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Ajinca lifts Pelicans past Heat, 104-102


By BRETT MARTEL
Posted Feb 28 2015 12:25AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Alexis Ajinca's recent form is inspiring so much confidence in the Pelicans that marquee players like Eric Gordon are looking for the 7-foot reserve with the game on the line.

Gordon twice passed to Ajinca in the final minute, and the Frenchman converted at the rim both times, giving him a career-high 24 points and lifting New Orleans to its fourth straight victory, 104-102 over the Miami Heat on Friday night.

"I was just trying to do the right play at the right time," said Ajinca, who set his previous career high of 22 last month in a victory at Toronto. "It happened I was by myself, so Eric threw a very good pass and I just made the basket."

Ajinca scored the game's final points with 25.9 seconds left. Hassan Whiteside appeared to be going up for a tying dunk, but was blocked by fellow 7-footer Omer Asik. But after Asik secured the rebound, his hasty outlet pass went off Gordon's hands and out of bounds.

That gave Miami one more shot, but Dwyane Wade chose to shot from 3-point range rather than look for a tying basket inside, and the shot bounced out as time expired, dropping the Heat to its first loss in three games.

"You can always look at things you would have done differently, but it's a lot different when you are out there in the heat of competition," Spoelstra said. "I live with Dwyane Wade with the ball in his hands to make decisions at the end of games."

Gordon scored 20 points, including a clutch 3 that tied it at 98 with 2:23 left. Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 11 assists for New Orleans, but fouled on a charge with the scored tied at 100 and 1:23 left.

Whiteside's dunk then put Miami in front for the final time.

Gordon, who became a primary ball-handler with Evans out of the game, figured Miami would focus on stopping him, and told Ajinca to be ready.

"I told him, once you dive (toward the hoop) and you're open, I'm going to give it to you because you've been playing well," Gordon said. "He's been big. He's a problem (for opponents). He's scoring. He's defending. He's working hard."

Ajinca was used to being the go-to guy when he played in Europe, but has spent his fledgling NBA career as a reserve.

With All-Star forward Anthony Davis injured recently, Ajinca has played more and scored in double figures in three straight games.

"It put a little more pressure on me, but I try to do everything I can to help the team and so far it works well," Ajinca said. "Hopefully it keeps going that way, but I want A.D. to be back. ... Hopefully I can play with him the same way."

Virtually all of the Pelicans' current winning streak has taken place without Davis, who sprained his right shoulder in the first quarter of New Orleans' victory at Miami on Feb. 21. The Pelicans have since beaten Toronto, Brooklyn and Miami again, pulling one game behind Oklahoma City before the Thunder played at Portland later Friday night.

Quincy Pondexter scored 18 points for New Orleans in its latest triumph, and Dante Cunningham had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Asik finished with 10 rebounds and his one critical block.

Luol Deng had 22 points for the Heat, while Goran Dragic added 20. Whiteside, who blocked four shots, and Henry Walker each scored 16 points and Wade finished with 11 points.

Michael Beasley made his season debut in what began his third stint with Miami. He played 10:18 and scored seven points.

Miami took the only double-digit lead of either team late in the third quarter, thanks to a 12-5 run that began with Whiteside's layup and ended with Walker's 3, making it 82-72.

Miami led by nine after three, but Ajinca opened the fourth with an alley-oop dunk as he was fouled to ignite a 6-0 spurt which cut it to 82-79. That set up a tense ending to a game that had 19 lead changed and 16 ties.

TIP-INS

Heat: Miami lost for the first time in 10 games this season when Deng had at least 20 points. ... Miami fell to 23-4 when leading after three quarters.

Pelicans: Norris Cole was held below double figures in scoring for the first time since joining New Orleans in a trade last week. He missed all 10 of his shots and finished with three points on free throws.

FOUL TROUBLE

Miami committed five fouls in the first 2:34 of the fourth quarter, putting the Pelicans in the bonus for the last 9:26.

Spoelstra said that "really took some of our momentum away from us and we had to defend with a little less aggressiveness."

UP NEXT

Heat: Host Atlanta on Saturday night.

Pelicans: Visit Denver on Sunday night.


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MIA
NOP
     
    • 48.8%

    • 51.3%

    • 38.1%

    • 37.5%

    • 75.0%

    • 74.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIA NOP
Total Rebounds 31 37
Offensive Rebounds 6 7
Turnovers 6 10
Fast Break Pts: 16 13
Biggest Lead: 10 5
Points in the Paint: 52 52
MIA NOP
p Deng   22 Ajinca   24
rb Whiteside   7 2 players   10
a Wade   8 Evans   11
s 3 players   1 3 players   1
b Whiteside   4 Ajinca   3
 
  • 02/21 - NOP 105 @ MIA 91
  • 02/27 - MIA 102 @ NOP 104
Miami Heat (25-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Deng F 37:42 7-11 1-3 7-8 +2 0 3 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 22
U. Haslem F 15:04 1-2 0-0 0-0 +4 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2
H. Whiteside C 33:05 8-13 0-0 0-0 -1 1 6 7 0 1 1 0 4 1 16
D. Wade G 29:28 4-16 0-4 3-4 -3 1 3 4 8 3 0 4 0 2 11
G. Dragic G 35:28 9-13 0-0 2-2 +9 1 2 3 5 5 1 1 0 0 20
H. Walker   30:40 6-13 4-9 0-2 -2 0 3 3 1 3 0 0 1 1 16
M. Chalmers   24:43 2-5 2-3 0-0 -5 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 6
M. Beasley   10:18 3-7 1-1 0-0 -4 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 7
S. Napier   08:37 0-0 0-0 0-0 -9 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
C. Andersen   14:55 1-4 0-1 0-0 -1 1 3 4 0 3 0 0 1 0 2
Z. Dragic DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Ennis DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-84 8-21 12-16   6 25 31 21 23 3 6 7 6 102
  48.8% 38.1% 75.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 7
New Orleans Pelicans (31-27)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Q. Pondexter F 33:19 7-11 0-2 4-6 -4 2 1 3 0 4 0 0 1 0 18
D. Cunningham F 37:35 3-7 0-0 4-6 +7 1 9 10 2 1 1 0 0 2 10
O. Asik C 26:22 2-3 0-0 1-1 -2 1 9 10 0 0 1 1 1 1 5
E. Gordon G 36:52 7-15 4-6 2-2 -5 0 1 1 8 3 0 1 0 1 20
T. Evans G 33:22 9-15 1-3 0-0 +11 1 2 3 11 6 0 5 0 1 19
L. Babbitt   22:34 2-4 1-2 0-0 -2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 5
N. Cole   22:40 0-10 0-3 3-4 -2 0 2 2 4 3 0 2 0 1 3
A. Ajinca   21:38 9-10 0-0 6-8 +4 2 6 8 0 2 0 1 3 0 24
J. Fredette   05:38 0-1 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Anderson DND - Right MCL Sprain
A. Davis DND - Coach's Decision
J. Hamilton DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Withey DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-76 6-16 20-27   7 30 37 26 19 3 10 6 7 104
  51.3% 37.5% 74.1%   team rebs: 13 total to: 11

inactive

  • Heat: Bosh, McRoberts
  • Pelicans: Holiday

technical fouls

  • Heat: --
  • Pelicans: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 19
  • Times Tied: 16

arena stats

  • Arena: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Officials: #19 James Capers, #12 Violet Palmer, #31 Scott Wall
  • Attendance: 17797
  • Duration: 2:24
Miami Heat (34-40) New Orleans Pelicans (40-34)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Asik vs Whiteside (Evans gains possession)
  11:43 Gordon Layup Shot: Missed Block: Whiteside (1 BLK) 
  11:43 Team Rebound 
  11:36 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:35 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:25 Evans Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Whiteside (1 ST) 
Deng Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:21
[MIA 2-0]
 
  10:58 Gordon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Whiteside Jump Shot: Missed  10:44  
G Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:43  
G Dragic Tip Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:40 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Whiteside Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:29  
  10:29 Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:29 Team Rebound 
  10:29
[NOP 1-2]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Deng 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Haslem (1 AST)  10:16
[MIA 5-1]
 
  10:01
[NOP 3-5]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST) 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:43 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:32
[NOP 6-5]
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Evans (2 AST) 
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:07  
  08:47
[NOP 9-5]
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Evans (3 AST) 
Whiteside Jump Shot: Missed  08:29  
Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:27  
Whiteside Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wade (1 AST)  08:20
[MIA 7-9]
 
  07:57 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:55  
Whiteside Jump Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:44 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:38
[NOP 11-7]
Evans Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  07:21 Evans Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
G Dragic Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:14
[MIA 9-11]
 
  06:58
[NOP 13-9]
Gordon Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Evans (4 AST) 
G Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:44
[MIA 11-13]
 
Haslem Violation:Kicked Ball  06:28  
  06:20 Evans Jump Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:19  
G Dragic Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wade (2 AST)  06:14
[MIA 13-13]
 
  06:04
[NOP 15-13]
Asik Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gordon (1 AST) 
Wade Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  06:04  
  06:04
[NOP 16-13]
Asik Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
  05:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
Haslem Substitution replaced by Walker  05:53  
Whiteside Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wade (3 AST)  05:49
[MIA 15-16]
 
  05:26 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:25  
G Dragic Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wade (4 AST)  05:20
[MIA 17-16]
 
  04:59
[NOP 18-17]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
G Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:43 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Wade Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:34  
  04:34
[NOP 19-17]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Wade Substitution replaced by Chalmers  04:34  
  04:34
[NOP 20-17]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Whiteside Jump Shot: Missed  04:22  
  04:21 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:15
[NOP 22-17]
Evans Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:15  
Deng Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: G Dragic (1 AST)  04:02
[MIA 19-22]
 
  03:39 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:38  
Chalmers Jump Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Whiteside Violation:Kicked Ball  03:11  
  03:11 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Babbitt 
  03:11 Evans Substitution replaced by Cole 
  02:59 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:58  
  02:50 Gordon Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Deng 3pt Shot: Missed  02:39  
  02:38 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:30 Asik Layup Shot: Missed Block: Whiteside (2 BLK) 
G Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:29  
G Dragic Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:25
[MIA 21-22]
 
  02:06 Cole Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:06  
Deng Substitution replaced by Beasley  02:06  
  02:03 Jump Ball Asik vs Whiteside (G Dragic gains possession) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: G Dragic (2 AST)  01:52
[MIA 23-22]
 
  01:35
[NOP 24-23]
Pondexter Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gordon (2 AST) 
  01:21 Cole Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  01:21 Asik Substitution replaced by Ajinca 
Chalmers Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Babbitt (1 ST)  01:10  
  01:05 Cole Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
G Dragic Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Walker (1 AST)  00:53.8
[MIA 25-24]
 
  00:42.9 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:42.5  
Beasley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ajinca (1 BLK)  00:28.9  
  00:26.9 Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:25.6 Ajinca Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
  00:03.4 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:00.0 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Miami Heat (34-40) New Orleans Pelicans (40-34)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Walker Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:41
[MIA 27-24]
 
  11:20
[NOP 26-27]
Ajinca Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Beasley Layup Shot: Missed  11:01  
  11:00 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Napier Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:58  
  10:43 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:42  
Chalmers Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:32 Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:17
[NOP 28-27]
Ajinca Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Babbitt (1 AST) 
Andersen Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  10:17  
  10:17 Ajinca Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:16  
Walker 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST)  10:01
[MIA 30-28]
 
  09:42
[NOP 30-30]
Ajinca Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Evans (5 AST) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:26
[MIA 32-30]
 
  09:09
[NOP 32-32]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Beasley 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Napier (1 AST)  08:49
[MIA 35-32]
 
Walker Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:31  
  08:31  
  08:20
[NOP 35-35]
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST) 
Walker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ajinca (2 BLK)  08:02  
  08:01 Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:58 Evans Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  07:58 Evans Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  07:44  
Napier Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:43  
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:36 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:21
[NOP 37-35]
Babbitt Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:19  
  07:19 Evans Substitution replaced by Gordon 
Beasley Substitution replaced by G Dragic  07:19  
Napier Substitution replaced by Deng  07:19  
Walker 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Deng (1 AST)  06:57
[MIA 38-37]
 
  06:42
[NOP 39-38]
Ajinca Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Cole (1 AST) 
  06:30 Ajinca Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:30
[MIA 39-39]
 
Chalmers Substitution replaced by Wade  06:30  
  06:30 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:30
[MIA 40-39]
 
  06:06 Cole 3pt Shot: Missed 
Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:05  
  05:50 Cole Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Wade Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:38
[MIA 42-39]
 
  05:19 Cole 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:18 Ajinca Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Deng Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:04  
  04:54 Cole Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:53  
  04:40 Gordon Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:40
[MIA 43-39]
 
  04:40 Ajinca Substitution replaced by Asik 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Whiteside  04:40  
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:40
[MIA 44-39]
 
  04:27 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:26  
Deng Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:13
[MIA 46-39]
 
  04:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:13 Babbitt Substitution replaced by Evans 
  04:13 Cole Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  04:00
[NOP 41-46]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Evans (6 AST) 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  03:43  
  03:42 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:34
[NOP 43-46]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gordon (3 AST) 
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  03:18  
  03:17 Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:10
[NOP 45-46]
Evans Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gordon (4 AST) 
Wade Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:55
[MIA 48-45]
 
  02:34 Cunningham Layup Shot: Missed Block: Whiteside (3 BLK) 
Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:32  
G Dragic Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:27
[MIA 50-45]
 
  02:10
[NOP 48-50]
Evans 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Gordon (5 AST) 
Wade Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  01:56  
  01:41
[NOP 50-50]
Cunningham Driving Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gordon (6 AST) 
Whiteside Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: G Dragic (3 AST)  01:20
[MIA 52-50]
 
  01:05 Evans Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:04 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:03
[NOP 52-52]
Asik Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  01:02 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
  00:49.0 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Walker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:49.0  
Team Rebound  00:49.0  
Wade Substitution replaced by Chalmers  00:49.0  
Walker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:49.0  
  00:48.8 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  00:37.7
[NOP 54-52]
Gordon Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Evans (7 AST) 
Deng Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:25.2
[MIA 54-54]
 
  00:03.5 Evans Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:03.5  
  00:03.5 Evans Substitution replaced by Cole 
Walker Substitution replaced by Wade  00:03.5  
  00:03.1 Gordon Substitution replaced by Fredette 
Wade 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Miami Heat (34-40) New Orleans Pelicans (40-34)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Wade Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:40  
  11:39 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  11:24
[NOP 56-54]
Pondexter Driving Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Evans (8 AST) 
Wade 3pt Shot: Missed  10:54  
Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:53  
Haslem Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:51
[MIA 56-56]
 
  10:29 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:28  
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Cunningham (1 ST)  10:12  
G Dragic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:08  
  10:08
[NOP 57-56]
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  10:08
[NOP 58-56]
Gordon Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Whiteside Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Deng (2 AST)  09:47
[MIA 58-58]
 
  09:28
[NOP 60-58]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (2 AST) 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:05 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  08:58 Evans Layup Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:57  
  08:57 Pondexter Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Whiteside Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Haslem (2 AST)  08:42
[MIA 60-60]
 
  08:26 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed Block: Whiteside (4 BLK) 
G Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:25  
  08:22 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
G Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  08:22
[MIA 61-60]
 
G Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  08:22
[MIA 62-60]
 
  08:07
[NOP 63-62]
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Evans (9 AST) 
  07:54 Evans Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Deng 3pt Shot: Missed  07:45  
Whiteside Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:44  
Whiteside Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:40
[MIA 64-63]
 
Wade Foul: Personal Block (3 PF)  07:22  
  07:09 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:09 Team Rebound 
G Dragic Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  07:09  
  06:56 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:55  
G Dragic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Asik (1 ST)  06:42  
  06:38 Evans Layup Shot: Missed Block: Haslem (1 BLK) 
  06:37 Pondexter Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:35
[NOP 65-64]
Pondexter Putback Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  06:17 Pondexter Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Deng Running Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  06:05
[MIA 66-65]
 
  05:38 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:38 Team Rebound 
  05:38 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  05:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wade Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:25
[MIA 68-65]
 
  05:06 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:05  
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:55
[MIA 70-65]
 
  04:30 Evans Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Deng (1 ST) 
Haslem Jump Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:12 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  04:00
[NOP 67-70]
Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Whiteside Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Wade (5 AST)  03:37
[MIA 72-67]
 
  03:20 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:19  
  03:03 Gordon Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  03:03
[MIA 73-67]
 
  03:03 Asik Substitution replaced by Ajinca 
  03:03 Gordon Substitution replaced by Cole 
Haslem Substitution replaced by Walker  03:03  
Wade Substitution replaced by Chalmers  03:03  
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  03:03
[MIA 74-67]
 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:44  
  02:40 Cole 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:39  
G Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:23 Team Rebound 
Deng Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  02:23  
  02:23 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Babbitt 
G Dragic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:14  
  02:14 Cole Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:14 Team Rebound 
  02:14 Evans Substitution replaced by Fredette 
  02:14
[NOP 68-74]
Cole Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:59 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  01:59
[MIA 75-68]
 
Whiteside Substitution replaced by Andersen  01:59  
  01:59 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:59  
  01:58 Ajinca Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:47 Ajinca Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:46 Ajinca Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:45
[NOP 70-75]
Ajinca Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Andersen Layup Shot: Missed  01:33  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:32  
Andersen Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:30
[MIA 77-70]
 
  01:18 Cole Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:G Dragic (1 ST) 
G Dragic Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:13
[MIA 79-70]
 
  00:54.1
[NOP 72-79]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Cole (2 AST) 
Walker 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: G Dragic (4 AST)  00:39.5
[MIA 82-72]
 
Walker Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:35.1  
  00:35.1 Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:35.1 Team Rebound 
G Dragic Substitution replaced by Napier  00:35.1  
  00:35.1
[NOP 73-82]
Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
  00:22.9 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  00:03.9 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:02.4  
Andersen 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:49
[NOP 75-82]
Ajinca Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Cole (3 AST) 
Chalmers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  11:49  
  11:49
[NOP 76-82]
Ajinca Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  11:25  
  11:23 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
Chalmers Foul: Personal (2 PF)  11:03  
  10:53 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Napier Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:52  
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  10:42  
  10:41 Team Rebound 
Napier Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  10:41  
  10:25
[NOP 78-82]
Ajinca Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Cole (4 AST) 
Andersen Jump Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Andersen Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:53  
  09:53 Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:53 Team Rebound 
  09:53
[NOP 79-82]
Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:51  
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Napier (2 AST)  09:36
[MIA 85-79]
 
Andersen Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  09:26  
  09:26 Ajinca Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:26 Team Rebound 
  09:26
[NOP 80-85]
Ajinca Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  09:12 Cole Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  08:57  
  08:56 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  08:41 Fredette Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:40 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
Deng Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  08:39  
  08:39
[NOP 81-85]
Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Napier Substitution replaced by G Dragic  08:39  
Deng Substitution replaced by Beasley  08:39  
  08:39 Fredette Substitution replaced by Gordon 
  08:39
[NOP 82-85]
Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: G Dragic (5 AST)  08:23
[MIA 88-82]
 
  08:05 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
Chalmers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:04  
Walker Layup Shot: Missed  07:55  
  07:54 Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
G Dragic Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) (2 FTA)  07:49  
  07:49
[NOP 83-88]
Cole Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  07:49
[NOP 84-88]
Cole Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Beasley Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Babbitt (1 BLK)  07:31  
  07:30 Ajinca Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:25 Cole Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:25  
  07:20 Ajinca Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
  07:20 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Evans 
Walker Substitution replaced by Wade  07:20  
Wade Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ajinca (3 BLK)  07:12  
Team Rebound  07:12  
Wade 3pt Shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:05 Ajinca Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  06:46 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:46 Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:43
[NOP 86-88]
Evans Putback Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
G Dragic Layup Shot: Missed  06:25  
Team Rebound  06:25  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Whiteside  06:24  
  06:05 Ajinca Violation:Kicked Ball 
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  05:57  
  05:57  
Beasley Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:46  
  05:46
[NOP 87-88]
Ajinca Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  05:46
[NOP 88-88]
Ajinca Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
G Dragic Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  05:33
[MIA 90-88]
 
  05:14 Babbitt Jump Shot: Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:13  
Wade Layup Shot: Missed  05:08  
  05:08 Team Rebound 
G Dragic Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) (2 FTA)  05:08  
  05:08
[NOP 89-90]
Ajinca Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
G Dragic Substitution replaced by Walker  05:08  
Beasley Substitution replaced by Deng  05:08  
  05:08
[NOP 90-90]
Ajinca Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  04:48 Evans Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:48  
Team Rebound  04:48  
  04:48 Cole Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:48
[MIA 91-90]
 
  04:35 Babbitt 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Walker (1 BLK) 
Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:34  
Walker Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Wade (6 AST)  04:30
[MIA 93-90]
 
  04:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:08
[NOP 92-93]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Walker 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Wade (7 AST)  03:44
[MIA 96-92]
 
Walker Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:29  
  03:29 Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:29 Team Rebound 
  03:29 Ajinca Substitution replaced by Asik 
  03:29 Babbitt Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  03:29
[NOP 93-96]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pondexter (1 BLK)  03:09  
  03:08 Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:04
[NOP 95-96]
Gordon Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Evans (10 AST) 
Deng Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  02:40
[MIA 98-95]
 
  02:23
[NOP 98-98]
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Evans (11 AST) 
  02:04 Evans Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:04
[MIA 99-98]
 
  02:04 Asik Substitution replaced by Ajinca 
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:04
[MIA 100-98]
 
  01:48
[NOP 100-100]
Evans Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  01:34  
  01:33 Ajinca Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  01:23 Evans Foul: Offensive Charge (6 PF) 
  01:23 Evans Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:23  
  01:23 Ajinca Substitution replaced by Asik 
  01:23 Evans Substitution replaced by Cole 
Chalmers Substitution replaced by G Dragic  01:23  
Whiteside Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Wade (8 AST)  01:11
[MIA 102-100]
 
  01:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:11 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Ajinca 
  01:11 Asik Substitution replaced by Babbitt 
  01:00
[NOP 102-102]
Ajinca Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Gordon (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:38.7  
  00:38.7 Babbitt Substitution replaced by Asik 
  00:38.7 Ajinca Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  00:36.0  
Team Rebound  00:36.0  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:36.0  
  00:36.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:36.0 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Babbitt 
  00:36.0 Asik Substitution replaced by Ajinca 
G Dragic Substitution replaced by Chalmers  00:36.0  
  00:25.9
[NOP 104-102]
Ajinca Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Gordon (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:25.9  
Chalmers Substitution replaced by G Dragic  00:25.9  
  00:25.9 Babbitt Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  00:25.9 Ajinca Substitution replaced by Asik 
Whiteside Layup Shot: Missed Block: Asik (1 BLK)  00:16.9  
  00:15.9 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  00:14.7 Asik Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Wade 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIA
3rd Southeast
37
45
4-6
20-21
17-24
NOP
5th Southwest
45
37
7-3
28-13
17-24
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIA
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NOP
2 players 31.5
2 players 11.0
2 players 5.0
2 players 3.0
2 players 1.8