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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MIAMI 40 19 16 22 97 SACRAMENTO 17 33 30 21 101 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MIA - TIM HARDAWAY 25, BRIAN GRANT 19, EDDIE JONES 18 SAC - CHRIS WEBBER 19, JASON WILLIAMS 15, JON BARRY 14

HIGH REBOUND: MIA - BRIAN GRANT 16, TIM HARDAWAY 7 SAC - CHRIS WEBBER 10, SCOT POLLARD 8

HIGH ASSISTS: MIA - TIM HARDAWAY 9, ANTHONY CARTER 6 SAC - DOUG CHRISTIE 5, JON BARRY 5

ATT: 17,317


Extended Box

MIAMI (97) AT SACRAMENTO (101)

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

BOWEN F 29 1-4 1-1 1 1 2 1 5 3 1 3 MASON F 38 6-14 3-3 2 3 5 1 2 0 5 15 GRANT C 38 8-18 3-5 8 8 16 0 3 0 5 19 HARDAWAY G 36 8-19 4-6 0 7 7 9 3 0 3 25 JONES G 35 8-12 1-1 2 1 3 1 6 2 1 18 GREEN 23 2-6 2-2 0 3 3 0 4 0 2 6 CARTER 20 4-6 0-3 1 3 4 6 5 1 3 8 CEBALLOS 12 0-2 0-0 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 HOUSE 9 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 CAUSWELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION FULLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION MACLEAN DNP - SURGERY RIGHT TOE

TOTALS 240 38-82 14-21 16 27 43 18 30 6 22 97 (.463) (.667) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 23(26 PTS)

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

TURKOGLU F 34 3-6 5-6 3 2 5 1 3 3 0 11 WEBBER F 40 9-26 1-2 1 9 10 1 5 0 5 19 DIVAC C 18 3-7 1-1 2 2 4 1 2 1 2 7 CHRISTIE G 28 3-9 6-6 2 2 4 5 5 4 3 13 WILLIAMS G 30 4-8 5-6 0 2 2 3 2 2 3 15 BARRY 31 3-9 6-6 0 3 3 5 1 0 1 14 JACKSON 21 4-9 0-0 1 4 5 2 2 2 1 10 POLLARD 30 3-6 4-4 4 4 8 0 5 2 0 10 FUNDERBURKE 8 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 ANDERSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION MARTIN DNP - COACH'S DECISION STOJAKOVIC DNP - BRUISED RIGHT SHOULDER

TOTALS 240 33-82 28-31 13 28 41 19 26 14 15 101 (.402) (.903) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 15(18 PTS)

MIAMI 40 19 16 22 - 97 SACRAMENTO 17 33 30 21 - 101

BLOCKED SHOTS: MIAMI - MASON, JONES, GRANT. SACRAMENTO - WEBBER 5, POLLARD 2, FUNDERBURKE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MIAMI 7-16 (.438), BOWEN 0-2, HARDAWAY 5-11, JONES 1-2, HOUSE 1-1. SACRAMENTO 7-17 (.412), CHRISTIE 1-3, WILLIAMS 2-5, BARRY 2-4, JACKSON 2-4, POLLARD 0-1. TECHNICALS: SACRAMENTO - HEAD COACH ADELMAN. OFFICIALS: ED F RUSH, RON OLESIAK, MARC DAVIS. A - 17,317. T - 2:12.


Box Score

MIAMI (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Bowen 29 1-4 1-1 1-2 1 5 3 Mason 38 6-14 3-3 2-5 1 2 15 Grant 38 8-18 3-5 8-16 0 3 19 Hardaway 36 8-19 4-6 0-7 9 3 25 Jones 35 8-12 1-1 2-3 1 6 18 Green 23 2-6 2-2 0-3 0 4 6 Carter 20 4-6 0-3 1-4 6 5 8 Ceballos 12 0-2 0-0 2-3 0 1 0 House 9 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 3 Causwell DNP - coach's decision Fuller DNP - coach's decision Maclean DNP - surgery right toe _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-82 14-21 16-43 18 30 97 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.463, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 7-16, .438 (Bowen 0-2, Hardaway 5-11, Jones 1-2, House 1-1). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 3 (Mason, Jones, Grant). Turnovers: 23 (Grant 5, Mason 5, Carter 3, Hardaway 3, Green 2, Bowen, Ceballos, House, Jones). Steals: 6 (Bowen 3, Jones 2, Carter).

SACRAMENTO (101) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Turkoglu 34 3-6 5-6 3-5 1 3 11 Webber 40 9-26 1-2 1-10 1 5 19 Divac 18 3-7 1-1 2-4 1 2 7 Christie 28 3-9 6-6 2-4 5 5 13 Williams 30 4-8 5-6 0-2 3 2 15 Barry 31 3-9 6-6 0-3 5 1 14 Jackson 21 4-9 0-0 1-5 2 2 10 Pollard 30 3-6 4-4 4-8 0 5 10 Funderburke 8 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 Anderson DNP - coach's decision Martin DNP - coach's decision Stojakovic DNP - bruised right shoulder _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-82 28-31 13-41 19 26 101 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.402, FT-.903. 3-Point Goals: 7-17, .412 (Christie 1-3, Williams 2-5, Barry 2-4, Jackson 2-4, Pollard 0-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 8 (Webber 5, Pollard 2, Funderburke). Turnovers: 15 (Webber 5, Christie 3, Williams 3, Divac 2, Barry, Jackson). Steals: 14 (Christie 4, Turkoglu 3, Jackson 2, Pollard 2, Williams 2, Divac). ____________________________________________ Miami 40 19 16 22 - 97 Sacramento 17 33 30 21 - 101 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Sacramento 1 (Head Coach Adelman, 12:00 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,317. T: 2:12. Officials: Ed F Rush, Ron Olesiak, Marc Davis.


Game Story

SACRAMENTO, California (Ticker) -- It was a team effort that put the Sacramento Kings in a 24-point hole and it was a team effort that got them out.

Rookie Hidayet Torkoglu drove for a layup with 51 seconds left and Jason Williams hit four straight free throws in the final 12 seconds as the Kings secured a 100-97 victory over the Miami Heat after trailing by 24 points.

Chris Webber scored 19 points, Williams added 15 and Jon Barry 14 as seven Kings scored in double figures after no one had more than four points in a disastrous first quarter.

By overcoming the 24-point deficit, the Kings pulled off their biggest comeback of the season. They allowed a season-high 40 points to the Heat in the first quarter and were behind 41-17 when Eddie Jones hit a free throw to open the second.

"They were ready to get blown out," said Heat guard Tim Hardaway, who helped build the big lead by scoring 11 of his 25 points in the first quarter. "They did a good job of coming back and playing hard. They never quit.

"We started turning the ball over and missing shots," he added. "Their second unit came in and made hustle plays and got the lead down to nine."

Webber reversed Hardaway's night, held to four points by rugged Heat forward Anthony Mason in the first half, then breaking out for 15 in the second to help the Kings win for the seventh time in eight games.

"Chris was struggling offensively, rushing some things offensively," Kings coach Rick Adelman said. "Mason played him very physical. I think he was making moves, expecting calls and wasn't getting the shots he wanted. It's a matter of time before he started making shots."

It was just the fifth time a team scored more than 84 points against Sacramento. After holding the Heat to 46 percent (38-of-82) shooting, the Kings have still not allowed a team to shoot better than 50 percent against them this season.

"It was a great defensive effort," Barry said. "After the first quarter, to hold them under 100 points after they get 40 in the first quarter. Our defense was excellent and that's what it all comes down to. That's the difference between this year and last year."

If there was a team to dig a hole against, the Kings could not have chosen a better opponent than the Heat, who have shown a recent propensity for blowing big leads.

"Obviously, we played well as we've ever played to start a game," Miami coach Pat Riley said. "They were probably just flat because they've been winning so much. We played well and stayed with the game plan but then began to deviate. We stopped attacking and we started to turn the ball over, which got them rolling and it continued right on into the third quarter."

Hardaway also dished out nine assists for the Heat, but had just four points and four assists in the second half. Brian Grant added 19 points and 16 rebounds and Eddie Jones scored 18 before fouling out with less than three minutes left.

After Jones' free throw put the Kings in the depths of their hole, they went on a 23-7 run to come within 48-40 on a 14-foot jumper by Barry with 4:35 left in the half.

Barry scored seven points, Bobby Jackson had five and Scot Pollard four in the run.

"For whatever reason, a lack of effort on our part and other factors, they came back," said Grant, who started his career with the Kings before signing with Portland and eventually Miami. "It got ridiculous out there for a minute, but you got to expect that on the road."

The Kings got as close as 57-50 on a layup by Webber with 1:16 left in the half, but Jones' layup with 1.6 seconds to go gave the Heat a 59-50 lead at the break.

Webber and Williams started the second half with back-to-back baskets and Christie nailed a 25-footer that brought the Kings within 59-57 just 2 1/2 minutes into the third quarter and the 24-point lead was a distant memory.

"The NBA is a long game and 20 points in this league is not insurmountable," Barry said. "Miami has a tendency to let teams back in the game. We've seen them have big leads on teams and not be able to hold them, so we knew that we could make a run."

Williams gave the Kings their first lead with a 3-pointer that made it 68-67 with 4:28 left, and they built the advantage to as much as six points two times before the end of the quarter.

Grant gave the Heat an 89-86 lead when he converted a three-point play with 3:52 left, but Christie hit two free throws and then scored on a reverse to put Sacramento up 90-89 with 2:58 to go.

Hardaway hit a 17-footer from the left baseline and Webber answered with an 18-footer followed by Pollard's two free throws, as the Kings opened a 94-91 edge with 1:18 left.

Anthony Carter brought the Heat within a point with a 19-footer from the right baseline with 1:07 left. Turkoglu drove into the lane for a left-handed layup, once again putting Sacramento up 96-93 with 50 seconds to go.

After Hardaway missed a 3-point attempt, Wiliams missed a jumper but the Kings got the rebound and Williams was fouled. He hit both free throws, and Sacramento was up 98-93 with 11 seconds to play.

Hardaway got to the basket for a quick layup, but when Williams was fouled he hit both again, icing the win with 5.3 seconds left.

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