The Miami Heat didn't wilt when the Orlando Magic wouldn't quit.

Thanks to two clutch baskets by Tim Hardaway, Miami withstood one last comeback by the resilient Magic, holding on for a 91-83 victory Sunday in the deciding fifth game of their first-round playoff series.Orlando scored 10 consecutive points midway through the fourth quarter and reduced a 17-point deficit to three. But Hardaway shook off a shooting slump to hit two baskets - an off-balance 20-footer and a 3-pointer from 24 feet - in the final 43 seconds to eliminate the Magic.

"They had one great push left in them," Heat coach Pat Riley said. "That's why this game keeps bringing you to your knees. I think this is going to help us. You grow from these kinds of things and toughen up."

The Heat survived Penny Hardaway's 33-point effort to win a playoff series for the first time in their nine-year history.

The Atlantic Division champions advanced to the second round against Riley's former team, the New York Knicks. The opening game in the best-of-7 series will be Wednesday at Miami Arena.

"I'm two years away from New York," said Riley, who feuded with Knicks management before taking the Miami job in 1995. "I'm happy down here. We've turned it around and have something good going.

"There's probably going to be a lot of stuff come out about the past, but I have great respect for that team and I know how good they are. We're going to have our hands full."

The Heat blew out Orlando at home in the first two games before the Magic bounced back at the O-rena. The home team won every game by an average margin of 16 points, and the home court may have been the difference Sunday.

Miami missed nine consecutive shots before Tim Hardaway sank his 20-footer while being closely guarded by Darrell Armstrong for an 86-80 lead with 43 seconds to go. He then answered Penny Hardaway's 3-pointer with a 3-pointer of his own, making the score 89-83 with 14 seconds left.

"We never gave up," Penny Hardaway said. "We kept shooting and got ourselves in a situation to win the game. We just didn't do it, but we never gave up."

With the clutch baskets, Tim Hardaway finished 5-for-20 and scored 11 points. He shot 30 percent in the series.

"I had some easy shots that I normally make," he said. "I just wasn't making them this series. Maybe I was too hyped, I don't know."

Orlando struggled against Miami's stifling defense, shooting just 39 percent. Penny Hardaway, who had 42 points in Game 3 and 41 in Game 4, faced frequent double-teaming for the first time in the series and missed 14 of 22 shots. He had 10 assists in 47 minutes.

"He did everything possible to carry this team home," Magic coach Richie Adubato said. "With what he's done the last three games, there's no question he has shown he's the next Michael Jordan."

Voshon Lenard shot 4-for-9 on 3-pointers and scored 19 points for the Heat, who shot just 40 percent but had 16 offensive rebounds.

Hawks 84, Pistons 79

At Atlanta, Dikembe Mutombo showed why he's the NBA defensive player of the year, and the Atlanta Hawks moved on in the playoffs Sunday with an 84-79 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

The Hawks, who trailed 2-1 in the best-of-5 series, won the final two games to earn a meeting with the defending NBA champion Chicago Bulls in the second round. Game 1 is Tuesday night at the United Center.

Mutombo, who was a dominating inside force for the Hawks throughout the series, finished off the Pistons with two brilliant defensive plays against Grant Hill.

With the score tied at 77, Hill drove the baseline for a dunk, but the shot was deflected away by Mutombo while the Detroit star dangled from the rim. Atlanta ran the other way and Christian Laettner hit a 17-footer as the 24-second clock expired to put the Hawks ahead to stay, 79-77 with 1:14 remaining.

But Mutombo wasn't through. Hill drove around him at the foul line and headed to the hoop trying to pull the Pistons even, but Atlanta's 7-foot-2 center caught Hill from behind and got a hand on the shot.

Steve Smith then made a 3-pointer from deep in the left corner as he was falling out of bounds with 41.7 seconds to go.

Detroit, which shot only 39.5 percent from the field, cut the gap to 82-79 and had a final chance to tie, but Terry Mills' 3-pointer from the top of the key missed badly with about five seconds to go.

Laettner led the Hawks with 23 points, but Mutombo was a force at both ends of the court. He had 17 points, nine rebounds and six blocks.

Hill led the Pistons with 21 points but shot only 9-of-24 trying to carry the offensive load. Detroit even sent in Rick Mahorn in an attempt to counter Mutombo's size, but about all the 38-year-old could do was foul. The Pistons have not won a playoff series since 1991.

Detroit outhustled the Hawks in the first quarter and threatened to blow the game open, building a 23-10 lead on Otis Thorpe's dunk with 4:49 left in the period. During one sequence, the Pistons chased down three offensive rebounds before Lindsey Hunter made a shot, was fouled and finished off the three-point play.

But the entrance of reserve guard Eldridge Recasner seemed to spark the Hawks, who cut the gap to 25-22 by the end of the quarter. Both teams shot poorly in the second quarter but the Hawks managed to pull even for the first time since the opening minutes, going to the break tied 42-42.

Atlanta managed only 12 points in the third quarter and Detroit closed the period with a 10-1 run to grab a 62-54 lead heading to the fourth. The Hawks shot only 3-of-16 from the field - missing all four from beyond the 3-point arc - and also missed 6 of 12 free throws.

It was the second-lowest number of points ever scored by the Hawks in the third quarter of a playoff game, eclipsed only a six-point effort at Boston on May 6, 1986.