Heat 84, Bucks 76
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Alonzo Mourning’s two free throws snapped a tie and began an 8-0 Miami run to give the Heat an 84-76 victory Wednesday night over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Mourning finished with 19 points, a season-high 21 rebounds and five blocked shots as Miami beat the Bucks for the 21st time in their last 22 meetings.
After Glenn Robinson scored five straight points to tie the game at 74, Mourning gave the Heat the lead for good. Dan Majerle hit a 3-point basket and Tim Hardaway completed the spurt with a field goal and free throw for an 82-74 lead.
Hardaway scored 15 of his 22 points in the second half as Miami ran their victory string at the Bradley Center to 12 in a row.
Robinson scored 17 points for Milwaukee.
Majerle’s first basket of the game gave Miami a 68-65 lead with 9:06 to play. Milwaukee regained the lead at 69-68 on two free throws by Robinson and a field goal by Vinny Del Negro at the 7:57 mark.
Miami scored the next six points to take a 74-69 lead before Robinson tied the game with two field goals and a free throw with 3:16 to play.
The first half ended with Ray Allen and Armen Gilliam combining to score the Bucks’ last nine points for a 47-41 lead.
Notes: Miami leads Milwaukee in the all-time series, 27-11. ... The last time Milwaukee beat Miami at the Bradley Center was on Dec. 2, 1992. ... Former Marquette University coach Mike Deane sat one row behind the media.