Monday , Nov , 17 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Miami Heat Team Report – November 17

=== Miami Heat Team Report – November 17 ===

(Sports Network) – The Miami Heat were blown out on Sunday by the Los
Angeles Lakers, 99-77, at Staples Center.

Lamar Odom scored 18 to lead Miami, which has lost eight of its first 10
games.

The Lakers increased a 17-point halftime lead to 26 with an eight-point surge
in the third quarter. Leading 59-41, Devean George buried a jumper to start
the run and Shaquille O’Neal muscled inside for a basket to give Los Angeles a
67-41 cushion with just over five minutes to play in the quarter.

Los Angeles took a 76-58 lead in the fourth quarter and cruised to the easy
22-point win.

Miami finished 0-for-12 from beyond the arc and was 19-of-34 from the charity
stripe.

The Heat are off until Tuesday when they begin a four-game road trip in
Seattle.

MIA