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Old 01-27-2002, 10:44 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Are the Heat making a comeback?

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Heat stay sizzling, beat down first-place Nets

http://www.sportsline.com/u/ce/[email protected],00.htm

MIAMI - Alonzo Mourning rolled on his back, celebrating a blocked shot by pumping his fists and kicking his legs like a little kid before rising with a grin.

Basketball has become fun again for Mourning and the Miami Heat, who took another big step in their turnaround by beating the first-place New Jersey Nets 90-77 Saturday afternoon.

Miami, trying to recover from a 2-14 start, won for the seventh time in eight games and beat the Eastern Conference leaders for the first time in three tries.

"We can't wait any longer," Mourning said. "If we plan on making the playoffs, we've got to start playing well right now. We put ourselves in this position, and we have to get ourselves out of the hole we dug, one game at a time."
This is truly a great story for a team that was nearly dead-last in the NBA - they are thinking playoffs, and rightfully so. They are too talented to be as bad as they were. With Mourning, Jones, Grant, etc., it's good to see this team finally turn it around. I'm glad Riley stuck around.
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