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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SAN ANTONIO 21 18 16 22 77 INDIANA 15 27 16 25 83 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 30, AVERY JOHNSON 15, TWO PLAYERS WITH 8 IND - REGGIE MILLER 23, RIK SMITS 18, AL HARRINGTON 13

HIGH REBOUND: SAS - DAVID ROBINSON 17, TIM DUNCAN 12 IND - DALE DAVIS 16, RIK SMITS 9

HIGH ASSISTS: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 4, TERRY PORTER 4 IND - MARK JACKSON 9, TRAVIS BEST 4

ATT: 18,345


Extended Box

SAN ANTONIO (77) AT INDIANA (83)

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

BROWN F 29 3-8 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 6 DUNCAN F 42 12-23 6-10 6 6 12 4 5 0 3 30 ROBINSON C 34 3-12 0-0 5 12 17 2 3 2 1 6 ELIE G 34 1-5 0-0 0 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 JOHNSON G 36 7-15 1-1 0 4 4 3 2 1 2 15 ROSE 19 3-6 2-2 1 4 5 0 3 2 2 8 JACKSON 18 3-8 0-2 0 2 2 0 2 1 2 8 PORTER 20 1-4 0-0 0 2 2 4 1 1 2 2 SPENCER 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 S KERR 7 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 DANIELS DNP - COACH'S DECISION J KERSEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-81 9-15 12 35 47 17 22 8 15 77 (.407) (.600) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 16(14 PTS)

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

D DAVIS F 28 2-4 1-4 3 13 16 1 5 0 2 5 ROSE F 30 4-9 1-2 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 10 SMITS C 34 8-18 2-2 2 7 9 0 3 1 4 18 JACKSON G 29 0-4 2-4 2 2 4 9 0 1 2 2 MILLER G 42 7-20 4-5 3 2 5 3 0 3 1 23 CROSHERE 20 2-6 0-0 1 4 5 0 0 2 1 4 PERKINS 14 0-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 BEST 19 2-6 4-4 0 4 4 4 1 0 0 8 HARRINGTON 24 4-9 5-6 1 3 4 0 1 0 2 13 J BENDER DNP - COACH'S DECISION FOSTER DNP - COACH'S DECISION MULLIN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 29-80 19-27 12 37 49 18 14 10 13 83 (.363) (.704) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 15(13 PTS)

SAN ANTONIO 21 18 16 22 - 77 INDIANA 15 27 16 25 - 83

BLOCKED SHOTS: SAN ANTONIO - ROSE 3, DUNCAN 2, JACKSON. INDIANA - SMITS 2, D DAVIS, MILLER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SAN ANTONIO 2-12 (.167), ELIE 0-3, JACKSON 2-7, PORTER 0-2. INDIANA 6-20 (.300), ROSE 1-2, JACKSON 0-1, MILLER 5-9, CROSHERE 0-2, PERKINS 0-3, BEST 0-2, HARRINGTON 0-1. TECHNICALS: SAN ANTONIO - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: HUGH EVANS, TOMMIE WOOD, TONY BROTHERS. A - 18,345. T - 2:13.


Box Score

SAN ANTONIO (77) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brown 29 3-8 0-0 0-1 2 2 6 Duncan 42 12-23 6-10 6-12 4 5 30 Robinson 34 3-12 0-0 5-17 2 3 6 Elie 34 1-5 0-0 0-2 2 2 2 Johnson 36 7-15 1-1 0-4 3 2 15 Rose 19 3-6 2-2 1-5 0 3 8 Jackson 18 3-8 0-2 0-2 0 2 8 Porter 20 1-4 0-0 0-2 4 1 2 Spencer 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 S Kerr 7 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 2 0 Daniels DNP - coach's decision J Kersey DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-81 9-15 12-47 17 22 77 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.407, FT-.600. 3-Point Goals: 2-12, .167 (Elie 0-3, Jackson 2-7, Porter 0-2). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 6 (Rose 3, Duncan 2, Jackson). Turnovers: 16 (Duncan 3, Elie 2, Jackson 2, Johnson 2, Porter 2, Rose 2, Brown, Robinson). Steals: 8 (Robinson 2, Rose 2, Elie, Jackson, Johnson, Porter).

INDIANA (83) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp D Davis 28 2-4 1-4 3-16 1 5 5 Rose 30 4-9 1-2 0-1 1 1 10 Smits 34 8-18 2-2 2-9 0 3 18 Jackson 29 0-4 2-4 2-4 9 0 2 Miller 42 7-20 4-5 3-5 3 0 23 Croshere 20 2-6 0-0 1-5 0 0 4 Perkins 14 0-4 0-0 0-1 0 3 0 Best 19 2-6 4-4 0-4 4 1 8 Harrington 24 4-9 5-6 1-4 0 1 13 J Bender DNP - coach's decision Foster DNP - coach's decision Mullin DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 29-80 19-27 12-49 18 14 83 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.363, FT-.704. 3-Point Goals: 6-20, .300 (Rose 1-2, Jackson 0-1, Miller 5-9, Croshere 0-2, Perkins 0-3, Best 0-2, Harrington 0-1). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 4 (Smits 2, D Davis, Miller). Turnovers: 15 (Smits 4, D Davis 2, Harrington 2, Jackson 2, Croshere, Miller, Rose). Steals: 10 (Miller 3, Croshere 2, Rose 2, Jackson, Perkins, Smits). ____________________________________________ San Antonio 21 18 16 22 - 77 Indiana 15 27 16 25 - 83 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: San Antonio 1 (Illegal Defense, 11:05 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,345. T: 2:13. Officials: Hugh Evans, Tommie Wood, Tony Brothers.


Game Story

INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- This time, the Indiana Pacers were able to hang on down the stretch.

Reggie Miller came alive in the fourth quarter and Rik Smits was not intimidated by the "Twin Towers" as the Pacers avenged a loss to the San Antonio Spurs earlier this season with an 83-77 victory.

The Pacers blew a late lead and suffered a 90-87 overtime loss at San Antonio on November 16. But sparked by a raucous home crowd, the Pacers were able to hang on against the defending NBA champions for another impressive win.

Indiana opened a 72-64 lead with 5:44 remaining when Miller, who scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, drained a 25-footer. However, the Spurs answered with an 11-4 spurt and pulled within 76-75 with 2:48 left on Tim Duncan's tip-in.

Smits and Duncan traded baskets before Miller struck again from beyond the arc, drilling a 24-footer with 1:26 remaining that provided an 81-77 lead. After Duncan missed a jumper, Smits sealed the win with a 16-footer 47 seconds to go.

"I wanted to keep shooting and being aggressive, because that's the way I have to play," said Miller, who connected on 7-of-20 shots, including 5-of-9 from 3-point range.

Smits scored just eight points and had just two rebounds in 15 minutes in the earlier meeting at San Antonio. The 7-4 center had a much different game tonight, finishing with 18 points and nine rebounds while battling 7-footers Duncan and David Robinson.

"We got some good looks and made some tough shots," Smits said. "We shut down Robinson pretty good, but Duncan got loose too much. He is a great ballplayer and will get his."

Indiana has won a season-high four straight games. During the streak, the Pacers won road games at Portland and Utah.

"I just thought they gutted it out. It was a big win for us, no question," Pacers coach Larry Bird said. "We had some big wins the last 10 days. Our last four games we've played pretty well and hopefully it will continue."

Duncan had another big game with 30 points and 12 rebounds and Robinson finished with six and 17.

Following a season-best seven-game winning streak, the Spurs have lost three in a row, their longest skid since February 8-11 of last season.

"I thought it was a great game," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "They made their shots down the stretch and we didn't. Our execution was good down the stretch. We got the shots we needed, they just didn't go in."

San Antonio has won all eight of its home contests, but is just 6-6 away from the Alamodome.

"Tonight was just one of those nights," Duncan said. "We are usually a better road team -- or at least just as good on the road -- then we have shown so far this season. We've got to find ways to win road games down the stretch. We are not executing or playing in sync."

Returning home from a four-game road trip, the Pacers led virtually the entire first half and opened their biggest lead of the contest at 57-47 with 5:13 left in the third quarter when Jalen Rose nailed a jumper. Rose finished with 10 points after tallying a career-high 28 in the earlier meeting against San Antonio.

But the Pacers missed their final 10 shots of the third quarter as the Spurs closed to 58-55. Rose hit 1-of-2 free throws with one second left for the Pacers' only point over the final 5:13.

Duncan, who made 12-of-23 shots, gave the Spurs a 60-59 lead with a hook before Miller finally ended drought for Indiana with a tip-in with 9:09 to play. Jaren Jackson answered with a 3-pointer to give San Antonio its last lead with 8:50 remaining.

Travis Best and teenager Al Harrinton had consecutive baskets to put the Pacers ahead for good. Harrington hit 1-of-2 from the line before Miller drained a 3-pointer for a six-point lead.

After Duncan hit 1-of-2 free throws, Miller drilled a long 3-pointer to make it 72-64 with 5:45 to play.

Harrington scored 13 points and Dale Davis grabbed 16 rebounds for Indiana, which shot 36 percent (29-of-80) and held a 49-47 rebounding edge.

Avery Johnson added 15 points and also set a franchise milestone for the Spurs. With three assists, Johnson moved past Johnny Moore into first place on the club's all-time list with 3,867.

"We know we are one of the elite teams in the league," Johnson said. "We are starting to feel a sense of urgency to get our team together. We can't wait until April to turn this thing around."

San Antonio shot 41 percent (33-of-81) and committed 16 turnovers.

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