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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- BOSTON 19 21 22 20 82 SAN ANTONIO 30 27 28 15 100 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: BOS - PAUL PIERCE 24, ANTOINE WALKER 23, TWO PLAYERS WITH 10 SAS - DEREK ANDERSON 20, TIM DUNCAN 18, DAVID ROBINSON 14

HIGH REBOUND: BOS - VITALY POTAPENKO 11, CHRIS CARR 7 SAS - TIM DUNCAN 10, DAVID ROBINSON 10

HIGH ASSISTS: BOS - ANTOINE WALKER 9, MILT PALACIO 6 SAS - TIM DUNCAN 6, AVERY JOHNSON 5

ATT: 24,996


Extended Box

BOSTON (82) AT SAN ANTONIO (100)

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

WALKER F 41 7-20 7-9 0 4 4 9 3 3 1 23 E WILLIAMS F 29 1-3 2-4 2 2 4 2 3 0 2 4 BLOUNT C 20 2-5 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 4 ANDERSON G 20 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 PIERCE G 44 9-25 6-9 0 5 5 0 2 1 1 24 POTAPENKO 29 3-10 1-2 4 7 11 0 5 1 2 7 PALACIO 28 4-6 2-2 0 3 3 6 1 1 0 10 CARR 27 3-7 4-4 2 5 7 1 2 0 0 10 MOISO 2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 HERREN DNP - COACH'S DECISION MCCARTY DNP - COACH'S DECISION STITH DNP - BRUISED RIGHT HIP

TOTALS 240 29-78 22-30 8 28 36 18 19 9 7 82 (.372) (.733) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 7(9 PTS)

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

DUNCAN F 37 6-11 6-6 3 7 10 6 1 0 2 18 FERRY F 28 3-9 0-0 3 4 7 0 5 0 1 8 ROBINSON C 21 4-9 6-8 1 9 10 0 3 1 1 14 ANDERSON G 29 7-13 4-4 1 6 7 1 3 1 2 20 PORTER G 21 2-5 2-2 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 7 WALKER 28 4-7 1-2 0 2 2 1 3 0 2 9 S ELLIOTT 9 3-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 8 JOHNSON 24 3-6 1-1 0 3 3 5 1 1 0 7 DANIELS 30 2-8 2-2 1 2 3 3 4 0 1 7 S KERR 8 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 DIAL 4 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 JACKSON 1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 35-75 22-25 10 37 47 23 24 3 12 100 (.467) (.880) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 12(6 PTS)

BOSTON 19 21 22 20 - 82 SAN ANTONIO 30 27 28 15 - 100

BLOCKED SHOTS: BOSTON - PIERCE 2, POTAPENKO, BLOUNT. SAN ANTONIO - DUNCAN 3, WALKER 2, ROBINSON 2, DIAL. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: BOSTON 2-20 (.100), WALKER 2-9, E WILLIAMS 0-1, PIERCE 0-9, CARR 0-1. SAN ANTONIO 8-17 (.471), FERRY 2-4, ANDERSON 2-4, PORTER 1-2, S ELLIOTT 2-2, DANIELS 1-3, DIAL 0-1, JACKSON 0-1. TECHNICALS: BOSTON - POTAPENKO. OFFICIALS: DON VADEN, BLANE REICHELT, DEE KANTNER. A - 24,996. T - 2:06.


Box Score

BOSTON (82) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Walker 41 7-20 7-9 0-4 9 3 23 E Williams 29 1-3 2-4 2-4 2 3 4 Blount 20 2-5 0-0 0-0 0 2 4 Anderson 20 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Pierce 44 9-25 6-9 0-5 0 2 24 Potapenko 29 3-10 1-2 4-11 0 5 7 Palacio 28 4-6 2-2 0-3 6 1 10 Carr 27 3-7 4-4 2-7 1 2 10 Moiso 2 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Herren DNP - coach's decision Mccarty DNP - coach's decision Stith DNP - bruised right hip _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 29-78 22-30 8-36 18 19 82 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.372, FT-.733. 3-Point Goals: 2-20, .100 (Walker 2-9, E Williams 0-1, Pierce 0-9, Carr 0-1). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 4 (Pierce 2, Potapenko, Blount). Turnovers: 7 (E Williams 2, Potapenko 2, Anderson, Pierce, Walker). Steals: 9 (Walker 3, Anderson 2, Blount, Palacio, Pierce, Potapenko).

SAN ANTONIO (100) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Duncan 37 6-11 6-6 3-10 6 1 18 Ferry 28 3-9 0-0 3-7 0 5 8 Robinson 21 4-9 6-8 1-10 0 3 14 Anderson 29 7-13 4-4 1-7 1 3 20 Porter 21 2-5 2-2 0-0 4 2 7 Walker 28 4-7 1-2 0-2 1 3 9 S Elliott 9 3-3 0-0 0-2 1 2 8 Johnson 24 3-6 1-1 0-3 5 1 7 Daniels 30 2-8 2-2 1-3 3 4 7 S Kerr 8 0-1 0-0 0-1 2 0 0 Dial 4 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 0 2 Jackson 1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-75 22-25 10-47 23 24 100 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.467, FT-.880. 3-Point Goals: 8-17, .471 (Ferry 2-4, Anderson 2-4, Porter 1-2, S Elliott 2-2, Daniels 1-3, Dial 0-1, Jackson 0-1). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 8 (Duncan 3, Walker 2, Robinson 2, Dial). Turnovers: 12 (Anderson 2, Duncan 2, Walker 2, Daniels, Dial, Ferry, Robinson, S Elliott, S Kerr). Steals: 3 (Anderson, Johnson, Robinson). ____________________________________________ Boston 19 21 22 20 - 82 San Antonio 30 27 28 15 - 100 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Boston 1 (Potapenko, 4:56 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 24,996. T: 2:06. Officials: Don Vaden, Blane Reichelt, Dee Kantner.


Game Story

SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) -- Sean Elliott scored eight points during a decisive 19-2 burst spanning the first and second quarters as the San Antonio Spurs rolled to an easy 100-82 rout of the road-weary Boston Celtics.

Elliott, who did not score or take a shot in nine minutes off the bench in Wednesday's 101-99 home loss to the Los Angeles Lakers -- his first game back after missing 20 games with a shoulder injury -- was not gun-shy on Friday.

He entered the contest for Danny Ferry with 5:50 left in the first quarter and the Spurs holding a 12-9 lead and proceeded to hit his first shot, drilling a 24-footer that extended San Antonio's lead to 27-19. Avery Johnson followed with a three-point play, giving the Spurs an 11-point cushion entering the second quarter.

Elliott fed Antonio Daniels for another 3-pointer, grabbed a rebound and hoisted up a 22-footer from the left sideline that swished through for a 35-19 advantage less than two minutes into the period. He buried a 25-footer on San Antonio's ensuing trip, making it a 19-point bulge with 9:09 remaining in the first half.

Elliott left the floor for Derek Anderson moments later, receiving a loud ovation from the crowd of 24,996 at the Alamodome. But the veteran forward was unable to return due to a nagging knee injury.

"He's disappointed and frustrated," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said on Elliott's behalf. "It's his knee. He has what's called an `IT Band' in his knee that tightens up and makes it tough for him to keep going. It locks up on him."

Anderson netted 20 points and Tim Duncan added 18 and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who bounced back nicely from narrow losses to Milwaukee and the Lakers.

"It feels good to get a win against a team that has the potential to beat us," Anderson said. "We needed to respond and it was good that we did. We just had to come out and play. We couldn't worry about what anyone was saying about us. We had to play and we did."

San Antonio improved to an NBA-best 23-5 at home.

"We needed this one real bad," Duncan said. "It's the first half of a back-to-back and we wanted to re-establish ourselves on our homecourt. We wanted to work on our focus and we wanted to start and finish strong."

Paul Pierce scored 24 points and Antoine Walker added 23 for Boston, which finished a season-high seven-game road trip with a 2-5 mark.

The Celtics have lost 10 in a row in San Antonio since February 14, 1990 and six straight against the Spurs overall.

David Robinson had 14 points and 10 boards for the Spurs, who shot 47 percent (35-of-75), held a 47-36 rebounding advantage and yielded just nine points off turnovers.

Boston also was stingy with the basketball, committing just seven turnovers. But the Celtics shot just 37 percent (29-of-78) and misfired on 18-of-20 3-pointers.

Chris Carr and Milt Palacio scored 10 points apiece for Boston, which had moved into the final Eastern Conference playoff spot before its current four-game slide.

"We've still got 26 more games," Boston forward Eric Williams said. "I would hope that after game 26, we'll be in the playoffs."

"We're still just 2 1/2 games out," Pierce added. "We got through the trip just out of a playoff spot. If you would have told me that two months ago, I'd be satisfied."

The Celtics slipped to 9-19 on the road.

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