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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SAN ANTONIO 18 26 27 22 93 PHOENIX 28 32 23 20 103 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SAS - DEREK ANDERSON 26, DAVID ROBINSON 18, TIM DUNCAN 15 PHO - SHAWN MARION 17, JASON KIDD 17, CLIFF ROBINSON 15

HIGH REBOUND: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 11, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6 PHO - SHAWN MARION 16, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 3, DEREK ANDERSON 3 PHO - JASON KIDD 9, RODNEY ROGERS 4

ATT: 17,333


Extended Box

SAN ANTONIO (93) AT PHOENIX (103)

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

DUNCAN F 34 4-12 7-9 2 9 11 3 4 1 4 15 S ELLIOTT F 30 3-8 2-2 1 5 6 2 1 1 1 9 ROBINSON C 39 6-10 6-9 2 4 6 0 3 0 2 18 ANDERSON G 45 5-14 14-16 1 2 3 3 2 3 1 26 DANIELS G 40 4-10 1-1 1 3 4 2 1 1 4 9 ROSE 22 4-13 3-6 3 2 5 0 1 1 1 12 PORTER 15 0-1 2-2 1 1 2 2 3 0 1 2 FERRY 13 1-4 0-0 2 1 3 2 1 0 0 2 WALKER 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NEWBLE 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 JOHNSON DNP - LEFT THIGH CONTUSION S KERR DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 27-72 35-45 13 27 40 14 16 7 14 93 (.375) (.778) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 14(19 PTS)

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

MARION F 41 6-16 5-6 1 15 16 2 4 3 2 17 ROBINSON F 32 6-13 2-2 0 2 2 3 4 0 1 15 DUDLEY C 21 4-4 0-0 3 3 6 1 3 0 0 8 ELIE G 16 2-2 0-0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 KIDD G 38 7-18 3-3 1 5 6 9 3 4 2 17 ROGERS 27 6-13 1-2 1 3 4 4 6 0 1 14 GUGLIOTTA 7 1-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 SANTIAGO 7 2-2 3-3 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 7 DELK 27 3-10 1-2 2 0 2 2 3 0 1 7 PERRY 12 3-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 7 BLOUNT 12 2-3 0-0 2 1 3 1 4 0 2 4 MCPHERSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 42-85 15-18 11 30 41 25 33 9 11 103 (.494) (.833) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 12(15 PTS)

SAN ANTONIO 18 26 27 22 - 93 PHOENIX 28 32 23 20 - 103

BLOCKED SHOTS: SAN ANTONIO - DUNCAN 2, DANIELS, ROSE. PHOENIX - DUDLEY 3. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SAN ANTONIO 4-15 (.267), S ELLIOTT 1-4, ANDERSON 2-4, DANIELS 0-2, ROSE 1-2, PORTER 0-1, FERRY 0-2. PHOENIX 4-14 (.286), MARION 0-2, ROBINSON 1-2, ELIE 1-1, KIDD 0-3, ROGERS 1-4, DELK 0-1, PERRY 1-1. TECHNICALS: SAN ANTONIO - PORTER. OFFICIALS: STEVE JAVIE, BLANE REICHELT, PHIL ROBINSON. A - 17,333. T - 2:22.


Box Score

SAN ANTONIO (93) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Duncan 34 4-12 7-9 2-11 3 4 15 S Elliott 30 3-8 2-2 1-6 2 1 9 Robinson 39 6-10 6-9 2-6 0 3 18 Anderson 45 5-14 14-16 1-3 3 2 26 Daniels 40 4-10 1-1 1-4 2 1 9 Rose 22 4-13 3-6 3-5 0 1 12 Porter 15 0-1 2-2 1-2 2 3 2 Ferry 13 1-4 0-0 2-3 2 1 2 Walker 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Newble 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Johnson DNP - left thigh contusion S Kerr DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 27-72 35-45 13-40 14 16 93 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.375, FT-.778. 3-Point Goals: 4-15, .267 (S Elliott 1-4, Anderson 2-4, Daniels 0-2, Rose 1-2, Porter 0-1, Ferry 0-2). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 4 (Duncan 2, Daniels, Rose). Turnovers: 14 (Daniels 4, Duncan 4, Robinson 2, Anderson, Porter, Rose, S Elliott). Steals: 7 (Anderson 3, Daniels, Duncan, Rose, S Elliott).

PHOENIX (103) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Marion 41 6-16 5-6 1-16 2 4 17 Robinson 32 6-13 2-2 0-2 3 4 15 Dudley 21 4-4 0-0 3-6 1 3 8 Elie 16 2-2 0-0 0-0 3 0 5 Kidd 38 7-18 3-3 1-6 9 3 17 Rogers 27 6-13 1-2 1-4 4 6 14 Gugliotta 7 1-1 0-0 1-1 0 2 2 Santiago 7 2-2 3-3 0-0 0 4 7 Delk 27 3-10 1-2 2-2 2 3 7 Perry 12 3-3 0-0 0-1 0 0 7 Blount 12 2-3 0-0 2-3 1 4 4 Mcpherson DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 42-85 15-18 11-41 25 33 103 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.494, FT-.833. 3-Point Goals: 4-14, .286 (Marion 0-2, Robinson 1-2, Elie 1-1, Kidd 0-3, Rogers 1-4, Delk 0-1, Perry 1-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 3 (Dudley 3). Turnovers: 12 (Blount 2, Kidd 2, Marion 2, Delk, Perry, Robinson, Rogers, Santiago). Steals: 9 (Kidd 4, Marion 3, Perry 2). ____________________________________________ San Antonio 18 26 27 22 - 93 Phoenix 28 32 23 20 - 103 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: San Antonio 1 (Porter, 1:59 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,333. T: 2:22. Officials: Steve Javie, Blane Reichelt, Phil Robinson.


Game Story

PHOENIX (Ticker) -- The Phoenix Suns are proving that last season's playoff series win over the San Antonio Spurs was no fluke.

Jason Kidd and Shawn Marion scored 17 points apiece as the Suns defeated the Spurs for the second time in as many games this season, 103-93.

When the Suns drew the defending NBA champion Spurs as a playoff foe last April, they figured to be overmatched. But San Antonio superstar forward Tim Duncan was sidelined with a knee injury and Phoenix took advantage, winning in four games.

Many said the Suns would not have beaten the Spurs had Duncan been healthy but they have shown otherwise. On November 7, they cruised to a 100-81 home victory and tonight was no different.

"We beat these guys with Duncan before," said Suns forward Cliff Robinson, who scored 15 points. "In fact, we beat 'em before all that stuff with the playoffs. It wasn't a case where we were thinking of or getting caught up with the facts that we haven't beat them with him. We've done it before and we can't worry about that."

Marion grabbed 16 rebounds, nearly matching the total of "Twin Towers" Duncan and David Robinson. Phoenix shot 49 percent (42-of-85) from the field and never trailed as it won its third straight game.

"We're good. People keep on overlooking us," Marion said. "We've got players who can play two, three and some of us can play four positions. But everyone says we're soft. We go out there and play and win games."

Derek Anderson scored 26 points for the Spurs, who were without point guard Avery Johnson. The floor general sat out with a bruised left thigh and was replaced by Antonio Daniels, who had nine points and two assists.

Duncan, who suffered a knee injury Monday night in Utah, had 15 points and 11 rebounds. Robinson collected 18 and six but the duo was not as effective as it could have been.

"I thought we did a good job on certain people but it seemed like Shawn Marion came out and hit a shot or somebody else made a play," Duncan said.

"They're athletic and they have guys that can put the ball in the basket," Robinson said. "They have good effort guys and they hurt us tonight with that."

The Suns lost guard Mario Elie to a broken left hand in the second quarter. He will be out three to four weeks.

Phoenix opened a 14-5 lead with an 8-0 run capped by a free throw by Rodney Rogers with 6:52 left in the first quarter. A jumper by Elie widened the advantage to 51-35 with 5:14 to play in the second period.

The Suns led 60-44 at halftime, shooting 57 percent (24-of-42) from the field in the first half. Kidd scored 15 points and Rogers added 12.

"We didn't play until the third quarter and you can't dig a hole that deep against a good team," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "You can't compete for 24 minutes if you expect to be a helluva a team at the end of the year. Somewhere along the line, we have to figure that out."

The Spurs appeared to do that in the fourth quarter, when they cut the deficit to 85-80 on a follow shot by David Robinson with 9:10 remaining.

But Cliff Robinson made a pair of baskets around a dunk by Marion, who scored 13 points in the second half. The spurt gave Phoenix a 91-80 lead and the Spurs got no closer than nine points thereafter.

"Coach told me I was thinking too much and passing up a lot of open shots in the first half," Marion said. "He told me, `Don't worry about missing shots, you can go 0-for-50 and I won't take you out.'"

Rogers scored 14 points as Phoenix's bench held a 41-16 scoring edge. Overall, the Suns shot 49 percent (42-of-85).

"We've been playing well all year against teams of that caliber," Cliff Robinson said. "We didn't let down. They amde a run, but we were able to put it away."

Malik Rose scored 12 points for the Spurs, who shot just 37.5 percent (27-of-72) and made 35-of-45 free throws.

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