winning streak at the American Airlines Arena come to an end.

"We hit a bump in the road," Mourning said. "We just need to regroup, gather ourselves and start playing well again. I'm upset with our play. I know we can play better. We are having problems here and we need to get them straight. We need to prepare ourselves for the postseason."

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