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Spurs ramp up on defense to knock off Hornets


By Tim Price, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday October 29, 2009 12:27AM

SAN ANTONIO (NBA.com exclusive) -- There's Richard Jefferson. Add Antonio McDyess. Throw in Theo Ratliff. Bring in Keith Bogans. And draft DeJuan Blair.

A bunch of new names have been added to the San Antonio Spurs. But it looks like this team isn't that much different after all. The Spurs still play defense.

The Spurs held the New Orleans Hornets without a field goal for a 9 1/2-minute stretch during the first and second quarter Wednesday on their way to a 113-96 victory over the Hornets in the season opener for both teams at the AT&T Center.

"It was a pretty good start to the season, obviously," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "I think our focus got better and we made some shots. Our defense in the first half was good. It was very good."

New Orleans had a 12-6 lead six minutes into the game. But the lead turned into a 16-point deficit when New Orleans missed their next 16 shots from the floor.

The Spurs didn't exactly do it all. New Orleans managed to hit 50 percent shooting for the game after being held to 16-of-42 in the first half, which the Spurs nullified with by shooting 52 percent for the game.

And they couldn't keep Hornets point guard Chris Paul from the bucket. He scored 26 points, including a 5-for-5 showing from the floor while the rest of his team went 2-for-4 during a four-minute stretch in the first half when the Hornets were trying to get back into it.

But Paul was kept below his league-leading season average of 11 assists per game from last season. He had nine, and was limited to the same amount -- six -- as Spurs point guard Tony Parker before Parker left the game with 2:20 remaining in the third quarter when he got the breath knocked out of him on a drive to the basket.

"We did a great job starting off the game as we got into our sets really well and everyone seemed to know the offense and things like that," Paul said. "But (the Spurs) came in and looked like they've been playing with each other for years."

The score-first-limit-the-assists philosophy has served the Spurs well in the past. They employed it in a pair of Western Conference playoff series against the Steve Nash-led Phoenix Suns on the way to winning the NBA Finals in 2005 and '07.

"More or less it was the same idea," said Spurs sixth player Manu Ginobili, who returned from an injury-plagued season to score 16 points. "We didn't want Chris (Paul) to pick us apart and penetrate, finishing one time and finding Peja (Stojakovic) one time or Mo Peterson the other one.

"We just tried to isolate him and make him make shots. We wanted him to make shots but not involve other people."

Besides all the new faces, the questions regarding the level of defense the Spurs will play this season could be generated from some of the players they lost.

Most noticeably there's the retirement of five-time All-NBA defensive first-team selection Bruce Bowen. He was traded to Milwaukee to get Jefferson (who was 1 of 7 for five points in his debut), then not re-signed when available after being waived by the Bucks. Still, he started only 10 games last year compared to the six-straight seasons he started more than 80 games.

Kurt Thomas, also dependable on defense, left town in that trade as well.

But the Spurs' defensive philosophy didn't, and it was something the newcomers knew quite well before showing up.

"That's their main objective when I came here," said McDyess, the free-agent signee from Detroit. "We're going to grind down on defense. That's the identity of this team. That's what I expected when I got here."

Paul didn't have much help. David West, his All-Star teammate, was 2 of 6 in the first half. The Hornets bench, which was 0-for-9 in the first half, finished by being outscored 61-17 by the Spurs' reserves.

That includes Stojakovic, the 32-year-old replaced by Julian Wright at forward. Stojakovic got his night started with an air ball and a 24-second violation with the ball in his hands.

Second-chance points were just as slim for New Orleans. San Antonio outscored the Hornets 16-4 in that category, boosted by Pitt rookie Blair, who slipped to the 37th overall pick in April. He went 7-for-10 from the floor with 14 points coming mostly from his five offensive rebounds (that's as many offensive rebounds as the Hornets had as a team). He led the nation last year in offensive rebounds for the Panthers.

Hornets
Spurs
     
    • 50.0%

    • 52.3%

    • 50.0%

    • 37.5%

    • 59.1%

    • 70.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOH SAS
Total Rebounds 10 10
Offensive Rebounds 5 11
Turnovers 10 10
Fast Break Pts: 17 18
Biggest Lead: 6 25
Points in the Paint: 40 44
NOH SAS
p Paul   26 Parker   17
rb Okafor   10 Duncan   12
a Paul   9 Parker   6
s West   3 4 players   1
b Wright   2
NOH SAS
p Paul   26 Parker   17
rb Okafor   10 Duncan   12
a Paul   9 Parker   6
s West   3 4 players   1
b Wright   2
 
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  • 01/22 - SAS @ NOH
New Orleans Hornets (37-45)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Wright F 28:00 4-9 0-0 0-0 -3 0 4 4 1 3 0 1 2 0 8
D. West F 37:39 7-12 0-0 4-6 -9 1 8 9 3 2 3 1 1 0 18
E. Okafor C 28:49 8-14 0-0 2-3 -1 3 7 10 0 3 0 0 0 0 18
M. Peterson G 16:05 2-6 1-2 2-2 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 7
C. Paul G 33:57 11-16 2-2 2-4 -5 0 1 1 9 1 0 5 0 0 26
H. Armstrong   19:11 1-4 0-0 0-2 -16 1 3 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 2
B. Brown   23:08 4-12 1-5 0-0 -13 0 2 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 9
P. Stojakovic   20:00 1-2 1-1 1-1 -14 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 4
J. Posey   19:11 0-0 0-0 1-2 -16 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D. Songaila   08:01 1-1 0-0 0-0 -9 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2
D. Brown   03:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 +1 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
D. Collison   02:59 0-1 0-0 1-2 +1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total   240 39-78 5-10 13-22   5 28 33 17 19 5 10 4 0 96
  50.0% 50.0% 59.1%   team rebs: 10 total to: 11
San Antonio Spurs (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Jefferson F 24:26 1-7 0-2 3-4 +12 1 3 4 5 2 0 1 0 0 5
T. Duncan F 22:23 4-8 0-0 1-2 +6 3 9 12 3 1 1 0 0 1 9
M. Bonner C-F 28:52 4-9 3-6 0-0 +7 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 11
M. Finley G-F 20:41 4-6 2-4 0-0 -1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 10
T. Parker G 26:17 6-9 0-0 5-5 +7 0 1 1 6 1 0 2 0 0 17
M. Ginobili   23:34 5-11 2-5 4-7 +17 0 1 1 4 3 1 2 0 1 16
R. Mason   22:23 5-11 1-5 0-0 +13 0 3 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 11
A. McDyess   18:03 4-5 0-0 1-1 +10 1 2 3 0 4 1 1 0 0 9
G. Hill   21:43 4-7 1-1 0-0 +10 0 2 2 4 2 1 0 0 1 9
D. Blair   22:33 7-10 0-0 0-1 +11 5 6 11 3 4 0 2 0 0 14
K. Bogans   05:23 0-1 0-1 0-0 -5 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Ratliff   03:42 1-2 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total   240 45-86 9-24 14-20   11 31 42 29 22 4 10 0 4 113
  52.3% 37.5% 70.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 10

inactive

  • Hornets: Diogu, Marks, Thornton
  • Spurs: Hairston, Haislip, Mahinmi

technical fouls

  • Hornets: Paul, Pressey
  • Spurs: Jefferson

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Officials: #9 Derrick Stafford, #60 David Guthrie, #36 David Jones
  • Attendance: 18581
  • Duration: 2:22
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) San Antonio Spurs (21-12)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Duncan vs Okafor (Wright gains possession)
West Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:42
[NOH 2-0]
 
  11:20 Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:West (1 ST) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  11:10  
  11:08 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:54 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:52 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:46 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:44  
Wright Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO)  10:29  
  10:17
[SAS 2-2]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:03 Finley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:53 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Okafor Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:39 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:30 Jefferson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:29  
Peterson Jump Shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:10 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:57 Duncan Driving Hook Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:55  
Paul Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:50
[NOH 4-2]
 
  08:31 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:29  
  08:16 Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
West Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:06
[NOH 6-2]
 
  07:50
[SAS 4-6]
Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  07:34  
  07:33 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:27 Finley 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK) 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:25  
Paul Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:15
[NOH 8-4]
 
  07:01 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:59  
Okafor Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:45
[NOH 10-4]
 
  06:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:43 Finley Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  06:25 Duncan Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:24 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:14
[SAS 6-10]
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Okafor Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  05:57
[NOH 12-6]
 
  05:31
[SAS 9-12]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Peterson Jump Shot: Missed  05:16  
Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:15  
Okafor Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:06  
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:04  
Paul Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:53  
  04:51 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:42 Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:West (2 ST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  04:37  
  04:36 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Peterson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:36  
Okafor Substitution replaced by Armstrong  04:36  
Peterson Substitution replaced by Brown  04:36  
Wright Substitution replaced by Stojakovic  04:36  
  04:36 Bonner Substitution replaced by Mason 
  04:29 Jefferson Substitution replaced by McDyess 
  04:24 Mason 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:21  
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed  04:08  
  04:06 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:58
[SAS 11-12]
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST) 
Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Duncan (1 ST)  03:49  
Brown Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:47  
  03:44 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:43  
  03:43 Parker Substitution replaced by Hill 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:26 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:10
[SAS 13-12]
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:42  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:42  
Paul Substitution replaced by Posey  02:42  
  02:27 Ginobili Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:25  
  02:11 McDyess Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:11
[NOH 13-13]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:11  
  02:11 McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:02 Mason 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:00  
West Jump Shot: Missed  01:43  
  01:41 Team Rebound 
  01:41 Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair 
Armstrong Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:27  
  01:27
[SAS 14-13]
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  01:27
[SAS 15-13]
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  01:04  
Team Rebound  01:04  
  01:04 Mason Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  00:57.3 Blair Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Armstrong Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:57.3  
Team Rebound  00:57.3  
Armstrong Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:57.3  
  00:56.9 Blair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:41.9
[SAS 17-13]
Ginobili Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  00:30.8  
  00:28.9 McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:06.9 McDyess Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:05.7 Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:04.8
[SAS 19-13]
Blair Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) San Antonio Spurs (21-12)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44
[SAS 21-13]
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Blair (1 AST) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  11:27  
  11:25 Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Stojakovic Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:12  
  10:59 Mason Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Armstrong Jump Shot: Missed  10:43  
Armstrong Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:42  
Armstrong Layup Shot: Missed  10:42  
  10:40 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:34
[SAS 24-13]
Mason 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
Armstrong Jump Shot: Missed  10:12  
  10:11 Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:55
[SAS 26-13]
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:50  
Armstrong Substitution replaced by Okafor  09:50  
  09:50 McDyess Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Brown Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:30 Mason Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Songaila Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:11  
  09:11 Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:11 Team Rebound 
  09:11
[SAS 27-13]
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Okafor Jump Bank Shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:46 Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:34 Mason Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:32 Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:32
[SAS 29-13]
Blair Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  08:20
[NOH 15-29]
 
  08:20 Blair Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Brown Substitution replaced by Paul  08:20  
Stojakovic Substitution replaced by Wright  08:20  
  08:20 Mason Substitution replaced by Finley 
  08:20 Hill Substitution replaced by Parker 
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  08:20
[NOH 16-29]
 
  07:59
[SAS 31-16]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST) 
  07:47 Blair Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  07:47 Blair Substitution replaced by Duncan 
  07:43 Bonner Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  07:35  
  07:33 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  07:27
[SAS 34-16]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  07:19  
  07:19 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
Paul Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:09
[NOH 18-34]
 
Songaila Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:59  
Songaila Substitution replaced by West  06:59  
  06:53
[SAS 36-18]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Paul Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:41
[NOH 20-36]
 
  06:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:30 Ginobili Layup Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK) 
  06:30 Team Rebound 
  06:27 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:26  
West Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:15  
  06:01 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:00 Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  05:56
[SAS 39-20]
Finley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Duncan (2 AST) 
Wright Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:41
[NOH 22-39]
 
Wright Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:30  
  05:30 Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:30 Team Rebound 
  05:30 Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:29  
Paul Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:11
[NOH 24-39]
 
  04:52
[SAS 42-24]
Finley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (2 AST) 
Okafor Jump Shot: Missed  04:41  
  04:38 Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  04:22 Finley 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:20  
Wright Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST)  04:14
[NOH 26-42]
 
  03:53
[SAS 45-26]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Paul Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:42
[NOH 28-45]
 
  03:28 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:26  
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  03:19
[NOH 31-45]
 
  02:58
[SAS 48-31]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  02:44  
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:42  
Okafor Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:42
[NOH 33-48]
 
Okafor Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:33  
  02:33 Timeout : Official 
  02:33 Bonner Substitution replaced by McDyess 
Posey Substitution replaced by Peterson  02:33  
Okafor Substitution replaced by Armstrong  02:33  
  02:33
[SAS 49-33]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:33
[SAS 50-33]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  02:21 McDyess Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  02:21 Finley Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  02:21 Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair 
  02:21 Blair Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  02:13 Bonner Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:13
[NOH 34-50]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:13
[NOH 35-50]
 
  01:55
[SAS 52-35]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  01:37  
  01:35 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:30 Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:29 McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:29
[SAS 54-35]
McDyess Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Armstrong Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:29  
  01:29
[SAS 55-35]
McDyess Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
  01:15 Jefferson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Peterson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:15
[NOH 36-55]
 
Peterson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:15
[NOH 37-55]
 
  01:01
[SAS 57-37]
McDyess Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST)  00:45.9
[NOH 39-57]
 
  00:27.9 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:26.5  
Peterson Jump Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:01.9 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) San Antonio Spurs (21-12)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:38
[SAS 59-39]
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (3 AST) 
  11:17 Duncan Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:17  
Team Rebound  11:17  
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  11:17
[NOH 40-59]
 
Wright Foul : Personal (2 PF)  11:07  
  10:57 Parker Floating Jump shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:56  
Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:40  
  10:39 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:24 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  10:23  
West Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST)  10:19
[NOH 42-59]
 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:56  
  09:56
[SAS 60-42]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  09:56
[SAS 61-42]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Okafor Jump Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:36 Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  09:16 Parker Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:15 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:13
[SAS 63-42]
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (4 AST) 
Wright Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:51
[NOH 44-63]
 
  08:33
[SAS 65-44]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Duncan (3 AST) 
Peterson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST)  08:11
[NOH 47-65]
 
  07:54
[SAS 67-47]
Finley Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST) 
Peterson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST)  07:40
[NOH 49-67]
 
  07:17 Duncan Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:17 Duncan Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  07:17 Duncan Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wright (2 BLK) 
  07:17 Finley Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  07:17 Jump Ball Duncan vs Wright (West gains possession) 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:17  
Paul Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  07:05
[NOH 51-67]
 
  07:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:53 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:52  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  06:40  
Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  06:39  
Wright Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:28  
  06:27 Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Peterson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:25  
  06:25
[SAS 68-51]
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  06:25
[SAS 69-51]
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  06:01  
  06:00 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:56
[SAS 71-51]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (3 AST) 
Wright Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:56  
  05:56
[SAS 72-51]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Pressey Technical  05:52  
Peterson Substitution replaced by Brown  05:52  
  05:52 Ginobili Free Throw Technical Missed 
Team Rebound  05:52  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:38 Team Rebound 
Okafor Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  05:38  
  05:38 Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:38 Team Rebound 
  05:38
[SAS 73-51]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  05:22  
  05:22 Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair 
  05:07
[SAS 76-51]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (4 AST) 
  04:49 Ginobili Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:49
[NOH 52-76]
 
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:49  
  04:48 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:36 Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:32  
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST)  04:23
[NOH 54-76]
 
  04:00
[SAS 78-54]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parker (6 AST) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  03:43
[NOH 57-78]
 
  03:26 Ginobili Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:26 Ginobili Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Wright Substitution replaced by Stojakovic  03:26  
Okafor Substitution replaced by Armstrong  03:26  
  03:26 Bonner Substitution replaced by McDyess 
Brown Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:11
[NOH 59-78]
 
  02:54
[SAS 80-59]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (5 AST) 
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Made (22 PTS)  02:40
[NOH 61-80]
 
  02:21
[SAS 82-61]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  02:20 Jefferson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  02:20 Double Technical - Jefferson, Paul 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:20  
  02:20 Parker Substitution replaced by Hill 
West Substitution replaced by Posey  02:20  
  02:07 McDyess Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Posey Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:07  
Team Rebound  02:07  
  02:07 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Mason 
Posey Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:07
[NOH 62-82]
 
  01:53 Mason 3pt Shot: Missed 
Armstrong Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:52  
Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  01:40  
  01:25 Blair Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brown (1 ST) 
  01:21 Mason Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  01:21
[NOH 63-82]
 
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:21  
  01:20 Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:08 Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:06 Blair Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  01:06
[SAS 84-63]
Blair Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:59.7
[NOH 66-84]
 
  00:43.9 Hill Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Armstrong Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:42.5  
Armstrong Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (7 AST)  00:33.0
[NOH 68-84]
 
Stojakovic Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:20.2  
  00:20.2
[SAS 85-68]
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:20.2 McDyess Substitution replaced by Bogans 
  00:20.2
[SAS 86-68]
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Paul Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST)  00:04.8  
  00:02.1
[SAS 88-68]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Blair (2 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Brown Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  11:47
[NOH 70-88]
 
  11:26
[SAS 90-70]
Mason Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
West Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brown (2 AST)  11:09
[NOH 72-90]
 
  10:47
[SAS 93-72]
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Finley (1 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:22 Mason Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:13
[SAS 95-72]
Mason Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:12  
West Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  10:00
[NOH 74-95]
 
  09:44 Blair Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  09:44 Blair Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Stojakovic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McDyess (1 ST)  09:33  
  09:21
[SAS 97-74]
Mason Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Finley (2 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Posey (1 AST)  09:02
[NOH 76-97]
 
  08:47 Mason 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:45  
West Jump Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:34 Team Rebound 
Armstrong Substitution replaced by Okafor  08:34  
  08:17
[SAS 99-76]
Blair Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST) 
Okafor Turnaround Bank shot: Made (14 PTS)  08:00
[NOH 78-99]
 
  07:46
[SAS 101-78]
Finley Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST) 
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST)  07:30
[NOH 80-101]
 
  07:18 McDyess Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  07:18 McDyess Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  07:18 Finley Substitution replaced by Bogans 
Posey Substitution replaced by Paul  07:18  
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Brown (3 AST)  07:05
[NOH 82-101]
 
  06:52
[SAS 103-82]
Mason Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Blair (3 AST) 
Brown Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:38
[NOH 84-103]
 
  06:22 Blair Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  06:21  
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Paul (8 AST)  06:15
[NOH 87-103]
 
  06:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:15 Bogans Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  06:15 McDyess Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  05:53
[SAS 105-87]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST) 
West Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:53  
  05:53 Blair Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  05:52  
  05:41 Blair Foul : Defense 3 Second (4 PF) 
Stojakovic Free Throw Technical (4 PTS)  05:41
[NOH 88-105]
 
West Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Paul (9 AST)  05:32
[NOH 90-105]
 
West Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:21  
Paul Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:13  
  05:04
[SAS 107-90]
Ginobili Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  04:52 Ginobili Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Okafor Layup Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:37 Mason Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:25 Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:West (3 ST) 
Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Ginobili (1 ST)  04:19  
  04:13
[SAS 109-90]
Ginobili Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  04:00  
  04:00 Team Rebound 
  04:00 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Bogans 
  03:42 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:42  
  03:42 Blair Substitution replaced by Ratliff 
Stojakovic Substitution replaced by Wright  03:42  
Paul Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  03:31
[NOH 92-109]
 
  03:10
[SAS 111-92]
Ratliff Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hill (4 AST) 
  03:00 Hill Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  03:00
[NOH 93-111]
 
Okafor Substitution replaced by Songaila  03:00  
West Substitution replaced by Brown  03:00  
Brown Substitution replaced by Armstrong  03:00  
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:00  
Team Rebound  02:59  
Timeout : Official  02:59  
  02:59 Bonner Substitution replaced by Blair 
Paul Substitution replaced by Collison  02:59  
Songaila Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  02:55
[NOH 95-111]
 
  02:39 Bogans 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:38  
Brown Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  02:34  
Brown Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:34  
  02:18 Mason Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Armstrong (1 ST) 
Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:14  
  02:02 Hill Layup Shot: Missed Block: Songaila (1 BLK) 
  02:02 Team Rebound 
  01:59 Mason Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:58  
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:43 Blair Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  01:22 Ratliff Jump Shot: Missed 
Armstrong Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:21  
  01:12 Bogans Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Collison Jump Shot: Missed  00:57.9  
  00:56.9 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:42.9 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:41.9 Blair Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  00:41.9 Blair Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:39.4 Blair Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  00:39.4 Blair Tip Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:37.9  
  00:36.4 Hill Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:36.4
[NOH 96-111]
 
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:36.4  
  00:35.9 Bogans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:11.7
[SAS 113-96]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa ESPN National Final
-- KENS Local Final
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NOH
5th Southwest
37
45
3-7
24-17
13-28
SAS
2nd Southwest
50
32
6-4
29-12
21-20
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NOH
West 18.8
Okafor 9.0
Paul 10.7
Okafor 1.6
Paul 2.1
SAS
Duncan 20.3
Duncan 10.5
Ginobili 7.5
Duncan 2.8
Ginobili 3.0

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