ATLANTA (AP) _ New score, same result. The Atlanta Hawks won the
NBA's first replay since 1983, holding off the Miami Heat 114-111
in overtime in the completion of a protested game.
The NBA ordered the teams back to the court after upholding
Miami's protest of a 117-111 loss to the Hawks on Dec. 19. The Heat
went to the league after the home team's stat crew mistakenly ruled
Shaquille O'Neal _ who's now with the Phoenix Suns _ had fouled out
with 51.9 seconds left in overtime when he actually had only five
The game resumed Saturday night from the point of the protest
and neither team scored during their brief time on the court. They
got a 15-minute break, then returned to the court for their
regularly scheduled game.
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