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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- VANCOUVER 16 39 9 14 78 SAN ANTONIO 19 23 20 29 91 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: VAN - MICHAEL DICKERSON 18, STROMILE SWIFT 14, TWO PLAYERS WITH 11 SAS - TIM DUNCAN 20, DAVID ROBINSON 13, TERRY PORTER 13

HIGH REBOUND: VAN - SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 11, THREE PLAYERS WITH 5 SAS - TIM DUNCAN 13, DAVID ROBINSON 9

HIGH ASSISTS: VAN - MIKE BIBBY 8, DAMON JONES 4 SAS - ANTONIO DANIELS 7, AVERY JOHNSON 5

ATT: 18,556


Extended Box

VANCOUVER (78) AT SAN ANTONIO (91)

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

S ABDUR-RAHIM F 34 4-11 3-4 2 9 11 3 4 2 3 11 HARRINGTON F 20 5-10 0-0 1 4 5 0 5 0 0 10 REEVES C 28 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 2 BIBBY G 37 4-13 3-4 0 5 5 8 1 3 4 11 DICKERSON G 35 8-19 0-3 1 4 5 1 3 1 3 18 AUSTIN 16 1-7 0-0 2 2 4 3 1 1 0 3 EDWARDS 13 0-2 1-2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 LONG 16 1-2 0-0 1 2 3 0 3 1 0 2 JONES 15 2-6 0-0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 6 SWIFT 22 5-10 4-5 1 3 4 0 2 2 0 14 MASSENBURG 4 0-3 0-0 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 M ABDUL-RAUF DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 31-86 11-18 10 32 42 19 23 12 11 78 (.360) (.611) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 11(15 PTS)

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

DUNCAN F 44 7-15 6-12 2 11 13 2 2 0 0 20 S ELLIOTT F 29 3-8 3-4 0 6 6 0 2 0 3 9 ROBINSON C 31 4-11 5-8 1 8 9 3 3 1 3 13 ANDERSON G 23 1-7 2-2 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 5 JOHNSON G 19 2-3 2-2 0 3 3 5 1 0 2 6 DANIELS 29 3-5 1-1 0 2 2 7 1 2 3 8 FERRY 19 3-7 0-0 1 3 4 1 3 0 2 7 ROSE 17 3-4 4-4 0 3 3 0 4 0 1 10 S KERR 4 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 WALKER 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 PORTER 21 4-6 4-4 0 6 6 1 2 1 1 13 JACKSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-66 27-37 4 43 47 20 19 5 17 91 (.455) (.730) TEAM REBS: 14 TOTAL TO: 17(22 PTS)

VANCOUVER 16 39 9 14 - 78 SAN ANTONIO 19 23 20 29 - 91

BLOCKED SHOTS: VANCOUVER - SWIFT 2, REEVES, MASSENBURG. SAN ANTONIO - DUNCAN 5, ROBINSON 2. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: VANCOUVER 5-11 (.455), BIBBY 0-2, DICKERSON 2-3, AUSTIN 1-1, JONES 2-5. SAN ANTONIO 4-10 (.400), S ELLIOTT 0-2, ANDERSON 1-1, DANIELS 1-1, FERRY 1-3, PORTER 1-3. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JOE DEROSA, DAVID JONES, KEVIN FEHR. A - 18,556. T - 2:06.


Box Score

VANCOUVER (78) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp S Abdur-rahim 34 4-11 3-4 2-11 3 4 11 Harrington 20 5-10 0-0 1-5 0 5 10 Reeves 28 1-3 0-0 0-1 0 3 2 Bibby 37 4-13 3-4 0-5 8 1 11 Dickerson 35 8-19 0-3 1-5 1 3 18 Austin 16 1-7 0-0 2-4 3 1 3 Edwards 13 0-2 1-2 0-1 0 0 1 Long 16 1-2 0-0 1-3 0 3 2 Jones 15 2-6 0-0 0-0 4 0 6 Swift 22 5-10 4-5 1-4 0 2 14 Massenburg 4 0-3 0-0 2-3 0 1 0 M Abdul-rauf DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-86 11-18 10-42 19 23 78 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.360, FT-.611. 3-Point Goals: 5-11, .455 (Bibby 0-2, Dickerson 2-3, Austin 1-1, Jones 2-5). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 4 (Swift 2, Reeves, Massenburg). Turnovers: 11 (Bibby 4, Dickerson 3, S Abdur-rahim 3, Massenburg). Steals: 12 (Bibby 3, S Abdur-rahim 2, Swift 2, Austin, Dickerson, Edwards, Jones, Long).

SAN ANTONIO (91) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Duncan 44 7-15 6-12 2-13 2 2 20 S Elliott 29 3-8 3-4 0-6 0 2 9 Robinson 31 4-11 5-8 1-9 3 3 13 Anderson 23 1-7 2-2 0-0 1 1 5 Johnson 19 2-3 2-2 0-3 5 1 6 Daniels 29 3-5 1-1 0-2 7 1 8 Ferry 19 3-7 0-0 1-4 1 3 7 Rose 17 3-4 4-4 0-3 0 4 10 S Kerr 4 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Walker 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Porter 21 4-6 4-4 0-6 1 2 13 Jackson DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-66 27-37 4-47 20 19 91 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.455, FT-.730. 3-Point Goals: 4-10, .400 (S Elliott 0-2, Anderson 1-1, Daniels 1-1, Ferry 1-3, Porter 1-3). Team rebounds: 14. Blocked shots: 7 (Duncan 5, Robinson 2). Turnovers: 17 (Daniels 3, Robinson 3, S Elliott 3, Ferry 2, Johnson 2, Anderson, Porter, Rose, S Kerr). Steals: 5 (Daniels 2, Anderson, Porter, Robinson). ____________________________________________ Vancouver 16 39 9 14 - 78 San Antonio 19 23 20 29 - 91 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,556. T: 2:06. Officials: Joe Derosa, David Jones, Kevin Fehr.


Game Story

SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) -- It was the highest of highs and lowest of lows, all in a span of 36 minutes for the Vancouver Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies tied a franchise-high with 39 points in the second quarter only to record a franchise-low 23 points in the second half as the San Antonio Spurs rallied for a 91-78 triumph.

After a second quarter in which they went 14-of-20 from the field and opened a 55-42 lead, the Grizzlies made just 9-of-45 shots over the final 24 minutes. They went more than eight minutes without a basket, missing 19 straight shots.

"We were feeling good after the second period," Grizzlies coach Sidney Lowe said. "We felt like we were going to come out and continue to execute well. We had the lead and knew they had to come at us in the second half. We started to hold the ball too long and didn't make the passes we needed to make."

"That is a first for me," Grizzlies rookie Stromile Swift said. "We didn't score for like seven minutes. On all the teams I've played with, that is a first for me."

The Grizzlies' previous low half came March 13, 1999 at Dallas, when they scored just 24 in the opening half.

Veteran Terry Porter, who has spent most of the season as an afterthought, sparked San Antonio in the second half. He came on early in the second half and had 13 points and six rebounds in 21 minutes.

"Terry did a great job off the bench," said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. "He hasn't played much so I guess he's been storing his energy."

"You always have to be ready. As a sub that is your job," said Porter, who had played just 29 minutes prior to tonight. "We really had to work to get easy opportunities. Early on, we weren't converting on those opportunities. In the second half, we were taking advantage of the opportunities."

San Antonio has won the last 12 meetings between the clubs and owns a 17-3 all-time mark against Vancouver.

The Spurs owned a 19-16 lead at the end of one quarter and the Grizzlies started slowly in the second. But with just over eight minutes left in the half and clinging to a 28-27 lead, Vancouver heated up.

Grant Long sank a 14-footer to ignite a 12-0 run in which the Grizzlies did not miss a shot. After Danny Ferry and David Robinson hit consecutive baskets to stem the tide, Damon Jones buried a 3-pointer, Swift had a three-point play and Shareef Abdur-Rahim had a free throw to push the lead to 47-31 with 3:44 to go.

Swift was 5-of-7 and Jones made both his shots in the period.

The 39 points tied the total Vancouver scored in the fourth quarter on December 30, 1997 against San Antonio. It matched that total in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 15, 1998.

Despite their shooting woes, the Grizzlies still managed to hold a 64-50 lead with seven minutes left in the third quarter. But they did not score again in the quarter.

Tim Duncan, who finished with 20 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots, had a layup to ignite a quarter-closing 12-0 run. He had five and Sean Elliott four in the spurt.

Vancouver made 4-of-27 shots in the period and chief among the culprits were Mike Bibby (1-of-6), Tony Massenburg (0-of-3) and Jones and Swift (each 0-for-2).

"I take a lot of the blame because coach called a lot of plays for me in the third quarter when they made the run," said Abdur-Rahim, who was 2-of-5 in the quarter. "Coach and the team are depending on me to make the right plays that winning players make and I think that really hurt us."

The Grizzlies still took a 64-62 lead into the final 12 minutes but they remained ice cold, missing their first three shots and not scoring until the 10:03 mark. While Vancouver was missing, Malik Rose had a layup 21 seconds into the quarter to tie the contest.

Duncan hit a free throw 30 seconds later to put San Antonio on top and Porter sank two from the line with 10:44 remaining to give the Spurs a 67-64 edge. After Abdur-Rahim's free throw finally got Vancouver back in the scoring column, San Antonio scored eight of the next 10 points to pull away.

The Grizzlies were 5-of-18 over the final 12 minutes.

"Things were flowing for them, the ball was bouncing their way," Duncan said. "(We) had to come out in the second half and try to make something happen and I think that a lot of guys came out there and tried to make it happen."

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