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Sol 76, Starzz 65

Game 24: Friday at American Airlines Arena

Utah 30 35 — 65

Miami 33 43 — 76

First half: Outrebounded (20-18), outshot (37.9-37.0 percent), miserable at the free-throw line (10-for-16), out-hustled by an expansion team, the Starzz were nonetheless just three points down by the half after Jennifer Azzi hit a 15-footer with :00.3 left. Kate Starbird's four-point run with a basket at 3:41 and free throws at 2:31 cut Miami's seven-point lead to three.

Second half: More of the same only worse because they weren't lucky enough to stay close through another 20 minutes of listless play. Miami shot 10 percent better from the field while the Starzz shot like it was illegal to make one. Or rebound one.

Records: Starzz 12-12; Sol 9-14

Next up: Starzz at Orlando, 2 p.m. Sunday at Orlando Arena.

Quotable: "The breakdown was defensively. We didn't play no defense. We tried zone, it worked for a couple of minutes, but they still got a couple of scores. Defensively, we just didn't show up." — Starzz guard Korie Hlede of Croatia.