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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PHOENIX 21 31 17 13 82 SAN ANTONIO 25 23 18 24 90 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: PHO - RODNEY ROGERS 16, JASON KIDD 12, CLIFF ROBINSON 12 SAS - DAVID ROBINSON 18, TIM DUNCAN 17, ANTONIO DANIELS 17

HIGH REBOUND: PHO - SHAWN MARION 11, CHRIS DUDLEY 8 SAS - TIM DUNCAN 8, TWO PLAYERS WITH 7

HIGH ASSISTS: PHO - JASON KIDD 4, CLIFF ROBINSON 4 SAS - ANTONIO DANIELS 6, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3

ATT: 30,555


Extended Box

PHOENIX (82) AT SAN ANTONIO (90)

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

MARION F 28 3-9 2-2 3 8 11 1 3 1 1 8 ROBINSON F 22 4-15 2-4 1 3 4 4 6 0 2 12 DUDLEY C 18 1-2 0-0 3 5 8 0 4 1 0 2 DELK G 33 1-7 4-4 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 6 KIDD G 39 4-20 4-4 1 5 6 4 3 1 4 12 ROGERS 37 5-20 5-5 0 3 3 3 5 1 2 16 BLOUNT 12 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 2 GUGLIOTTA 6 2-5 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 PERRY 13 3-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 6 MCPHERSON 22 3-5 1-1 1 3 4 0 4 0 1 7 SANTIAGO 10 1-2 3-4 3 0 3 0 1 1 1 5 ELIE DNP - BROKEN LEFT HAND

TOTALS 240 28-90 23-26 13 32 45 14 31 6 13 82 (.311) (.885) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 15(15 PTS)

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

DUNCAN F 33 7-12 2-5 1 7 8 2 4 0 4 17 S ELLIOTT F 30 2-6 5-6 1 6 7 0 1 0 2 9 ROBINSON C 35 8-15 2-3 1 6 7 0 5 0 5 18 ANDERSON G 29 2-3 11-13 0 4 4 3 2 2 3 15 DANIELS G 42 6-12 5-6 0 2 2 6 4 0 1 17 FERRY 21 2-6 0-0 1 5 6 1 3 2 1 4 ROSE 21 0-5 0-0 1 5 6 0 3 0 1 0 PORTER 19 3-5 3-3 1 0 1 3 1 1 3 10 S KERR 6 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 WALKER 4 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 4 0 2 0 DIAL DNP - COACH'S DECISION NEWBLE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-64 28-36 6 38 44 16 28 5 22 90 (.469) (.778) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 22(18 PTS)

PHOENIX 21 31 17 13 - 82 SAN ANTONIO 25 23 18 24 - 90

BLOCKED SHOTS: PHOENIX - KIDD, MARION, DELK, DUDLEY, GUGLIOTTA. SAN ANTONIO - ROBINSON 6, DUNCAN 3, DANIELS 2, ROSE 2, S ELLIOTT. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PHOENIX 3-16 (.188), MARION 0-1, ROBINSON 2-2, DELK 0-2, KIDD 0-4, ROGERS 1-6, GUGLIOTTA 0-1. SAN ANTONIO 2-8 (.250), DUNCAN 1-1, S ELLIOTT 0-1, DANIELS 0-2, FERRY 0-3, PORTER 1-1. TECHNICALS: PHOENIX - HEAD COACH SKILES, ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: JOE DEROSA, KEVIN FEHR, TONY BROTHERS. A - 30,555. T - 2:18.


Box Score

PHOENIX (82) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Marion 28 3-9 2-2 3-11 1 3 8 Robinson 22 4-15 2-4 1-4 4 6 12 Dudley 18 1-2 0-0 3-8 0 4 2 Delk 33 1-7 4-4 0-2 1 2 6 Kidd 39 4-20 4-4 1-6 4 3 12 Rogers 37 5-20 5-5 0-3 3 5 16 Blount 12 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 Gugliotta 6 2-5 2-2 0-1 0 0 6 Perry 13 3-3 0-0 0-1 1 1 6 Mcpherson 22 3-5 1-1 1-4 0 4 7 Santiago 10 1-2 3-4 3-3 0 1 5 Elie DNP - broken left hand _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-90 23-26 13-45 14 31 82 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.311, FT-.885. 3-Point Goals: 3-16, .188 (Marion 0-1, Robinson 2-2, Delk 0-2, Kidd 0-4, Rogers 1-6, Gugliotta 0-1). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 5 (Kidd, Marion, Delk, Dudley, Gugliotta). Turnovers: 15 (Kidd 4, Robinson 2, Rogers 2, Blount, Delk, Marion, Mcpherson, Santiago). Steals: 6 (Dudley, Kidd, Marion, Perry, Rogers, Santiago).

SAN ANTONIO (90) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Duncan 33 7-12 2-5 1-8 2 4 17 S Elliott 30 2-6 5-6 1-7 0 1 9 Robinson 35 8-15 2-3 1-7 0 5 18 Anderson 29 2-3 11-13 0-4 3 2 15 Daniels 42 6-12 5-6 0-2 6 4 17 Ferry 21 2-6 0-0 1-6 1 3 4 Rose 21 0-5 0-0 1-6 0 3 0 Porter 19 3-5 3-3 1-1 3 1 10 S Kerr 6 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 1 0 Walker 4 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 4 0 Dial DNP - coach's decision Newble DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-64 28-36 6-44 16 28 90 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.469, FT-.778. 3-Point Goals: 2-8, .250 (Duncan 1-1, S Elliott 0-1, Daniels 0-2, Ferry 0-3, Porter 1-1). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 14 (Robinson 6, Duncan 3, Daniels 2, Rose 2, S Elliott). Turnovers: 22 (Robinson 5, Duncan 4, Anderson 3, Porter 3, S Elliott 2, Walker 2, Daniels, Ferry, Rose). Steals: 5 (Anderson 2, Ferry 2, Porter). ____________________________________________ Phoenix 21 31 17 13 - 82 San Antonio 25 23 18 24 - 90 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Phoenix 2 (Head Coach Skiles, 8:12 3rd; Illegal Defense, 1:58 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 30,555. T: 2:18. Officials: Joe Derosa, Kevin Fehr, Tony Brothers.


Game Story

SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) -- Big men David Robinson and Tim Duncan finally got a small measure of revenge against the Phoenix Suns.

San Antonio's "Twin Towers" combined for 35 points and 15 rebounds as the Spurs avenged a pair of early season losses and last season's first-round playoff ousting with a 90-82 triumph over the Suns.

Robinson had 18 points and seven rebounds and Duncan, who sat out the playoff encounter with Phoenix due to a knee injury, added 17 and eight as the Spurs snapped a two-game skid.

"It was a huge win for us," Duncan said. "Obviously it was a big game after the two-game slide we were on and after they had beaten us two games. This game was indicative of the way we play basketball. We played hard for 48 minutes tonight."

The daunting duo combined to hit 15-of-27 shots and Antonio Daniels stepped up in the absence of injured point guard Avery Johnson, scoring 17 points and handing out six assists.

Phoenix point guard Jason Kidd had a miserable night, missing 16-of-20 shots and managing just four points and four assists. The NBA's active leader in triple-doubles entered tonight averaging better than 10 assists per game.

"We didn't shoot the ball well tonight," Kidd said. "We just couldn't score baskets and keep them from scoring and that is the name of the game. We've played seven games in the last 10 days and maybe that caught up with us a little bit tonight. We're not afraid of San Antonio."

"We had Antonio on the court when Jason was in the game," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. "It think it was Antonio's best game and it was against a future Hall of Fame point guard. He was aggressive on both ends of the court and gave Jason some trouble."

The teams meet here again March 1.

Kidd was not alone in his shooting futility. Reigning Sixth Man of the Year Rodney Rogers went 5-of-20 from the floor for the Suns, who shot 31 percent (28-of-90). Rogers did lead Phoenix with 16 points off the bench and Cliff Robinson and Kidd added 12 apiece.

"We didn't shoot the ball well tonight and that hurt us," Rogers said. "We missed a lot of shots that we normally make and that hurt our game plan. If we had made some of those than this would have been a different ballgame."

"You're not going to win many games when you shoot 28-of-90 from the field," Phoenix coach Scott Skiles said. "We tried really hard but were not very close to hitting some of those shots."

Cliff Robinson was 4-of-15 from the field as the Suns were unable to take advantage of 22 San Antonio turnovers. Phoenix went a dismal 3-of-16 from 3-point range.

Duncan was so hot, he even drilled a shot from beyond the arc, making him a perfect 2-of-2 from long range this season.

Derek Anderson scored 15 points, going 11-of-13 at the line, and Terry Porter added 10 off the bench for San Antonio, which shot 47 percent (30-of-64).

Despite their poor shooting, the Suns appeared poised to continue their recent mastery of the Spurs when Cliff Robinson buried a 3-pointer to give Phoenix a 74-72 lead with 10 minutes left.

But Porter and David Robinson combined to make four free throws, giving San Antonio the lead for good, and sparking a 10-0 run that David Robinson highlighted with consecutive layups, making it 82-74, with 6:54 remaining.

"David was real consistent tonight," Duncan said. "He blocked a lot of shots in the fourth quarter and rebounded well. His offense was real good, too."

Kidd went 0-of-7 in the final 12 minutes and the Suns went nearly 5 1/2 minutes without a point before Marion's dunk got them within 82-76 with 5:39 to go.

But Daniels scored and the Suns went on another five-minute scoreless drought, missing 10 straight shots before Rogers' layup with 40 seconds to play.

The Spurs blocked a season-high 14 shots with Robinson and Duncan combining for nine.

"Tonight was one of those nights that they blocked a lot of shots," Kidd said. "I thought they played some good defense but we just missed some shots that we normally make."

"Tim and David both looked good tonight," Spurs forward Sean Elliott said. "David blocked (six shots) and was tough defensively. Tim was able to do his thing on offense."

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