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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- TORONTO 34 17 17 27 95 SAN ANTONIO 27 29 30 26 112 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: TOR - TRACY MCGRADY 21, VINCE CARTER 19, DELL CURRY 17 SAS - TIM DUNCAN 32, AVERY JOHNSON 19, MALIK ROSE 15

HIGH REBOUND: TOR - ANTONIO DAVIS 8, DOUG CHRISTIE 7 SAS - TIM DUNCAN 17, MALIK ROSE 10

HIGH ASSISTS: TOR - DOUG CHRISTIE 5, CHARLES OAKLEY 5 SAS - TIM DUNCAN 7, ANTONIO DANIELS 7

ATT: 19,048


Extended Box

TORONTO (95) AT SAN ANTONIO (112)

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

CARTER F 36 7-19 4-4 2 2 4 4 1 2 2 19 OAKLEY F 27 2-7 0-0 3 2 5 5 2 1 3 4 DAVIS C 27 5-12 5-6 4 4 8 0 1 0 1 15 CHRISTIE G 30 2-8 3-4 1 6 7 5 2 0 3 7 CURRY G 23 6-11 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 0 2 17 MCGRADY 29 7-16 6-9 5 1 6 3 3 3 2 21 BOGUES 18 1-5 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 K WILLIS 15 0-5 0-0 0 3 3 2 3 2 0 0 THOMAS 14 3-5 0-1 1 1 2 0 6 0 0 6 STEWART 10 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 A WILLIAMS 7 2-3 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 4 LANG 4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 35-92 18-24 17 24 41 23 23 8 13 95 (.380) (.750) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 15(18 PTS)

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

DUNCAN F 40 11-22 10-10 6 11 17 7 2 3 2 32 ELIE F 25 2-4 0-0 0 4 4 2 1 1 1 4 WALKER C 11 1-1 4-6 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 6 JOHNSON G 25 8-15 3-3 0 2 2 5 0 0 4 19 PORTER G 29 4-5 4-5 0 3 3 1 3 3 0 13 ROSE 33 5-14 5-6 6 4 10 0 5 1 2 15 JACKSON 26 4-8 1-1 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 10 DANIELS 23 1-4 3-6 0 4 4 7 3 0 2 5 SPENCER 12 2-3 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 4 J KERSEY 12 1-5 0-0 1 0 1 0 3 0 2 2 S KERR 4 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 ROBINSON DNP - RIGHT SHOULDER CONTUSION

TOTALS 240 40-82 30-37 16 33 49 24 19 9 14 112 (.488) (.811) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 14(21 PTS)

TORONTO 34 17 17 27 - 95 SAN ANTONIO 27 29 30 26 - 112

BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - MCGRADY 2, CHRISTIE, K WILLIS, THOMAS, DAVIS. SAN ANTONIO - DUNCAN, SPENCER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 7-15 (.467), CARTER 1-2, OAKLEY 0-1, CHRISTIE 0-1, CURRY 5-8, MCGRADY 1-1, BOGUES 0-1, A WILLIAMS 0-1. SAN ANTONIO 2-7 (.286), ELIE 0-2, PORTER 1-1, JACKSON 1-4. TECHNICALS: TORONTO - HEAD COACH CARTER, CHRISTIE. OFFICIALS: LUIS GRILLO, HUGH EVANS, LEON WOOD. A - 19,048. T - 2:10.


Box Score

TORONTO (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 36 7-19 4-4 2-4 4 1 19 Oakley 27 2-7 0-0 3-5 5 2 4 Davis 27 5-12 5-6 4-8 0 1 15 Christie 30 2-8 3-4 1-7 5 2 7 Curry 23 6-11 0-0 1-3 0 2 17 Mcgrady 29 7-16 6-9 5-6 3 3 21 Bogues 18 1-5 0-0 0-1 2 0 2 K Willis 15 0-5 0-0 0-3 2 3 0 Thomas 14 3-5 0-1 1-2 0 6 6 Stewart 10 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 A Williams 7 2-3 0-0 0-1 2 1 4 Lang 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-92 18-24 17-41 23 23 95 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.380, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 7-15, .467 (Carter 1-2, Oakley 0-1, Christie 0-1, Curry 5-8, Mcgrady 1-1, Bogues 0-1, A Williams 0-1). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 6 (Mcgrady 2, Christie, K Willis, Thomas, Davis). Turnovers: 15 (Christie 3, Oakley 3, Carter 2, Curry 2, Mcgrady 2, Davis). Steals: 8 (Mcgrady 3, Carter 2, K Willis 2, Oakley).

SAN ANTONIO (112) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Duncan 40 11-22 10-10 6-17 7 2 32 Elie 25 2-4 0-0 0-4 2 1 4 Walker 11 1-1 4-6 1-3 0 0 6 Johnson 25 8-15 3-3 0-2 5 0 19 Porter 29 4-5 4-5 0-3 1 3 13 Rose 33 5-14 5-6 6-10 0 5 15 Jackson 26 4-8 1-1 1-2 1 1 10 Daniels 23 1-4 3-6 0-4 7 3 5 Spencer 12 2-3 0-0 1-3 0 1 4 J Kersey 12 1-5 0-0 1-1 0 3 2 S Kerr 4 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 2 Robinson DNP - right shoulder contusion _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 40-82 30-37 16-49 24 19 112 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.488, FT-.811. 3-Point Goals: 2-7, .286 (Elie 0-2, Porter 1-1, Jackson 1-4). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 2 (Duncan, Spencer). Turnovers: 14 (Johnson 4, Daniels 2, Duncan 2, J Kersey 2, Rose 2, Elie, S Kerr). Steals: 9 (Duncan 3, Porter 3, Elie, Jackson, Rose). ____________________________________________ Toronto 34 17 17 27 - 95 San Antonio 27 29 30 26 - 112 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Toronto 2 (Head Coach Carter, 2:28 3rd; Christie, 10:49 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,048. T: 2:10. Officials: Luis Grillo, Hugh Evans, Leon Wood.


Game Story

SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) -- Tim Duncan scored 32 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs overcame the absence of David Robinson and a slow start, cruising to a 112-95 victory over the Toronto Raptors.

After a lethargic first quarter in which he scored only two points, Duncan dominated the contest on both ends while picking up the slack for the injured Robinson, who was removed from the starting lineup 10 minutes before tip-off with a bruised right shoulder.

Robinson initally suffered the injury in San Antonio's loss to Portland on Saturday but played in Tuesday's win over the Los Angeles Lakers. The injury flared up late Wednesday, preventing Robinson from playing tonight. His status is day-to-day.

"David has a deep contusion," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "It's the nerve, he has no strength in the shoulder. It's too dangerous for him to play. We have him on medication and within 48 hours he should be in better shape."

"They came out and made a lot of shots in a row," Duncan said. Then we started challenging them and they started missing. We started getting more rebounds and got them on their heels."

The victory provided the Spurs with a measure of revenge against Toronto, which surprised the defending NBA champions, 98-92, on December 5. The Raptors also beat the Spurs, 93-91, at San Antonio last season.

Toronto looked quite capable of repeating the feat, hitting their first seven shots and outrebounding San Antonio 14-5 in the quarter to take a 34-27 lead.

The Spurs quickly made adjustments and turned up the defensive pressure, allowing Toronto as many points in the second and third quarters combined as they did in the first 12 minutes.

"We have a defensive scheme," said Spurs guard Avery Johnson, who followed up a season-high 22-point performance on Tuesday with 19 tonight. "Once we settled down, got the rhythm of their offense, and got our defense set, things started to turn for us."

Duncan scored six of his 14 second-quarter points at the end a 13-2 run which turned a 42-33 deficit into a 46-44 lead with 7:54 to play in the second quarter.

Johnson scored eight points to ignite a 14-2 run at the start of the third quarter, extending the lead to 70-53 with 7:08 remaining. The Spurs were never challenged thereafter and extended their lead to as many as 24 points on three occasions in the fourth quarter.

"I'm really disheartened about the first six minutes of the second half," Toronto coach Butch Carter said. "We didn't do a good job of regrouping after they made a run. We got careless with the ball. We let them get a bunch of hustle plays and then their crowd got involved."

All-Star Vince Carter, who scored 39 points in the previous meeting, was held to 19 and scored only 10 after the opening quarter.

"They doubled me plus I couldn't get to the basket," Carter said. "That's the way it goes sometimes. I guess that is why you have teammates and have to get them involved. You just have to shake it off and get ready for the next one."

Tracy McGrady scored 21 points to lead the Raptors, who had a four-game winning streak snapped and dropped their fifth road game in six outings.

"We just didn't match their intensity tonight," McGrady said. "Once they made that run, we just couldn't do anything. It seems like we began to shy away from the game plan, shy away from contact and stopped trying to drive to the basket. We took way too many jumpers. We shot ourselves in the foot tonight."

Malik Rose scored 15 points and snared 10 rebounds off the bench, veteran Terry Porter added 13 points and Jaren Jackson added 10 for the San Antonio, which shot 49 percent (40-of-82) from the field and held a 49-41 rebounding advantage despite nine fewer rebounds than the Raptors in the opening quarter.

Dell Curry finished with 17 points but like Carter was virtually invisible after the first quarter, when he had 11. Antonio Davis added 15 for Toronto, which shot 38 percent (35-of-92) despite the hot start.

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