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NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     MEMPHIS          21   22   13   30    86   
     SAN ANTONIO      27   21   29   18    95      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   MEM - MIKE BATISTE 18, PAU GASOL 12, SHANE 
                      BATTIER 10
                SAS - TIM DUNCAN 28, DAVID ROBINSON 12, 
                      STEPHEN JACKSON 12

HIGH REBOUND:   MEM - EARL WATSON 6, MIKE BATISTE 6, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 4
                SAS - TIM DUNCAN 15, DAVID ROBINSON 9, MALIK 
                      ROSE 7

HIGH ASSISTS:   MEM - EARL WATSON 6, BREVIN KNIGHT 4, DREW 
                      GOODEN 4
                SAS - TONY PARKER 6, MALIK ROSE 5, EMMANUEL 
                      GINOBILI 3

         ATT:   16,636

Box Score

MEMPHIS (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp D Gooden 27 2-9 0-0 0-3 4 3 4 P Gasol 29 5-9 2-2 2-3 1 4 12 S Swift 19 2-6 1-2 1-4 0 4 5 G Giricek 20 4-5 0-0 0-1 1 5 9 B Knight 17 1-2 0-0 0-1 4 2 2 E Watson 31 2-6 4-4 2-6 6 3 8 L Wright 22 4-10 1-4 1-4 0 2 9 M Batiste 24 7-11 2-2 2-6 0 1 18 S Battier 21 4-6 2-2 0-1 2 4 10 W Person 28 3-9 2-2 0-1 1 0 9 C Trybanski 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 J Williams DNP - SPRAINED FOOT _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-73 14-18 8-30 19 28 86 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.466, FT-.778. 3-Point Goals: 4-9, .444 (D Gooden 0-1, G Giricek 1-1, M Batiste 2-3, S Battier 0-1, W Person 1-3). Team Rebounds: 8. Blocked Shots:5 (S Swift 2, L Wright, E Watson, C Trybanski). Turnovers:15 (B Knight 3, D Gooden 3, W Person 2, E Watson 2, L Wright, G Giricek, P Gasol, S Swift, S Battier). Steals: 9 (L Wright 2, G Giricek 2, M Batiste 2, S Swift, E Watson, D Gooden). SAN ANTONIO (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp B Bowen 25 2-3 2-3 0-2 1 2 6 T Duncan 35 9-16 10-12 5-15 1 1 28 D Robinson 27 4-8 4-6 5-9 0 2 12 T Parker 29 3-7 0-0 0-4 6 1 6 S Smith 24 2-6 1-2 0-0 1 1 6 E Ginobili 23 4-7 1-7 2-3 3 1 9 M Rose 21 3-10 2-2 4-7 5 2 8 S Jackson 20 5-9 2-2 3-4 1 4 12 S Kerr 18 2-5 0-0 0-1 1 0 6 K Willis 8 0-2 0-0 1-3 1 1 0 A Goldwire 5 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 D Ferry 5 0-3 0-0 1-1 0 1 0 _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-79 22-34 21-49 20 16 95 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.443, FT-.647. 3-Point Goals: 3-13, .231 (B Bowen 0-1, T Parker 0-2, S Smith 1-3, S Jackson 0-1, S Kerr 2-5, A Goldwire 0-1). Team Rebounds: 12. Blocked Shots:6 (T Duncan 3, S Smith, T Parker, D Robinson). Turnovers:16 (S Jackson 3, E Ginobili 3, B Bowen 2, T Duncan 2, D Robinson, S Kerr, T Parker, D Ferry, K Willis, M Rose). Steals: 11 (S Smith 2, S Jackson 2, E Ginobili 2, D Robinson, S Kerr, T Parker, M Rose, B Bowen). ------------------------------------------- MEMPHIS 21 22 13 30 - 86 SAN ANTONIO 27 21 29 18 - 95 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,636. T: 2:08.


Game Story

SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) -- The Memphis Grizzlies saw two huge losing streaks grow painfully longer. The Grizzlies remained the only winless team in the NBA and lost their 21st consecutive meeting with the San Antonio Spurs, who got 28 points and 15 rebounds from Tim Duncan en route to a 95-86 victory. Memphis has lost its first 13 games, just four losses shy of the worst start in NBA history. The Grizzlies' drought was unlikely to end against the Spurs, who have not lost in the series since February 12, 1997 - about four months before Duncan was drafted. The Spurs have a 26-3 advantage in the all-time series against the Grizzlies, who were 2-11 at the Alamodome and did not have any luck in their first visit to the SBC Center. San Antonio had a 48-43 halftime lead before opening the third quarter with a 15-1 run. Duncan scored nine points during the burst, which gave the Spurs a 63-44 cushion with 5:43 left. "We really started getting it done in the second half," Spurs forward Malik Rose said. "We really started making shots and that, coupled with defense, carried us through." Duncan had a jumper, a hook shot, a dunk and three free throws during the run. He made 9-of-16 shots from the floor and 10-of-12 from the line. The Grizzlies faded as they failed to make a basket in the first 5:43 of the second half. They were held to just 13 points in the third quarter and had only 56 entering the fourth. David Robinson and Stephen Jackson scored 12 points apiece for San Antonio, which has won 10 straight home meeting with the Grizzlies. The Spurs shot just 44 percent (35-of-79) from the floor but held a commanding 49-30 rebounding advantage. Robinson grabbed nine rebounds and Rose pulled down seven. "They played a lot of zone tonight and it's a great way to rebound," Duncan said. "Whatever we could get in there was a definite plus. Their zone messed us up a little bit early but we figured it out and got back on track." "When your leading rebounder is you point guard, it's hard to swallow," Memphis coach Hubie Brown said. "We're not into moral victories but we're pleased that we fought back and we can build on something." Mike Batiste scored 18 points and Pau Gasol added 12 as Memphis fell to 0-7 on the road. The Grizzlies played without starting point guard Jason Williams, who is sidelined with a sprained foot, and remained winless in five games under Brown. "We just need to go out and take care of business," Memphis guard Brevin Knight said. "Things are going to change and I think as a team we are committed to putting in the work to making this thing work." The game was tied at 17-17 late in the first quarter before San Antonio used a 12-4 run to take the lead for good. Duncan scored the first six points on an alley-oop and four free throws and rookie Emanuel Ginobili capped it with consecutive layups for a 29-21 lead 36 seconds into the second. The Spurs had their largest lead at 86-62 with 6:52 left on a reverse dunk by Ginobili, who scored nine points.


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