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V ' .' '' t ' r THE PALM BEACH POST THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1 998 11C In the Paint Heat Calendar THROWING IN THE TOWEL: The, Nets' Sam Cassell on the . difference between last year's -; team and this year's version: "Last year at this time, we were thinking about what we were going to do for our vacation." Upcoming games MarchApril HEADACHE: The Knicks Anthony Bowie on playing the last Wi years in Italy: "If you've ever watched a soccer game, just imagine that mentality for a basketball game. You name it and they throw it. And their coins are much bigger than our coins." 32 7 These guys are surrounded by ... all of these influential people ... i ney still need to have the safety of knowing, 'I can always call mom.' " CHARLOTTE BRANDON, mother of Bucks' Terrell Brandon 27 7:30 REPORT 29 12: flockat NBC 31 7:30 Celtics SUN .2 8:30 Spun UPN 4 7:30 Hornets SUN TV: SUN - Sunshine. Shaded games at Miami Arena; All times EDT IBS i F 1 'f Summaries Conference standings Heat 105, Celtics 91 Bulls 85, Magic 70 FG FT Reb CHICAGO Mln M-A M-A O-T APFPts Reb O-T APFPts FG FT Mln M-A M-A MIAMI EASTERN CONFERENCE Olajuwon, Rockets hold off Pacers ATLANTIC 1- 7 7 3-13 4 2- 7 1 42 4-8 3-4 40 11-13 1-2 41 10-15 6-7 1-4 14 5-5 42 8-21 Majerle Strickland Mourning Hardaway Lenard Barry Mills Murdock 6-9 3-5 36 39 11-20 0-0 0-2 5 2 23 32 5-10 0-0 0-0 4 2 10 38 1-1 0-0 4-18 5 2 2 26 5-8 2-4 0-2 3 2 13 38 8-21 0-1 2-7 8 2, 17 12 0-2 2-2 0-0 2 1 2 17 3-5 0-0 2-5 0 1 7 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 18 2-5 0-0 0-1 0 2 6 IS 2-4 1-2 0-2 115 2 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 Pippen Kukoc Rodman Harper Jordan Brown Burrell Buechler Kerr Simpkins Kleine 0-0 11 0-1 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-0 7 17 4 2-2 0-0 Causwell 24041-7318 23 7-36 27 16105 Total! aa.nn. rr: u?. FT 783 Three- point goals: 5-15, .333 (Lenard 2-2, Maierle 2-5, Hardaway 1-7, Mills 0-1). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 3 (Strickland, Mourning, Causwell). Turnovers: 14 (Mourning 4, Hardaway 3, Maierle 2, Lenard 2, Strickland, Barry, Mills). Steals: 5 (Mourning 3, Strickland, Hardaway). Technical fouls: None. Illegal defense Totals 240 37-77 B-9 10-39 28 18 85 Percentages: FG .481, FT .556. Thre-polnt goals: 6-16, .375 (Kerr 2-3, Harper 1-1, Burrell 1-2, Jordan 1-3, Pippen 1-4, Kukoc 0-1, Buechler 0-1, Simpkins 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 2 (Pippen 2). Turnovers: 13 (Pippen 3, Rodman 2, Brown 2, Burrell 2, Kerr 2, Kukoc, Harper). Steals: 10 (Jordan 5, Pippen, Rodman, Harper, Kerr, Simpkins). Technical fouls: None. None Illegal defense: FG FT Reb BOSTON Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts McCarty 37 4-9 53 0-4 3 4 8 Walker 42 11-25 6-7 5-11 2 5 29 DeClercq 26 1-5 4-6 4-8 2 4 6 Mercer 43 11-21 2-2 2-4 4 3 24 Barros 34 4-12 0-0 1-2 8 2 9 Tabak 21 3-7 0-0 4-7 2 3 6 Minor 23 3-8 0-0 2-4 3 0 6 Edney 14 1-2 1-2 1-2 5 0 3 Totall 240 38-8913 171942 29 21 91 FG FT Reb ORLANDO Mln M-A M-A O-T APFPts Outlaw 39 4-6 0-0 5-11 2 1 8 Grant 34 3-4 1-2 1-5 1 3 7 Schayes 20 2-5 2-2 0-4 0 2 6 Anderson 38 7-24 6-6 3-4 1 1 21 Harper 21 0-6 0-0 1-2 7 1 0 Strong 25 2-9 1-2 3-9 0 1 5 Ollle 27 6-9 2-5 0-1 3 1 14 Benoit 21 3-9 2-2 2-5 1 3 9 Wilkins 13 0-4 0-0 1-1 0 0 Lawson 2 0-0 00 0-2 1 0 0 , W L Pet GB St. Home Away Conf x Miami 49 21 .700 W4 25 9 24-12 32-13 New York 38 31 .551 10'2 Wl 25-11 13-20 25-21 Washington 36 33 .522 12 ft W2 20-14 16-19 18-26 New Jersey 36 34 .514 13 Wl 22-12 14-22 20-23 Orlando 35 35 .500 14 L2 20-16 15-19 19-24 Boston 30 39 .435 18'2 L2 21-14 9-25 17-24 Philadelphia 25 44 .362 23'z L4 15-20 10-24 11-32 CENTRAL - ' x-Chicago 53 17 .757 W7 32-3 21-14 34-9 x-lndiana 48 21 .696 4'2 LI 25-8 23-13 33-11 Charlotte 44 24 .647 8 W4 26-8 18-16 24-16 Atlanta '41 27 .603 11 Wl 22-9 19-18 26-16 Cleveland 37 31 .544 15 LI 19-13 18-18 19-23 Detroit 34 36 .486 19 W4 23-13 11-23 22-21 Milwaukee 30 38 .441 22 Wl 20-16 10-22 17-27 Toronto 15 53 .221 37 L3 9-25 6-28 6-35 WESTERN CONFERENCE MIDWEST W L Pet GB St. Home Away Conf x-Utah 51 17 .750 W3 29-5 22-12 27-11 x-SanAnt. 47 23 .671 5 LI 27-8 20-15 28-16 Houston 37 32 .536 14Vi Wl 23-13 14-19 25-18 Minnesota 36 34 .514 16 Wl 22-15 14-19 25-22 Dallas 18 52 .257 34 W2 12-24 6-28 11-29 Vancouver 16 52 .235 35 Wl 13-21 3-31 11-28 Denver 8 63 '.113 44V4 L4 6-29 2-34 6-37 PACIFIC x-Seattle 51 17 .750 Wl 29-4 22-13 31-9 x-L.A. Lkrs 49 19 .721 2 W4 28-7 21-12 35-8 x-Phoenix 45 25 .643 7 L3 26-10 19-15 27-14 Portland 37 31 .544 14 L3 22-14 15-17 24-15 Sac. 26 44 .371 26 L8 20-14 6-30 17-24 L.A. Clippers 15 53 .221 36 L3 9-24 6-29 12-32 Golden St. 14 55 .203 37 V2 L8 9-23 5-32 10-31 point goals: 2-13, .154 (Walker 1-4, Barros 1-5, Minor 0-2, McCarly 0-2). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 4 (Walker 2, McCorty, DeClercq). Turnovers: 10 (McCarty 4, Walker 2, DeClercq, Mercer, Minor, Edney). Steals: 10 (Walker 3, DeClercq 3, Minor 2, McCarty, Mercer). Technical fouls: illegal defense, 1:00 2nd. Illegal defense: 1. Totals 240 27-7614-1916 44 17 13 70 Percentages: FG .355, FT .737. Three-point goals: 2-15, .133 (Anderson 1-9, Benoif 1-4, Harper 0-1, Wilkins 0-1). Team rebounds: 16 Blocked shots: 3 (Outlaw 2, Harper) Turnovers: 16 (Outlaw 6, Harper 3, Anderson 2, Benoit 2, Schayes, Strong, Ollie). Steals: 6 (Outlaw 2, Grant, Anderson, Ollie, Benoit). Technical fouls: None. Illegal defense: None losing streak. B Timberwolves 99, Suns 96: Stephon Marbury scored six points and Anthony Peeler had four in the final 2:40 as Minnesota held on to beat host Phoenix. B Arrest made in Jordan hoax: A man who allegedly telephoned the Target Center during a Bulls-Timberwolves game and claimed to be Michael Jordan's brother was arrested for making harassing phone calls. Thomas Christopher Davis, 23, was arrested late last week after a joint investigation by the Rocky Mount (N.C) and Minneapolis police departments and NBA security. B Noteworthy: Dan Issel was hired as the general manager of the Denver Nuggets. . . . Reggie Hanson signed a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics, who put Bruce Bowen on the injured list Suns guard Rex Chapman will be sidelined at least a week with a groin injury. . . . Wizards guard Rod Strickland was fined $5,000 for berating the referees and failing to leave the court after being ejected in the third quarter of Washington's 99-87 victory against Portland on Tuesday Portland signed guard Gary Grant to a contract for the remainder of the season. LATE TUESDAY B Wizards 99, Trail Blazers 87: Juwan Howard scored 24 points, Tracy Murray had 23 and Washington survived the third-quarter ejection of Rod Strickland to beat slumping Portland at the Rose Garden. B Knicks 88, Warriors 75: Larry Johnson scored 23 points and Allan Houston had 18 as New York beat host Golden State for-its first road victory in more than a month. Palm Beach Post Wire Services INDIANAPOLIS Kevin Willis scored 22 points and Hakeem Olajuwon added 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Houston Rockets held off a late Indiana rally to beat the Pacers 86-81 Wednesday night. The Rockets, who led 80-70 with 3:22 left, survived an 11-2 Indiana run that cut the Rockets' lead to 82-81 with 50 seconds to play. Houston played without Charles Barkley and Clyde Drexler for the second straight game. B Pistons 103, Spurs 94: Grant Hill had 24 points and 10 assists to help streaking Detroit to a victory against visiting San Antonio. The win extended Detroit's winning streak to four games, matching the Pistons' best run of the season, and allowed them to stay within striking distance of the Eastern Conference playoff contenders. The Spurs lost for the third time in 10 games. B Bulls 85, Magic 70: Scottie Pippen scored 23 points and Michael Jordan had 17 as Chicago beat host Orlando for its heir seventh straight victory. In what may have been his last game at Orlando Arena, Jordan shot just 8-of-21 in 38 minutes. But the Bulls didn't need a lot of offense from him after building an early 13-point lead. B Nets 91, 76ers 88: Keith Van Horn had 31 points and Kerry Kittles added 28 as New Jersey forced 25 turnovers in a win against host Philadelphia. Jayson Williams had 15 rebounds and 11 points for the Nets, who broke a two-game 22 32 27 24-105 28 21 25 17- 91 Miami Boston 23 26 25 11-85 13 18 23 15-70 Chicago Orlando A 16,624. (18,624). T 1:55. Officials-Tommy Nunej, Jack Nles, Violet Palmer. Nets 91, 76ers86 FG FT Reb N.J. Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pis A-17,248 (17,248). T-l:57. Officials-Steve Javie, Ted Bernhardt, Bill Spooner. Pistons 103, Spurs 94 29 3-9 2-2 0-4 2 5 8 38 12-23 5-6 2-4 3 4 31 3 40 3-3 5-10 7-15 4 11 1 28 3 7 41 10-18 5-7 2-5 5 1-2 0-3 8 36 3-11 0-2 0-0 12 Gill Van Horn J.Williams Kittles Cassell Douglas Galling Seikaly Harris Cage Evans 0-0 3 1-0 3-4 0 1 4 0-0 0-0 17 2-6 17 0-2 1-2 0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 x-clinched playoff berth. FG FT Reb SAN ANT, Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts M.Williams 17 0-5 0-0 1-1 2 3 0 Duncan 44 9-14 7-7 5-12 4 4 25 Robinson 40 10-13 9-10 1-9 1 3 29 Del Negro 42 9-15 0-0 0-3 3 4 21 Johnson 29 5-12 0-0 1-2 6 2 10 Person 12 0-2 0-0 0-0 2 2 0 Geary 15 2-i 0-0 0-2 3 1 4 Jackson 21 0-7 0-0 0-3 3 5 0 Perdue 7 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 Burton 7 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 Herrera 5 1-1 1-3 0-0 0 1.3 Rose 1 0-0 0-0 00 0 0 0 Totals 240 37-7817-20 8 34 24 2794 5 1 4 00 0-0 0-0 0 u u 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Wednesday's results 240 34-7618 2715-37 24 22 91 Totals . r- - ct Thr... TOP SCORER rerceniagvs: rw .w, . point goals: 5-15, .333 (Kittles 3-6, Van Horn 2-6, Gill 0-1, Cassell 0-1, Harris 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 5 (Seikaly 2, j Williams, Kittles, Cassell). Turnovers: 20 (Cassell 5, Van Horn 4, J.Williams I Kilties 2, Douglas 2, Galling 2, Seikaly 2, Team). Steals: 13 (Kittles 4, Galling 2, J.Wililams 2, Gill, Van Horn, Cassell, Douglas, Harris). Technical fouls: None. Illegal defense: 1. FG FT Reb PHILA. Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Mourning, 26 Smith, 28 Van Horn, 31 Hill, 24 Pippen, 23 Finley, 22 rerceniagea; r rl "Ju point goals: 3-11, .273 (Del Negro 3-3, Johnson 0-1, Geary 0-1, Person 0-2, Jackson 0-4). Team rebounds: 4 Blocked shots: 4 (Duncan 3, Robinson). Turnovers: 12 (Duncan 3, Geary 2, Jackson 2, M.Willlams, Robinson, Del Negro, Johnson, Burton). Steals: 5 (Del Negro- 2, Duncan, Robinson, Johnson). Technical fouls: Burton 4:15 3rd. Illegal de- fense: None. FG FT Reb DETROIT Min M-A M-A O-T APFPts Miami 105, Boston 91 Houston 86, Indiana 81 New Jersey 91, Philadelphia 86 Detroit 103, San Ant. 94 Chicago 85, Orlando 70 Dallas 105, Denver 94 Minnesota 99, Phoenix 97 Washington at Seattle, late New York at LA. Clippers, late iSac. at L.A. Lakers, late 34 4-11 2-2 1-2 1 5 10 42 7 16 10-11 4-17 S 3 24 17 2-3 0-0 1-4 I I 4 0-2 0-0 0-2 3 21 Thomas Coleman Ratliff McKie Iverson Smith Shaw S.Williams Snow Benjamin Davis Alonzo to Michael: Get real 42 7-14 10-10 1-7 10 3 24 27 4-7 0-0 1-3 0 5 8 27 5 11 l-l 1-5 0 4 11 40 6-13 2-2 0-2 7 1 17 30 6-9 2-4 0-3 4 1 15 38 8-20 1-1 2-2 1 6 24 6-9 2-2 2-4 1 3 27 2-4 0-0 0-1 3 2 5 M 0-0 1-1 0 1 15 3-4 0-0 1-2 3 3 11 2-2 0-2 1-2 0 1 6 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 Today's games Hill Reid B. Williams Dumars Hunter Stackhouse Mahorn J.Williams Pollard Henson 31 7-16 8-12 1-2 2 0 22 2 0 3 4 LATEST LINE 240 35 7316 1813 38 18 25 86 Totals 13 O-O O0 1-5 0 22 1-1 2-2 2-7 1 7 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 n . cr. 70 PT H n Three- 1 2 0 0 Cleveland by 7 Charlotte by 13Vi Portland by 10 Seattle by 12 point goals: 1-7, .143 (Shaw 1-1, Coleman 0- 3, iverson 0-3). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 4 (Ratliff 2, Coleman, Beniamin). Turnovers: 25 (Coleman 6, Smith 5, McKie 4, Snow 3, Iverson 3, Thomas, Ratliff, Shaw, Team). Steals: 11 (Snow 3, McKie 2, Iverson 2, Thomas, Smith, Shaw, Beniamin). Technical fouls: Iverson, 9:59 fourth. Illegal defense: None Cleveland at Toronto, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Portland, 10 p.m. Seattle at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday's results . n.i u.i.pum II nil .mi i nmiinii il .i.iiji jii.;.i. i.w--l I... ) i"' i. iniiLimiii in p ' -iW "W i " 3 j ... V , "'- J ( , : - I i '-'A v '9"-r m v . j , r r-- v , - - V.r 1 f & thtfi VU iX 'I ' vi O :?Xt 24 17 28 22-91 20 23 22 21-66 New Jersey Philadelphia Total 240 37 73 25 31 7-35 24 20 103 Percentages: FG .507, FT .806. Three-point goals: 4-10, .400 (Dumars 3-4, Hunter 1-3, Hill 0-1, Stackhouse 0-2). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 3 (B Williams 2, Stackhouse). Turnovers: 13 (Hill 4, B.Williams 2, J.Williams 2, Dumars, Stackhouse, Pollard, team 2). Steals: 7 (J.Williams 4, Hill, Hunter, Stackhouse). Technical fouls: None Illegal defense: None. San Antonio 29 14 24 27- 94 Detroit 27 26 27 23-103 A 18,862 ( 21,454). T-2 06. Officials-Joe Forte, Nolan Fine, Scott Wall. Late Tuesday Milwaukee 1 18, Houston 108 Washington 99, Portland 87 New York 88, Golden State 75 A-14,739 ( 21,000). T 2.13. Officials-James Capers, Bill Oakes, Tom Washing-Ion. Rockets 86, Pacers 81 FG FT Reb HOUSTON Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts 26 5-10 0-0 0-2 1 3 12 35 10-20 2-3 1-8 0 2 22 35 7-17 2-3 2-11 2 3 16 Knicks 88, Warriors 75 5-6 0-4 4 1 9 2-3 Charlotte 106, Toronto 89 Atlanta 85, Orlando 73 San Ant. 86, Cleveland 85 Utah 92, Phoenix 73 . Friday's games Charlotte at Indiana, 7 p.m. Boston at N.J., 7:30 p.m. San Ant. at Phil., 7:30 p.m. Milw. at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Clev., 7:30 p.m. Houston at Orlando, 8 p.m. ., Heat statistics 1-6 9 2 0-4 2-2 Bullard Willis Olajuwon Elie Moloney Harrington Johnson Price Rhodes Utah at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Golden St. at Denver, 9 p.m. Wash, at Phoenix, 9 p.m. NY. at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Min. at L.A. Clprs., 10:30 p.m. Portland at Sac, 10:30 p.m. 7-8 4-10 0 4 13 0-0 0-2 112 3-8 1-4 0-0 3 2-4 1-2 1-1 0-0 0 2-4 FG FT Reb NEW YORK Min M-A M-A O-T APFPts Johnson 33 1115 0-0 3-7 4 0 23 Houston 36 7-15 4-4 0-5 4 2 18 Oakley 34 4 10 0-0 2-4 1 2 12 Starks 33 3-10 2-2 0-3 6 2 10 Ward 24 0-1 0-0 0-6 8 2 0 Mills 26 4-6 0-0 0-3 1 4 10 Cummings 17 3-7 1-1 0-2 117 Childs 22 1-2 0-0 0-1 6 0 2 H.Williams 9 2-3 0-0 0-1 1 1 4 Bowie 1 0-2 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 Davis 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Thompson 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 TotaU 240 38 75 7-7 6 33 33 14 U Totals 240 32 7420 25 8-43 19 20 96 Percentages: FG .432, FT .800 Thre-point goals: 2-10, .200 (Bullard 2-3, Elie 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Price 0-1, Moloney 0-4). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 5 (Willis 2, Olaiuwon 2, Harrington). Turnovers: 15 (Willis 3, Olaiuwon 3, Elie 2, Price 2, Bullard, Maloney, Johnson, Rhodes, team). Steals: 13 (Olaiuwon 6, Maloney 3, Willis 2, Elie, Johnson). Technical fouls: Coach Tomianovlch, :32.4 second, Moloney, :50. II-legal defense: 1. FG FT Reb INDIANA Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts n . ... cr. cn7 CT I mo Thr. Through Tuesday's games AVG. Player 6 MIN FGM-FGAPCT. J-POINT FGM-FGA FTM-FTAPCT, PTS. 47 334 69 373 point goals: 5-15, .333 (Mills 2-4, Starks 2-6, Johnson 1-2, Thompson 0-1, Houston 0-2). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 6 (Ok-laey 3, Ward 2, Houston, Mills, H.Williams). Turnovers: 16 (Houston 5, Cummings 4, Johnson 3, Ward, Mills, Childs, H.Willioms). Steals: 13 (Mills 3, Oakley 3, H.Williams 2, Johnson, Houston, Starks, Ward, Childs). Technical fouls: illegal defense, 1:23 2nd Illegal defense: 1. 18 9 39 18 6 33 15.2 32 12 4 28 11.9 26 95 21 66 18 62 17 79 5-12 4-4 0-1 2 32 3-6 0-0 2-7 0 25 4-9 3-4 3-10 0 .661 886 .773 1297 .797 713 .613 645 .852 605 .769 636 .756 411 .824 427 326-594 .549 475-1M7 .437 246-569 . 432 300-702 .427 205-482 .425 253-534 . 474 141-352 . 420 146-336 .432 11-31 .355 6-6 0-6 4 37 3-13 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 2-2 33 2 10 234-354 206-269 184-231 113-139 109-128 130-169 25-33 112-136 6-9 42-54 20-27 12-19 20-21 2-4 30 120 293 32.2 25 4 164 131 13.7 liS 143 0-4 6 I 3-7 0 3 Mullin D.Davis Smits Miller Jackson A.Davis McKey Best Rose Hoiberg 1-7 4-4 23 60 .667 30 0-0 139-385 37-121 132-325 66-217 0-0 90-238 23-75 2-12 0-1 23-66 18-64 5-18 0-0 04 476-1321 260 767 3-6 0-0 3-6 0 Mourning Hardaway . Mashburn li-enard .Barry i Brown , Majerle Murdock Day Strickland Mint Askins , Walters , Conlon - Causwell , Heat Opponent Boston's Antoine Walker (8) is double-teamed by Miami's Mark Strickland (30) and Alonzo Mourning. 5 9 23 .776 0-1 2 4 5 20 2-7 2-2 1-4 2-4 1-1 1 23 224 181 96 57 12 .741 .632 .952 0-0 0-1 0 0-1 91-163 . 551 69-175 34 33-107 . 306 16-40 .400 5-13 .385 21-59 . 356 200 S323 .451 20 26 77 25 28 1244 IB 22 61 Totals 5.9 6.0 13 .500 500 47 16 II 1.7 4 1.7 8 94 7122 89 8119 n . c r 7-ia CT RQ7 Thr- 5-10 1256 1694 138S18SS .743 6633 .747 6194 FG FT Reb lin M-A M-A O-T APFPts 28 2-6 1-4 2-5 2 1 5 38 5-12 0-0 1-4 1 2 10 33 3-11 2-2 4-8 2 1 6 35 7-17 4-4 1-4 3 1 19 24 3-5 1 1 1-4 2 2 7 21 3-5 0-0 34 I 0 4 24 4-10 0-0 0-1 S 1 9 2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 12 1-4 2-2 2-4 0 3 4 15 11 OO O-O 4 2 2 4 2-2 2-3 0-1 0 0 6 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 69 240.7 69 246.7 2274 6312 .426 Wthrspoon Marshall Dampier Jackson Bogues Calley Delk Ferrell Spencer Madkins Fuller Foyle AST. AST. AVG. point goals: 4-17, .235 (Mullin 2-7, Miller 2-7, Jackson 0-3). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 2 (Miller, A Davis). Turnovers: 15 (Mullin 3, Smits 3, Johnson 2, A.Davis 2, D Davis, Miller, McKey, Best, Rose). Steals: 8 (Miller 2, Jackson 2, Smits, McKey, Best, Hoiberg). Technical fouls: None Illegal defense: I. REBOUND REB. OFF. DEF. TOT. AVG. PF DO STL TO BLK Celtics defense no match for Heat 1 Ptayer 16 19 26 21-66 21 20 17 23-81 Houston Indiana 293 215 163 186 125 359 182 91 2 63 By Tom D'Angelo Palm Beach Post Staff Writer BOSTON Alonzo Mourning had a one-line rebuttal to Michael Jordan's critical comments that appeared in two national publications this week. "Your Highness has spoken," he said. Jordan repeated his claim that Dennis Rodman gets into Mourning's head in the newest issue of ESPN Magazine and went further in this week's Sports Illustrated. "It's more than athletic ability," Jordan told SI. "There's that mental strength you need, and he doesn't have it. If you can can be taken out of your game by another player, the way he is by Dennis, then there's something missing." Mourning's name for Jordan was not original. Heat coach Pat Riley referred to Jordan as His Highness this season. B Bragging rights: During his two seasons in the i league, Celtics forward Antoine Walker is 0-7 against the Heat, something he is i constantly made aware of by ; Tim Hardaway, like Walker a ; native Chicagoan. "I need to get a win over Miami," said Walker. "I haven't beaten them yet. At least I've beat the Bulls once, but I need to get one on Miami because (Hardaway) talks plenty of trash. "He's one of the guys who grew up on the same side of town as I did, so it's important -I get one on him before the -summer." Walker has one more chance when the Celtics visit Miami on Tuesday. B Count your blessings: The Heat have won 15 games since Brent Barry -joined the team five weeks -ago, which is four more than . his previous team, the Clip ; pers, won the first 3V4 months ; of the season. "I'm eating it up," Barry : said. "Sometimes these guys ; take it for granted. Coach is ; always harping that we got to -do more and we got to do ; more and guys are like, 'Man, J what more do we have to do?' .And I'm sitting there saying. I i ley. enjoy it while you can.'" "Coming from where I ; came from it's a special thing to win." B Noteworthy: t Hardaway missed all but one J of his seven three-point at- tempts, leaving him with 99S I in his career. -! 174 171 134 175 106 240 116 152 10 54 104 93 19 s 0.9 8 1 2 7 2 1 28 14 20 26 1 4 04 08 06 06 06 159 43 70 64 28 211 43 31 4 54 31 26 3 . I Totall 240 31 73 12 16140 20 13 75 Percentages: FG 425, FT .750 Three-peint goals: 1-3, 333 (Jackson 1-1, Delk 0-2) Tom rbounds: 5. Blacked shots: 0. Turnovers: 21 (Jackson 5, Marshall 1, Dampier 3, Delk 3, Wthrspoon 2, Caltey 2, Bogues, Madkins, Foyle). Steals: 7 (Bogues I Madkins 2, Marshall, Jackson, Delk) Technical fuls: None. Illegal deferis: None Mourning Hardaway ' Mashburn , Lenard . Barry , Brown . Maierle , Murdock . Day Strickland , Mills Askins . Walters . Conlon 1 Causwell Mat 115 15 13 13 25 93 14 11 0 25 7 II 6 6 16 370 102 146 192 104 75 102 66 56 67 3 29 36 24 20 5 7 1030 1040 A-16,567 (16,530) T 2 12. Officials-Ronnie Nunn, Jim Clark, Sean Corbin Mavericks 105, Nuggets 94 560 129 142 144 97 125 176 7 16 30 25 26 4 I 1463 135 59 12 8 33 FG FT Reb PALLAS Miff M-A M-A O-T APFPts New York 52 0 1 11 24 12 21-8 24 12 14 24 - 75 19 5-8 4-5 1-2 3 24 B7I Golden State 5 14 2 10 Ml 1992 2873 21 2 1669 19.7 1633 41.6 40.0 6-6 3-11 6 14 B3B i7 C74 i is Trvii T I VI OHicials Hue BOB 1SS3 2761 3 9 1-2 2-6 1 27 9 16 3-3 0-2 1 22 0-0 04 6 6 2 Muursepp Green Riley Finley Reeves Davis Bradley Wells Strickland Hollins. Tim Oonaghey, Mark Wunderlich. Wizards 99, Blazers 87 fc FT Iteb 1-1 1-3 2 O 17 0-5 0 I 17 4-7 21 24 I 3 10 Min M-A M-A O-T APFPts 24 S-l? 7 4 2 5 7 3 12 WASH. NBA leaders 42 10-21 4-S 1-3 2 2 24 36 414 3-10 3-11 S 4 II 14 0-1 94 0-2 9 2 6 12 3-7 2-2 24 3 1 6 30 7 S HVIO 1-2 S 1 14 ThuJi Monday's grns Howard Webber Davis Cheaney Strickland B Wallace Murray Whitney H Grant Earliles 26 44 3-4 2-5 I S 11 Total 240 10 7625 10 1142 17 16106 Porcftas: FG 507, FT 613 Thr-)nl tab: 4-9, 444 (Muursepp 2 5, Davis I I Finley 1-2. Strickland 0-1). Team r-kwinds: 4 BhM-kl shots: 9 (Riley 4 Bradley 2. Green, Finley, Wells) Turnover 9 (Davis 2, Wells I Green, Riley, Finley, Reeves. Strickland) Steals: 10 (Muursepp 3, Strickland 3. Green, Rilev. Finley, Weils) Technic! Hnrts: None Hknjal - SCORING 7 7 0-4 I 23 30 7 14 16 1-4 Player, team 2 6 7 0-1 94 06 6 9 6 5 00 00 000 tfnie i no answer for Hardaway, who scored 22 points and had 14 assists, which equaled his season high. Voshon Lenard added 17 points and Majerle (who recognizes Askins with his initials on his sneakers) had 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in 42 minutes. The depleted bench had just four points, all by Duane Causwell. "Some night we're a little bit thin," Riley said. The Heat, who shot 56.2 percent, could not shake the Celtics until the final minutes. Miami's lead did not reach double digits until 1:36 remained. "It's amazing how they play like that," Mourning said about Boston's style. "I dont see how they can do it on a regular basis. I dont know if they're going to be effective with it on a consistent basis." They certainly aren't against the Heat, who have won eight straight against Boston. "We can play them 10 times and they're probably going to beat us 10 times," IVano said. "Their talent is superior, their exrenence is superior." Total 240 31 78 34 44 9 37 29 21 99 Parentages: FG 413, FT 773 Three-Mint ls: 3-11. 773 (Murry 2-4 Whitney l-l H Grant 0-1 Cheanev 41. Webber 0-2) Team rns: 16 BnTC thtv 2 (Ceney Murray) Turnovers: 11 iStrick-Ujnd 4 Murray X Webber t Howard Whil-neyl Stals: 12 (Strickland 3. Webber 3. Cianey 2 Davis I Howard. B Wallace) Technic! tools: Strict-nd 2. 7 39 third E ecl.on: Strickland, 219 third llletvel -tense- 1 FG FT PORT Mm M-A M O-T APFPts HEAT From 1C Antoine Walker. Although Walker scored 29 points, he took 25 shots (making 11) and had just four field goals in the second half. Strickland took advantage of Walker's suspect defense. "Before the game Stan told me Walker is not one to get back on defense," Strickland said about his conversation with assistant coach Stan Van Gundy. . Celtics coach Rick Pitino has noticed Strickland, who would be a perfect fit for the Celtics' up-tempo style. Note: Strickland will be a free agent at the end of the season and the Heat can offer no more than a starting salary of about $2.5 million. "If you watch the tapes, he outruns the tape," Pitino said. "You don't see that very often." Mourning and Tim Hardaway also took advantage of a defensive mismatches. Andrew DcClerq was no match for Mourning, who scored 26 points on 10-of-15 shouting. IVClerq had one field goal and six points. And without Kenny Anderson (knee injury), the Celtics had FG FT Reb DENVER Mi M-A M-A O-T A PF PW Fortson 15 7 12 45 3-5 3 4 18 E 41 617 0-6 6-10 5 4 16 0rrt1 23 1 1 6-6 6-0 6 3 1 le.ndr 11 44 21 9-5 4 1 17 Jso 31 14 1 2 24 t S3 Newm 3 7 54 1 J J 3 26 Ban 70 2 7 96 37 6 2 4 Goidwir 26 6 12 94 92 4 1 17 $.,tn 5 9 7 04 6-9 6 6 6 740 M 7 12 19 4 15 74 21 94 Tta . cr. Ml FT 432 Thr- 2 5-4 91 5 9 11 411 04 1-S I Marshall. G S. HI 414 154 1040 B.J Rogers, LAC 65 370 196 999 5 4 Person, Dev. 66 378 119 1034 5 2 Murray, LAC 45 360 161 962 15 1 Mercer, Bos 64 405 146 90 14 6 Murray. Wash 6 371 146 WI6 14 6 FIELD COAL PERCENTAGE Player. m FG FGA PCT O Nel, LAL S00 670 Wi Outlaw Orl 25 457 560 Mmi, Ml. 124 S94 .59 Mutombo, At!. 4I 477 544 Duncan. S A. 55 1040 53 BMer. 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