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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- UTAH 23 17 19 24 83 SAN ANTONIO 23 28 24 31 106 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: UTH - KARL MALONE 23, JEFF HORNACEK 13, TWO PLAYERS WITH 11 SAS - DAVID ROBINSON 19, SEAN ELLIOTT 15, MALIK ROSE 15

HIGH REBOUND: UTH - KARL MALONE 11, THREE PLAYERS WITH 4 SAS - DAVID ROBINSON 12, SAMAKI WALKER 8

HIGH ASSISTS: UTH - JOHN STOCKTON 5, SCOTT PADGETT 3 SAS - AVERY JOHNSON 8, JEROME KERSEY 4

ATT: 28,114


Extended Box

UTAH (83) AT SAN ANTONIO (106)

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

MALONE F 32 7-16 9-10 2 9 11 2 1 0 3 23 RUSSELL F 31 2-9 0-0 2 2 4 2 2 0 2 4 POLYNICE C 24 3-6 0-0 2 1 3 0 2 1 0 6 HORNACEK G 26 6-11 0-0 3 1 4 0 3 0 2 13 STOCKTON G 30 3-7 5-5 2 1 3 5 1 2 3 11 EISLEY 27 3-10 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 6 GILLIAM 10 1-6 1-2 0 2 2 2 2 0 2 3 OSTERTAG 18 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 6 0 0 0 VAUGHN 10 2-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 4 LEWIS 17 4-6 3-4 3 1 4 1 4 1 1 11 KEEFE 8 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 1 2 0 PADGETT 7 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 3 2 1 1 2

TOTALS 240 32-80 18-21 15 23 38 18 27 7 18 83 (.400) (.857) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 18(21 PTS)

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

S ELLIOTT F 25 6-10 2-4 1 3 4 2 3 2 1 15 WALKER F 38 5-11 4-6 4 4 8 2 4 0 3 14 ROBINSON C 29 5-11 9-11 2 10 12 2 3 2 1 19 ELIE G 21 4-7 2-2 2 2 4 1 2 0 0 11 JOHNSON G 29 4-8 1-2 0 0 0 8 1 0 2 9 J KERSEY 19 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 4 3 3 0 2 ROSE 28 5-10 5-6 3 2 5 1 3 0 2 15 PORTER 19 3-5 4-5 1 3 4 1 1 3 1 10 JACKSON 8 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 DANIELS 19 3-6 0-0 0 2 2 3 1 3 0 7 SPENCER 5 1-1 2-2 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 DUNCAN DNP - LATERAL MENISCUS TEAR -- LF KN

TOTALS 240 37-74 29-38 13 28 41 26 21 14 11 106 (.500) (.763) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 11(6 PTS)

UTAH 23 17 19 24 - 83 SAN ANTONIO 23 28 24 31 - 106

BLOCKED SHOTS: UTAH - OSTERTAG 2, POLYNICE 2, MALONE, LEWIS, HORNACEK. SAN ANTONIO - ROBINSON 4, WALKER 3, SPENCER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: UTAH 1-10 (.100), RUSSELL 0-3, HORNACEK 1-3, EISLEY 0-3, LEWIS 0-1. SAN ANTONIO 3-6 (.500), S ELLIOTT 1-3, ELIE 1-2, DANIELS 1-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: DICK BAVETTA, JIM CAPERS, TOM WASHINGTON. A - 28,114. T - 2:26.


Box Score

UTAH (83) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 32 7-16 9-10 2-11 2 1 23 Russell 31 2-9 0-0 2-4 2 2 4 Polynice 24 3-6 0-0 2-3 0 2 6 Hornacek 26 6-11 0-0 3-4 0 3 13 Stockton 30 3-7 5-5 2-3 5 1 11 Eisley 27 3-10 0-0 0-2 1 2 6 Gilliam 10 1-6 1-2 0-2 2 2 3 Ostertag 18 0-2 0-0 0-2 0 6 0 Vaughn 10 2-2 0-0 0-0 2 0 4 Lewis 17 4-6 3-4 3-4 1 4 11 Keefe 8 0-2 0-0 1-2 0 2 0 Padgett 7 1-3 0-0 0-1 3 2 2 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-80 18-21 15-38 18 27 83 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.400, FT-.857. 3-Point Goals: 1-10, .100 (Russell 0-3, Hornacek 1-3, Eisley 0-3, Lewis 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 7 (Ostertag 2, Polynice 2, Malone, Lewis, Hornacek). Turnovers: 18 (Malone 3, Stockton 3, Gilliam 2, Hornacek 2, Keefe 2, Russell 2, Eisley, Lewis, Padgett, Vaughn). Steals: 7 (Stockton 2, Keefe, Lewis, Padgett, Polynice, Vaughn).

SAN ANTONIO (106) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp S Elliott 25 6-10 2-4 1-4 2 3 15 Walker 38 5-11 4-6 4-8 2 4 14 Robinson 29 5-11 9-11 2-12 2 3 19 Elie 21 4-7 2-2 2-4 1 2 11 Johnson 29 4-8 1-2 0-0 8 1 9 J Kersey 19 1-4 0-0 0-0 4 3 2 Rose 28 5-10 5-6 3-5 1 3 15 Porter 19 3-5 4-5 1-4 1 1 10 Jackson 8 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 Daniels 19 3-6 0-0 0-2 3 1 7 Spencer 5 1-1 2-2 0-2 0 0 4 Duncan DNP - lateral meniscus tear -- lf kn _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-74 29-38 13-41 26 21 106 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.500, FT-.763. 3-Point Goals: 3-6, .500 (S Elliott 1-3, Elie 1-2, Daniels 1-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 8 (Robinson 4, Walker 3, Spencer). Turnovers: 11 (Walker 3, Johnson 2, Rose 2, Porter, Robinson, S Elliott, Spencer). Steals: 14 (Daniels 3, J Kersey 3, Porter 3, Robinson 2, S Elliott 2, Spencer). ____________________________________________ Utah 23 17 19 24 - 83 San Antonio 23 28 24 31 - 106 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 28,114. T: 2:26. Officials: Dick Bavetta, Jim Capers, Tom Washington.


Game Story

SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) -- With their championship defense likely hanging on the condition of Tim Duncan's left knee, the San Antonio Spurs showed their superstar forward they can beat playoff contenders without him.

Duncan watched from the bench as fellow "Twin Tower" David Robinson and the rest of the Spurs blew past Karl Malone and the first-place Utah Jazz, 106-83, keeping alive their faint hopes for the Midwest Division title.

The 7-foot Duncan, the Most Valuable Player of last season's NBA Finals, sat out his second straight game after an MRI revealed torn cartilage in his left knee. But the third-year pivotman had to revel in his teammates' domination of Utah even if he could not be a part of it.

"People were to some degree shocked last game," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said of Thursday's 93-77 loss to Portland without Duncan. "No one knew until before the game and I think it was deflating. We took care of that tonight. We were not happy with our performance against Portland. It was a great game, obviously."

Robinson collected 19 points and 12 rebounds, Sean Elliot had his best offensive showing since returning from a kidney transplant with 15 points and Malik Rose also scored 15 off the bench for the Spurs, who used a 28-17 second quarter to blow past the Jazz.

"This was Sean's best one," Popovich said. "He always plays great defense. We talked before the game about him having more of a devil-may-care attitude and letting it fly."

"We knew that we wouldn't have Tim," San Antonio forward Mario Elie said. "We have to rally around Dave. Other people have to step up. Since the All-Star Game, Dave has been playing terrific basketball. He has played well night in and night out. He's our leader."

San Antonio (51-29) trails first-place Utah (53-26) by two games in the Midwest and for the Western Conference's No. 2 seed but has only two games remaining. The Jazz have three games left, visiting Phoenix and Denver before returning home to host Sacramento in Wednesday's season finale.

Duncan scored a career-high 46 points against the Jazz here on January 10 but contented himself by watching the reigning world champions score 21 points off turnovers while yielding only six in a game that featured playoff intensity early.

"It's important to get a win without (Duncan)," Elliott said. "It gives guys more confidence. We are trying not to think about it too much. It's awfully tough to win without Tim, though. We are not blind to that."

Malone had 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz but did not receive much help from his teammates. The Spurs and Jazz tied for the NBA's best record (37-13) last season with San Antonio gaining home-court advantage throughout the postseason after winning the season series against Utah.

"We didn't deserve to win this one," Malone said. "Not playing the way we did, especially with a division title on the line."

The teams split four meetings this season.

Robinson blocked four shots, including the 2,500th of his career, and scored nine points during the decisive third quarter.

"They certainly deserved to win in what was, in my opinion, one of the biggest games of the year," Utah coach Jerry Sloan said. "They just wanted it more than we did. They outhustled us, outplayed us, outcoached us and did everything you have to do in order to win a ballgame."

With the game knotted at 23-23 after one period, the Spurs grabbed control early in the second. Robinson snapped a 25-25 tie with a 17-footer and Rose made two free throws and a layup before Robinson slammed to make it 33-25 8:46 before the half.

San Antonio held a 51-40 advantage at the break before blowing Utah out in the third quarter.

Elliott and Avery Johnson made back-to-back layups and Elliott brought the Alamodome crowd to its feet with a dunk that gave the Spurs a 57-40 bulge just over two minutes into the third period.

Elliott's layup with 9:10 to play gave San Antonio its biggest lead, 85-62.

Samaki Walker scored 14 points and Elie added 11 for the Spurs, who made half of their 74 shots, held a 41-38 rebounding advantage and outscored the Jazz, 29-18, from the line.

Jeff Hornacek scored 13 points and John Stockton and rookie Quincy Lewis added 11 apiece for Utah, which shot 40 percent (32-of-80).

"They beat us and beat us soundly," Stockton said. "Tonight they showed that they have a good team, even when Tim Duncan is not out there with them. They have plenty of guys on this team that can beat you, as evidenced by tonight."

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