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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MIAMI 23 21 15 22 81 SEATTLE 21 23 31 24 99 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MIA - ANTHONY MASON 16, EDDIE JONES 14, BRUCE BOWEN 13 SEA - GARY PAYTON 25, PATRICK EWING 16, RASHARD LEWIS 16

HIGH REBOUND: MIA - ANTHONY MASON 10, ANTHONY CARTER 7 SEA - PATRICK EWING 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH 8

HIGH ASSISTS: MIA - TIM HARDAWAY 6, ANTHONY CARTER 5 SEA - GARY PAYTON 13, SHAMMOND WILLIAMS 6

ATT: 17,072


Extended Box

MIAMI (81) AT SEATTLE (99)

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

JONES F 34 5-16 3-4 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 14 MASON F 41 6-13 4-4 2 8 10 1 2 1 3 16 GRANT C 22 0-6 5-6 3 2 5 0 4 1 3 5 BOWEN G 39 5-11 0-0 0 2 2 4 3 0 1 13 HARDAWAY G 25 3-11 0-0 1 1 2 6 1 0 3 8 GREEN 21 3-3 3-3 3 3 6 1 1 0 0 9 CARTER 32 4-9 2-2 1 6 7 5 3 1 3 10 CEBALLOS 14 2-3 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 4 HOUSE 7 0-4 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 CAUSWELL 5 0-0 2-4 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 FULLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION MACLEAN DNP - SURGERY RIGHT TOE

TOTALS 240 28-76 19-23 11 26 37 18 18 4 17 81 (.368) (.826) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 17(23 PTS)

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

LEWIS F 35 6-10 2-3 2 6 8 0 1 1 3 16 MCCOY F 22 2-2 0-0 3 5 8 0 3 0 3 4 EWING C 30 8-10 0-0 1 9 10 0 4 4 1 16 DAVIS G 5 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 PAYTON G 41 9-23 6-8 0 1 1 13 3 2 4 25 S WILLIAMS 29 5-8 0-0 0 0 0 6 1 2 0 13 BAKER 20 1-4 0-0 1 3 4 0 5 0 2 2 PATTERSON 19 5-8 3-4 0 2 2 0 3 0 1 13 MASON 13 0-3 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 B BARRY 22 3-7 1-1 2 1 3 3 3 0 1 8 WOLKOWYSKI 2 0-0 0-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 ELLISON 2 0-0 2-2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 2

TOTALS 240 39-77 14-20 10 31 41 22 26 10 16 99 (.506) (.700) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 16(18 PTS)

MIAMI 23 21 15 22 - 81 SEATTLE 21 23 31 24 - 99

BLOCKED SHOTS: MIAMI - BOWEN, MASON, JONES. SEATTLE - LEWIS 3, BAKER 2, EWING, PAYTON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MIAMI 6-20 (.300), JONES 1-7, BOWEN 3-7, HARDAWAY 2-6. SEATTLE 7-13 (.538), LEWIS 2-2, DAVIS 0-1, PAYTON 1-3, S WILLIAMS 3-4, B BARRY 1-3. TECHNICALS: MIAMI - MASON, GREEN. OFFICIALS: DAN CRAWFORD, DAVID JONES, DEE KANTNER. A - 17,072. T - 2:06.


Box Score

MIAMI (81) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Jones 34 5-16 3-4 0-1 0 1 14 Mason 41 6-13 4-4 2-10 1 2 16 Grant 22 0-6 5-6 3-5 0 4 5 Bowen 39 5-11 0-0 0-2 4 3 13 Hardaway 25 3-11 0-0 1-2 6 1 8 Green 21 3-3 3-3 3-6 1 1 9 Carter 32 4-9 2-2 1-7 5 3 10 Ceballos 14 2-3 0-0 0-0 1 1 4 House 7 0-4 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 Causwell 5 0-0 2-4 1-2 0 1 2 Fuller DNP - coach's decision Maclean DNP - surgery right toe _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-76 19-23 11-37 18 18 81 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.368, FT-.826. 3-Point Goals: 6-20, .300 (Jones 1-7, Bowen 3-7, Hardaway 2-6). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 3 (Bowen, Mason, Jones). Turnovers: 17 (Carter 3, Grant 3, Hardaway 3, Mason 3, Jones 2, Bowen, Ceballos, House). Steals: 4 (Carter, Grant, House, Mason).

SEATTLE (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Lewis 35 6-10 2-3 2-8 0 1 16 Mccoy 22 2-2 0-0 3-8 0 3 4 Ewing 30 8-10 0-0 1-10 0 4 16 Davis 5 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Payton 41 9-23 6-8 0-1 13 3 25 S Williams 29 5-8 0-0 0-0 6 1 13 Baker 20 1-4 0-0 1-4 0 5 2 Patterson 19 5-8 3-4 0-2 0 3 13 Mason 13 0-3 0-0 1-1 0 1 0 B Barry 22 3-7 1-1 2-3 3 3 8 Wolkowyski 2 0-0 0-2 0-1 0 0 0 Ellison 2 0-0 2-2 0-2 0 2 2 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-77 14-20 10-41 22 26 99 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.506, FT-.700. 3-Point Goals: 7-13, .538 (Lewis 2-2, Davis 0-1, Payton 1-3, S Williams 3-4, B Barry 1-3). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 7 (Lewis 3, Baker 2, Ewing, Payton). Turnovers: 16 (Payton 4, Lewis 3, Mccoy 3, Baker 2, B Barry, Ewing, Mason, Patterson). Steals: 10 (Ewing 4, Payton 2, S Williams 2, Lewis, Mason). ____________________________________________ Miami 23 21 15 22 - 81 Seattle 21 23 31 24 - 99 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Miami 2 (Mason, 7:29 4th; Green, 7:29 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,072. T: 2:06. Officials: Dan Crawford, David Jones, Dee Kantner.


Game Story

SEATTLE (Ticker) -- The Miami Heat were in the wrong city to try to find a third straight victory.

Gary Payton scored 25 points and dished out 13 assists as the Seattle SuperSonics remained unbeaten at home against the Heat with a 99-81 victory.

"We wanted to dictate the tempo with pressure defense," Seattle coach Nate McMillan said. "We allowed them to push us around in the first half but in the second half we changed and went to aggressive play while being patient in our offensive game."

A familiar nemesis helped contribute to Miami's demise. Patrick Ewing scored 16 points, one shy of his season high, as Seattle improved to 13-0 all-time at home against Miami.

Ewing, who often victimized the Heat when he was with the New York Knicks, also added 10 rebounds. He shot 8-of-10 from the floor and had four steals.

"They are a lot smaller than us so Nate called my number and I was able to take advantage of it," Ewing said. "We tried to come out with a lot of enthusiasm."

Payton had a spectacular game despite playing with a sore right knee that he apparently suffered in a 94-93 win at Vancouver on Wednesday. He scored 13 points in the fourth quarter, including 11 of Seattle's first 13.

"(The knee) was all right," Payton said. "You just have got to go through it. I just ran through it and I will deal with it tomorrow."

The Sonics used a 17-0 run that bridged the second and third quarters to rally from a 44-35 deficit. Ewing scored eight points in the run. His basket off an assist from Payton opened the scoring in the third quarter and gave Seattle the lead for good.

After Miami closed to 57-53, Seattle ended the third quarter with an 18-6 spurt. Included were consecutive 3-pointers by Shammond Williams that gave Seattle a 73-59 advantage.

"It wasn't the third quarter," Miami coach Pat Riley said. "It was the last two or three minutes of the second quarter when we had a 44-35 lead. They were absolutely great. We couldn't buy a basket and we couldn't catch the ball."

Anthony Mason scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Heat, who fell back to the .500 mark and failed to move two games over .500 for the first time this season.

Seattle established Ewing's presence early. The center was 4-of-4 from the floor in the first quarter.

"We knew that they only played three big men and we let Patrick go to work on Mason," Payton said. "He made baskets and that is the Patrick of old. If he can get games like that, it is going to make it a lot easier."

The Heat used a 8-0 run in the second quarter to build a 44-35 advantage with 2:43 left in the half. Bruce Bowen hit two 3-pointers in the run as Miami established their largest lead of the game.

"I thought that we played a little soft in the first half," McMillan said.

Miami center Brian Grant went 0-for-6 from the floor and scored just five points. Grant had his best game of the season against the Sonics on November 8, recording 30 points and 21 rebounds in an 87-81 home win. He picked up two fouls in the first five minutes and was never able to get into a solid rhythm.

"I got in early foul trouble," he said. "You try to play the same way but you aren't really playing aggressively. You're thinking about getting another foul."

Rashard Lewis scored 16 points and had eight rebounds for the Sonics, who shot a robust 39-for-77 (50.6 percent) for the game.

Seattle improved to 7-3 under interim coach Nate McMillan.

"We are more together now," Payton said. "We know our roles and we played better defensive-wise."

Miami's Eddie Jones scored 14 points but made just 5-for-16 shots. Bowen added 13 for the Heat, which shot just 37 percent (28-of-76) percent.

The Heat fell to 2-2 on their current West Coast road trip, which concludes Saturday in Golden State.

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