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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SAN ANTONIO 23 18 17 22 80 DETROIT 25 28 25 24 102 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SAS - DAVID ROBINSON 15, TIM DUNCAN 14, CHUCKY BROWN 13 DET - GRANT HILL 28, JERRY STACKHOUSE 21, LINDSEY HUNTER 20

HIGH REBOUND: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 12, DAVID ROBINSON 7 DET - TERRY MILLS 10, JEROME WILLIAMS 8

HIGH ASSISTS: SAS - AVERY JOHNSON 6, ANTONIO DANIELS 4 DET - GRANT HILL 6, LINDSEY HUNTER 4

ATT: 18,338


Extended Box

SAN ANTONIO (80) AT DETROIT (102)

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

BROWN F 25 6-8 1-1 0 3 3 1 3 1 2 13 DUNCAN F 40 5-12 4-4 2 10 12 1 4 2 6 14 ROBINSON C 27 4-8 7-8 0 7 7 1 3 1 3 15 ELIE G 27 2-7 2-2 0 2 2 2 2 0 2 6 JOHNSON G 18 0-5 0-2 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 JACKSON 19 2-5 0-0 0 1 1 0 6 1 1 6 ROSE 22 2-4 5-7 1 2 3 0 5 1 3 9 PORTER 22 1-5 7-7 0 4 4 0 3 0 1 10 S KERR 12 0-4 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 DANIELS 23 2-7 0-0 1 0 1 4 0 1 1 4 SPENCER 5 0-1 3-4 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 3 J KERSEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 24-66 29-35 4 33 37 15 30 7 21 80 (.364) (.829) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 22(30 PTS)

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

HILL F 33 10-20 8-10 0 6 6 6 3 2 0 28 LAETTNER F 19 3-7 1-1 2 2 4 2 5 0 1 7 MILLS C 33 1-6 0-0 1 9 10 2 5 1 0 3 HUNTER G 34 8-14 2-2 1 3 4 4 2 1 3 20 STACKHOUSE G 37 8-17 5-6 1 1 2 2 3 1 7 21 WILLIAMS 25 3-3 2-4 4 4 8 0 2 2 2 8 CURRY 23 1-6 5-8 1 4 5 1 2 0 0 7 CROTTY 13 0-3 2-2 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 2 REID 11 2-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 BUECHLER 5 0-2 0-0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 MONTROSS 4 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 VAUGHT 3 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0

TOTALS 240 37-82 25-33 10 36 46 18 27 9 14 102 (.451) (.758) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 16(15 PTS)

SAN ANTONIO 23 18 17 22 - 80 DETROIT 25 28 25 24 - 102

BLOCKED SHOTS: SAN ANTONIO - DUNCAN 3, ROBINSON 2, DANIELS, BROWN, SPENCER, JACKSON. DETROIT - MILLS, REID. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SAN ANTONIO 3-15 (.200), ELIE 0-3, JACKSON 2-5, PORTER 1-4, S KERR 0-1, DANIELS 0-2. DETROIT 3-13 (.231), MILLS 1-5, HUNTER 2-4, STACKHOUSE 0-1, CROTTY 0-1, BUECHLER 0-2. TECHNICALS: SAN ANTONIO - HEAD COACH POPOVICH, DUNCAN, DETROIT - HEAD COACH GENTRY. OFFICIALS: JACK NIES, BENNIE ADAMS, GREG WILLARD. A - 18,338. T - 2:13.


Box Score

SAN ANTONIO (80) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brown 25 6-8 1-1 0-3 1 3 13 Duncan 40 5-12 4-4 2-12 1 4 14 Robinson 27 4-8 7-8 0-7 1 3 15 Elie 27 2-7 2-2 0-2 2 2 6 Johnson 18 0-5 0-2 0-0 6 0 0 Jackson 19 2-5 0-0 0-1 0 6 6 Rose 22 2-4 5-7 1-3 0 5 9 Porter 22 1-5 7-7 0-4 0 3 10 S Kerr 12 0-4 0-0 0-2 0 2 0 Daniels 23 2-7 0-0 1-1 4 0 4 Spencer 5 0-1 3-4 0-2 0 2 3 J Kersey DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 24-66 29-35 4-37 15 30 80 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.364, FT-.829. 3-Point Goals: 3-15, .200 (Elie 0-3, Jackson 2-5, Porter 1-4, S Kerr 0-1, Daniels 0-2). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 9 (Duncan 3, Robinson 2, Daniels, Brown, Spencer, Jackson). Turnovers: 22 (Duncan 6, Robinson 3, Rose 3, Brown 2, Elie 2, Daniels, Jackson, Johnson, Porter, Spencer). Steals: 7 (Duncan 2, Brown, Daniels, Jackson, Robinson, Rose).

DETROIT (102) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Hill 33 10-20 8-10 0-6 6 3 28 Laettner 19 3-7 1-1 2-4 2 5 7 Mills 33 1-6 0-0 1-10 2 5 3 Hunter 34 8-14 2-2 1-4 4 2 20 Stackhouse 37 8-17 5-6 1-2 2 3 21 Williams 25 3-3 2-4 4-8 0 2 8 Curry 23 1-6 5-8 1-5 1 2 7 Crotty 13 0-3 2-2 0-1 1 1 2 Reid 11 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 4 Buechler 5 0-2 0-0 0-3 0 1 0 Montross 4 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 Vaught 3 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-82 25-33 10-46 18 27 102 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.451, FT-.758. 3-Point Goals: 3-13, .231 (Mills 1-5, Hunter 2-4, Stackhouse 0-1, Crotty 0-1, Buechler 0-2). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 2 (Mills, Reid). Turnovers: 16 (Stackhouse 7, Hunter 3, Williams 2, Laettner, Vaught). Steals: 9 (Crotty 2, Hill 2, Williams 2, Hunter, Mills, Stackhouse). ____________________________________________ San Antonio 23 18 17 22 - 80 Detroit 25 28 25 24 - 102 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: San Antonio 2 (Head Coach Popovich, 7:54 2nd; Duncan, 8:25 4th). Detroit 1 (Head Coach Gentry, 0:00 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,338. T: 2:13. Officials: Jack Nies, Bennie Adams, Greg Willard.


Game Story

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (Ticker) -- Grant Hill and the team with no center toppled the "Twin Towers."

Hill scored 28 points and the smallish Detroit Pistons raced to a 102-80 victory over Tim Duncan, David Robinson and the San Antonio Spurs, who had their seven-game winning streak snapped.

"It was a great win for us," Pistons coach Alvin Gentry said. "We beat what is the best team in the NBA until somebody proves it otherwise. I thought defensively is where we won the game. We did such a great job and we were able to get out and run."

Guards Jerry Stackhouse scored 21 points and Lindsey Hunter added 20 for the Pistons, who snapped a three-game losing streak and exacted some revenge by dealing the defending NBA champions their worst loss of the season.

Detroit bounced back from Tuesday's 106-87 loss at San Antonio in which it was manhandled by 7-footers Duncan and Robinson, who combined for just 29 points tonight. The Spurs shot a season-low 36 percent (24-of-66) from the field and allowed a season high in points.

"One of the problems we had down there was we were getting into halfcourt play because they shot the ball so well," Gentry said. "With this game, it was the lowest field-goal percentage they had all year and the most points they have given up."

"Tuesday we didn't let them have easy baskets like they got tonight," Robinson said. "Tonight it was all layups and dunks. We don't normally give up those kind of baskets. They doubled fast and when teams double fast we've got to make good decisions, either passing out or hitting the shot. Even Tim was missing easy shots that he normally doesn't miss."

For most of the season, the Pistons have used no true center, starting outside-shooting forward Terry Mills at the pivot and also using forwards Don Reid and Christian Laettner at center.

"I thought Terry Mills and Christian did as good a job as you can do on Tim Duncan," Gentry said. "You are going to have to give up something when you are playing a team of this caliber."

Detroit appeared to be in trouble again tonight as San Antonio bolted to a 10-2 lead behind six points by Duncan. The Spurs still held a 17-9 lead when the Pistons closed the quarter with a 16-6 burst fueled by eight points from Hunter.

"The way we played tonight is the only way to play, with a lot of intensity out of the gate," Hunter said. "We can't come out and turn it on when we want to. We have to come out and play four solid quarters and tonight we did that."

A basket by San Antonio's Mario Elie cut the deficit to 31-26 with 9:45 left in the second quarter before Detroit rattled off 14 straight points. Hill and Reid scored four points each and a dunk by Jerome Williams capped the burst at 45-26 with 5:22 to go.

The Pistons led 53-41 at halftime and turned it into a blowout in the third quarter. Stackhouse scored nine points, giving Detroit a 78-58 lead entering the final period. San Antonio got no closer than 17 points thereafter.

"It's been a long time since we've been losing going into the fourth quarter and giving up 100 points," Robinson said. "You can't let things get out of control like that. It was embarrassing."

Mills, Laettner and Reid combined for just 14 points and 14 rebounds but held their own against San Antonio's frontcourt. Detroit shot 45 percent (37-of-82) and held a 46-37 edge on the glass.

"Everybody was taking the ball to the basket and pushing the ball up the floor and taking open shots and that is how we have to play if we want to win," Hunter said.

Duncan and Robinson combined for 19 rebounds but just 9-of-20 shooting. Chucky Brown scored 13 points on 6-of-8 from the field but the Spurs' starting frontcourt made 15-of-28 shots and everyone else was just 9-of-38.

"Alvin had a great game plan," Popovich said. "They doubled our big guys quickly and we just couldn't knock down shots. If we're not making shots and our big guys are getting double-teamed, then we are in tough shape."

"This was our worst game of the year," said Spurs point guard Avery Johnson, who missed all five of his shots.

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