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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SAN ANTONIO 18 18 17 14 67 SEATTLE 25 29 22 29 105 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SAS - SHAWNELLE SCOTT 14, THREE PLAYERS WITH 9 SEA - GARY PAYTON 31, DESMOND MASON 25, RASHARD LEWIS 18

HIGH REBOUND: SAS - SHAWNELLE SCOTT 14, SAMAKI WALKER 11 SEA - OLUMIDE OYEDEJI 14, PATRICK EWING 10

HIGH ASSISTS: SAS - DEREK ANDERSON 5, AVERY JOHNSON 4 SEA - GARY PAYTON 8, SHAMMOND WILLIAMS 4

ATT: 16,049


Extended Box

SAN ANTONIO (67) AT SEATTLE (105)

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

DUNCAN F 20 4-8 1-3 0 4 4 1 1 0 2 9 FERRY F 23 4-10 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 9 SCOTT C 29 4-12 6-8 8 6 14 0 2 0 0 14 ANDERSON G 13 1-5 0-0 0 1 1 5 1 0 0 3 PORTER G 11 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 JOHNSON 18 2-5 0-0 2 1 3 4 0 0 1 4 WALKER 30 3-10 0-0 2 9 11 1 2 0 3 6 S ELLIOTT 13 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 2 DANIELS 30 2-7 0-0 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 5 ROSE 30 2-9 0-0 0 5 5 0 3 1 2 4 S KERR 23 3-9 0-0 0 3 3 1 0 0 2 9 ROBINSON DNP - TIGHTNESS IN LOWER BACK

TOTALS 240 27-82 7-11 13 32 45 19 12 2 12 67 (.329) (.636) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 12(14 PTS)

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

LEWIS F 39 7-13 1-1 2 4 6 3 1 3 3 18 WOLKOWYSKI F 29 1-6 1-1 0 4 4 0 3 0 1 3 EWING C 33 3-8 2-5 2 8 10 1 4 0 0 8 DAVIS G 20 3-5 2-2 0 3 3 3 3 0 0 8 PAYTON G 38 12-23 2-2 0 5 5 8 0 2 0 31 OYEDEJI 30 2-5 0-0 3 11 14 2 2 1 0 4 MASON 28 11-19 3-4 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 25 S WILLIAMS 14 1-3 0-0 0 5 5 4 0 0 1 2 WINGATE 9 3-3 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 6 BAKER DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT KNEE B BARRY DNP - PERSONAL REASONS PATTERSON DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE

TOTALS 240 43-85 11-15 9 41 50 26 14 6 5 105 (.506) (.733) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 5(5 PTS)

SAN ANTONIO 18 18 17 14 - 67 SEATTLE 25 29 22 29 - 105

BLOCKED SHOTS: SAN ANTONIO - SCOTT 4, DUNCAN 2, ANDERSON, ROSE. SEATTLE - OYEDEJI 2, EWING 2, WOLKOWYSKI 2, MASON, LEWIS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SAN ANTONIO 6-24 (.250), FERRY 1-6, ANDERSON 1-2, PORTER 0-1, S ELLIOTT 0-2, DANIELS 1-2, ROSE 0-4, S KERR 3-7. SEATTLE 8-13 (.615), LEWIS 3-6, PAYTON 5-5, MASON 0-2. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JOE FORTE, BLANE REICHELT, MIKE SMITH. A - 16,049. T - 1:54.


Box Score

SAN ANTONIO (67) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Duncan 20 4-8 1-3 0-4 1 1 9 Ferry 23 4-10 0-0 0-1 1 0 9 Scott 29 4-12 6-8 8-14 0 2 14 Anderson 13 1-5 0-0 0-1 5 1 3 Porter 11 1-3 0-0 0-1 3 0 2 Johnson 18 2-5 0-0 2-3 4 0 4 Walker 30 3-10 0-0 2-11 1 2 6 S Elliott 13 1-4 0-0 0-0 1 2 2 Daniels 30 2-7 0-0 1-2 2 1 5 Rose 30 2-9 0-0 0-5 0 3 4 S Kerr 23 3-9 0-0 0-3 1 0 9 Robinson DNP - tightness in lower back _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 27-82 7-11 13-45 19 12 67 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.329, FT-.636. 3-Point Goals: 6-24, .250 (Ferry 1-6, Anderson 1-2, Porter 0-1, S Elliott 0-2, Daniels 1-2, Rose 0-4, S Kerr 3-7). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 8 (Scott 4, Duncan 2, Anderson, Rose). Turnovers: 12 (Walker 3, Duncan 2, Rose 2, S Kerr 2, Daniels, Ferry, Johnson). Steals: 2 (Rose, S Elliott).

SEATTLE (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Lewis 39 7-13 1-1 2-6 3 1 18 Wolkowyski 29 1-6 1-1 0-4 0 3 3 Ewing 33 3-8 2-5 2-10 1 4 8 Davis 20 3-5 2-2 0-3 3 3 8 Payton 38 12-23 2-2 0-5 8 0 31 Oyedeji 30 2-5 0-0 3-14 2 2 4 Mason 28 11-19 3-4 2-3 3 0 25 S Williams 14 1-3 0-0 0-5 4 0 2 Wingate 9 3-3 0-0 0-0 2 1 6 Baker DNP - sprained right knee B Barry DNP - personal reasons Patterson DNP - sprained left ankle _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 43-85 11-15 9-50 26 14 105 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.506, FT-.733. 3-Point Goals: 8-13, .615 (Lewis 3-6, Payton 5-5, Mason 0-2). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 8 (Oyedeji 2, Ewing 2, Wolkowyski 2, Mason, Lewis). Turnovers: 5 (Lewis 3, S Williams, Wolkowyski). Steals: 6 (Lewis 3, Payton 2, Oyedeji). ____________________________________________ San Antonio 18 18 17 14 - 67 Seattle 25 29 22 29 - 105 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,049. T: 1:54. Officials: Joe Forte, Blane Reichelt, Mike Smith.


Game Story

SEATTLE (Ticker) -- Gary Payton and the Seattle SuperSonics were looking to finish with a flourish. The San Antonio Spurs were looking toward the upcoming NBA playoffs.

Payton scored 31 points, including 14 in the third quarter, as the SuperSonics posted a 105-67 rout of the Spurs, who played without starting center David Robinson.

San Antonio (58-24) finished with victories in seven of its last nine games and has earned home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. The Spurs will face eighth-seeded Minnesota in a first-round series that begins Saturday.

"Minnesota is going to be the same as they always are," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. "Tough, aggressive, executing well and playing to win. They are a heck of a basketball team."

But it was Payton and rookie Desmond Mason who led a huge first-half surge for Seattle, which recorded its biggest victory of the season.

"They came out and really got after San Antonio," Seattle coach Nate McMillan said. "It was smart of those guys to not play their main guys and get ready for this weekend."

Mason and Payton each had four points as Seattle closed the first quarter with a 13-2 spurt for a 25-18 lead. The SuperSonics extended the lead to 52-33 with 1:27 left before halftime with a 12-2 run as Mason added six points.

Payton scored all but eight of Seattle's points in the third quarter as the Sonics coasted to a 76-53 lead heading into the final period.

Robinson sat out with a sore back but is expected to play on Saturday.

"I'm sore," he said. "But fortunately during the playoffs, we have a lot of time to recover. I'm excited about it. We're feeling good, we're pretty healthy as a team, I think we'll be OK."

Shawnelle Scott led San Antonio with a season-high 14 points and 14 rebounds while Tim Duncan and Danny Ferry added nine each. Duncan played just 20 minutes and sat out the entire fourth quarter.

"It's a whole new season now," Duncan said. "It's about keeping our focus and pushing our way through."

Duncan also looked ahead to facing Minnesota. The teams are squaring off in the playoffs for just the second time. The Spurs defeated the Timberwolves in four games in the first round in 1999 en route to their only NBA title.

"They're always tough," Duncan said. "They're high energy and all over the place. In KG (Kevin Garnett) and the shooting they have out there with (Terrell) Brandon and (Anthony) Peeler, you've got to know their personnel."

Mason had 19 of his season-high 25 points in the first half and and Rashard Lewis added 18 for Seattle, which won for the seventh time in eight home games.

Seattle (44-38) finished with the second-best record of any team not to make the playoffs since the NBA went to a 16-team format in 1984. Houston finished with 45 wins but did not make the playoffs this season.

"Right now, its tough because we know we gave up some opportunities that could've set us up to be playing this weekend," McMillan said. "I know this is a bad feeling in my stomach to have to go tomorrow to meet and talk about the summer and it's over for you."

Part of the Sonics' struggles this season were due to the up-and-down play of Vin Baker, who missed the game with a sprained right knee. Baker may have ended his association with Seattle on Wednesday.

"I think change is good right now," Baker said. "It could be better for me and the team."

Rookie Olumide Oyedeji grabbed 14 rebounds as Seattle held a 50-45 edge on the glass.

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