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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SAN ANTONIO 32 19 19 15 85 UTAH 25 25 21 20 91 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 32, DAVID ROBINSON 12, TERRY PORTER 12 UTH - KARL MALONE 20, JOHN STOCKTON 20, BRYON RUSSELL 19

HIGH REBOUND: SAS - DAVID ROBINSON 10, TIM DUNCAN 8 UTH - KARL MALONE 11, GREG OSTERTAG 11

HIGH ASSISTS: SAS - AVERY JOHNSON 3, TERRY PORTER 3 UTH - HOWARD EISLEY 6, JOHN STOCKTON 4

ATT: 19,584


Extended Box

SAN ANTONIO (85) AT UTAH (91)

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

BROWN F 16 2-3 2-2 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 6 DUNCAN F 43 12-23 8-14 1 7 8 2 1 1 6 32 ROBINSON C 35 4-10 4-6 2 8 10 1 5 2 2 12 ELIE G 16 1-4 0-0 1 0 1 2 3 0 2 2 JOHNSON G 34 4-13 1-2 2 1 3 3 3 0 2 9 JACKSON 32 2-5 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 1 0 6 J KERSEY 18 1-1 0-0 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 2 PORTER 26 5-8 1-1 0 1 1 3 3 1 0 12 WALKER 8 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 ROSE 12 1-1 2-2 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 4 DANIELS DNP - COACH'S DECISION S KERR DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-70 18-27 7 24 31 14 25 5 15 85 (.457) (.667) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 16(16 PTS)

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

MALONE F 39 7-18 6-7 5 6 11 3 2 1 4 20 PADGETT F 12 2-3 0-0 2 2 4 1 1 0 0 4 POLYNICE C 25 0-2 1-4 1 4 5 0 6 1 3 1 HORNACEK G 33 2-9 6-6 1 3 4 2 1 0 2 10 STOCKTON G 34 9-16 1-2 1 2 3 4 4 2 2 20 EISLEY 29 5-13 0-0 2 2 4 6 1 0 1 13 RUSSELL 36 7-9 2-2 1 3 4 1 3 0 1 19 OSTERTAG 23 1-1 0-2 0 11 11 0 5 0 2 2 CHILCUTT 9 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 KEEFE DNP - COACH'S DECISION LEWIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION VAUGHN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-74 16-23 13 33 46 17 25 4 15 91 (.459) (.696) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 18(22 PTS)

SAN ANTONIO 32 19 19 15 - 85 UTAH 25 25 21 20 - 91

BLOCKED SHOTS: SAN ANTONIO - ROSE 3, ROBINSON 2, WALKER, DUNCAN, BROWN. UTAH - POLYNICE 2, OSTERTAG 2, HORNACEK. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SAN ANTONIO 3-12 (.250), ELIE 0-2, JOHNSON 0-1, JACKSON 2-5, PORTER 1-4. UTAH 7-10 (.700), HORNACEK 0-1, STOCKTON 1-1, EISLEY 3-4, RUSSELL 3-3, CHILCUTT 0-1. TECHNICALS: UTAH - EISLEY. OFFICIALS: TOMMY NUNEZ, HUE HOLLINS, MARC DAVIS. A - 19,584. T - 2:19.


Box Score

SAN ANTONIO (85) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brown 16 2-3 2-2 0-1 0 3 6 Duncan 43 12-23 8-14 1-8 2 1 32 Robinson 35 4-10 4-6 2-10 1 5 12 Elie 16 1-4 0-0 1-1 2 3 2 Johnson 34 4-13 1-2 2-3 3 3 9 Jackson 32 2-5 0-0 0-2 1 2 6 J Kersey 18 1-1 0-0 1-2 2 2 2 Porter 26 5-8 1-1 0-1 3 3 12 Walker 8 0-2 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 Rose 12 1-1 2-2 0-1 0 3 4 Daniels DNP - coach's decision S Kerr DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-70 18-27 7-31 14 25 85 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.457, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 3-12, .250 (Elie 0-2, Johnson 0-1, Jackson 2-5, Porter 1-4). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 8 (Rose 3, Robinson 2, Walker, Duncan, Brown). Turnovers: 16 (Duncan 6, Elie 2, Johnson 2, Robinson 2, Brown, Rose, Walker). Steals: 5 (Robinson 2, Duncan, Jackson, Porter).

UTAH (91) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 39 7-18 6-7 5-11 3 2 20 Padgett 12 2-3 0-0 2-4 1 1 4 Polynice 25 0-2 1-4 1-5 0 6 1 Hornacek 33 2-9 6-6 1-4 2 1 10 Stockton 34 9-16 1-2 1-3 4 4 20 Eisley 29 5-13 0-0 2-4 6 1 13 Russell 36 7-9 2-2 1-4 1 3 19 Ostertag 23 1-1 0-2 0-11 0 5 2 Chilcutt 9 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 Keefe DNP - coach's decision Lewis DNP - coach's decision Vaughn DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-74 16-23 13-46 17 25 91 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.459, FT-.696. 3-Point Goals: 7-10, .700 (Hornacek 0-1, Stockton 1-1, Eisley 3-4, Russell 3-3, Chilcutt 0-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 5 (Polynice 2, Ostertag 2, Hornacek). Turnovers: 18 (Malone 4, Polynice 3, Hornacek 2, Ostertag 2, Stockton 2, Eisley, Russell). Steals: 4 (Stockton 2, Malone, Polynice). ____________________________________________ San Antonio 32 19 19 15 - 85 Utah 25 25 21 20 - 91 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Utah 1 (Eisley, 0:17 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,584. T: 2:19. Officials: Tommy Nunez, Hue Hollins, Marc Davis.


Game Story

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- The Utah Jazz snapped the San Antonio Spurs' three-game winning streak, showing another Western Conference power that they are not done yet.

The veteran duo of Karl Malone and John Stockton combined for 40 points against the defending world champions, lifting the Jazz to a 91-85 victory.

The Jazz (4-3), who finished in a first-place tie with the Spurs with identical 37-13 records last season, entered tonight with an uncharacteristic .500 record after an early playoff exit a season ago.

Utah handed West contender Portland its first loss of the season here Tuesday and appeared full of youthful enthusiasm again tonight.

"I thought that was a heck of a win for us," Utah coach Jerry Sloan said. "To beat this team is something that we can try to build on."

Malone, a 14-year veteran and the reigning two-time Most Valuable Player, connected on 7-of-18 shots and grabbed 11 rebounds. "The Mailman" delivered in the waning moments, draining a 22-footer from the left sideline with 34 seconds to play to give Utah an 88-83 cushion.

"We needed a win like this," Malone said. "We haven't been playing great basketball and everybody has their opinion about us, but it's just one game and if we ever needed a win, we needed on tonight really bad."

"You've got to give the Jazz credit," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "They used a lot of energy, they went to the boards hard and they were very aggressive."

Stockton, 37, had 20 points on 9-of-16 shooting for the Jazz, who dropped two of three to San Antonio last season and never got the opportunity to meet the Spurs in the conference finals after being knocked out of the postseason by the Blazers.

"We picked-and-rolled a great deal and they were giving (Stockton) shots and he stepped up and made them and I think that was the biggest thing," Sloan said.

Utah held San Antonio to just 15 fourth-quarter points. Tim Duncan had 12 of those and finished with 32 points for the Spurs (6-2), who failed to win four in a row for the first time since ending last season with five straight victories.

"We didn't need any proof that we can play with the top teams," said Utah guard Jeff Hornacek, who had 10 points. "We know that we may not be the favorite team but there is no reason we can't be up there with the other teams if we don't do the right things."

David Robinson had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Terry Porter added a dozen points off the bench for the Spurs, who shot 46 percent (32-of-70) and collected 22 points off 18 turnovers.

Bryon Russell tallied 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including a 3-of-3 performance from beyond the arc.

Greg Ostertag grabbed 11 rebounds off the bench, helping the Jazz to a 46-31 advantage on the boards and nullifying the usual interior advantage held by San Antonio's "Twin Towers".

"The big guys had a tough assignment to try to play Duncan," Sloan said. "He's some kind of player. I thought we played him as well as you can."

"Our rebounding was really big tonight," Ostertag added. "You know coach keeps harping on us about being the 27th worst rebounding team in the league. So I'm trying to be more aggressive in that area."

Stockton answered Porter's layup with a 3-pointer to put Utah ahead for good, 74-72, with 9:09 to play. Russell followed with a 24-footer to give the Jazz a five-point cushion before the teams went back and forth for the next seven minutes.

Stockton's driving layup gave Utah an 86-81 lead with 1:33 left, but Duncan answered with a four-foot hook shot with 51 seconds remaining.

The Jazz came down and went to the combination that has made them a force in the West for the last decade as Stockton fed Malone for a 22-footer to make it 88-83 with 34 seconds to go.

"We aren't a .500 basketball team and we don't want others to start thinking of us as a .500 team," Malone said. "So it was a big win over the defending champs."

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