databaseBasketball.com  formerly BasketballReference.com
databaseSports.comBasketball |  NCAA Basketball |  Football |  NCAA Football |  Baseball |  Hockey |  Golf |  Racing |  Olympics |  Poker
Fast Links: Home Page  Players  Teams  Leagues  All-Star Games  Awards  Coaches  Draft  Ultimate Search  Fantasy 
  

Select a day M  D  Y  

NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SAN ANTONIO 25 15 18 9 67 PORTLAND 24 25 17 15 81 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SAS - AVERY JOHNSON 15, DAVID ROBINSON 12, TIM DUNCAN 12 POR - STEVE SMITH 15, SCOTTIE PIPPEN 14, RASHEED WALLACE 11

HIGH REBOUND: SAS - DAVID ROBINSON 10, JEROME KERSEY 9 POR - ARVYDAS SABONIS 8, THREE PLAYERS WITH 7

HIGH ASSISTS: SAS - AVERY JOHNSON 5, MARIO ELIE 4 POR - SCOTTIE PIPPEN 4, GREG ANTHONY 4

ATT: 20,584


Extended Box

SAN ANTONIO (67) AT PORTLAND (81)

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

DUNCAN F 28 5-9 2-2 1 1 2 2 3 0 1 12 J KERSEY F 26 3-10 0-0 2 7 9 0 1 1 3 6 ROBINSON C 35 5-12 2-7 3 7 10 2 3 3 3 12 JOHNSON G 29 5-10 5-5 1 2 3 5 0 0 1 15 ELIE G 20 2-8 0-1 0 2 2 4 3 1 2 4 ROSE 25 1-2 2-5 3 3 6 1 3 1 3 4 JACKSON 24 2-10 0-0 1 1 2 1 4 1 0 4 PORTER 26 1-7 1-1 0 2 2 2 2 0 2 3 DANIELS 19 2-5 1-1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 5 WALKER 8 1-2 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 2 2 S KERR DNP - COACH'S DECISION SPENCER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 27-75 13-22 12 27 39 18 20 8 17 67 (.360) (.591) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 17(11 PTS)

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

PIPPEN F 32 7-9 0-0 1 6 7 4 3 2 1 14 WALLACE F 37 3-10 5-6 1 6 7 3 3 2 3 11 SABONIS C 24 2-6 2-2 4 4 8 1 3 1 2 7 SMITH G 31 4-9 6-8 0 2 2 1 1 2 1 15 STOUDAMIRE G 25 2-7 2-2 0 1 1 3 3 1 2 6 B GRANT 16 2-6 0-0 1 3 4 1 3 0 1 4 SCHREMPF 18 2-4 1-2 2 5 7 2 2 0 3 5 ANTHONY 23 0-3 0-2 0 4 4 4 1 1 1 0 ONEAL 16 4-4 2-2 0 2 2 0 3 1 1 10 WELLS 18 4-8 0-0 0 3 3 1 2 0 3 9 AUGMON DNP - COACH'S DECISION KLEINE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-66 18-24 9 36 45 20 24 10 18 81 (.455) (.750) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 18(12 PTS)

SAN ANTONIO 25 15 18 9 - 67 PORTLAND 24 25 17 15 - 81

BLOCKED SHOTS: SAN ANTONIO - ROBINSON 2, JOHNSON. PORTLAND - SMITH. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SAN ANTONIO 0-9 (.000), J KERSEY 0-2, ELIE 0-2, JACKSON 0-3, PORTER 0-1, DANIELS 0-1. PORTLAND 3-7 (.429), PIPPEN 0-1, SABONIS 1-1, SMITH 1-2, ANTHONY 0-2, WELLS 1-1. TECHNICALS: PORTLAND - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, WALLACE. OFFICIALS: STEVE JAVIE, TOMMY NUNEZ, TOMMIE WOOD. A - 20,584. T - 2:17.


Box Score

SAN ANTONIO (67) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Duncan 28 5-9 2-2 1-2 2 3 12 J Kersey 26 3-10 0-0 2-9 0 1 6 Robinson 35 5-12 2-7 3-10 2 3 12 Johnson 29 5-10 5-5 1-3 5 0 15 Elie 20 2-8 0-1 0-2 4 3 4 Rose 25 1-2 2-5 3-6 1 3 4 Jackson 24 2-10 0-0 1-2 1 4 4 Porter 26 1-7 1-1 0-2 2 2 3 Daniels 19 2-5 1-1 0-0 1 1 5 Walker 8 1-2 0-0 1-3 0 0 2 S Kerr DNP - coach's decision Spencer DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 27-75 13-22 12-39 18 20 67 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.360, FT-.591. 3-Point Goals: 0-9, .000 (J Kersey 0-2, Elie 0-2, Jackson 0-3, Porter 0-1, Daniels 0-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 3 (Robinson 2, Johnson). Turnovers: 17 (J Kersey 3, Robinson 3, Rose 3, Elie 2, Porter 2, Walker 2, Duncan, Johnson). Steals: 8 (Robinson 3, Daniels, Elie, J Kersey, Jackson, Rose).

PORTLAND (81) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Pippen 32 7-9 0-0 1-7 4 3 14 Wallace 37 3-10 5-6 1-7 3 3 11 Sabonis 24 2-6 2-2 4-8 1 3 7 Smith 31 4-9 6-8 0-2 1 1 15 Stoudamire 25 2-7 2-2 0-1 3 3 6 B Grant 16 2-6 0-0 1-4 1 3 4 Schrempf 18 2-4 1-2 2-7 2 2 5 Anthony 23 0-3 0-2 0-4 4 1 0 Oneal 16 4-4 2-2 0-2 0 3 10 Wells 18 4-8 0-0 0-3 1 2 9 Augmon DNP - coach's decision Kleine DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-66 18-24 9-45 20 24 81 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.455, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 3-7, .429 (Pippen 0-1, Sabonis 1-1, Smith 1-2, Anthony 0-2, Wells 1-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 1 (Smith). Turnovers: 18 (Schrempf 3, Wallace 3, Wells 3, Sabonis 2, Stoudamire 2, Anthony, B Grant, Oneal, Pippen, Smith). Steals: 10 (Pippen 2, Smith 2, Wallace 2, Anthony, Oneal, Sabonis, Stoudamire). ____________________________________________ San Antonio 25 15 18 9 - 67 Portland 24 25 17 15 - 81 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Portland 2 (Illegal Defense, 1:15 2nd; Wallace, 1:53 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 20,584. T: 2:17. Officials: Steve Javie, Tommy Nunez, Tommie Wood.


Game Story

PORTLAND, Oregon (Ticker) -- The Portland Trail Blazers may have found a formula for stopping Tim Duncan.

The Trail Blazers limited Duncan to 12 points and used a balanced attack to notch another convincing victory, an 81-67 triumph over the defending champion San Antonio Spurs.

Duncan made 5-of-9 shots and scored only two points in the final period, when the Spurs shot 2-of-18 and were held to nine points. San Antonio's total was its lowest since a 64-59 win over Cleveland on March 25, 1997 -- three months before it selected Duncan with the first pick in the draft.

Portland forward Rasheed Wallace had the primary responsibility on Duncan and the Trail Blazers also did an effective job of quickly double-teaming Duncan whenever he caught the ball in the low post. The Spurs were 0-of-9 from 3-point range, allowing the Blazers to smother the interior.

"Rasheed set the tone," Portland coach Mike Dunleavy said. "All we can do (to Duncan) is contest him and make it tough on him to make them. Of course, we double-team him."

"Their length on defense and experience as a team make it tough," Duncan said. "They double-team real quick and don't give you a chance to get going. They are very long, so it's tough to find a rhythm. Rasheed has always been a good defender."

Duncan, who averages 21.7 points and 11.4 rebounds per game, was plagued by early foul trouble and also was limited to two rebounds. In a 105-95 loss to Portland on January 19, he was held to nine points on 2-of-9 shooting.

"Tim got only six minutes in the first half and when they put a long guy on him like Wallace, it's very difficult for him to score," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "Portland won the game with defense and they stepped it up in the fourth quarter."

Steve Smith scored 15 points for Portland, which continued to make statements with its defense. In a five-game winning streak that began 11 days agao, the Trail Blazers have twice shut down Duncan, limited Utah's Karl Malone to a season-low 12 points and battled Los Angeles Lakers superstar center Shaquille O'Neal to exhaustion.

"Our defense has been stellar most of the year and especially through this last stretch against the Spurs, Lakers, Nets and Jazz," Dunleavy said. "We are starting to get an idea of who we are and what we can do. Part of it is our concentration and our ability to contest opposing shots. If you play good defense in this league, you can stay in games even when your offense isn't clicking."

"It's easy to get up for games against the big teams," Blazers reserve forward Detlef Schrempf said. "Our problem is that we often don't get up enough for the lesser teams."

The Blazers also got another solid game from reserve Jermaine O'Neal. In the pivotal second quarter, the 6-11 O'Neal made all four his shots and scored 10 points as Portland opened a nine-point halftime lead.

"For the second straight game, Jermaine came in and played great," Dunleavy said. "He ran the floor, he rebounded, he contested shots and he played with a lot of confidence."

Avery Johnson scored 15 points and David Robinson added 12 and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who swept the Blazers in last year's conference finals but are 0-2 against Portland this season. San Antonio shot just 36 percent (27-of-75) and had a three-game winning streak snapped.

"Portland obviously is the most talented, deepest team in the league. It's not even close," Popovich said. "You can't afford to make mistakes against the Blazers."

Duncan's jumper gave San Antonio a 12-6 lead but he picked up his second foul just over a minute later and sat down midway through the first period. Portland closed to 25-24 entering the second quarter, then took control.

Beating his man up the floor, O'Neal scored 10 points in a 13-3 burst that turned a three-point deficit into a 47-38 lead with 1:58 left in the first half. O'Neal had two dunks, two jumpers and two free throws in the spurt.

"When Jermaine runs the floor like that, there is going to be a payoff because our guys are willing passers," Dunleavy said. "The last couple of games, Jermaine has really come through and he is earning those minutes."

"I've been waiting for a situation like this to happen," O'Neal added. "I've had a tough first three months of the season but I realized I just need to keep my mind focused and my head up."

The Spurs trailed 49-40 at halftime and got a scare in the third quarter, when Robinson went down after a collision with teammate Jerome Kersey. The veteran center was diagnosed with a bruised shoulder and later returned.

San Antonio trailed by eight points entering the final period and a jumper by Antonio Daniels cut the deficit to 66-60 with 11 minutes to go. But the Spurs missed 10 straight shots over the next five minutes and the Blazers opened their largest lead at 75-60 with 7:50 remaining on a basket by Scottie Pippen, who scored 14 points.

Wallace scored 11 points for the Blazers, who shot 45.5 percent (30-of-66) and held a 45-39 rebounding advantage.

About statistical abbreviations

Errors? Suggestions? Comments? Send us a message   Advertise on DatabaseSports   Roto Sports, Inc.

© 2002-2011 databaseSports.com