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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- VANCOUVER 15 23 33 20 91 SAN ANTONIO 25 25 26 27 103 FINAL


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VANCOUVER (91) AT SAN ANTONIO (103)

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

ABDUR-RAHIM F 40 10-22 7-7 5 4 9 6 1 1 3 27 PARKS F 33 5-11 0-0 5 7 12 0 3 0 0 10 MASSENBURG C 14 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 2 BIBBY G 37 4-13 2-2 0 1 1 6 2 1 3 10 LOPEZ G 28 3-7 5-6 1 3 4 1 5 1 5 11 CHILCUTT 16 2-4 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 5 DEHERE 10 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 HENDERSON 18 3-4 0-0 2 1 3 1 3 1 0 7 SMITH 31 5-10 2-5 7 4 11 1 1 0 1 12 WHEAT 13 3-5 0-0 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 7 NDIAYE DNP - COACH'S DECISION RHODES DNP - PECTORAL INJURY

TOTALS 240 36-81 16-20 20 25 45 20 18 5 15 91 (.444) (.800) TEAM REBS: 2 TOTAL TO: 16(21 PTS)

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

DUNCAN F 46 19-31 1-1 2 11 13 0 4 0 3 39 ELLIOTT F 26 4-9 5-6 2 1 3 3 1 2 1 14 PERDUE C 23 2-3 0-0 2 5 7 2 2 0 0 4 ELIE G 25 1-3 4-4 0 2 2 4 2 2 1 6 JOHNSON G 29 1-7 0-0 0 0 0 8 1 0 1 2 DANIELS 19 0-2 6-6 0 2 2 6 0 2 0 6 GAZE 1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 S KERR 23 4-10 0-0 0 2 2 3 0 1 2 9 J KERSEY 21 5-8 0-0 1 2 3 2 2 2 0 10 ROSE 27 4-5 3-3 4 4 8 4 4 1 2 11 JACKSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION ROBINSON DNP - LEFT KNEE SYNOVITIS

TOTALS 240 41-79 19-20 11 29 40 32 16 10 10 103 (.519) (.950) TEAM REBS: 1 TOTAL TO: 10(16 PTS)

VANCOUVER 15 23 33 20 - 91 SAN ANTONIO 25 25 26 27 - 103

BLOCKED SHOTS: VANCOUVER - CHILCUTT. SAN ANTONIO - DUNCAN 6, ROSE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: VANCOUVER 3-8 (.375), BIBBY 0-1, LOPEZ 0-1, CHILCUTT 1-3, DEHERE 0-1, HENDERSON 1-1, WHEAT 1-1. SAN ANTONIO 2-7 (.286), ELLIOTT 1-3, ELIE 0-1, S KERR 1-3. TECHNICALS: SAN ANTONIO - DUNCAN. OFFICIALS: JESS KERSEY, LEROY RICHARDSON, DEREK RICHARDSON. A - 16,384. T - 2:00.


Box Score

VANCOUVER (91) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Abdur-rahim 40 10-22 7-7 5-9 6 1 27 Parks 33 5-11 0-0 5-12 0 3 10 Massenburg 14 1-3 0-0 0-1 1 0 2 Bibby 37 4-13 2-2 0-1 6 2 10 Lopez 28 3-7 5-6 1-4 1 5 11 Chilcutt 16 2-4 0-0 0-2 1 2 5 Dehere 10 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Henderson 18 3-4 0-0 2-3 1 3 7 Smith 31 5-10 2-5 7-11 1 1 12 Wheat 13 3-5 0-0 0-2 3 0 7 Ndiaye DNP - coach's decision Rhodes DNP - pectoral injury _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-81 16-20 20-45 20 18 91 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.444, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 3-8, .375 (Bibby 0-1, Lopez 0-1, Chilcutt 1-3, Dehere 0-1, Henderson 1-1, Wheat 1-1). Team rebounds: 2. Blocked shots: 1 (Chilcutt). Turnovers: 16 (Lopez 5, Abdur-rahim 3, Bibby 3, Massenburg 2, Chilcutt, Smith). Steals: 5 (Abdur-rahim, Bibby, Henderson, Lopez, Massenburg).

SAN ANTONIO (103) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Duncan 46 19-31 1-1 2-13 0 4 39 Elliott 26 4-9 5-6 2-3 3 1 14 Perdue 23 2-3 0-0 2-7 2 2 4 Elie 25 1-3 4-4 0-2 4 2 6 Johnson 29 1-7 0-0 0-0 8 1 2 Daniels 19 0-2 6-6 0-2 6 0 6 Gaze 1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 S Kerr 23 4-10 0-0 0-2 3 0 9 J Kersey 21 5-8 0-0 1-3 2 2 10 Rose 27 4-5 3-3 4-8 4 4 11 Jackson DNP - coach's decision Robinson DNP - left knee synovitis _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-79 19-20 11-40 32 16 103 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.519, FT-.950. 3-Point Goals: 2-7, .286 (Elliott 1-3, Elie 0-1, S Kerr 1-3). Team rebounds: 1. Blocked shots: 7 (Duncan 6, Rose). Turnovers: 10 (Duncan 3, Rose 2, S Kerr 2, Elie, Elliott, Johnson). Steals: 10 (Daniels 2, Elie 2, Elliott 2, J Kersey 2, Rose, S Kerr). ____________________________________________ Vancouver 15 23 33 20 - 91 San Antonio 25 25 26 27 - 103 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: San Antonio 1 (Duncan, 6:13 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,384. T: 2:00. Officials: Jess Kersey, Leroy Richardson, Derek Richardson.


Game Story

SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) -- On the day he was named the NBA's Player of the Month for March, Tim Duncan made an early statement for player of the year.

Duncan exploded for a career-high 39 points, gave San Antonio the lead for good with a three-point play in the third quarter and ignited a game-clinching 6-0 run with a short jumper as the Spurs held off the Vancouver Grizzlies, 103-91.

With mentor David Robinson sidelined with a left knee problem, Duncan took over. He scored 10 points in the first quarter, 12 in the second and 13 in the third. He had half of the Spurs' points in the third period, when Vancouver rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit.

"It was a great game," Duncan said. "My teammates got me in good position to score. The opportunities just came to me. I was not necessarily looking for more shots, but I got the ball in good position to shoot."

Duncan surpassed his previous career high of 35 points, set on March 4, 1998 against Golden State. Ironically, Robinson was the last Spur to net 40 points, reaching the plateau on April 4, 1996 against the Los Angeles Lakers.

"He was amazing," Spurs guard Tim Kerr said of Duncan. "He's an unbelievable player. It's scary that he's only in his second year. He totally dominated tonight. Maybe he got the ball more because we went to him all night. We usually go to David when he is in there, so that gave more shots to Tim."

Duncan also grabbed 13 rebounds and Sean Elliott contributed 14 points for San Antonio, which has won six straight in the series. The Spurs recorded a 92-88 overtime victory over Vancouver in the teams' last meeting on March 20.

Shareef Abdur-Rahim scored 27 points for the Grizzlies, who were coming off a win over Denver on Tuesday. Vancouver has won two straight just once this season, accomplishing the feat on February 14 and 16.

"Perhaps we were a little tired mentally," Vancouver coach Brian Hill said. "It also seemed like they converted every turnover and every missed shot into baskets. We believed we could win if we held onto the ball and hit our shots."

San Antonio built a 50-38 lead after the first 24 minutes but the Grizzlies scored the first 12 points after halftime to forge a tie.

"We did a poor job of being ready to play tonight," Abdur-Rahim said. "At the half we got back into the game, but we couldn't put it all together at the end."

The Grizzlies continued their strong play and built a 61-56 lead with just over six minutes left in the quarter when Abdur-Rahim capped a quick 5-0 spurt with two free throws. But Avery Johnson and Duncan hit jumpers to make it a one-point lead.

"We didn't come out as focused as we should have," Johnson said. "We picked up our game and things started to even out."

Vancouver had a chance to regain the lead but Michael Smith could not convert a layup. Smith got his own rebound, but the Grizzlies suffered a 24-second shot clock violation. Duncan then took a feed from Malik Rose and threw down a dunk while being fouled by Cherokee Parks. The ensuing free throw gave the Grizzlies a 63-61 edge with 4:30 left.

San Antonio took a 76-71 lead into the fourth and led 88-80 after Rose's layup with 7:37 left in the game. J.R. Henderson scored for the Grizzlies, but Duncan's turnaround jumper on the right baseline pushed the lead back to eight points. Antonio Daniels scored the next four points from the foul line as the Spurs pulled away.

Rose had 11 points and eight rebounds and Jerome Kersey added 10 points for San Antonio, which shot 52 percent (41-of-79) and turned 16 Grizzlies' turnovers into 21 points.

"The team effort was great," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "In the third quarter we missed some shots and for a brief period we took some things for granted. We got it back eventually. It was just a good effort by a lot of people."

Smith totaled 12 points and 11 rebounds and Parks and Michael Bibby contributed 10 points apiece for the Grizzlies, who held a 45-40 advantage on the boards.

"Four or five plays turned the game around and determined the outcome tonight," added Hill. "We didn't get any of those plays to go our way tonight."

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