njn 105, mia 101, 14apr92
[I'll post the boxscore later]
Njn took a 84-83 lead in mid-Q4 on a 3pt-play by coleman.
Mia countered with a 13-4 run, including rice following his own shot
with a tip-in, drawing a foul, plus two baskets by coles. mia led 96-88.
(njn) coleman, who had dominated the offensive reb's, and scored 24pts,
had a half-time shouting match with BFitch about his coaching, and when
BFitch called a timeout with 6:48 left in Q4, coleman called it a night.
Mia led by 8 with 4:31 left in Q4, with (njn) coleman sitting.
But then njn surged for a 17-4 run, including 6-0 for reserve forward mills.
Njn blocked 3 in the final 3min, giving out only 2 ft's.
(njn) Bowie tipped one in with 46sec left to take the lead 101-100.
(mia) coles tried a 3sec 3pt-shot, but (njn) bowie took the reb. & the game.
Mia struggled inside against njn's near-7-foot forwards and centers,
shooting only 38%. (mia) rice had 36pts (15-32 FG's with 2-8 3pts).
4 mia guards shot 10 for 37 (27%), for only 26pts.
(mia) kessler played 6 min, with only an assist to show in the boxscore.
(mia) burton is out for the season (depression), and the new kid in
town, bennett (from cle) didnt play.
Njn held the boards, with 41 second-effort points.
Njn had 62pts inside, to mia's 30. mia had 3 blocks, while
(njn) Bowie had 6 of njn's 10 blocks despite his 5th foul in mid-Q3.
(njn) mills and dudley totaled 22pts, 17 reb's (10 off.), off the bench.
atl must lose one of their remaining 2 games (chi at home, or atl at
cle), for mia to make the playoffs. If mia and atl tie, mia has a
better conference record.
Tonight (thursday) mia hosts lottery-bound mil. Atl beat nyk last night.
(mia) smith is still hurting from knee-surgery in Jan.
(mia) shaw has been cold recently, and rice has been carrying the team.
(mil) humphries is out (foot), snd so is (mil) schayes (knee).
mil is 0-3 vs. mia this season, 1-13 recently, and 9-25 since all-star break.
Richard Sikorski - Marine & Atmospheric Chemistry, U. Miami, FL