Trail Blazers 101, Heat 96
Nov. 17, 1999
MIAMI (AP) _ Rasheed Wallace scored 22 points and Portland ran off nine consecutive points down the stretch to beat the Miami Heat 101-96 Tuesday night.
The teams came into the game tied for the best record in the NBA at 6-1. The defeat snapped the Heat's five-game winning streak.
Wallace's final basket started the Trail Blazers' 9-0 run and put them ahead 88-87 _ the eighth and last lead change. Scottie Pippen made two free throws, then hit a 3-pointer to make the score 95-87 with 2 1/2 minutes to go.
Miami was never closer than five points the rest of the way.
Alonzo Mourning scored 23 points for the Heat, but they fell shy of 100 points for only the third time. Jamal Mashburn added 21 points, and Tim Hardaway had 17 points and 10 assists.
Pippen had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Blazers, who shot 51 percent. Their starting front line of Pippen, Wallace and Arvydas Sabonis was a combined 19-for-31.
Wallace beat P.J. Brown twice for acrobatic alley-oop dunks, including the game's first basket off the opening tip.
Miami shot 63 percent to take a 45-37 lead. Portland then scored 12 points in a row, including back-to-back 3-pointers by Pippen, to go ahead 49-45.
The Heat missed nine of 10 shots during one stretch, then warmed up again and took their first lead of the second half, 79-77, on Voshon Lenard's 3-pointer. Consecutive 3-pointers by Dan Majerle put Miami ahead 85-82 with 7:27 to go.
Notes: Miami and Portland didn't play each other in the strike-shortened 1999 season. ... The Heat, who led 31-23 at the end of the first quarter, have led after one period in each of their eight games. ... Blazers have led after three periods in every game.