Mashburn Helps Hornets Beat His Former Mates

Posted: November 04, 2000

Jamal Mashburn knows firsthand how intense the Miami Heat can play. To beat his former team, he knew Charlotte would have to play just as hard., Mashburn, one of the nine players involved in an offseason trade between the teams, came out of the gate shooting last night and scored 30 points, leading host Charlotte to an 83-79 victory over Miami., "When you play for Miami you get a good dose of intensity," Mashburn said. "Since coming here, me and P.J. [Brown] have tried to stress that, so my focus is to be aggressive from the jump street and play with intensity.", Mashburn scored 14 points in the first quarter and had 23 at the half. He scored only five in the fourth quarter, but all came at opportune moments., "Mash got off to a hot start and burned us from the long range," said Miami coach Pat Riley. "I expected him to come out like that, I know what kind of player he is.", Brian Grant led Miami with 33 points and 16 rebounds.

IN OTHER GAMES:

At Boston, Paul Pierce scored 30 points and Antoine Walker added 20 as the Celtics beat Toronto, 93-91. . .Marcus Camby scored 20 points and Latrell Sprewell recovered from an 0-for-5 first half to score nine straight points in the fourth quarter to lead New York past host Washington, 80-76. . .Chris Webber scored 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Sacramento spoiled Detroit's home opener, 100-93. . .Stephon Marbury scored 33 points as New Jersey ended a 10-game losing streak against host Chicago with a 92-82 win.

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