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May 11, 2004

Detroit at New Jersey (8 p.m. EDT). The Nets look to even the series at home after an 82-64 victory Sunday night in Game 3.

STARS

Monday

_Kevin Garnett, Timberwolves, scored 30 points, including a fallaway jumper to beat the shot clock with 10.9 seconds left in overtime to give Minnesota a 114-113 victory over Sacramento.

_Dwyane Wade, Heat, scored 25 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and the Heat beat Indiana 94-87 for their 17th straight home victory.

GLACIAL

The Pacers made just one of their first 11 shots in the fourth quarter of their 94-87 loss to Miami on Monday night. Indiana went without a field goal until the 6:20 mark of the fourth, then made just one more field goal until the final minute of the game.

STRONG IN DEFEAT

Sacramento’s Peja Stojakovic, scored 22 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and overtime in the Kings’ 114-113 overtime loss to Minnesota on Monday night. His shot at the buzzer fell short.

SLUMP

New Jersey’s Jason Kidd has missed 31 of 40 shots against Detroit in the Eastern Conference semifinals, including a woeful 2-for-14 performance in the Nets’ Game 3 victory Sunday night.

SPEAKING

``Our guys really feed off the electricity and energy in this building. They not only feed off the fans, but they want to perform for them. If I could bottle it up and take it on the road with us I would.″ _ Miami coach Stan Van Gundy on the home-court edge that helped the Heat beat Indiana 94-87 Monday night, their first victory over the Pacers in 12 tries. The Heat have won 17 straight home games.

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