Wednesday , Nov , 12 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Miami Heat Team Report – November 12

=== Miami Heat Team Report – November 12 ===

(Sports Network) – The Miami Heat fell to 0-7 on the season Tuesday after
suffering a brutal 90-70 loss to the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center.

Eddie Jones paced the Heat with 21 points, while Lamar Odom contributed 14
points and 10 boards in the losing effort. Dwyane Wade collected 11 points,
five rebounds, five assists and three steals for Miami, which is the only
winless team in the NBA.

The contest marked the first meeting between the Van Gundy brothers as NBA
head coaches. Jeff is in his first season behind the Rockets bench, while Stan
became the general of the Heat after Pat Riley’s surprise resignation prior to
the start of the season.

Miami is now 0-7 for the first time since opening its inaugural season in
1988-89 with 17 straight losses.

Miami won the battle on the glass, 42-36, but shot just 35 percent from the

Despite the loss, Miami has captured four of the last six from Houston and 12
of the last 16 meetings.

The Heat host rookie phenom LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight.