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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- DENVER 14 25 20 23 82 SAN ANTONIO 24 23 26 29 102 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: DEN - CHRIS GATLING 23, ANTONIO MCDYESS 16, JAMES POSEY 14 SAS - SAMAKI WALKER 18, DAVID ROBINSON 13, TIM DUNCAN 13

HIGH REBOUND: DEN - ANTONIO MCDYESS 8, THREE PLAYERS WITH 6 SAS - DAVID ROBINSON 12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 10

HIGH ASSISTS: DEN - GEORGE MCCLOUD 6, NICK VAN EXEL 6 SAS - AVERY JOHNSON 8, TIM DUNCAN 5

ATT: 24,460


Extended Box

DENVER (82) AT SAN ANTONIO (102)

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

CLARK F 20 0-1 0-0 1 3 4 0 5 1 3 0 MCDYESS F 32 4-14 8-13 1 7 8 1 4 1 2 16 LAFRENTZ C 26 2-11 1-1 2 4 6 1 3 1 0 5 POSEY G 37 5-8 2-2 0 2 2 2 3 2 4 14 VAN EXEL G 29 2-8 2-2 0 2 2 6 2 0 1 6 MCCLOUD 31 4-11 3-4 2 4 6 6 1 0 3 11 GATLING 31 10-22 3-3 3 3 6 1 6 1 4 23 C HERREN 13 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 BOWEN 12 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 1 0 2 JONES 5 2-2 1-1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 5 ALEXANDER 4 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 ABDUL-WAHAD DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-81 20-26 9 30 39 20 30 7 17 82 (.370) (.769) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 17(29 PTS)

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

DUNCAN F 30 3-14 7-8 2 8 10 5 4 0 3 13 S ELLIOTT F 14 1-6 2-2 0 1 1 1 3 1 1 5 ROBINSON C 30 4-12 5-6 4 8 12 0 5 1 1 13 ELIE G 24 3-6 2-3 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 11 JOHNSON G 27 2-7 1-1 0 3 3 8 2 2 2 5 J KERSEY 29 4-8 0-0 2 6 8 0 3 2 0 8 JACKSON 26 4-8 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 9 ROSE 10 1-1 2-2 1 2 3 0 5 0 2 4 DANIELS 21 3-5 2-4 0 0 0 4 1 2 0 8 WALKER 20 5-9 8-8 4 6 10 0 2 0 2 18 DIAL 5 1-3 2-2 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 4 SPENCER 4 0-0 4-4 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 4

TOTALS 240 31-79 35-40 14 39 53 19 30 9 15 102 (.392) (.875) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 15(13 PTS)

DENVER 14 25 20 23 - 82 SAN ANTONIO 24 23 26 29 - 102

BLOCKED SHOTS: DENVER - CLARK 3, LAFRENTZ 2, BOWEN 2, MCDYESS 2. SAN ANTONIO - ROBINSON 2, J KERSEY 2, DUNCAN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: DENVER 2-11 (.182), LAFRENTZ 0-2, POSEY 2-3, MCCLOUD 0-3, GATLING 0-2, BOWEN 0-1. SAN ANTONIO 5-11 (.455), S ELLIOTT 1-2, ELIE 3-4, JACKSON 1-5. TECHNICALS: DENVER - VAN EXEL. OFFICIALS: ED F RUSH, DON VADEN, KEVIN FEHR. A - 24,460. T - 2:14.


Box Score

DENVER (82) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Clark 20 0-1 0-0 1-4 0 5 0 Mcdyess 32 4-14 8-13 1-8 1 4 16 Lafrentz 26 2-11 1-1 2-6 1 3 5 Posey 37 5-8 2-2 0-2 2 3 14 Van Exel 29 2-8 2-2 0-2 6 2 6 Mccloud 31 4-11 3-4 2-6 6 1 11 Gatling 31 10-22 3-3 3-6 1 6 23 C Herren 13 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 2 0 Bowen 12 1-2 0-0 0-2 0 3 2 Jones 5 2-2 1-1 0-1 0 1 5 Alexander 4 0-2 0-0 0-1 2 0 0 Abdul-wahad DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-81 20-26 9-39 20 30 82 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.370, FT-.769. 3-Point Goals: 2-11, .182 (Lafrentz 0-2, Posey 2-3, Mccloud 0-3, Gatling 0-2, Bowen 0-1). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 9 (Clark 3, Lafrentz 2, Bowen 2, Mcdyess 2). Turnovers: 17 (Gatling 4, Posey 4, Clark 3, Mccloud 3, Mcdyess 2, Van Exel). Steals: 7 (Posey 2, Bowen, Clark, Gatling, Lafrentz, Mcdyess).

SAN ANTONIO (102) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Duncan 30 3-14 7-8 2-10 5 4 13 S Elliott 14 1-6 2-2 0-1 1 3 5 Robinson 30 4-12 5-6 4-12 0 5 13 Elie 24 3-6 2-3 0-2 1 2 11 Johnson 27 2-7 1-1 0-3 8 2 5 J Kersey 29 4-8 0-0 2-8 0 3 8 Jackson 26 4-8 0-0 0-0 0 2 9 Rose 10 1-1 2-2 1-3 0 5 4 Daniels 21 3-5 2-4 0-0 4 1 8 Walker 20 5-9 8-8 4-10 0 2 18 Dial 5 1-3 2-2 1-3 0 0 4 Spencer 4 0-0 4-4 0-1 0 1 4 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-79 35-40 14-53 19 30 102 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.392, FT-.875. 3-Point Goals: 5-11, .455 (S Elliott 1-2, Elie 3-4, Jackson 1-5). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 5 (Robinson 2, J Kersey 2, Duncan). Turnovers: 15 (Duncan 3, Jackson 2, Johnson 2, Rose 2, Walker 2, Elie, Robinson, S Elliott, Spencer). Steals: 9 (Daniels 2, J Kersey 2, Johnson 2, Robinson, S Elliott, Spencer). ____________________________________________ Denver 14 25 20 23 - 82 San Antonio 24 23 26 29 - 102 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Denver 1 (Van Exel, 5:25 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 24,460. T: 2:14. Officials: Ed F Rush, Don Vaden, Kevin Fehr.


Game Story

SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) -- Samaki Walker scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs jumped out to an early lead in a 102-82 victory over the Denver Nuggets.

The Spurs were able to coast to an easy victory despite sub-par performances from "Twin Towers" David Robinson and Tim Duncan. Robinson scored 13 points on 4-of-12 shooting while Duncan shot a dismal 3-of-14 en route to 13 points. The frontcourt tandem did provide a presence on the boards with Robinson grabbing 12 and Duncan 10.

Even when its offense is struggling, San Antonio can usually count on its defense to lead them to victory. San Antonio contested virtually every shot and sealed off any second-chance opportunities with clutch rebounding. The Spurs owned a 53-39 edge on the glass.

"It was a great effort defensively," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "People related to each other well. Samaki Walker and Jerome Kersey were exceptionally great. They were wonderful off the bench. It was fun to watch."

"They didn't shoot the ball all that well tonight but unfortunately, we did the same thing," Nuggets forward George McCloud said. "They just did a better job on the defensive side of the ball and that's what opened the door for them."

Sean Elliott, who has made headlines for his courageous return from a kidney transplant, hit a 3-pointer to ignite a 12-0 run which put the Spurs on top 16-4 with 4:11 left. San Antonio led 24-14 after 12 minutes, holding the overmatched Nuggets to 23 percent shooting (5-of-22).

"I'm surprised (Sean's) blended in so well, Popovich said. "He hasn't missed a beat. His timing is good and he's reading things well. He looks like he's been with us all year."

The Nuggets drew within 55-47 on two free throws by Antonio McDyess with 6:49 left in the third quarter, but a 16-3 run gave San Antonio a 71-50 lead at the 1:42 mark and the blowout was officially on.

The Spurs continued to pour it on in the fourth quarter, taking their largest lead at 94-69 with 5:11 left. Walker scored eight points in the final period as San Antonio defeated Denver for the 12th time in 13 meetings.

"It is important that our bench comes in and plays hard," Walker said. "It gives our first team a boost. With the minutes I get, I just have to go in there and produce. They are definitely counting on me to be able to play no matter what happens."

Mario Elie scored 11 points and Avery Johnson dished eight assists for the Spurs, who shot 39 percent (31-of-79) and hit 35-of-40 free throws.

Chris Gatling scored 23 points off the bench for Denver, which has dropped eight of nine. McDyess scored 16 points and rookie James Posey added 14 for the Nuggets, who shot 37 percent (30-of-81) and committed 17 turnovers.

"I didn't think we played that badly, as stupid as that may sound," Denver coach Dan Issel said. "Defensively, we couldn't have played much better than we did the first three quarters. The problem is two-fold. One, we couldn't make a shot to save our lives and two, we were just too careless with the basketball. They got 29 points off our turnovers."

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