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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SAN ANTONIO 21 14 35 27 97 VANCOUVER 14 20 23 22 79 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 30, SEAN ELLIOTT 19, DAVID ROBINSON 11 VAN - SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 16, GRANT LONG 16, TWO PLAYERS WITH 9

HIGH REBOUND: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 10, DAVID ROBINSON 9 VAN - SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 11, ISAAC AUSTIN 7

HIGH ASSISTS: SAS - DEREK ANDERSON 7, ANTONIO DANIELS 7 VAN - MIKE BIBBY 6, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 4

ATT: 11,655


Extended Box

SAN ANTONIO (97) AT VANCOUVER (79)

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

DUNCAN F 39 14-22 2-2 4 6 10 5 3 1 5 30 S ELLIOTT F 29 7-12 0-0 0 5 5 2 1 0 1 19 ROBINSON C 30 5-9 1-2 2 7 9 1 4 0 1 11 ANDERSON G 37 4-11 0-0 1 5 6 7 3 0 3 9 JOHNSON G 22 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 4 3 0 0 0 PORTER 9 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 FERRY 17 3-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 6 DANIELS 26 4-4 0-0 0 1 1 7 2 2 1 9 ROSE 25 3-7 4-5 1 5 6 1 2 3 3 10 NEWBLE 4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 SCOTT 2 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 S KERR DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 41-75 8-11 8 33 41 27 21 7 14 97 (.547) (.727) TEAM REBS: 3 TOTAL TO: 14(14 PTS)

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

S ABDUR-RAHIM F 45 6-16 4-6 4 7 11 4 3 1 3 16 HARRINGTON F 26 3-9 0-0 1 2 3 1 3 1 2 6 AUSTIN C 28 4-9 0-0 2 5 7 1 5 0 4 9 BIBBY G 35 3-11 2-2 ‚ Š Š ² ‚ Š ’ Κj WEST G 13 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 REEVES 16 4-9 0-0 2 2 4 0 2 1 0 8 JONES 19 3-11 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 8 EDWARDS 6 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 SWIFT 20 2-7 1-2 5 1 6 1 2 1 1 5 LONG 32 7-9 2-2 0 3 3 3 1 3 0 16 M ABDUL-RAUF DNP - COACH'S DECISION MASSENBURG DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-85 9-12 15 26 41 17 16 8 13 79 (.388) (.750) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 13(17 PTS)

SAN ANTONIO 21 14 35 27 - 97 VANCOUVER 14 20 23 22 - 79

BLOCKED SHOTS: SAN ANTONIO - ROBINSON 4, DANIELS 2, S ELLIOTT, DUNCAN, SCOTT. VANCOUVER - S ABDUR-RAHIM, HARRINGTON, AUSTIN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SAN ANTONIO 7-14 (.500), S ELLIOTT 5-8, ANDERSON 1-4, FERRY 0-1, DANIELS 1-1. VANCOUVER 4-10 (.400), AUSTIN 1-3, BIBBY 1-2, JONES 2-5. TECHNICALS: SAN ANTONIO - JOHNSON. OFFICIALS: JOE CRAWFORD, RASHAN MICHEL, GREG WILLARD. A - 11,655. T - 2:03.


Box Score

SAN ANTONIO (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Duncan 39 14-22 2-2 4-10 5 3 30 S Elliott 29 7-12 0-0 0-5 2 1 19 Robinson 30 5-9 1-2 2-9 1 4 11 Anderson 37 4-11 0-0 1-6 7 3 9 Johnson 22 0-3 0-0 0-1 4 3 0 Porter 9 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 Ferry 17 3-4 0-0 0-1 0 1 6 Daniels 26 4-4 0-0 0-1 7 2 9 Rose 25 3-7 4-5 1-6 1 2 10 Newble 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Scott 2 0-0 1-2 0-1 0 0 1 S Kerr DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-75 8-11 8-41 27 21 97 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.547, FT-.727. 3-Point Goals: 7-14, .500 (S Elliott 5-8, Anderson 1-4, Ferry 0-1, Daniels 1-1). Team rebounds: 3. Blocked shots: 9 (Robinson 4, Daniels 2, S Elliott, Duncan, Scott). Turnovers: 14 (Duncan 5, Anderson 3, Rose 3, Daniels, Robinson, S Elliott). Steals: 7 (Rose 3, Daniels 2, Duncan, Porter).

VANCOUVER (79) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp S Abdur-rahim 45 6-16 4-6 4-11 4 3 16 Harrington 26 3-9 0-0 1-3 1 3 6 Austin 28 4-9 0-0 2-7 1 5 9 Bibby 35 3-11 2-2 0-1 6 0 9 West 13 1-2 0-0 0-2 0 0 2 Reeves 16 4-9 0-0 2-4 0 2 8 Jones 19 3-11 0-0 0-2 0 0 8 Edwards 6 0-2 0-0 1-2 1 0 0 Swift 20 2-7 1-2 5-6 1 2 5 Long 32 7-9 2-2 0-3 3 1 16 M Abdul-rauf DNP - coach's decision Massenburg DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-85 9-12 15-41 17 16 79 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.388, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 4-10, .400 (Austin 1-3, Bibby 1-2, Jones 2-5). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 3 (S Abdur-rahim, Harrington, Austin). Turnovers: 13 (Austin 4, S Abdur-rahim 3, Bibby 2, Harrington 2, Jones, Swift). Steals: 8 (Long 3, BZ,± Harrington, Reeves, S Abdur-rahim, Swift). ____________________________________________ San Antonio 21 14 35 27 - 97 Vancouver 14 20 23 22 - 79 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: San Antonio 1 (Johnson, 8:55 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 11,655. T: 2:03. Officials: Joe Crawford, Rashan Michel, Greg Willard.


Game Story

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- The San Antonio Spurs may be struggling on the road but GM Place continues to be their home away from home.

Tim Duncan scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the Spurs regrouped in the second half to pull away for a 97-79 victory over the Vancouver Grizzlies, their eighth straight here.

Sean Elliott added 19 points for the Spurs, who improved to 18-3 all-time against the Grizzlies and have won 13 straight in the series. David Robinson contrbuted 11 points and nine rebounds.

Shareef Abdur-Rahim led the Grizzlies with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Grant Long added 16 points but was the only other Vancouver player in double figures.

"We've always done well against them and I don't really know why," Duncan said. "These are games that we have to win. With Dave (Robinson) and myself, we always played well against them. We've always used our size to affect Reef (Abdur-Rahim) as much as possible."

The Spurs were outrebounded 31-16 in the first half and led just 35-34 but took control with a 14-4 run late in the third quarter, opening 70-57 advantage on former Grizzlie Antonio Daniels' 3-pointer with 7.6 seconds left.

"Just flat-out, they're a good team," Abdur-Rahim said. "It's something that's discouraging. When we didn't double-team their big guys, they scored; when we did double-team, they moved the ball. We weren't nearly as good offensively in the second as we were in the first."

Mike Bibby, who helped the Grizzlies get off to a surprising 4-1 start, has been struggling lately. In the last three games at home he has shot just 12-of-46. The point guard was 3-of-11 today, scoring nine points and handing out six assists.

"It just hasn't been falling," he said. "I always say you can't make every shot, but I'm getting frustrated."

With Abdur-Rahim held to four points in the fourth quarter and Bibby struggling, the Grizzlies never got closer than eight points. When they did close the margin to single digits, Duncan nailed an 18-footer, Daniels threw down a fast-break dunk and Duncan got inside for a dunk that made it 88-74 with four minutes to go.

"I thought that in the second half we played pretty good defense," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "I thought offensively we moved the ball better and we attacked better in the second half so we could score a few points. That was our problem in the first half, not moving the basketball, not attacking the basket. We had two free throw attempts at halftime and they had 12 offensive boards to our zero."

San Antonio, which improved to just 3-5 on the road, has won 10 of 11 meetings in Vancouver. The Grizzlies have not beaten the Spurs since a 106-101 road victory on February 12, 1997.

When the Spurs did take over in the third, it was Duncan who led the way, scoring 14 points and grabbing five rebounds.

"I found my shot in the second half," Duncan said. "I had the opportunity to put a couple up and they went through for me."

Actually he put up seven in the third quarter and six went for him as San Antonio shot 65 percent (13-of-20) in the period.

"He came out in the third quarter and two or three key rebounds," Vancouver coach Sidney Lowe said. "He just hit the boards really well."

The Spurs took a 49-40 lead on Elliott's 3-pointer with 6:55 left in the quarter but saw the Grizzlies claw back within 56-53 when Abdur-Rahim completed a 3-point play with 3:25 left.

Eight seconds later, Duncan nailed a 15-footer and after he blocked Bibby's drive, Elliott drilled a 3-pointer, stretching the lead to 61-53 with 3:00 to go.

Bryant Reeves answered for Vancouver with a 12-footer, but Derek Anderson connected from 19 feet and MX+k ’½Ν•picked off a sloppy pass by Abdur-Rahim. Rose hit 1-of-2 after the Grizzlies committed a clear-path foul and Duncan knocked in an 11-footer, putting the Spurs up, 66-55, with 1:38 to go.

The 6-4 Daniels blocked a shot by 7-foot Reeves and Rose hit 1-of-2 from the line. Long hit two free throws, bringing the Grizzlies within 10 points, but Daniels connected from 27 feet, giving San Antonio a 70-57 advantage heading into the final 12 minutes.

The Grizzlies caused the Spurs problems in the first half by going to a big lineup featuring either Bibby or Damon Jones as the only guard, with Abdur-Rahim, Long, Othella Harrington and Isaac Austin or Reeves.

The move was made in part because of the lack of depth in the backcourt. Michael Dickerson has missed eight straight games with a sprained ankle, Brent Price is sidelined with a leg injury and Kevin Edwards is playing with a splint on his left wrist.

"They're missing Dickerson, which is a huge part of their offense," Elliott said. "I like what Sidney Lowe did. He gave us problems when he put the big lineup in. It took us a long time to adjust."

While the Spurs adjusted, the Grizzlies dominated the boards 31-16 to help themselves hang in as they shot just 32 percent (15-of-47) from the field. Bibby, Harrington, Reeves and rookie forward Stromile Swift hit just one basket piece and combined to go 4-of-21 in the first half.

"Things would be a lot better if my shot was falling, bottom line," Bibby said. "I think some of my shots could have helped us win some of these games. I haven't shot well in the last couple of games and it's affecting the way everybody is playing."

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