Friday , Apr , 28 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Mourning returns for Miami

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning returned to
game action Thursday in his team’s 109-90 loss to the Chicago Bulls in Game 3
of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Mourning, who hadn’t played in a game since March 22 due to a torn right calf
muscle, ended with zero points and two rebounds in eight minutes.

“I didn’t even know he was going to play,” Heat head coach Pat Riley said. “He
hasn’t been able to condition because he hasn’t been playing basketball. We’ve
got to get him court time.”

In 65 games during the regular season, Mourning averaged 7.8 points, 5.5
rebounds and 2.66 blocks while shooting 59.7 percent from the floor.

The Heat still lead the best-of-seven series, 2-1.