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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CLEVELAND 15 23 20 22 80 SAN ANTONIO 23 16 19 25 83 FINAL


CLEVELAND (80) AT SAN ANTONIO (83)

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

PERSON F 31 2-7 0-0 2 4 6 4 1 3 1 6 FERRY F 19 1-7 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 KEMP C 35 10-25 6-7 4 6 10 1 5 3 6 26 SURA G 38 2-7 1-4 2 1 3 4 3 2 2 5 ANDERSON G 31 2-11 8-8 2 4 6 2 1 3 2 13 ILGAUSKAS 26 5-11 3-4 5 4 9 0 5 1 1 13 KNIGHT 24 1-3 1-1 0 1 1 3 3 3 1 3 POTAPENKO 13 3-5 4-6 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 10 HENDERSON 15 0-1 1-2 1 0 1 4 0 0 1 1 BUTLER 5 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 SCOTT 3 0-1 1-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 JAMES DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 26-79 25-34 18 24 42 18 23 16 15 80 (.329) (.735) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 17(19 PTS)

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

ELLIOTT F 39 3-11 3-5 1 6 7 2 1 2 0 9 DUNCAN F 23 4-7 1-2 1 4 5 4 5 1 4 9 ROBINSON C 34 8-13 6-7 3 6 9 0 5 2 6 22 DEL NEGRO G 40 6-10 3-5 0 1 1 5 3 3 2 15 JOHNSON G 38 4-5 1-2 2 3 5 7 1 0 2 9 HERRERA 17 2-4 0-0 0 4 4 0 6 0 0 4 M WILLIAMS 7 1-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 W PERDUE 17 1-4 1-2 1 3 4 2 2 0 2 3 ALEXANDER 10 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 1 ROSE 5 1-1 2-2 0 3 3 1 3 1 4 4 JACKSON 10 1-2 2-2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 5 GEARY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 31-62 20-29 8 31 39 25 29 10 23 83 (.500) (.690) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 24(19 PTS)

CLEVELAND 15 23 20 22 - 80 SAN ANTONIO 23 16 19 25 - 83

BLOCKED SHOTS: CLEVELAND - KEMP, ILGAUSKAS. SAN ANTONIO - ROBINSON 4, DUNCAN 2, JOHNSON 2, W PERDUE, ELLIOTT. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CLEVELAND 3-15 (.200), PERSON 2-5, FERRY 0-4, SURA 0-2, ANDERSON 1-4. SAN ANTONIO 1-4 (.250), ELLIOTT 0-2, ALEXANDER 0-1, JACKSON 1-1. TECHNICALS: CLEVELAND - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, POTAPENKO, SAN ANTONIO - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, ROSE. OFFICIALS: RON GARRETSON, TERRY DURHAM, BENNIE ADAMS. A - 24,793. T - 2:20.


CLEVELAND (80) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Person 31 2-7 0-0 2-6 4 1 6 Ferry 19 1-7 0-0 0-0 0 4 2 Kemp 35 10-25 6-7 4-10 1 5 26 Sura 38 2-7 1-4 2-3 4 3 5 Anderson 31 2-11 8-8 2-6 2 1 13 Ilgauskas 26 5-11 3-4 5-9 0 5 13 Knight 24 1-3 1-1 0-1 3 3 3 Potapenko 13 3-5 4-6 1-3 0 0 10 Henderson 15 0-1 1-2 1-1 4 0 1 Butler 5 0-1 0-0 1-2 0 1 0 Scott 3 0-1 1-2 0-1 0 0 1 James DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 26-79 25-34 18-42 18 23 80 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.329, FT-.735. 3-Point Goals: 3-15, .200 (Person 2-5, Ferry 0-4, Sura 0-2, Anderson 1-4). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 2 (Kemp, Ilgauskas). Turnovers: 17 (Kemp 6, Anderson 2, Sura 2, Henderson, Ilgauskas, Knight, Person, Potapenko). Steals: 16 (Anderson 3, Kemp 3, Knight 3, Person 3, Sura 2, Butler, Ilgauskas).

SAN ANTONIO (83) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Elliott 39 3-11 3-5 1-7 2 1 9 Duncan 23 4-7 1-2 1-5 4 5 9 Robinson 34 8-13 6-7 3-9 0 5 22 Del Negro 40 6-10 3-5 0-1 5 3 15 Johnson 38 4-5 1-2 2-5 7 1 9 Herrera 17 2-4 0-0 0-4 0 6 4 M Williams 7 1-4 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 W Perdue 17 1-4 1-2 1-4 2 2 3 Alexander 10 0-1 1-2 0-0 2 2 1 Rose 5 1-1 2-2 0-3 1 3 4 Jackson 10 1-2 2-2 0-0 2 0 5 Geary DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-62 20-29 8-39 25 29 83 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.500, FT-.690. 3-Point Goals: 1-4, .250 (Elliott 0-2, Alexander 0-1, Jackson 1-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 10 (Robinson 4, Duncan 2, Johnson 2, W Perdue, Elliott). Turnovers: 24 (Robinson 6, Duncan 4, Rose 4, Alexander 3, Del Negro 2, Johnson 2, W Perdue 2). Steals: 10 (Del Negro 3, Elliott 2, Robinson 2, Duncan, Jackson, Rose). ____________________________________________ Cleveland 15 23 20 22 - 80 San Antonio 23 16 19 25 - 83 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Cleveland 2 (Illegal Defense, 4:26 3rd; Potapenko, 0:22 3rd). San Antonio 2 (Illegal Defense, 2:43 1st; Rose, 0:22 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 24,793. T: 2:20. Officials: Ron Garretson, Terry Durham, Bennie Adams.


GAME RECAP

David Robinson scored five of his 22 points in a pivotal fourth-quarter run as the San Antonio Spurs overcame a big debut by Shawn Kemp to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 83-80.

San Antonio trailed 73-69 with less than five minutes to play when rookie Tim Duncan hit a five-foot jumper to spark a 13-3 burst. Robinson converted a three-point play with 4:20 remaining for a 74-73 edge and Vinny Del Negro hit a jumper before Cleveland's Wesley Person drained a game-tying three-pointer with 2:11 to go.

But the Spurs answered with six straight points as Duncan fed Robinson for a dunk and Avery Johnson hit back-to-back baskets.

Kemp had a layup and a dunk around a free throw by Johnson, pulling the Cavaliers within 83-80 with seven seconds left. Del Negro missed two free throws two seconds later to keep Cleveland's hopes alive, but Person's three-pointer fell short as time expired.

"The game didn't end the way I would have liked it to," Kemp said. "I have a lot of work to do, and we need to take care of the ball more."

Kemp scored 11 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter for the Cavs, who have lost nine straight games in San Antonio since December 8th, 1988. The Cavaliers trailed 63-62 when Kemp scored their next seven points for a 69-67 edge with 6:51 remaining.

"I think we're a young team that hasn't played much together," Kemp added. "We turned the ball over at the end and lost it."

Kemp grabbed 10 rebounds but also committed six turnovers in 35 minutes. After being acquired last month in a huge three-way trade, he sat out Friday's opener due with a one-game league suspension for leaving the bench during an altercation in a preseason game.

"We didn't have the energy to keep up, but I like the way we played," Cavs coach Mike Fratello said. "We played hard until the end, then we missed a few breaks. We had some critical turnovers and defensive breakdowns."

Robinson grabbed nine rebounds, blocked four shots and scored nine points in the fourth quarter. He scored six points as the Spurs opened the game with an 8-0 spurt.

San Antonio led 23-15 after one quarter but Cleveland closed the second quarter with a 10-3 run to pull within 39-38 at the half. The third quarter was tight throughout and the game went to the final period tied, 58-58.

Duncan, who had 15 points and 10 rebounds in the season-opening 107-96 win over Denver, had just nine points and seven rebounds in 23 minutes.

"Tim is a great player. People are expecting a lot from him and he's special," Robinson said. "He could score up to 30 points a night. I don't have to get the 25 points for us to win anymore."

Kemp also seemed impressed by last year's consensus college basketball player of the year.

"The guy has long arms, big presence, he's very active and can get up and down up the court," Kemp said.

Del Negro contributed 15 points for the Spurs, who shot 50 percent from the field (31-for-62) and limited the Cavs to 33 percent (26-for-79).

Besides Kemp, the other four Cleveland starters -- Person, Danny Ferry, Bob Sura and rookie Derek Anderson -- were a combined 7-for-32 from the field (22 percent).

Anderson and Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 13 points apiece for Cleveland, which made just 3-of-15 three-pointers and committed 23 turnovers.

"We need to see less of turnovers and more confidence the rest of the way," Fratello concluded.

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