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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SAN ANTONIO 18 24 19 29 90 SEATTLE 22 22 22 16 82 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 30, DAVID ROBINSON 23, SEAN ELLIOTT 10 SEA - VIN BAKER 21, GARY PAYTON 21, BRENT BARRY 14

HIGH REBOUND: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 18, DAVID ROBINSON 16 SEA - VIN BAKER 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH 8

HIGH ASSISTS: SAS - DAVID ROBINSON 5, AVERY JOHNSON 5 SEA - GARY PAYTON 7, GREG FOSTER 4

ATT: 14,738


Extended Box

SAN ANTONIO (90) AT SEATTLE (82)

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

DUNCAN F 44 14-20 2-2 4 14 18 3 3 2 5 30 S ELLIOTT F 26 2-6 4-4 0 4 4 2 0 0 3 10 ROBINSON C 37 11-23 1-3 8 8 16 5 2 2 0 23 ELIE G 28 2-6 2-2 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 6 JOHNSON G 33 4-14 1-2 1 2 3 5 1 0 1 9 J KERSEY 22 1-4 0-0 0 3 3 2 4 0 0 2 JACKSON 20 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 ROSE 7 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 DANIELS 15 4-5 0-0 1 0 1 2 1 0 2 9 WALKER 8 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 DIAL DNP - COACH'S DECISION SPENCER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-82 11-15 15 34 49 23 13 5 15 90 (.463) (.733) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 15(16 PTS)

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

BAKER F 35 9-20 3-7 6 4 10 0 5 0 3 21 PATTERSON F 16 1-4 0-0 1 1 2 2 0 2 1 2 FOSTER C 41 6-12 0-0 3 3 6 4 3 0 1 12 B BARRY G 35 5-10 0-0 0 1 1 2 3 0 2 14 PAYTON G 48 9-23 2-3 3 5 8 7 4 4 3 21 LEWIS 21 3-9 0-0 0 2 2 2 2 1 2 6 MAXWELL 27 3-10 0-0 0 3 3 2 1 0 0 6 MCCOY 17 0-1 0-0 1 7 8 0 2 1 0 0 BORRELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION GRANT DNP - CONTUSION - LEFT SHOULDER STEPANIA DNP - COACH'S DECISION WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-89 5-10 14 26 40 19 20 8 12 82 (.404) (.500) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 13(12 PTS)

SAN ANTONIO 18 24 19 29 - 90 SEATTLE 22 22 22 16 - 82

BLOCKED SHOTS: SAN ANTONIO - ROBINSON 4, DUNCAN, J KERSEY, WALKER. SEATTLE - FOSTER 2, B BARRY 2, LEWIS, MAXWELL, MCCOY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SAN ANTONIO 3-9 (.333), S ELLIOTT 2-4, ELIE 0-2, JACKSON 0-2, DANIELS 1-1. SEATTLE 5-16 (.313), B BARRY 4-8, PAYTON 1-3, LEWIS 0-2, MAXWELL 0-3. TECHNICALS: SAN ANTONIO - WALKER. OFFICIALS: DAN CRAWFORD, DERRICK STAFFORD, RASHAN MICHEL. A - 14,738. T - 2:08.


Box Score

SAN ANTONIO (90) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Duncan 44 14-20 2-2 4-18 3 3 30 S Elliott 26 2-6 4-4 0-4 2 0 10 Robinson 37 11-23 1-3 8-16 5 2 23 Elie 28 2-6 2-2 1-2 3 0 6 Johnson 33 4-14 1-2 1-3 5 1 9 J Kersey 22 1-4 0-0 0-3 2 4 2 Jackson 20 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 Rose 7 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 Daniels 15 4-5 0-0 1-1 2 1 9 Walker 8 0-1 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 Dial DNP - coach's decision Spencer DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-82 11-15 15-49 23 13 90 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.463, FT-.733. 3-Point Goals: 3-9, .333 (S Elliott 2-4, Elie 0-2, Jackson 0-2, Daniels 1-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 7 (Robinson 4, Duncan, J Kersey, Walker). Turnovers: 15 (Duncan 5, S Elliott 3, Daniels 2, Rose 2, Jackson, Johnson, Walker). Steals: 5 (Duncan 2, Robinson 2, Jackson).

SEATTLE (82) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Baker 35 9-20 3-7 6-10 0 5 21 Patterson 16 1-4 0-0 1-2 2 0 2 Foster 41 6-12 0-0 3-6 4 3 12 B Barry 35 5-10 0-0 0-1 2 3 14 Payton 48 9-23 2-3 3-8 7 4 21 Lewis 21 3-9 0-0 0-2 2 2 6 Maxwell 27 3-10 0-0 0-3 2 1 6 Mccoy 17 0-1 0-0 1-8 0 2 0 Borrell DNP - coach's decision Grant DNP - contusion - left shoulder Stepania DNP - coach's decision Williams DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-89 5-10 14-40 19 20 82 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.404, FT-.500. 3-Point Goals: 5-16, .313 (B Barry 4-8, Payton 1-3, Lewis 0-2, Maxwell 0-3). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 7 (Foster 2, B Barry 2, Lewis, Maxwell, Mccoy). Turnovers: 13 (Baker 3, Payton 3, B Barry 2, Lewis 2, Foster, Patterson). Steals: 8 (Payton 4, Patterson 2, Lewis, Mccoy). ____________________________________________ San Antonio 18 24 19 29 - 90 Seattle 22 22 22 16 - 82 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: San Antonio 1 (Walker, 8:43 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,738. T: 2:08. Officials: Dan Crawford, Derrick Stafford, Rashan Michel.


Game Story

SEATTLE (Ticker) -- Antonio Daniels is becoming more than Tim Duncan's best friend.

Daniels scored all nine of his points in a decisive fourth-quarter run as the San Antonio Spurs rallied for a 90-82 victory over the slumping Seattle SuperSonics.

Daniels has been a disappointment since entering the NBA. He was drafted fourth overall by Vancouver in 1997 -- three slots after Duncan -- but was traded after his rookie season to San Antonio, where he has developed a friendship with the superstar power forward.

For most of the last two seasons, the 6-4 guard has been buried on the bench. But he came in averaging 9.5 points in 12 games this month and took charge in the final period, leading a 20-8 burst that turned a six-point deficit into an 82-76 lead with 4:23 remaining.

"In the past 30 games, I feel really comfortable," Daniels said. "I'm very confident in myself. I like my role on this team coming off the bench and trying to create a spark."

Daniels also did a solid job on Seattle All-Star guard Gary Payton, who did not score from the field during San Antonio's run.

"I'm just trying to be aggressive and tried to put some pressure on Gary and tried to make him shoot some contested shots," said Daniels.

"Antonio played great," Duncan said. "He hit some big shots for us. He's one of our best perimeter defenders and I thought he did a great job on Gary. With his time increasing, he's feeling more comfortable and he's really producing for us."

Duncan was his usual spectacular self with 30 points and 18 rebounds. Fellow "Twin Tower" David Robinson added 23, 16 and four blocks as the Spurs manhandled Seattle's front line, which was missing injured forward Horace Grant.

"In the fourth quarter, Dave and Tim did a great job of covering up the rim," Daniels said. "They were blocking shots and getting rebounds and that's what the Spurs are all about."

The defending NBA champion Spurs won for the fourth time in five games as they grabbed the first leg of a Pacific Northwest trip that continues at powerful Portland on Wednesday.

Gary Payton and Vin Baker scored 21 points apiece for Seattle, which dropped to 1-4 on its seven-game homestand with its fourth straight loss. The SuperSonics (40-30) have beaten one team with a winning record since February 5.

"We just couldn't hold it together for the fourth quarter," Sonics coach Paul Westphal said. "We had a chance and then it seemed like we ran out of gas. We couldn't make shots, couldn't stop them and we were just outmanned."

A jumper by Baker gave the Sonics a 68-62 lead with 11:19 left before the Spurs took control. Avery Johnson and Duncan made shots around a free throw by Baker and Daniels went in for a layup, cutting the deficit to one point.

Baker scored inside and got into a shoving match with Spurs forward Samaki Walker, who was hit with a technical foul with 8:43 remaining. Payton made the free throw but Daniels drilled a 3-pointer, again cutting the deficit to one.

Baker had a three-point play but Daniels answered with a jumper. After a free throw by Payton, Duncan made a jumper, Daniels hit a layup and Sean Elliott buried a 3-pointer for an 80-76 lead with 5:05 to go. Duncan added a jumper to cap the run.

The teams traded baskets before Robinson had a jumper and a dunk to extend the lead to 88-78 with 1:22 left, sealing the win.

"We came out in the third quarter with a little more energy and a little more intensity," Duncan said. "We defended real well going into the fourth quarter and down the stretch."

"The big fellas took over and then they got some performances off the bench," Westphal said. "I thought Daniels did a good job and Elliott hit a big shot."

Elliott had season highs of 10 points and 26 minutes as he continued his remarkable comeback from a kidney transplant. Johnson scored nine points for the Spurs, who shot 46.5 percent (36-of-82) from the field and held a 49-40 rebounding edge.

"I was thrilled for Sean to be part of a win like that because he's trying to get into the flow," Popovich said. "I thought Antonio Daniels did a great job off the bench tonight."

Grant sat out with a bruised left shoulder suffered in Sunday's practice. Greg Foster started for him and scored 12 points and Brent Barry contributed 14 for Seattle, which shot 40 percent (36-of-89).

Baker grabbed 10 rebounds and Payton added eight and seven assists. They were the only Sonics to attempt a free throw, combining to go 5-of-10.

"Guys are playing hard but for some reason or another we're not making the buckets," said Baker, who made 9-of-20 shots and 3-of-7 free throws. "Shots were there in the fourth quarter but we didn't make them, me in particular."

Duncan scored 16 points and Robinson 15 in the first half but Seattle held a 44-42 lead. Payton scored nine points in the third quarter as the Sonics extended the advantage to 66-61 entering the fourth quarter.

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