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NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     BOSTON           14   25   24   23    86   
     MIAMI            19   21   20   24    84      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   BOS - PAUL PIERCE 29, MARK BLOUNT 16, WALTER 
                      MCCARTY 14
                MIA - UDONIS HASLEM 18, EDDIE JONES 17, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 12

Box Score

BOSTON (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp W Mccarty 46 4-10 3-5 0-5 1 3 14 P Pierce 41 12-24 3-6 1-8 3 4 29 M Blount 39 7-10 2-4 6-7 2 3 16 M James 34 3-8 2-4 0-3 5 1 9 J Welsch 27 1-9 6-7 0-6 1 0 8 R Davis 29 2-7 3-4 1-5 3 1 7 M Banks 14 1-4 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 M Stewart 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 V Baker DNP - COACH'S DECISION J Jones DNP - COACH'S DECISION C Mihm DNP - STRAINED LEFT HAMSTRING B Hunter DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-72 19-30 8-34 16 16 86 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.417, FT-.633. 3-Point Goals: 7-18, .389 (W Mccarty 3-7, P Pierce 2-3, M James 1-4, J Welsch 0-2, M Banks 1-2). Team Rebounds: 10. Blocked Shots: 0. Turnovers:10 (M Blount 2, M Banks 2, J Welsch 2, P Pierce 2, M Stewart, R Davis). Steals: 8 (P Pierce 3, R Davis 2, W Mccarty, M Banks, J Welsch). MIAMI (84) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp C Butler 41 4-12 4-4 2-7 2 3 12 L Odom 39 4-17 4-6 4-14 9 4 12 M Allen 8 2-3 0-0 1-3 0 3 4 R Alston 44 4-11 1-2 1-4 7 5 11 E Jones 41 6-16 0-0 0-3 3 4 17 U Haslem 36 9-12 0-0 7-17 0 4 18 J Wallace 22 3-6 2-2 0-3 1 1 8 L Woods 5 1-2 0-0 1-1 0 0 2 B Coles 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 B Grant DNP - LEFT KNEE CONTUSION Wang DNP - COACH'S DECISION R Butler DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-79 11-14 16-52 22 26 84 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.418, FT-.786. 3-Point Goals: 7-26, .269 (C Butler 0-1, L Odom 0-3, R Alston 2-8, E Jones 5-13, J Wallace 0-1). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots:6 (E Jones, J Wallace, L Odom, L Woods, M Allen, U Haslem). Turnovers:13 (L Odom 6, R Alston 3, E Jones 2, J Wallace, C Butler). Steals: 1 (R Alston). ------------------------------------------- BOSTON 14 25 24 23 - 86 MIAMI 19 21 20 24 - 84 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Boston - 2 (P Pierce, 1:00 2nd; M Blount, 8:09 2nd). Miami - 2 (C Butler, 1:00 2nd; E Jones, 8:09 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,327. T: 2:19. Officials: Jason Phillips, Mike Callahan, Scott Foster.


Extended Box

BOSTON (86) AT MIAMI (84) BOSTON REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === W MCCARTY F 46 4-10 3-5 0 5 5 1 3 1 0 14 P PIERCE F 41 12-24 3-6 1 7 8 3 4 3 2 29 M BLOUNT C 39 7-10 2-4 6 1 7 2 3 0 2 16 M JAMES G 34 3-8 2-4 0 3 3 5 1 0 0 9 J WELSCH G 27 1-9 6-7 0 6 6 1 0 1 2 8 R DAVIS 29 2-7 3-4 1 4 5 3 1 2 1 7 M BANKS 14 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 3 M STEWART 10 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 V BAKER DNP - COACH'S DECISION J JONES DNP - COACH'S DECISION C MIHM DNP - STRAINED LEFT HAMSTRING B HUNTER DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 30-72 19-30 8 26 34 16 16 8 10 86 (.417) (.633) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 11 (11 PTS) MIAMI REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === C BUTLER F 41 4-12 4-4 2 5 7 2 3 0 1 12 L ODOM F 39 4-17 4-6 4 10 14 9 4 0 6 12 M ALLEN C 8 2-3 0-0 1 2 3 0 3 0 0 4 R ALSTON G 44 4-11 1-2 1 3 4 7 5 1 3 11 E JONES G 41 6-16 0-0 0 3 3 3 4 0 2 17 U HASLEM 36 9-12 0-0 7 10 17 0 4 0 0 18 J WALLACE 22 3-6 2-2 0 3 3 1 1 0 1 8 L WOODS 5 1-2 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 B COLES 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 B GRANT DNP - LEFT KNEE CONTUSION WANG DNP - COACH'S DECISION R BUTLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 33-79 11-14 16 36 52 22 26 1 13 84 (.418) (.786) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 17 (15 PTS) BOSTON 14 25 24 23 - 86 MIAMI 19 21 20 24 - 84 BLOCKED SHOTS: BOSTON - NONE, MIAMI - E JONES, J WALLACE, L ODOM, L WOODS, M ALLEN, U HASLEM. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: BOSTON 7-18 (.389), W MCCARTY 3-7, P PIERCE 2-3, M JAMES 1-4, J WELSCH 0-2, M BANKS 1-2. MIAMI 7-26 (.269), C BUTLER 0- 1, L ODOM 0-3, R ALSTON 2-8, E JONES 5-13, J WALLACE 0-1. TECHNICAL FOULS: BOSTON - P PIERCE, M BLOUNT. MIAMI - C BUTLER, E JONES. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JASON PHILLIPS, MIKE CALLAHAN, SCOTT FOSTER. A - 14,327. T - 2:19.


Game Story

MIAMI (Ticker) -- Rookie Udonis Haslem and Lamar Odom dominated the paint the entire game but let Mark Blount get inside at the worst possible time. Blount tipped in Paul Pierce's missed jumper with 48 seconds left as the Boston Celtics rallied from a nine-point fourth-quarter deficit for an 86-84 victory over the Miami Heat. Miami forward Brian Grant sat out for the first time in 124 games due to a left knee contusion, but Haslem and Odom picked up the slack, combining for 31 rebounds and helping the Heat to an overwhelming 52-34 edge on the glass. But neither player grabbed the biggest rebound of the game with Miami clinging to an 85-84 lead in the final minute. Pierce missed a jumper from just inside the 3-point line and Blount, who had 16 points, outjumped Haslem and followed the shot to put Boston in front. "I just happened to be in position to get the shot in," Blount said. "Just a matter of staying with the play." "We were scrambled in transition," Miami coach Stan Van Gundy said. "(Blount) was in really deep, but somebody had to put a body on him. We should have blocked him out on that play." Eddie Jones missed a 3-pointer for the Heat and Celtics guard Mike James made 1-of-2 free throws with eight seconds left. Miami's Rafer Alston attempted a 3-pointer that barely grazed the rim as time expired. "We had the game won and we threw it away," Odom said. "We didn't get the loose balls and rebounds when we had to. This one hurt." Pierce scored 10 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and Walter McCarty added 14 for Boston, which snapped a four-game losing streak, avoiding their longest slide of the season. "We knew this was a must-win for us and we just had that sense of urgency to get it done," Pierce said. Haslem had 18 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and Odom collected 12, 14 and nine assists for the Heat, who lost for the sixth time in seven games. "Udonis was fabulous tonight," Van Gundy said. "He was clearly our best player and gave us a lift. You can't do much better than his effort tonight." "Personally, the loss takes away from everything," Haslem said. "I don't worry about my numbers, just the way I play and going out there and doing what it takes." Miami had a 79-70 cushion with 5:38 remaining, but Boston scored 16 of the game's final 21 points. McCarty and James sparked the comeback with back-to-back 3-pointers before Pierce took over. Pierce buried a jumper and split two free throws before making a spinning layup to bring the Celtics within 84-83 with 72 seconds left. "We could have gotten discouraged when they went up by eight or nine with five minutes left," Pierce said. "But we kept our composure and kept up our defense." Odom, who made just 4-of-17 shots, missed a short jumper at the other end, setting up Boston for the decisive basket.


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