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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SAN ANTONIO 29 23 29 25 106 DENVER 24 21 29 22 96 FINAL


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SAN ANTONIO (106) AT DENVER (96)

SAN ANTONIO REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

DUNCAN F 46 14-27 6-10 7 6 13 4 3 3 5 34 ELLIOTT F 29 3-7 2-2 0 4 4 2 1 0 1 9 ROBINSON C 33 5-8 6-8 1 6 7 1 4 1 2 16 JACKSON G 27 5-7 0-0 1 2 3 1 2 0 1 14 JOHNSON G 34 6-8 0-2 0 2 2 14 2 0 2 12 DANIELS 14 1-2 3-4 0 3 3 2 1 0 0 5 GAZE 1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 S KERR 21 2-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 J KERSEY 18 1-5 0-0 0 2 2 1 4 1 0 2 PERDUE 15 3-4 2-2 2 4 6 1 2 0 0 8 ROSE 2 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 ELIE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 41-73 19-28 12 30 42 28 19 5 13 106 (.562) (.679) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 13(14 PTS)

DENVER REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

MCDYESS F 34 12-20 5-8 4 8 12 1 4 2 2 29 TAYLOR F 11 1-2 0-0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 2 FORTSON C 13 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 ALEXANDER G 39 5-11 1-2 0 0 0 5 3 0 3 11 VAN EXEL G 43 9-18 0-1 0 0 0 12 4 0 1 18 CLARK 29 4-9 0-0 1 9 10 1 4 2 0 8 HERRERA 19 4-6 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 8 STITH 17 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 3 E WILLIAMS 35 4-9 8-10 0 0 0 3 2 1 2 17 BILLUPS DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE MEYER DNP - COACH'S DECISION WASHINGTON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 40-78 14-21 7 20 27 27 22 7 9 96 (.513) (.667) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 9(13 PTS)

SAN ANTONIO 29 23 29 25 - 106 DENVER 24 21 29 22 - 96

BLOCKED SHOTS: SAN ANTONIO - DUNCAN 3, ROBINSON 2, DANIELS, J KERSEY. DENVER - CLARK 3, MCDYESS 2, HERRERA. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SAN ANTONIO 5-7 (.714), ELLIOTT 1-1, JACKSON 4-5, J KERSEY 0-1. DENVER 2-8 (.250), ALEXANDER 0-2, VAN EXEL 0-2, STITH 1-2, E WILLIAMS 1-2. TECHNICALS: SAN ANTONIO - DUNCAN. OFFICIALS: DEE KANTNER, BERNIE FRYER, TERRY DURHAM. A - 12,037. T - 2:01.


Box Score

SAN ANTONIO (106) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Duncan 46 14-27 6-10 7-13 4 3 34 Elliott 29 3-7 2-2 0-4 2 1 9 Robinson 33 5-8 6-8 1-7 1 4 16 Jackson 27 5-7 0-0 1-3 1 2 14 Johnson 34 6-8 0-2 0-2 14 2 12 Daniels 14 1-2 3-4 0-3 2 1 5 Gaze 1 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 S Kerr 21 2-2 0-0 0-0 2 0 4 J Kersey 18 1-5 0-0 0-2 1 4 2 Perdue 15 3-4 2-2 2-6 1 2 8 Rose 2 1-3 0-0 0-1 0 0 2 Elie DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-73 19-28 12-42 28 19 106 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.562, FT-.679. 3-Point Goals: 5-7, .714 (Elliott 1-1, Jackson 4-5, J Kersey 0-1). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 7 (Duncan 3, Robinson 2, Daniels, J Kersey). Turnovers: 13 (Duncan 5, Johnson 2, Robinson 2, Elliott, Gaze, Jackson, S Kerr). Steals: 5 (Duncan 3, J Kersey, Robinson).

DENVER (96) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mcdyess 34 12-20 5-8 4-12 1 4 29 Taylor 11 1-2 0-0 1-1 2 1 2 Fortson 13 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 2 0 Alexander 39 5-11 1-2 0-0 5 3 11 Van Exel 43 9-18 0-1 0-0 12 4 18 Clark 29 4-9 0-0 1-10 1 4 8 Herrera 19 4-6 0-0 1-2 0 2 8 Stith 17 1-3 0-0 0-1 3 0 3 E Williams 35 4-9 8-10 0-0 3 2 17 Billups DNP - sprained left ankle Meyer DNP - coach's decision Washington DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 40-78 14-21 7-27 27 22 96 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.513, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 2-8, .250 (Alexander 0-2, Van Exel 0-2, Stith 1-2, E Williams 1-2). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 6 (Clark 3, Mcdyess 2, Herrera). Turnovers: 9 (Alexander 3, E Williams 2, Mcdyess 2, Fortson, Van Exel). Steals: 7 (Clark 2, Mcdyess 2, E Williams, Herrera, Stith). ____________________________________________ San Antonio 29 23 29 25 - 106 Denver 24 21 29 22 - 96 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: San Antonio 1 (Duncan, 7:50 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 12,037. T: 2:01. Officials: Dee Kantner, Bernie Fryer, Terry Durham.


Game Story

DENVER (Ticker) -- Tim Duncan scored a season-high 34 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the resurgent San Antonio Spurs extended their season-high winning streak to four games with a 106-96 victory over the slumping Denver Nuggets.

"I felt good out there and I just kept going," said Duncan, who logged 46 minutes. "I played my minutes. Coach said he was going to leave me in for awhile. Since he didn't take me out, I just kept playing."

After beginning the season 6-8, coach Gregg Popovich's squad was criticized for a sub-par start after completing the greatest turnaround in NBA history with a 56-win campaign last season.

The Spurs have won four in a row for the first time since a five-game run from March 27-April 4 of last season. In doing so, they have equaled their 10-8 start of a season ago.

"We had a good game from everybody," said Popovich. "Tim was a monster. I thought I was going to play him for 48 minutes, but I gave him a blow at the end."

David Robinson scored 16 points and Jaren Jackson added 14 for San Antonio, which has won its last six meetings with Denver. The Spurs have posted back-to-back 100-point games after failing to do so in 15 consecutive contests.

"Winning is better than losing," said Robinson. "We're moving up a bit in the West. Our defense is picking it up and our offense is better. We need to get on a roll. An eight-game streak would be better than this four."

Antonio McDyess had 29 points and 12 rebounds for the Nuggets, who have dropped four in a row and had their four-game home winning streak snapped.

"The ref(erees) took me out of the first half," said McDyess, who picked up three quick fouls. "They're not respecting this team. I think this is a carry-over from last year. There were 11 wins last year and we're off to a slow start this year. There's no respect."

Guard Chauncey Billups missed his third straight game due to a sprained left ankle for the Nuggets, who shot better than 50 percent (40-of-78) for the first time this season.

"It was a good effort but obviously not great enough," Denver coach Mike D'Antoni said. "We need to eke out as many games as we can in the first 25. Our schedule gets easier after that. Offense is not a problem for us, defense is the problem. Duncan is the man."

The Spurs, who were without guard Mario Elie with a strained left hamstring, shot a sparkling 56 percent (41-of-73) to offset the Nuggets' shooting.

Despite leading the game wire-to-wire, the Spurs needed a fourth-quarter spurt to pull away from the pesky Nuggets for good.

Nick Van Exel, who finished with 18 points and 12 assists, drilled a 13-foot jumper from the left corner to pull Denver within 81-76 with 11:23 to play.

Will Perdue sandwiched a pair of layups around a slam by Duncan and an 18-footer by Steve Kerr to give San Antonio a commanding 89-76 lead with 8:59 remaining.

Avery Johnson, who had 14 points and 12 assists, buried a running jumper with 2:38 left to give the Spurs their biggest lead, 102-88.

San Antonio dominated play on the interior, holding a 42-29 advantage on the boards despite a season-high 10 rebounds by Denver rookie Keon Clark.

"We just have to finish a game and that comes with playing with one another," said Clark. "We just have to believe in each and other and know where each teammate will be on the court down the stretch. So as the season goes, hopefully we'll get better."

Eric Williams scored 18 points off the bench for the Nuggets, who committed a season-low nine turnovers while forcing 13.

Van Exel's 19-footer early in the third quarter capped a 10-5 spurt and pulled Denver within 66-63 with 6:50 left. Duncan responded with an emphatic slam and a 14-footer to stretch the lead back to seven with 5:12 remaining.

"Tim Duncan is playing strong," said Robinson. "He's putting up big numbers. He's legit. He's starting to get a good feel and he's getting rolling. His jumper is starting to go down, making the game easier for him."

McDyess and Clark slammed on consecutive trips to narrow the gap to 70-67, but Duncan canned a 15-footer and slammed again to make it 74-67 with 3:23 to go.

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