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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- INDIANA 28 21 15 28 92 SAN ANTONIO 19 26 18 19 82 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: IND - AL HARRINGTON 18, JERMAINE ONEAL 16, JEFF FOSTER 14 SAS - TIM DUNCAN 22, STEVE SMITH 12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 10

HIGH REBOUND: IND - AUSTIN CROSHERE 14, JERMAINE ONEAL 12 SAS - TIM DUNCAN 12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 8

HIGH ASSISTS: IND - JAMAAL TINSLEY 6, TRAVIS BEST 5 SAS - TIM DUNCAN 6, TONY PARKER 2

ATT: 29,243


Extended Box

INDIANA (92) AT SAN ANTONIO (82)

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

ONEAL F 32 7-15 2-2 4 8 12 3 5 2 3 16 ROSE F 27 3-11 0-0 0 3 3 2 1 0 3 7 FOSTER C 32 7-11 0-0 4 3 7 1 5 3 1 14 R MILLER G 34 3-6 6-7 0 4 4 3 1 1 1 13 TINSLEY G 25 3-8 2-4 1 3 4 6 5 2 4 9 J BENDER 14 2-3 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 4 HARRINGTON 35 6-15 6-8 4 3 7 1 4 1 3 18 BEST 12 0-4 1-2 0 1 1 5 2 0 0 1 CROSHERE 24 4-8 1-3 3 11 14 1 2 1 1 10 ROGERS 5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 J BREWER DNP - COACH'S DECISION SUNDOV DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-82 18-26 17 37 54 22 27 10 16 92 (.427) (.692) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 18(18 PTS)

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

BOWEN F 19 3-6 1-2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 7 DUNCAN F 41 6-18 10-10 5 7 12 6 4 1 6 22 ROBINSON C 32 0-3 6-8 4 4 8 1 1 1 3 6 T PARKER G 29 4-11 1-2 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 10 S SMITH G 35 4-10 2-2 1 1 2 1 3 0 1 12 ROSE 21 3-8 4-6 3 5 8 1 4 1 1 10 DANIELS 19 3-10 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 6 PORTER 19 2-8 0-0 0 4 4 1 1 2 1 4 BRYANT 10 1-2 0-0 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 2 C SMITH 15 1-5 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 MCCASKILL DNP - COACH'S DECISION C PARKS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 27-81 24-30 16 26 42 12 23 5 16 82 (.333) (.800) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 16(21 PTS)

INDIANA 28 21 15 28 - 92 SAN ANTONIO 19 26 18 19 - 82

BLOCKED SHOTS: INDIANA - TINSLEY, BEST, ONEAL, FOSTER, CROSHERE. SAN ANTONIO - DUNCAN 4, ROBINSON 3, PORTER, ROSE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: INDIANA 4-10 (.400), ROSE 1-1, R MILLER 1-3, TINSLEY 1-2, BEST 0-1, CROSHERE 1-3. SAN ANTONIO 4-26 (.154), BOWEN 0-1, DUNCAN 0-1, T PARKER 1-5, S SMITH 2-6, DANIELS 0-5, PORTER 0-3, C SMITH 1-5. TECHNICALS: SAN ANTONIO - HEAD COACH POPOVICH 2 (EJECTED), DUNCAN. OFFICIALS: GARY BENSON, LEON WOOD, JOE FORTE. A - 29,243. T - 2:14.


Box Score

INDIANA (92) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Oneal 32 7-15 2-2 4-12 3 5 16 Rose 27 3-11 0-0 0-3 2 1 7 Foster 32 7-11 0-0 4-7 1 5 14 R Miller 34 3-6 6-7 0-4 3 1 13 Tinsley 25 3-8 2-4 1-4 6 5 9 J Bender 14 2-3 0-0 1-2 0 1 4 Harrington 35 6-15 6-8 4-7 1 4 18 Best 12 0-4 1-2 0-1 5 2 1 Croshere 24 4-8 1-3 3-14 1 2 10 Rogers 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 J Brewer DNP - coach's decision Sundov DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-82 18-26 17-54 22 27 92 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.427, FT-.692. 3-Point Goals: 4-10, .400 (Rose 1-1, R Miller 1-3, Tinsley 1-2, Best 0-1, Croshere 1-3). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 5 (Tinsley, Best, Oneal, Foster, Croshere). Turnovers: 18 (Tinsley 4, Harrington 3, Oneal 3, Rose 3, Croshere, Foster, R Miller). Steals: 10 (Foster 3, Oneal 2, Tinsley 2, Croshere, Harrington, R Miller).

SAN ANTONIO (82) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Bowen 19 3-6 1-2 0-2 0 2 7 Duncan 41 6-18 10-10 5-12 6 4 22 Robinson 32 0-3 6-8 4-8 1 1 6 T Parker 29 4-11 1-2 0-1 2 2 10 S Smith 35 4-10 2-2 1-2 1 3 12 Rose 21 3-8 4-6 3-8 1 4 10 Daniels 19 3-10 0-0 1-2 0 1 6 Porter 19 2-8 0-0 0-4 1 1 4 Bryant 10 1-2 0-0 2-3 0 2 2 C Smith 15 1-5 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 Mccaskill DNP - coach's decision C Parks DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 27-81 24-30 16-42 12 23 82 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.333, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 4-26, .154 (Bowen 0-1, Duncan 0-1, T Parker 1-5, S Smith 2-6, Daniels 0-5, Porter 0-3, C Smith 1-5). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 9 (Duncan 4, Robinson 3, Porter, Rose). Turnovers: 16 (Duncan 6, Robinson 3, Daniels 2, C Smith, Porter, Rose, S Smith, T Parker). Steals: 5 (Porter 2, Duncan, Robinson, Rose). ____________________________________________ Indiana 28 21 15 28 - 92 San Antonio 19 26 18 19 - 82 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: San Antonio 3 (Head Coach Popovich 2 (ejected), 9:35 2nd; Duncan, 8:39 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 29,243. T: 2:14. Officials: Gary Benson, Leon Wood, Joe Forte.


Game Story

SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) -- This time, the Indiana Pacers were able to contain the San Antonio Spurs.

Al Harrington scored 18 points and Jermaine O'Neal added 16 and 12 rebounds as the Pacers pulled away for a 92-82 victory over the Spurs.

On November 23 at Conseco Fieldhouse, the Spurs were led by Tim Duncan's 30 points and 18 rebounds in a 97-79 victory. In that game, the Pacers were outrebounded, 62-40.

On Friday, Duncan collected 22 points and 12 boards but shot just 6-of-18 from the field. Frontcourt partner David Robinson was limited to six points and eight rebounds and the Spurs were outrebounded, 54-42.

The Spurs entered the game shooting 46 percent but were stymied by an aggressive Indiana defense that permitted just 33 percent (27-of-81).

"I think it was a pitiful performance on our part," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "Give Indiana credit. They had energy and played agressive. They came to win and they earned it. It was a soft performance.

"We were mentally soft throughout and that's a bad combination when you're not hitting from the perimeter."

The Spurs had a chance to take control, trailing 64-63 after three quarters. They outscored the Pacers 6-1 to take a 69-65 on two free throws by Duncan with 10:12 left.

But Indiana countered with a 19-6 run to put away the game. It started with Harrington's layup with 8:14 left that gave Indiana a 72-70 lead that it would not relinquish.

After Harrington's layup, Austin Croshere hit a 3-pointer, Foster had a follow shot and Harrington hit a jumper that made it 79-73 with 4:37 left.

The jumper came after he forced Duncan to throw the ball out of bounds. Overall, the defense forced Duncan into six turnovers.

Croshere's easy dunk made it 85-75 with 2:47 left and the Pacers never let their lead fall below seven points. Croshere collected 10 points and 14 rebounds.

The duo, who had emerged as Indiana's top offensive weapons in recent weeks, was limited to just 16 points in the Pacers' 89-87 loss to Miami on Monday.

But on Friday, they combined for 13-of-30 shooting and 19 rebounds. Harrington, along with Jeff Foster, was also part of coach Isiah Thomas' strategy against Duncan.

"We wanted to stay big and keep Harrington put there to get a lot of those long rebounds from their 3-point shooters," Thomas said. "I thought Foster did as good a job on Duncan as possible.

"We wanted to keep changing the rhythm up on him. If you don't, he's good enough to feel that rhythm up on him and pick you apart. We wanted to make it hard for him to pick up on what we were doing."

The Pacers could have put away the game earlier as they held a 41-26 lead with 6:54 to go in the second period. But the Spurs responded with a 19-8 burst to slice the deficit to 49-45 at halftime.

After Indiana answered by scoring 12 consecutive points, the Spurs did the same and took a 63-62 lead on Antonio Daniels' jumper with 1:01 left in the third quarter.

"We gave ourselves the opportunity to win and just didn't make plays," Duncan said. "We turned the ball over, gave them offensive rebounds. They just wanted to make plays more than we wanted to."

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