Thursday , Nov , 20 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Miami Heat Team Report – November 20

=== Miami Heat Team Report – November 20 ===

(Sports Network) – The Miami Heat blew a big fourth-quarter lead Wednesday
evening, as they lost to the Portland Trail Blazers, 94-93, at the Rose
Garden.

Qyntel Woods hit two free throws with four-tenths of a second left in the game
to lift Portland to victory. Woods, playing in place of Bonzi Wells, who was
given a team suspension, was fouled going to the rim by Miami’s Lamar Odom as
time ticked down.

Miami, which lost for the second time in three games, was led by Eddie Jones’
26 points and Dwyane Wade’s 24 points. Odom added 13 points and nine rebounds
in the loss.

The Heat led 75-61 after three quarters, but the Blazers outscored Miami 33-18
in the final 12 minutes to win the game.

Portland used a 10-2 run in the last 2:13 of the game to set the stage for
Woods’ dramatics. Wade’s soft left-handed scoop shot with 9.9 seconds to go
gave the Heat a 93-92 lead.

Jeff McInnins then missed a three-pointer, but Woods grabbed the rebound and
went right to the basket where he was fouled. Woods then sank both free throws
and Odom missed a three at the buzzer, preserving the Portland win.

The Heat continue their five-game road trip Friday night in Oakland against
the Golden State Warriors.

MIA