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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SAN ANTONIO 21 27 30 18 96 DETROIT 27 24 19 16 86 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 32, STEVE SMITH 16, TONY PARKER 14 DET - CHUCKY ATKINS 18, JERRY STACKHOUSE 17, JON BARRY 15

HIGH REBOUND: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 11, DAVID ROBINSON 10, MALIK ROSE 4 DET - CORLISS WILLIAMSON 10, BEN WALLACE 8, ZELIJKO REBRACA 6

HIGH ASSISTS: SAS - TONY PARKER 10, TIM DUNCAN 4, BRUCE BOWEN 3 DET - JERRY STACKHOUSE 6, JON BARRY 6, BEN WALLACE 4

ATT: 22,076

SAN ANTONIO (96) AT DETROIT (86)

SAN ANTONIO

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

B BOWEN F 39 2-3 0-0 1 1 2 3 2 4 1 4 T DUNCAN F 39 14-25 4-6 5 6 11 4 2 2 6 32 D ROBINSON C 31 5-9 0-0 2 8 10 1 3 1 2 10 S SMITH G 26 7-11 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 16 T PARKER G 34 6-9 2-4 0 3 3 10 1 2 3 14 M ROSE 18 5-7 1-1 1 3 4 2 3 0 0 11 M BRYANT 7 0-3 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 T PORTER 13 1-5 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 2 A DANIELS 21 3-9 1-2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 7 D FERRY 10 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 C SMITH 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 J HART 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 C PARKS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 43-81 8-13 11 24 35 25 13 11 13 96 (.531) (.615) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 14 (14 PTS)

DETROIT

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

M CURRY F 19 1-1 0-1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 B WALLACE F 42 3-8 1-2 1 7 8 4 2 1 1 7 Z REBRACA C 33 6-10 1-2 1 5 6 0 3 1 3 13 J STACKHOUSE G 39 6-16 4-4 0 4 4 6 2 2 6 17 C ATKINS G 35 7-12 1-2 0 1 1 3 3 2 1 18 C WILLIAMSON 28 5-11 4-4 2 8 10 2 1 0 2 14 J BARRY 31 6-10 0-0 1 0 1 6 2 2 3 15 D JONES 13 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 D BARROS DNP - COACH'S DECISION C ROBINSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION M MOORE DNP - COACH'S DECISION V ALEXANDER DNP - COACH'S DECISION R WHITE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-71 11-15 5 27 32 24 13 8 17 86 (.479) (.733) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 20 (23 PTS)

SAN ANTONIO 21 27 30 18 - 96 DETROIT 27 24 19 16 - 86

BLOCKED SHOTS: SAN ANTONIO - B BOWEN 2, T DUNCAN 2, D ROBINSON. DETROIT - B WALLACE 2, J BARRY, C ATKINS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SAN ANTONIO 2-7 (.286), B BOWEN 0-1, S SMITH 2- 3, T PORTER 0-3. DETROIT 7-20 (.350), B WALLACE 0-1, J STACKHOUSE 1- 3, C ATKINS 3-5, C WILLIAMSON 0-1, J BARRY 3-7, D JONES 0-3. TECHNICAL FOULS: NONE. FLAGRANT FOULS: DETROIT 1 (M CURRY, 8:26 2ND). OFFICIALS: HUE HOLLINS, JIM CLARK, LUIS GRILLO. A - 22,076. T - 2:09. 10:51PM ET

SAN ANTONIO (96)

fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp B Bowen 39 2-3 0-0 1-2 3 2 4 T Duncan 39 14-25 4-6 5-11 4 2 32 D Robinson 31 5-9 0-0 2-10 1 3 10 S Smith 26 7-11 0-0 0-0 2 0 16 T Parker 34 6-9 2-4 0-3 10 1 14 M Rose 18 5-7 1-1 1-4 2 3 11 M Bryant 7 0-3 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 T Porter 13 1-5 0-0 0-2 1 0 2 A Daniels 21 3-9 1-2 0-1 1 0 7 D Ferry 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 C Smith 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 J Hart 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 C Parks DNP - COACH'S DECISION

_____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 43-81 8-13 11-35 25 13 96 _____________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.531, FT-.615. 3-Point Goals: 2-7, .286 (B Bowen 0-1, S Smith 2-3, T Porter 0-3). Team Rebounds: 9. Blocked Shots:5 (B Bowen 2, T Duncan 2, D Robinson). Turnovers:13 (T Duncan 6, T Parker 3, D Robinson 2, T Porter, B Bowen). Steals: 11 (B Bowen 4, T Duncan 2, T Parker 2, S Smith, A Daniels, D Robinson).

DETROIT (86)

fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp M Curry 19 1-1 0-1 0-0 1 0 2 B Wallace 42 3-8 1-2 1-8 4 2 7 Z Rebraca 33 6-10 1-2 1-6 0 3 13 J Stackhouse 39 6-16 4-4 0-4 6 2 17 C Atkins 35 7-12 1-2 0-1 3 3 18 C Williamson 28 5-11 4-4 2-10 2 1 14 J Barry 31 6-10 0-0 1-1 6 2 15 D Jones 13 0-3 0-0 0-2 2 0 0 D Barros DNP - COACH'S DECISION C Robinson DNP - COACH'S DECISION M Moore DNP - COACH'S DECISION V Alexander DNP - COACH'S DECISION R White DNP - COACH'S DECISION

_____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-71 11-15 5-32 24 13 86 _____________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.479, FT-.733. 3-Point Goals: 7-20, .350 (B Wallace 0-1, J Stackhouse 1-3, C Atkins 3-5, C Williamson 0-1, J Barry 3-7, D Jones 0-3). Team Rebounds: 8. Blocked Shots:4 (B Wallace 2, J Barry, C Atkins). Turnovers:17 (J Stackhouse 6, J Barry 3, Z Rebraca 3, C Williamson 2, B Wallace, D Jones, C Atkins). Steals: 8 (J Stackhouse 2, J Barry 2, C Atkins 2, B Wallace, Z Rebraca).

------------------------------------------- SAN ANTONIO 21 27 30 18 - 96 DETROIT 27 24 19 16 - 86 -------------------------------------------

Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: Detroit 1 (M Curry, 8:26 2nd). A: 22,076. T: 2:09. Officials: Hue Hollins, Jim Clark, Luis Grillo. 10:51PM ET

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SAN ANTONIO 96, DETROIT 86 --------------------------

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (Ticker) -- Tim Duncan furthered his case for Most Valuable Player by dominating the favorite for Defensive Player of the Year.

Duncan had 32 points and 11 rebounds against Ben Wallace as the Spurs extended their winning streak to six games and took over first place in the Midwest Division with a 96-86 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

Duncan has been an MVP candidate since entering the league in 1997 and has been carrying the Spurs down the stretch this season. With first place hanging in the balance, he outplayed Wallace, who is among the best defensive players in the league and leads the NBA in rebounding and blocks.

Duncan made 14-of-25 shots en route to his league-leading 64th double-double. He became just the 14th player in NBA history to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in the same season.

"Great things are just beginning for Tim," said Spurs center David Robinson, who has achieved the feat twice in his career. "He has so much talent, he's young, he's just beginning to peak. He's just now learning how to play the way he's capable of playing. If he's not the MVP this year, he'll get it soon."

Wallace, who missed the previous two games with an ankle injury, had seven points, eight rebounds and two blocks. He failed to collect double-digit rebounds for the first time since March 7.

"Ben wasn't 100 percent, but he's going to go out and give it what he's got," Detroit coach Rick Carlisle said. "It's always tough playing like that and going against a guy who I think should be the MVP."

"(The ankle) felt pretty good," Wallace said. "(Duncan's) always going to be difficult no matter how I feel. Tonight his team did a great job of getting him the ball in the right place."

Detroit pulled within 84-81 when Jon Barry nailed a 3-pointer with 6:03 remaining. But Robinson followed in a miss by Duncan to spark a 12-2 run.

Duncan scored six points in the final three minutes and San Antonio (55-24) moved one-half game ahead of idle Dallas atop the Midwest Division.

"It's great for us, our destiny is in our own hands," Duncan said. "We said that as soon as we had tied (Dallas). If we take care of our part, whatever happens, happens."

"It's great to have your destiny in your hands," Robinson said. "We'll just have to take care of business. We've played pretty well the last couple of months. We've got as good a shot as anyone."

Steve Smith scored 16 points and rookie Tony Parker had 14 points and 10 assists for the Spurs, who held the Pistons to 35 points in the second half and defeated them for the fifth straight time.

"We're thrilled with the win against a very, very good basketball team," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "I think our team defense was really good tonight. I thought the guys came back and stepped it up and played good, fundamental defense in the second half."

Malik Rose scored 11 points off the bench and Robinson finished with 10 and 10 rebounds for San Antonio, which shot 53 percent (43-of-81) from the floor.

Chucky Atkins scored 18 points and Jerry Stackhouse added 17 for the Pistons (47-32), who had a two-game winning streak snapped, allowing the New Jersey Nets to clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

Detroit played without second-leading scorer Clifford Robinson, who was not with the team due to the death of his stepfather.

"Obviously losing Cliff is always big, especially against a team like this," Carlisle said. "But we're not going to make an issue of it."

The Pistons shot 48 percent (34-of-71) from the floor but committed 20 turnovers leading to 25 points for the Spurs.

"It was pretty simple tonight, too many turnovers, too much Tim Duncan," Carlisle said. "We just couldn't handle him. We had a great start to the game and I thought we were hanging in good. Then our turnovers caught up with us."

Detroit bridged the first two quarter with a 14-3 run and took a 36-24 lead on a 3-pointer by Barry with 9:07 left in the first half. The Pistons had a 40-29 edge less than four minutes later, but the Spurs scored 11 of the next 14 points.

In the third period, the Spurs took control with a 15-2 run, taking the lead for good at 62-60 on a runner by Parker with 7:16 to go. 12:40AM ET

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