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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- BOSTON 22 20 19 33 94 SAN ANTONIO 24 28 24 27 103 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: BOS - DANA BARROS 18, TONY BATTIE 16, WALTER MCCARTY 15 SAS - TIM DUNCAN 30, CHUCKY BROWN 13, TWO PLAYERS WITH 12

HIGH REBOUND: BOS - ADRIAN GRIFFIN 6, ANTOINE WALKER 6 SAS - TIM DUNCAN 17, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5

HIGH ASSISTS: BOS - ADRIAN GRIFFIN 5, KENNY ANDERSON 5 SAS - AVERY JOHNSON 6, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3

ATT: 17,264


Extended Box

BOSTON (94) AT SAN ANTONIO (103)

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

WALKER F 27 2-13 3-4 1 5 6 1 4 1 0 8 WILLIAMS F 39 3-14 0-0 3 0 3 4 6 3 0 6 BATTIE C 22 5-9 6-10 1 2 3 1 6 1 3 16 ANDERSON G 26 5-11 0-0 0 1 1 5 5 0 1 10 GRIFFIN G 31 6-12 1-2 2 4 6 5 4 2 0 13 ELLISON 21 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 0 2 0 1 0 CHEANEY 20 2-5 1-2 1 4 5 1 6 2 1 6 BARROS 23 7-12 3-4 0 5 5 2 2 2 2 18 MCCARTY 23 6-13 0-0 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 15 THOMAS 3 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 OVERTON 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 POTAPENKO DNP - RIGHT CALF STRAIN

TOTALS 240 37-90 14-22 9 26 35 21 37 11 11 94 (.411) (.636) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 12(9 PTS)

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

BROWN F 24 3-5 7-8 0 4 4 3 0 1 3 13 DUNCAN F 35 7-14 16-18 4 13 17 0 3 1 5 30 ROBINSON C 23 5-8 2-2 0 5 5 2 3 0 2 12 ELIE G 25 3-5 4-6 0 3 3 2 2 0 0 12 JOHNSON G 21 4-5 0-0 1 1 2 6 2 0 0 8 J KERSEY 17 1-3 0-0 1 1 2 0 5 0 1 2 ROSE 18 0-2 3-4 0 5 5 0 4 0 2 3 JACKSON 24 1-9 4-6 2 2 4 3 2 2 1 6 PORTER 11 2-4 2-2 0 2 2 2 0 2 1 7 WALKER 15 0-2 2-4 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 DANIELS 19 3-5 2-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 S KERR 8 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 29-63 42-54 9 37 46 18 23 7 18 103 (.460) (.778) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 20(15 PTS)

BOSTON 22 20 19 33 - 94 SAN ANTONIO 24 28 24 27 - 103

BLOCKED SHOTS: BOSTON - WALKER, BATTIE, ELLISON. SAN ANTONIO - DUNCAN 5, ELIE, ROSE, BROWN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: BOSTON 6-16 (.375), WALKER 1-5, WILLIAMS 0-1, ANDERSON 0-1, CHEANEY 1-1, BARROS 1-2, MCCARTY 3-6. SAN ANTONIO 3-11 (.273), ELIE 2-2, JOHNSON 0-1, JACKSON 0-4, PORTER 1-2, DANIELS 0-1, S KERR 0-1. TECHNICALS: BOSTON - WALKER 2 (EJECTED), SAN ANTONIO - HEAD COACH POPOVICH, ROSE 2, J KERSEY. OFFICIALS: JOE CRAWFORD, KEN MAUER, DEREK COLLINS. A - 17,264. T - 2:29.


Box Score

BOSTON (94) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Walker 27 2-13 3-4 1-6 1 4 8 Williams 39 3-14 0-0 3-3 4 6 6 Battie 22 5-9 6-10 1-3 1 6 16 Anderson 26 5-11 0-0 0-1 5 5 10 Griffin 31 6-12 1-2 2-6 5 4 13 Ellison 21 0-0 0-0 0-4 0 2 0 Cheaney 20 2-5 1-2 1-5 1 6 6 Barros 23 7-12 3-4 0-5 2 2 18 Mccarty 23 6-13 0-0 1-2 2 1 15 Thomas 3 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Overton 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Potapenko DNP - right calf strain _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-90 14-22 9-35 21 37 94 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.411, FT-.636. 3-Point Goals: 6-16, .375 (Walker 1-5, Williams 0-1, Anderson 0-1, Cheaney 1-1, Barros 1-2, Mccarty 3-6). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 3 (Walker, Battie, Ellison). Turnovers: 12 (Battie 3, Barros 2, Anderson, Cheaney, Ellison, Mccarty, Overton, Thomas). Steals: 11 (Williams 3, Barros 2, Cheaney 2, Griffin 2, Battie, Walker).

SAN ANTONIO (103) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brown 24 3-5 7-8 0-4 3 0 13 Duncan 35 7-14 16-18 4-17 0 3 30 Robinson 23 5-8 2-2 0-5 2 3 12 Elie 25 3-5 4-6 0-3 2 2 12 Johnson 21 4-5 0-0 1-2 6 2 8 J Kersey 17 1-3 0-0 1-2 0 5 2 Rose 18 0-2 3-4 0-5 0 4 3 Jackson 24 1-9 4-6 2-4 3 2 6 Porter 11 2-4 2-2 0-2 2 0 7 Walker 15 0-2 2-4 1-2 0 1 2 Daniels 19 3-5 2-4 0-0 0 0 8 S Kerr 8 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 29-63 42-54 9-46 18 23 103 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.460, FT-.778. 3-Point Goals: 3-11, .273 (Elie 2-2, Johnson 0-1, Jackson 0-4, Porter 1-2, Daniels 0-1, S Kerr 0-1). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 8 (Duncan 5, Elie, Rose, Brown). Turnovers: 20 (Duncan 5, Brown 3, Daniels 2, Robinson 2, Rose 2, J Kersey, Jackson, Porter, Walker). Steals: 7 (Jackson 2, Porter 2, Brown, Duncan, Walker). ____________________________________________ Boston 22 20 19 33 - 94 San Antonio 24 28 24 27 - 103 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Boston 2 (Walker 2 (ejected), 7:18 4th, 5:23 4th). San Antonio 4 (Head Coach Popovich, 1:01 3rd; Rose 2, 7:18 4th, 5:23 4th; J Kersey, 3:50 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,264. T: 2:29. Officials: Joe Crawford, Ken Mauer, Derek Collins.


Game Story

SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) -- The Boston Celtics have to be happy that they do not have to see Tim Ducan and the defending champion San Antonio Spurs anymore this season.

Duncan had his way with the Celtics for the second time this season as the Spurs continued their success against Boston with a 103-94 victory.

A former Rookie of the Year and the Most Valuable Player in last season's NBA Finals, Duncan finished with 30 points and 17 rebounds. In a 121-98 victory in Boston earlier this season, Duncan had 31 points and 15 boards.

Chucky Brown added 13 points for the Spurs, who led by as many as 19 points in the second half before hanging on down the stretch for their 11th win in the last 12 meetings against Boston.

"The guys played great defense tonight. It was one of our better games," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "We kept people off the free throw line and made them make jump shots, rather than getting an easy layup. I'm very pleased with that."

Dana Barros scored 18 points and Tony Battie 16 for Boston, which suffered its season-high fourth straight loss. Each of those defeats has come since leading scorer Paul Pierce went on the injured list.

Barros hit a jumper to give Boston its last lead, 33-32, with 7:12 left in the second quarter. From there, Duncan took over, scoring 10 of his 22 points in the half as the Spurs grabbed a 52-42 advantage.

Duncan had his way with the overmatched Celtics frontline. He made 7-of-14 shots, but was even a more impressive 16-of-18 from the free throw line.

Duncan was not the only Spur that took the ball hard to the basket as San Antonio made 42-of-54 foul shots. In a win over Dallas earlier this season, the Spurs attempted a franchise-low five free throws.

The Spurs led by 19 points on three occasions in the third quarter, the last time being 74-55 with 2:13 left following a 16-footer by Brown.

David Robinson scored 12 points for the Spurs, who shot 46 percent (29-of-63) while holding Boston to 41 percent (37-of-90). San Antonio also held a 46-35 rebounding advantage.

"Tonight we did a better job," Robinson said. "We came out early and executed like we should be. We are still not making shots like we want to. Our overall flow was much better tonight. We were moving the ball better and we played much better defense."

"We had some easy jumpers that would not go down for us tonight that we should have made," Boston coach Rick Pitino said. "We struggled to score tonight. The effort I would give an A+ and the attitude I would give an A+ as well. Unfortunately we just had a hard time scoring and were not causing enough havoc on the defensive end."

San Antonio held a 93-78 lead with 3:13 remaining in the fourth quarter after Brown converted two free throws. The Celtics made the final score respectable in garbage time and got as close as seven points with under a minute left.

Antoine Walker of the Celtics and Malik Rose of San Antonio were ejected with 7:17 to play after picking up their second technical fouls of the period.

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