Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Hardaway Helps Heat to Another Road Win

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Hardaway Helps Heat to Another Road Win

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Tim Hardaway scored 18 of his season-high 36 points in the fourth quarter Sunday night as injury-depleted Miami beat Milwaukee 95-94, the Heat's 14th successive road victory. That's the third-longest streak in National Basketball Association history.

Alonzo Mourning, Sasha Danilovic and Gary Grant were sidelined with back problems and Kurt Thomas sat out because of a sprained right ankle. That left Miami with only eight players in uniform, and coach Pat Riley used seven as the Heat won its fifth in a row.

"This is an emotional victory, a great victory," Hardaway said. "The whole team just did well tonight. You have to give credit to everybody. We played good defense, we played good offense. We showed a lot of heart." The 1971-72 Lakers hold the NBA record of 16 consecutive road victories. Miami's next two road games will be Sunday against Utah and Jan. 7 vs. Seattle. With victories, the Heat would have a chance to break the record Jan. 8 at Portland. …

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