Heat 87, Cavaliers 82
Feb. 26, 2000
MIAMI (AP) _ Tim Hardaway hit two late jumpers as the Miami Heat rallied to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 87-82 on Friday night.
Jamal Mashburn led Miami with 18 points. Clarence Weatherspoon had 13 points and 16 rebounds, Hardaway finished with 12 points and seven assists, and P.J. Brown added 11 points and 13 rebounds.
The Atlantic Division-leading Heat have won eight straight at AmericanAirlines Arena, while the Cavaliers have lost 11 in a row on the road and are 4-23 overall on the road this season.
Lamond Murray led the Cavaliers with 28 points. Andre Miller added 12, including a 3-pointer with 27.9 seconds left, and Shawn Kemp had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The Heat squandered a 14-point second-half lead and were down by five early in the fourth quarter before Voshon Lenard hit a 3-pointer and a short jumper to tie it 68.
With Miami down by one with 4:15 to play, Hardaway made a 13-footer to put the Heat ahead for good at 77-76. Dan Majerle then scored off a rebound, Mashburn had a dunk, and Hardaway hit another jumper to push Miami's lead to seven at 83-76.
Notes: Miami is 14-2 in its last 16 against Cleveland, and Pat Riley is 7-1 against the Cavs as Miami's coach. ... The Heat placed forward-center Otis Thorpe on the injured list before the game because of inflammation in his left knee. Miami activated forward Harold Jamison. ... Cleveland placed guard Brevin Knight (right quadriceps tendinitis) on the injured list and signed Donny Marshall to a 10-day contract.