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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SAN ANTONIO 27 15 21 31 94 PHILADELPHIA 17 25 25 24 91 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 26, DAVID ROBINSON 19, MARIO ELIE 12 PHI - ALLEN IVERSON 35, GEORGE LYNCH 15, LARRY HUGHES 15

HIGH REBOUND: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 17, DAVID ROBINSON 11 PHI - GEORGE LYNCH 12, THREE PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS: SAS - AVERY JOHNSON 6, THREE PLAYERS WITH 3 PHI - ERIC SNOW 7, ALLEN IVERSON 5

ATT: 16,553


Extended Box

SAN ANTONIO (94) AT PHILADELPHIA (91)

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

BROWN F 19 0-5 2-2 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 2 DUNCAN F 44 9-17 8-14 5 12 17 3 4 1 4 26 ROBINSON C 34 7-15 5-5 3 8 11 3 3 2 1 19 ELIE G 33 5-10 1-2 1 2 3 3 3 2 0 12 JOHNSON G 39 3-14 0-0 0 2 2 6 2 2 5 6 J KERSEY 16 2-4 0-0 1 5 6 2 3 0 1 4 PORTER 24 3-9 1-2 0 5 5 2 0 0 2 10 ROSE 14 2-5 1-2 2 3 5 0 4 0 1 5 JACKSON 13 3-5 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 8 WALKER 4 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 DANIELS DNP - COACH'S DECISION S KERR DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-84 20-29 14 39 53 21 24 7 15 94 (.405) (.690) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 15(25 PTS)

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

LYNCH F 34 7-12 1-1 4 8 12 1 3 2 1 15 OWENS F 28 2-5 2-6 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 7 RATLIFF C 33 1-11 0-0 2 2 4 0 5 1 1 2 IVERSON G 42 13-34 6-7 2 4 6 5 0 0 3 35 SNOW G 27 4-9 0-0 1 4 5 7 4 1 1 8 MCKIE 11 1-3 2-2 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 4 HILL 14 0-3 0-0 2 4 6 0 3 0 1 0 HUGHES 29 5-11 5-5 1 4 5 4 1 4 3 15 BOWEN 7 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 MACCULLOCH 15 1-4 3-5 2 4 6 0 4 2 0 5 JONES DNP - COACH'S DECISION MOHAMMED DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-92 19-26 14 35 49 17 23 11 10 91 (.370) (.731) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 10(8 PTS)

SAN ANTONIO 27 15 21 31 - 94 PHILADELPHIA 17 25 25 24 - 91

BLOCKED SHOTS: SAN ANTONIO - ROBINSON 7, DUNCAN 5, J KERSEY, PORTER, ROSE. PHILADELPHIA - RATLIFF 3, MACCULLOCH 2, HILL. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SAN ANTONIO 6-12 (.500), ELIE 1-2, PORTER 3-6, JACKSON 2-4. PHILADELPHIA 4-10 (.400), OWENS 1-2, IVERSON 3-5, SNOW 0-2, HUGHES 0-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: DON VADEN, JACK NIES, MONTY MCCUTCHEN. A - 16,553. T - 2:22.


Box Score

SAN ANTONIO (94) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brown 19 0-5 2-2 1-1 2 3 2 Duncan 44 9-17 8-14 5-17 3 4 26 Robinson 34 7-15 5-5 3-11 3 3 19 Elie 33 5-10 1-2 1-3 3 3 12 Johnson 39 3-14 0-0 0-2 6 2 6 J Kersey 16 2-4 0-0 1-6 2 3 4 Porter 24 3-9 1-2 0-5 2 0 10 Rose 14 2-5 1-2 2-5 0 4 5 Jackson 13 3-5 0-0 0-1 0 2 8 Walker 4 0-0 2-2 1-2 0 0 2 Daniels DNP - coach's decision S Kerr DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-84 20-29 14-53 21 24 94 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.405, FT-.690. 3-Point Goals: 6-12, .500 (Elie 1-2, Porter 3-6, Jackson 2-4). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 15 (Robinson 7, Duncan 5, J Kersey, Porter, Rose). Turnovers: 15 (Johnson 5, Duncan 4, Porter 2, J Kersey, Robinson, Rose, Walker). Steals: 7 (Elie 2, Johnson 2, Robinson 2, Duncan).

PHILADELPHIA (91) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Lynch 34 7-12 1-1 4-12 1 3 15 Owens 28 2-5 2-6 0-2 0 2 7 Ratliff 33 1-11 0-0 2-4 0 5 2 Iverson 42 13-34 6-7 2-6 5 0 35 Snow 27 4-9 0-0 1-5 7 4 8 Mckie 11 1-3 2-2 0-2 0 1 4 Hill 14 0-3 0-0 2-6 0 3 0 Hughes 29 5-11 5-5 1-5 4 1 15 Bowen 7 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Macculloch 15 1-4 3-5 2-6 0 4 5 Jones DNP - coach's decision Mohammed DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-92 19-26 14-49 17 23 91 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.370, FT-.731. 3-Point Goals: 4-10, .400 (Owens 1-2, Iverson 3-5, Snow 0-2, Hughes 0-1). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 6 (Ratliff 3, Macculloch 2, Hill). Turnovers: 10 (Hughes 3, Iverson 3, Hill, Lynch, Ratliff, Snow). Steals: 11 (Hughes 4, Lynch 2, Macculloch 2, Owens, Ratliff, Snow). ____________________________________________ San Antonio 27 15 21 31 - 94 Philadelphia 17 25 25 24 - 91 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,553. T: 2:22. Officials: Don Vaden, Jack Nies, Monty Mccutchen.


Game Story

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- Tim Duncan took over in the final 30 seconds, finding Avery Johnson for an easy basket, grabbing a key rebound and hitting two free throws to lead the San Antonio Spurs past the Philadelphia 76ers, 94-91.

In what boiled down to a matchup between one little man, Sixers guard Allen Iverson, and San Antonio's "Twin Towers" of Duncan and David Robinson, the Spurs were able to continue their decade-long dominance of Philadelphia.

Duncan finished with 26 points and 17 rebounds while Robinson dominated inside with 19 points, 11 boards and seven blocks as San Antonio improved to 16-2 against the Sixers since the 1990-91 season.

"David and Duncan, they get a lot of points on so few shots," 76ers coach Larry Brown said. "They take just 32 shots and combine for 45 points, 28 rebounds and they blocked 12 shots. That's just a spectacular performance by two great players.

"When we're playing our best defensively we are affecting shots and getting rebounds," Duncan said. "That's what we try to do each night, step up our game and make our team better defensively."

Iverson, the league's leading scorer, kept Philadelphia in it with 35 points but shot just 13-of-34 and missed a potential tying layup with three seconds remaining.

The loss was only the third in seven games for Philadelphia, which failed to reach .500 for the first time this season. The Sixers also fell to 0-2 against the Spurs after losing 89-76 in San Antonio on opening night.

The loss may prove costly for the 76ers, who saw Iverson leave the First Union Center with his right thumb immobilized. He will be examined Tuesday.

The Spurs improved to 4-3 on the road.

"Both teams are good defensive clubs and that's what we had, a good defensive batttle," said San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich. "We were fortunate to make a couple of shots down the stretch. For us, it's a great road win."

"Last year, for three straight months, we did not have one blowout win," Robinson said. "That's what made us a solid team. These are the kind of games we have to win. It's a great test of our team's character."

Philadelphia led 89-88 after a driving layup by Iverson with 84 seconds left. Mario Elie missed a runner for San Antonio with a minute to go but Iverson was off with a jumper from the right wing 16 seconds later.

San Antonio took the lead for good with 28 seconds to go when Duncan found Johnson alone under the basket for a reverse layup. The Sixers elected to use Iverson as a decoy but the strategy backfired when Robinson blocked Larry Hughes' runner from the left wing. Duncan grabbed the rebound with 14 seconds left and was fouled.

He made both from the line for a 92-89 lead but Iverson drove for an uncontested layup with 9.9 seconds to go. Elie was fouled on the inbounds pass but the 90 percent free throw shooter made only 1-of-2 with seven seconds remaining.

With a chance to tie, Iverson beat Johnson off the dribble but altered his shot as Duncan moved over to contest the play. Terry Porter grabbed the rebound with eight-tenths of a second left and made a free throw to push San Antonio's edge to 94-91.

After a timeout, Philadelphia inbounded to Billy Owens, who was unable to get off a 3-pointer before the buzzer.

"The only thing that helps me get through this one is that we tried to do the right things at the end," Brown said. "Allen made a great shot at the end, but we didn't get it done. When you shoot 37 percent against a great team, you're going to have a hard time."

Sixers center Theo Ratliff had his hands full with Robinson and Duncan, managing two points, four rebounds and five fouls in 33 minutes.

"He's a great all-around competitor," Popovich said of Duncan. "He's made of the same stuff like Bird, Magic and Jordan because he competes on every play. He can score 12 points but still get 16 rebounds, four blocks and four assists because that's what he does -- he makes everybody better."

Robinson's seven blocks gave him 2,363 and moved him past Robert Parish into sixth place all-time.

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