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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SAN ANTONIO 29 20 24 34 107 CLEVELAND 18 22 25 24 89 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 23, DEREK ANDERSON 17, DAVID ROBINSON 15 CLE - CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 16, ANDRE MILLER 16, FOUR PLAYERS WITH 12

HIGH REBOUND: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 12, DAVID ROBINSON 7 CLE - CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 12, LAMOND MURRAY 7

HIGH ASSISTS: SAS - ANTONIO DANIELS 12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5 CLE - JIMMY JACKSON 7, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4

ATT: 13,324


Extended Box

SAN ANTONIO (107) AT CLEVELAND (89)

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

DUNCAN F 37 10-16 3-6 2 10 12 5 3 1 3 23 ROSE F 23 1-7 0-0 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 2 ROBINSON C 23 4-7 7-9 1 6 7 1 4 1 1 15 ANDERSON G 35 7-12 0-1 0 2 2 3 2 1 2 17 PORTER G 19 3-6 0-0 0 2 2 5 1 0 1 7 DANIELS 29 2-7 4-4 1 2 3 12 1 1 0 8 FERRY 29 4-7 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 11 WALKER 24 6-8 2-2 2 2 4 0 3 2 3 14 S KERR 8 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 DIAL 5 1-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 JACKSON 4 3-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 SCOTT 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

TOTALS 240 41-74 16-22 7 30 37 30 16 7 11 107 (.554) (.727) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 12(18 PTS)

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

MURRAY F 38 3-15 6-6 2 5 7 4 2 1 3 12 WEATHERSPOON F 38 5-10 6-9 2 10 12 1 2 1 1 16 TRAYLOR C 16 6-7 0-0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 12 JACKSON G 32 2-12 1-1 0 3 3 7 2 0 0 5 MILLER G 33 7-11 2-2 1 2 3 4 4 1 6 16 BROWN 38 6-9 0-0 1 5 6 1 2 0 1 12 COLES 12 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 C HENDERSON 9 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 LANGDON 20 5-7 1-1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 12 A JOHNSON 4 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 GATLING DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE MIHM DNP - SORE RIGHT KNEE

TOTALS 240 36-79 16-19 6 28 34 21 21 4 12 89 (.456) (.842) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 13(19 PTS)

SAN ANTONIO 29 20 24 34 - 107 CLEVELAND 18 22 25 24 - 89

BLOCKED SHOTS: SAN ANTONIO - WALKER 2, ROSE, FERRY, DUNCAN. CLEVELAND - WEATHERSPOON 3, BROWN, LANGDON, COLES. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SAN ANTONIO 9-15 (.600), ANDERSON 3-5, PORTER 1-3, DANIELS 0-2, FERRY 3-3, JACKSON 2-2. CLEVELAND 1-4 (.250), MURRAY 0-2, COLES 0-1, LANGDON 1-1. TECHNICALS: SAN ANTONIO - HEAD COACH POPOVICH, PORTER, CLEVELAND - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 2. OFFICIALS: BILL SPOONER, GEORGE TOLIVER, BOB DELANEY. A - 13,324. T - 2:02.


Box Score

SAN ANTONIO (107) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Duncan 37 10-16 3-6 2-12 5 3 23 Rose 23 1-7 0-0 0-2 2 1 2 Robinson 23 4-7 7-9 1-7 1 4 15 Anderson 35 7-12 0-1 0-2 3 2 17 Porter 19 3-6 0-0 0-2 5 1 7 Daniels 29 2-7 4-4 1-3 12 1 8 Ferry 29 4-7 0-0 0-1 1 0 11 Walker 24 6-8 2-2 2-4 0 3 14 S Kerr 8 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 Dial 5 1-1 0-0 1-2 0 1 2 Jackson 4 3-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 8 Scott 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-74 16-22 7-37 30 16 107 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.554, FT-.727. 3-Point Goals: 9-15, .600 (Anderson 3-5, Porter 1-3, Daniels 0-2, Ferry 3-3, Jackson 2-2). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 5 (Walker 2, Rose, Ferry, Duncan). Turnovers: 12 (Duncan 3, Walker 3, Anderson 2, Porter, Robinson, Scott). Steals: 7 (Walker 2, Anderson, Daniels, Duncan, Ferry, Robinson).

CLEVELAND (89) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Murray 38 3-15 6-6 2-7 4 2 12 Weatherspoon 38 5-10 6-9 2-12 1 2 16 Traylor 16 6-7 0-0 0-0 0 5 12 Jackson 32 2-12 1-1 0-3 7 2 5 Miller 33 7-11 2-2 1-3 4 4 16 Brown 38 6-9 0-0 1-6 1 2 12 Coles 12 0-3 0-0 0-1 1 3 0 C Henderson 9 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 1 0 Langdon 20 5-7 1-1 0-1 1 0 12 A Johnson 4 2-4 0-0 0-0 1 0 4 Gatling DNP - sprained left ankle Mihm DNP - sore right knee _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-79 16-19 6-34 21 21 89 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.456, FT-.842. 3-Point Goals: 1-4, .250 (Murray 0-2, Coles 0-1, Langdon 1-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 6 (Weatherspoon 3, Brown, Langdon, Coles). Turnovers: 13 (Miller 6, Murray 3, Brown, C Henderson, Weatherspoon). Steals: 4 (Langdon, Miller, Murray, Weatherspoon). ____________________________________________ San Antonio 29 20 24 34 - 107 Cleveland 18 22 25 24 - 89 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: San Antonio 2 (Head Coach Popovich, 9:07 2nd; Porter, 5:43 3rd). Cleveland 2 (Illegal Defense 2, 7:13 3rd, 4:18 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 13,324. T: 2:02. Officials: Bill Spooner, George Toliver, Bob Delaney.


Game Story

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- The San Antonio Spurs' two big men were just too much to handle for the undersized and undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers.

Tim Duncan had 23 points, 12 rebounds and five assists and David Robinson added 15 points and seven rebounds as the Spurs extended their season-high winning streak to eight games with a 107-89 victory over Cleveland.

San Antonio shot 55 percent (41-of-74) from the field, including 9-of-15 from the arc. Derek Anderson led the 3-point attack, sinking 3-of-5 en route to 17 points.

Former Cavalier Danny Ferry made 3-of-3 from 3-point range and scored 11 points while Samaki Walker scored 14 points off the bench for the Spurs, who have not won nine straight since March 2-17, 1999.

"Samaki was outstanding, he was the player of the game for us," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "Not just because he scored, but he did a great job posting up people and playing defense."

Before the game, Ferry received an award for being the Cavs' all-time leader in games played, and went on to torch his former team for the second time this seasom.

"(Both games this season) the Cavs have really had to help on Duncan inside and David Robinson," Ferry said. "I've gotten some really good looks and we've moved the ball. We've executed well offensively and I am usually one of the guys who benefits because I'm just out there standing around, waiting for open looks."

Playing without centers Zydrunas Ilgauskas and rookie Chris Mihm, the Cavaliers were overmatched in the paint in their season-high seventh straight loss. Starting center Robert Traylor was in foul trouble early and played just 16 minutes, managing 12 points.

"I was in foul trouble the whole game," Traylor said. "It's tough, especially when you're undermanned. I put us in a real bad situation having fouls."

Cleveland was forced to use 6-7 Clarence Weatherpoon and 6-8 Chucky Brown to face the Spurs' frontcourt duo.

"I thought that Chucky and Weatherspoon fought," Cleveland coach Randy Wittman said. "Weatherspoon will fight no matter who it is. "(The Spurs) knew that we were shorthanded and they kept pounding the ball inside."

"Weatherspoon may have been the smallest guy out there, but he gave me the most problems because of his strength and his low center of gravity," Duncan said. "I just had to find ways to get around strength and get up over him."

San Antonio went into halftime with a 49-40 lead as Duncan and Robinson combined to score 25 points on 11-of-16 shooting. Cleveland opened the second half on an 11-4 run led by six points from Andre Miller and capped by a three-point play from Weatherspoon, who collected 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Two jumpers by Miller around a technical foul shot by Jim Jackson gave the Cavaliers their largest lead at 58-55, but Terry Porter and Ferry nailed back-to-back jumpers to give the Spurs the lead for good.

San Antonio closed to the third period with a 16-7 run to take an eight-point lead and outscored Cleveland 34-24 in the fourth quarter.

"We ran into a hard-working team that was really undermanned," Popovich said. "They never gave up. We just had a great fourth quarter, it was one of our best of the year."

San Antonio put away the game with a 16-3 burst to open the fourth quarter and build up a 91-71 lead with 6:27 to go. Cleveland would not get closer than 17 thereafter and the Spurs grabbed thir biggest lead, 102-81, when Jackson nailed a 3-pointer at the three-minute mark.

The Spurs closed the first quarter on a 9-0 run to take a 29-18 lead. In the second quarter, Cleveland fired off 10 straight points and closed within three on a 3-pointer by Langdon with 8:27 left before a layup but Walker sparked a 9-0 run that put San Antonio in control for the remainder of the half.

Miller scored 16 points and Lamond Murray added 12 on just 3-of-15 from the floor. Langdon added 12 off the bench for Cleveland, which has lost 13 of the last 15 meetings with San Antonio.

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