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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PORTLAND 26 28 23 28 105 SAN ANTONIO 21 23 24 27 95 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: POR - RASHEED WALLACE 22, ARVYDAS SABONIS 17, BONZI WELLS 12 SAS - DAVID ROBINSON 29, AVERY JOHNSON 18, TERRY PORTER 17

HIGH REBOUND: POR - ARVYDAS SABONIS 7, SCOTTIE PIPPEN 7 SAS - DAVID ROBINSON 12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS: POR - DETLEF SCHREMPF 7, DAMON STOUDAMIRE 7 SAS - TERRY PORTER 7, ANTONIO DANIELS 4

ATT: 20,638


Extended Box

PORTLAND (105) AT SAN ANTONIO (95)

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

PIPPEN F 25 4-7 0-0 0 7 7 5 3 2 1 9 WALLACE F 38 10-15 1-2 1 3 4 2 3 1 1 22 SABONIS C 28 7-10 3-4 1 6 7 2 3 1 3 17 SMITH G 25 4-8 1-2 0 1 1 3 3 0 1 9 STOUDAMIRE G 33 3-9 3-4 0 3 3 7 4 0 3 9 WELLS 23 5-10 2-2 3 2 5 3 1 2 0 12 SCHREMPF 23 4-6 3-3 2 2 4 7 0 1 0 11 ONEAL 10 1-2 1-4 1 1 2 0 4 0 0 3 ANTHONY 15 2-4 2-3 0 1 1 2 2 0 2 7 B GRANT 20 2-4 2-3 3 3 6 0 4 0 0 6 AUGMON DNP - COACH'S DECISION HARVEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 42-75 18-27 11 29 40 31 27 7 11 105 (.560) (.667) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 11(11 PTS)

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

DUNCAN F 38 2-9 5-6 0 6 6 1 3 1 0 9 JACKSON F 20 0-4 0-0 0 1 1 2 5 1 1 0 ROBINSON C 43 11-18 7-10 4 8 12 2 2 0 0 29 ELIE G 36 2-6 2-2 1 5 6 1 4 0 6 7 JOHNSON G 29 7-12 4-6 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 18 J KERSEY 8 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 2 PORTER 32 5-9 6-6 0 4 4 7 2 0 0 17 ROSE 10 2-2 4-4 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 8 DANIELS 19 2-7 1-2 0 1 1 4 1 3 1 5 WALKER 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 BROWN DNP - COACH'S DECISION S KERR DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 31-67 31-38 9 26 35 18 21 6 10 95 (.463) (.816) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 10(13 PTS)

PORTLAND 26 28 23 28 - 105 SAN ANTONIO 21 23 24 27 - 95

BLOCKED SHOTS: PORTLAND - WELLS, SMITH, WALLACE, ONEAL. SAN ANTONIO - ROBINSON 2. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PORTLAND 3-9 (.333), PIPPEN 1-3, WALLACE 1-2, SMITH 0-1, STOUDAMIRE 0-1, ANTHONY 1-2. SAN ANTONIO 2-11 (.182), JACKSON 0-3, ELIE 1-3, PORTER 1-3, DANIELS 0-2. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: BENNETT SALVATORE, GREG WILLARD, VIOLET PALMER. A - 20,638. T - 2:13.


Box Score

PORTLAND (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Pippen 25 4-7 0-0 0-7 5 3 9 Wallace 38 10-15 1-2 1-4 2 3 22 Sabonis 28 7-10 3-4 1-7 2 3 17 Smith 25 4-8 1-2 0-1 3 3 9 Stoudamire 33 3-9 3-4 0-3 7 4 9 Wells 23 5-10 2-2 3-5 3 1 12 Schrempf 23 4-6 3-3 2-4 7 0 11 Oneal 10 1-2 1-4 1-2 0 4 3 Anthony 15 2-4 2-3 0-1 2 2 7 B Grant 20 2-4 2-3 3-6 0 4 6 Augmon DNP - coach's decision Harvey DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 42-75 18-27 11-40 31 27 105 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.560, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 3-9, .333 (Pippen 1-3, Wallace 1-2, Smith 0-1, Stoudamire 0-1, Anthony 1-2). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 4 (Wells, Smith, Wallace, Oneal). Turnovers: 11 (Sabonis 3, Stoudamire 3, Anthony 2, Pippen, Smith, Wallace). Steals: 7 (Pippen 2, Wells 2, Sabonis, Schrempf, Wallace).

SAN ANTONIO (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Duncan 38 2-9 5-6 0-6 1 3 9 Jackson 20 0-4 0-0 0-1 2 5 0 Robinson 43 11-18 7-10 4-12 2 2 29 Elie 36 2-6 2-2 1-6 1 4 7 Johnson 29 7-12 4-6 1-1 1 2 18 J Kersey 8 0-0 2-2 1-2 0 1 2 Porter 32 5-9 6-6 0-4 7 2 17 Rose 10 2-2 4-4 2-2 0 1 8 Daniels 19 2-7 1-2 0-1 4 1 5 Walker 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Brown DNP - coach's decision S Kerr DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-67 31-38 9-35 18 21 95 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.463, FT-.816. 3-Point Goals: 2-11, .182 (Jackson 0-3, Elie 1-3, Porter 1-3, Daniels 0-2). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 2 (Robinson 2). Turnovers: 10 (Elie 6, Daniels, J Kersey, Jackson, Walker). Steals: 6 (Daniels 3, Duncan, Jackson, Johnson). ____________________________________________ Portland 26 28 23 28 - 105 San Antonio 21 23 24 27 - 95 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 20,638. T: 2:13. Officials: Bennett Salvatore, Greg Willard, Violet Palmer.


Game Story

SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) -- Not only did the Portland Trail Blazers salvage the finale of a disappointing three-game Texas road trip, they made a resounding statement.

In their first meeting with the team that swept them out of last season's Western Conference finals, the Trail Blazers shut down Tim Duncan and posted a 105-95 triumph over the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs.

After disappointing letdown losses at Houston and Dallas, the Blazers figured to have their hands full with the Spurs, who entered the contest with a stellar 14-3 home record. But Rasheed Wallace nine of his 22 points in the first quarter as Portland jumped out to a 26-21 lead and never looked back.

"This was the performance we were looking for after two sub-par performances in Texas," Portland coach Mike Dunleavy said. "We got a big night from Rasheed Wallace and we moved the ball very well on offense. We also defended well and those two things added up to a win."

Duncan managed just nine points on 2-of-9 shooting in 38 minutes for the Spurs, who have looked nothing like champions of late, going 7-8 after a solid 18-7 start.

"We wanted to make (Duncan) work," Dunleavy said. "You have to track him in transition and look for him running the floor. You have to get your bumps in and don't give him easy baskets. You have to make him earn his points."

"I have to give a lot of credit to Portland," Duncan said. "They played a great game. They didn't let me get into my rhythm tonight. I didn't get my shots off. I had to try to find an open man."

San Antonio made a run in the final period, shaving a 17-point deficit to 95-90 on Duncan's short jumper with 2:05 to play. But Scottie Pippen answered with a 3-pointer and the Spurs did not challenge thereafter.

"These two teams seem to be pretty much the same as last year," said Pippen, who spent last season with the Houston Rockets. "We made more personnel changes, bringing in myself, Steve Smith and (Detlef) Schrempf. They lost Sean Elliott and the loss of that offensive option really shows."

Arvydas Sabonis scored 17 points and Bonzi Wells added 12 off the bench for Portland, which improved to 16-7 on the road and avoided its first three-game losing streak of the season.

"This was a big win for us coming off two losses," Portland guard Damon Stoudamire said. "We need to play with this kind of urgency every night. We were able to catch Tim Duncan on one of those nights. When he is in foul trouble and not hitting his shots, it's good for us."

David Robinson had 29 points and 12 rebounds for San Antonio, which has lost three of its last four games. Avery Johnson scored 18 points and Terry Porter added 17 for the Spurs, who shot 46 percent (31-of-67), including a 2-of-11 performance from beyond the arc.

"When you take the big guy out of the game, the perimeter has to make the other team play," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. "If Tim or David gets taken out, we need someone to step up. David was great tonight. His body is feeling good. I'm happy for him."

Schrempf scored 11 points off the bench for Portland, which shot 56 percent (42-of-75) and held a 40-35 advantage on the boards. The Blazers were outscored, 31-18, at the line.

Smith opened the scoring with a 20-footer from the left sideline and Wallace followed with consecutive baskets to make it 6-0 with less than two minutes gone by in the first quarter.

"This is one game so I wouldn't say it is a statement," Pippen said. "We know that they are the world champions and they have a lot of pride. They will come back hard the next time we face them."

"The Western Conference is very tough," Popovich added. "There are a lot of very talented teams. It makes for good basketball, it's good for fans. It makes everything competitive."

The teams meet in Portland on January 29.

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