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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- TORONTO 25 27 26 23 101 MIAMI 17 30 24 21 92 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: TOR - VINCE CARTER 38, DELL CURRY 23, ALVIN WILLIAMS 14 MIA - ANTHONY MASON 23, TIM HARDAWAY 21, CEDRIC CEBALLOS 14

HIGH REBOUND: TOR - CHARLES OAKLEY 14, ANTONIO DAVIS 10 MIA - ANTHONY MASON 11, CEDRIC CEBALLOS 10

HIGH ASSISTS: TOR - ALVIN WILLIAMS 11, CHRIS CHILDS 3 MIA - ANTHONY MASON 4, TIM HARDAWAY 4

ATT: 18,221


Extended Box

TORONTO (101) AT MIAMI (92)

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

OAKLEY F 43 5-9 2-3 0 14 14 2 3 1 0 12 PETERSON F 19 0-6 0-2 2 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 A DAVIS C 30 6-11 0-0 1 9 10 1 4 0 4 12 CARTER G 45 14-27 8-10 3 3 6 2 0 1 0 38 A WILLIAMS G 36 5-9 2-2 0 3 3 11 4 2 2 14 CHILDS 13 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 3 5 0 1 0 CURRY 31 8-14 3-3 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 23 CLARK 13 0-0 1-4 0 3 3 1 6 0 0 1 J WILLIAMS 10 0-0 1-2 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 1 MONTROSS DNP - COACH'S DECISION MURRAY DNP - COACH'S DECISION M STEWART DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-77 17-26 7 36 43 23 25 4 9 101 (.494) (.654) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 10(14 PTS)

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

BOWEN F 29 1-4 1-2 2 1 3 2 6 2 1 3 MASON F 41 8-16 7-9 2 9 11 4 2 1 0 23 GRANT C 27 5-14 0-0 3 3 6 1 3 0 1 10 HARDAWAY G 37 7-17 4-4 1 4 5 4 2 0 3 21 MAJERLE G 34 1-6 2-3 1 3 4 2 4 0 0 4 CEBALLOS 26 5-12 4-5 6 4 10 0 0 1 1 14 MOURNING 19 3-11 3-5 3 3 6 1 2 1 2 9 HOUSE 18 3-6 0-0 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 6 GREEN 9 0-1 2-2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 CARTER DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT ANKLE CAUSWELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION DAVIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-87 23-30 19 28 47 17 21 5 8 92 (.379) (.767) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 8(9 PTS)

TORONTO 25 27 26 23 - 101 MIAMI 17 30 24 21 - 92

BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - CARTER 4, A DAVIS 2, CURRY. MIAMI - GRANT. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 8-13 (.615), CARTER 2-2, A WILLIAMS 2-4, CHILDS 0-1, CURRY 4-6. MIAMI 3-12 (.250), BOWEN 0-3, HARDAWAY 3-6, MAJERLE 0-3. TECHNICALS: TORONTO - CARTER, CHILDS, A DAVIS 2 (EJECTED), MIAMI - BOWEN, ILLEGAL DEFENSE, HEAD COACH RILEY. OFFICIALS: JOE FORTE, SEAN CORBIN, PHIL ROBINSON. A - 18,221. T - 2:23.


Box Score

TORONTO (101) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Oakley 43 5-9 2-3 0-14 2 3 12 Peterson 19 0-6 0-2 2-3 2 1 0 A Davis 30 6-11 0-0 1-10 1 4 12 Carter 45 14-27 8-10 3-6 2 0 38 A Williams 36 5-9 2-2 0-3 11 4 14 Childs 13 0-1 0-0 0-0 3 5 0 Curry 31 8-14 3-3 1-1 1 1 23 Clark 13 0-0 1-4 0-3 1 6 1 J Williams 10 0-0 1-2 0-3 0 1 1 Montross DNP - coach's decision Murray DNP - coach's decision M Stewart DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-77 17-26 7-43 23 25 101 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.494, FT-.654. 3-Point Goals: 8-13, .615 (Carter 2-2, A Williams 2-4, Childs 0-1, Curry 4-6). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 7 (Carter 4, A Davis 2, Curry). Turnovers: 10 (A Davis 4, A Williams 2, Curry 2, Childs). Steals: 4 (A Williams 2, Carter, Oakley).

MIAMI (92) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Bowen 29 1-4 1-2 2-3 2 6 3 Mason 41 8-16 7-9 2-11 4 2 23 Grant 27 5-14 0-0 3-6 1 3 10 Hardaway 37 7-17 4-4 1-5 4 2 21 Majerle 34 1-6 2-3 1-4 2 4 4 Ceballos 26 5-12 4-5 6-10 0 0 14 Mourning 19 3-11 3-5 3-6 1 2 9 House 18 3-6 0-0 0-1 3 1 6 Green 9 0-1 2-2 1-1 0 1 2 Carter DNP - sprained right ankle Causwell DNP - coach's decision Davis DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-87 23-30 19-47 17 21 92 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.379, FT-.767. 3-Point Goals: 3-12, .250 (Bowen 0-3, Hardaway 3-6, Majerle 0-3). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 1 (Grant). Turnovers: 8 (Hardaway 3, Mourning 2, Bowen, Ceballos, Grant). Steals: 5 (Bowen 2, Ceballos, Mason, Mourning). ____________________________________________ Toronto 25 27 26 23 - 101 Miami 17 30 24 21 - 92 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Toronto 4 (Carter, 6:09 1st; Childs, 2:33 1st; A Davis 2 (ejected), 0:11 3rd). Miami 3 (Bowen, 6:09 1st; Illegal Defense, 3:43 1st; Head Coach Riley, 3:03 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,221. T: 2:23. Officials: Joe Forte, Sean Corbin, Phil Robinson.


Game Story

MIAMI (Ticker) -- Alonzo Mourning's comeback was better than the one engineered by his Miami Heat teammates.

Mourning returned to a standing ovation and had nine points and six rebounds in a reserve role but the Heat could not overcome a second-half deficit in a 101-92 loss to the Toronto Raptors, who got 38 points from Vince Carter.

At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Mourning announced that the kidney disorder that had sidelined him for the entire season was "in remission" and that he would return on a game-by-game basis.

The reigning two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year did not start at center but entered with 3:43 left in the first quarter to a rousing roar from the crowd of 18,221 at American Airlines Arena.

"I got the chills. It felt great," Mourning said. "Words cannot express the feeling I have for this city. The fans are one of the reasons that I have made an attempt to come back."

Mourning looked winded at times and clearly was out of rhythm as he made just 3-of-11 shots. But his defensive presence was a factor as he changed a handful of shots.

"At times I got very exhausted," he said. "This is basically to be expected. I have been out of the game for six months. I have been working out as hard as I can to prepare myself but I still have a lot of work to do."

"I was committed to playing him 19 or 20 minutes tonight," Heat coach Pat Riley said. "We are just going to work that out and let that take on a life of its own. We have to get him comfortable and get our players comfortable with him. This is another step in that process."

The six-time All-Star was not on the floor down the stretch, when the Heat could not catch the Raptors. He exited right before Miami pulled within 89-87 with 4:43 remaining.

Carter, who made 14-of-27 shots, answered with a tough leaning jumper and Alvin Williams made a 20-footer and 3-pointer on consecutive trips, giving Toronto a 96-87 lead with 3:07 to go. The Heat got no closer than five points thereafter.

Dell Curry scored a season-high 23 points before leaving with cramps and Williams added 14 and 11 assists for the Raptors, who won in Miami for the first time in nine visits since February 13, 1996.

"We just did what we had to do whether Alonzo Mourning played or not," Carter said.

"This was a great win for us," Raptors coach Lenny Wilkens said. "With Alonzo Mourning coming back, you knew it was going to be an emotional thing early and you just have to get through that."

Anthony Mason had 21 points and 11 rebounds and Tim Hardaway scored 21 points for the Heat, who had won the first four games of a five-game homestand.

Toronto (39-32) moved one-half game ahead of Orlando into sixth place in the Eastern Conference. Miami (42-28) remained tied with New York for third place.

"We are nearing the latter part of the season and it is extremely important for us to play well," Mourning said. "I want to be a contributor but at the same time I do not want to disrupt the flow of what we have established. I still want to get into the game and help us win.

"During the last 12 games we have to establish a level of consistency defensively. It will continue to take a lot of work."

The Heat trailed 78-71 entering the fourth quarter and began to rally with Mourning on the floor. His tip-in made it 89-85 and Mason made two free throws to cut the deficit to two with 4:43 to go.

But Mourning departed and the Raptors recovered. Carter scored and Williams made the two biggest hoops of the game, a 21-footer from the right wing and a 3-pointer one step further back.

"Getting all the way back to 89-87 and then giving Alvin two clean looks at the basket is sort of what did us in," Riley said.

Mason and Jerome Williams traded free throws before the biggest possession of the game. Miami had four shots but did not score, with the last two attempts by Brian Grant swatted by Carter.

Hardaway scored with 55 seconds left but Carter made four free throws in the final 35 seconds. He scored 13 points in the final period.

Charles Oakley had 12 points and 14 rebounds and Antonio Davis added 12 and 10 before being ejected late in the third period for the Raptors, who shot 49 percent (38-of-77), including 8-of-13 from the arc.

Cedric Ceballos had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Grant scored 10 points for the Heat, who shot 38 percent (33-of-87) and committed just eight turnovers.

The Raptors got the early jump an led 18-14 when Mourning came on in the first quarter. They widened the lead to 25-17 after one period as Mourning missed a hook and a jumper.

"I think he was nervous and got winded real quick," Hardaway said. "His legs left him real quick, but you expect that from a guy who hasn't played since the Olympics."

Mourning finally scored at the 9:58 mark of the second period as he missed a hook but grabbed his own rebound, drew a foul and made 1-of-2 from the line. He missed a drive less than a minute later but dunked with 7:58 to go.

"Just because you get somebody back doesn't mean it's going to change things around," Grant said. "Things have to get worked in. It's going to take some time."

Hardaway's 3-pointer capped an 11-0 run and gave the Heat a 38-37 lead with 5:09 left. But Curry scored five points in the final minute of the first half, giving the Raptors the lead for good at 52-47.

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