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Spirited effort leads Bulls over Spurs


By Kent McDill, for NBA.com
Posted Friday October 30, 2009 12:03AM

CHICAGO (NBA.com exclusive) -- If the Bulls are going to win this season, they are going to do it with the kind of effort they put in Thursday night in their season opener at the United Center.

Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose, Tyrus Thomas and Luol Deng played tremendously, and the Bulls took advantage of the spirit that comes from a season-opening home crowd to score a surprisingly easy 92-85 victory over the visiting San Antonio Spurs.

While the Spurs played an uninspired game one night after their impressive home-opening win over New Orleans, the Bulls opened up hot, survived a stretch of silly basketball, then put their best attributes on display for the rest of the game. They won because of better effort, and because they converted the effort into points on most occasions.

"They had more guys come to compete than we did,'' Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "They were more aggressive; loose balls, boards, the whole deal."

Want proof? The Bulls got 15 offensive rebounds, allowed the Spurs just eight offensive boards and only 13 second-chance points and even outscored the Spurs in the paint, 40-38.

By the end of the game the Spurs actually had a better shooting percentage, but by then it was too late as the Bulls took control of the game in the third quarter and never relented.

"We look at them as one of the best teams in the league, so this was a good win,'' Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich said.

There were numerous key performances from the Bulls, and it would be difficult to pick one over another.

Deng, who missed most of last season due to injury and had lost some of his esteem among fans before that, scored 17 points and had nine rebounds. His inside play was notable, especially since critics believe he is afraid to go inside.

Thomas had 13 points and six rebounds, and carried the team during a 21-6 run in the third quarter that pulled them out in front.

Noah got his first double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds -- six of which were off the offensive glass.

And Rose, who missed most of the preseason with a very worrisome ankle injury, played 33 minutes, scoring 13 points to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists. Even in the fourth quarter, when his body might have been asking him to do otherwise, he was charging into the lane on drives.

"We were very balanced tonight, and I'm pleased we pushed the tempo when we had it,'' Del Negro said. "We went after it on the glass, and I liked the way we responded when they made a run."

In the first three minutes, the Bulls were playing with a youthful enthusiasm the Spurs were clearly not in the mood to match.

The Bulls jumped out to an 8-2 lead as Noah scored twice inside, Rose made a stunning interior block against Richard Jefferson, and the Bulls refused to allow the Spurs any second chance shots. The Spurs had no offensive rebounds in the first quarter, a part of the defensive improvement the Bulls have promised for this season.

"Our defensive intensity, compared to last year, you can see a definite improvement,'' Noah said. "We have to keep it up and come playoff time, we will be a better defensive team."

The Spurs led after one quarter, and had a 46-44 lead near the end of the second quarter when the Bulls put on a show to take the halftime lead. Following a timeout with 23.4 seconds left, the ball went out to John Salmons in the left corner. His shot was off the mark but Deng came up with an offensive rebound, fought to retain possession, then got the ball out to Hinrich at the top of the arc for a 3-pointer.

Thomas sparked the third quarter when the Bulls took control of the game, scoring 10 points and grabbing three rebounds as the Bulls took a 74-64 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Spurs, oddly, offered little resistance to the outcome in the fourth quarter. They got no closer than seven points and that came on the last scoring play of the game.

"They just outplayed us,'' Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said. "They had a better effort from more guys than we did. We had one guy play well and the rest of us not so good. We couldn't help him out."

Spurs forward Tim Duncan had 28 points on 13-of-19 shooting and had 16 rebounds, 14 of them off the defensive glass. The only other Spur in double figures was Ginobili with 12 points.

"Timmy was incredible,'' Popovich said. "He doesn't care what the situation is, he just wants to play and compete. I'm sure he was disappointed in the outcome."

Spurs
Bulls
     
    • 42.3%

    • 41.7%

    • 19.0%

    • 18.8%

    • 65.2%

    • 67.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAS CHI
Total Rebounds 10 5
Offensive Rebounds 8 15
Turnovers 13 9
Fast Break Pts: 11 6
Biggest Lead: 6 14
Points in the Paint: 38 40
SAS CHI
p Duncan   28 Deng   17
rb Duncan   16 Noah   10
a Ginobili   4 Rose   7
s 2 players   2 Salmons   3
b Duncan   3 Thomas   3
SAS CHI
p Duncan   28 Deng   17
rb Duncan   16 Noah   10
a Ginobili   4 Rose   7
s 2 players   2 Salmons   3
b Duncan   3 Thomas   3
 
  • 11/17 - CHI @ SAS
  • 02/17 - SAS @ CHI
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 30:21 3-9 0-3 3-6 +1 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 9
T. Duncan F 34:23 13-19 0-0 2-4 0 2 14 16 2 3 2 2 3 3 28
M. Bonner C-F 19:42 3-6 1-4 0-0 +11 1 4 5 1 2 0 1 0 0 7
M. Finley G-F 28:04 2-5 1-3 1-1 +1 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 6
T. Parker G 34:40 4-11 0-0 0-1 -3 0 3 3 3 2 0 3 1 2 8
M. Ginobili   26:04 3-11 1-6 5-5 -7 3 3 6 4 3 1 1 0 1 12
A. McDyess   16:23 0-4 0-0 1-2 -15 0 3 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 1
R. Mason   17:39 0-4 0-3 0-0 -8 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
G. Hill   17:18 2-6 1-2 3-4 -7 0 2 2 0 2 2 2 1 1 8
D. Blair   12:43 3-3 0-0 0-0 -4 2 2 4 0 4 0 1 0 0 6
T. Ratliff   02:43 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
K. Bogans DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-78 4-21 15-23   8 36 44 15 23 5 13 5 9 85
  42.3% 19.0% 65.2%   team rebs: 10 total to: 13
Chicago Bulls (41-41)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Deng F 37:46 8-13 0-0 1-2 +3 4 5 9 2 2 1 1 0 1 17
T. Thomas F 26:22 5-10 0-0 3-5 +9 0 6 6 0 2 0 2 3 0 13
J. Noah C-F 26:57 4-8 0-0 2-4 -5 6 4 10 3 2 0 2 2 3 10
J. Salmons G 39:51 3-15 1-9 3-4 +6 0 3 3 2 3 3 2 0 0 10
D. Rose G 33:08 5-12 0-1 3-5 +4 1 6 7 7 2 1 1 1 0 13
K. Hinrich   29:44 5-11 2-5 2-2 +6 0 6 6 2 2 0 1 2 1 14
T. Gibson   15:38 1-6 0-0 4-5 0 3 3 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 6
B. Miller   23:11 4-6 0-1 1-1 +12 1 4 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 9
J. Pargo   07:23 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
L. Hunter DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-84 3-16 19-28   15 37 52 20 20 5 9 9 5 92
  41.7% 18.8% 67.9%   team rebs: 5 total to: 9

inactive

  • Spurs: Hairston, Haislip, Mahinmi
  • Bulls: Gray, James

technical fouls

  • Spurs: --
  • Bulls: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: United Center, Chicago, IL
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #40 Leon Wood, #65 Sean Wright
  • Attendance: 21412
  • Duration: 2:29
San Antonio Spurs (20-13) Chicago Bulls (15-18)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Noah vs Duncan (Rose gains possession)
  11:43 Salmons Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:42 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:42
[CHI 2-0]
Noah Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  11:17  
  11:16 Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:58
[CHI 4-0]
Deng Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Noah (1 AST) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rose (1 ST)  10:45  
  10:38 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Finley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:37  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:22 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:12 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:11  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rose (1 BLK)  10:06  
  10:04 Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:47
[CHI 6-0]
Salmons Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Finley (1 AST)  09:28
[SAS 2-6]
 
  09:05 Noah Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (1 BLK) 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:03  
Parker Layup Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:58 Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:52
[CHI 8-2]
Noah Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:46  
Finley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  08:35
[SAS 4-8]
 
  08:13 Noah Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:13 Noah Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:57 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:47 Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:45  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  07:39
[SAS 7-8]
 
  07:39 Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling 
  07:14 Noah Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Ginobili  07:14  
Duncan Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST)  07:03
[SAS 9-8]
 
  06:41 Thomas Layup Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:40  
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Salmons (1 ST)  06:34  
  06:24 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:23  
Bonner Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:13  
  05:54 Salmons Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:53  
Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:41 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:41 Thomas Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  05:41 Thomas Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  05:41 Thomas Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  05:41 Rose Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:31
[SAS 11-8]
 
  05:18
[CHI 10-11]
Deng Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST) 
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  05:06
[SAS 13-10]
 
Bonner Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:53  
Bonner Substitution replaced by McDyess  04:53  
Finley Substitution replaced by Mason  04:53  
  04:53 Noah Substitution replaced by Miller 
  04:44 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:43  
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:33 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:25 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:23  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:12 Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Duncan Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:01  
Parker Substitution replaced by Hill  04:01  
  03:54 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:53  
Ginobili Driving Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:44
[SAS 15-10]
 
  03:44 Salmons Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  03:44
[SAS 16-10]
 
  03:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair  03:40  
  03:28 Deng Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:26 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:26
[CHI 12-16]
Miller Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  03:11  
  03:09 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:59 Gibson Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:57  
Blair Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:37  
  02:18 Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:17 Deng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:14
[CHI 14-16]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Blair Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McDyess (1 AST)  01:55
[SAS 18-14]
 
  01:39 Gibson Hook Shot: Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:37  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hinrich (1 BLK)  01:22  
  01:20 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:13 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK) 
  01:11 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Blair Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:11  
  01:11
[CHI 15-18]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:11
[CHI 16-18]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Ginobili Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:56.2
[SAS 20-16]
 
  00:46.2
[CHI 19-20]
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Hill Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  00:46.2  
  00:46.2 Salmons Substitution replaced by Pargo 
  00:46.2
[CHI 20-20]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:29.8
[SAS 23-20]
 
  00:10.9
[CHI 22-23]
Hinrich Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Mason 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (20-13) Chicago Bulls (15-18)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Mason 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Pargo (1 BLK)  11:44  
  11:42 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:34 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:33 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  11:33
[CHI 24-23]
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Blair Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  11:33  
Blair Substitution replaced by Ratliff  11:33  
  11:33 Gibson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:31  
  11:24 Hinrich Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  11:18 Hinrich Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
McDyess Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:18
[SAS 24-24]
 
  11:18 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Rose 
McDyess Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:18  
  11:16 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:51 Rose 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mason Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:50  
  10:36 Miller Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:36  
Team Rebound  10:36  
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:36  
  10:35 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
McDyess Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:30  
  10:22
[CHI 26-24]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  10:04  
  10:03 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:00 Rose Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST) 
Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:49  
  09:42 Hill Violation:Kicked Ball 
  09:31
[CHI 28-24]
Rose Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Ratliff Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:31  
Hill Substitution replaced by Parker  09:31  
  09:31
[CHI 29-24]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Miller Violation:Kicked Ball  09:28  
  09:13 Rose Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Jefferson Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:06
[SAS 26-29]
 
Mason Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:50  
  08:50 Timeout : Regular 
McDyess Substitution replaced by Finley  08:50  
Mason Substitution replaced by Bonner  08:50  
Ratliff Substitution replaced by Duncan  08:50  
  08:50
[CHI 30-26]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:50
[CHI 31-26]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Duncan Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:31
[SAS 28-31]
 
  08:13 Pargo Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:12  
  08:00 Thomas Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Finley Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  08:00
[SAS 29-31]
 
  08:00 Miller Substitution replaced by Noah 
  08:00 Pargo Substitution replaced by Salmons 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:54
[SAS 31-31]
 
  07:54 Rose Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:54  
  07:53 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:43 Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:41 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:26
[CHI 33-31]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  07:14
[SAS 33-33]
 
  06:57 Salmons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Duncan (1 ST) 
  06:53 Thomas Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  06:53 Gibson Substitution replaced by Deng 
Finley Substitution replaced by Ginobili  06:53  
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:53  
Team Rebound  06:53  
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:53
[SAS 34-33]
 
  06:34 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:33  
Jefferson Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:20
[SAS 36-33]
 
  06:00
[CHI 35-36]
Noah Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Salmons (1 AST) 
Parker Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST)  05:47
[SAS 38-35]
 
  05:29 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:29 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Ginobili Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:29  
  05:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Finley  05:29  
  05:29 Thomas Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Hill  05:29  
  05:29 Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:29 Team Rebound 
  05:29 Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  05:28  
Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Salmons (2 ST)  05:09  
  05:05 Rose Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:04 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  05:02
[CHI 37-38]
Rose Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Noah (2 AST) 
Hill Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  04:51  
  04:32
[CHI 39-38]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:11 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:57
[CHI 42-38]
Salmons 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST) 
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed Block: Noah (1 BLK)  03:35  
  03:33 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:31 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:30 Deng Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Duncan Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:09  
  03:09
[CHI 43-38]
Salmons Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  03:09
[CHI 44-38]
Salmons Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:09  
  02:54 Deng Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:54
[SAS 39-44]
 
Finley Substitution replaced by Jefferson  02:54  
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:54
[SAS 40-44]
 
  02:44 Noah Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (2 BLK) 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:43  
Parker Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:39
[SAS 42-44]
 
  02:17 Deng Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (3 BLK) 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:15  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (2 AST)  02:10
[SAS 44-44]
 
  01:43 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  01:42  
Duncan Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (2 BLK)  01:36  
Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:34  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  01:31  
  01:31 Team Rebound 
Hill Substitution replaced by Mason  01:31  
  01:31 Rose Substitution replaced by Pargo 
  01:13 Pargo Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:11  
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (3 AST)  01:06
[SAS 46-44]
 
  00:50.9 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  00:49.9  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
  00:29.5 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:23.4 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:23.4 Noah Substitution replaced by Miller 
  00:07.9 Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:06.6 Deng Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  00:00.8
[CHI 47-46]
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Deng (1 AST) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (20-13) Chicago Bulls (15-18)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Made (14 PTS)  11:43
[SAS 48-47]
 
  11:28 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Finley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:27  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  11:21  
  11:20 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:07 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:06  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  10:53  
  10:52 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:36
[CHI 49-48]
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Deng (2 AST) 
Jefferson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:12  
  09:59
[CHI 51-48]
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST) 
Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:42
[SAS 50-51]
 
Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:26  
  09:23 Deng Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Duncan (2 ST) 
Parker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK)  09:19  
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:17  
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:16
[SAS 52-51]
 
  08:55 Salmons Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:54 Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  08:48 Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:48 Noah Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
Jefferson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:48  
  08:41 Thomas Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:39 Noah Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  08:39
[CHI 53-52]
Noah Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Parker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (2 BLK)  08:20  
  08:18 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:11 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:10  
  08:02 Salmons Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Ginobili  08:02  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:48 Team Rebound 
  07:34
[CHI 55-52]
Deng Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Noah (3 AST) 
Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Deng (1 ST)  07:16  
Bonner Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:12  
  07:12
[CHI 56-52]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:12 Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:11  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Ginobili Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:48  
  06:48
[CHI 57-52]
Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Bonner Substitution replaced by McDyess  06:48  
  06:48
[CHI 58-52]
Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Made (18 PTS)  06:25
[SAS 54-58]
 
  06:13
[CHI 60-54]
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rose (4 AST) 
McDyess Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  05:52  
  05:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:52 Noah Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  05:52 Rose Substitution replaced by Miller 
Parker Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:38  
  05:38
[CHI 61-54]
Hinrich Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  05:38
[CHI 62-54]
Hinrich Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Made (20 PTS)  05:22
[SAS 56-62]
 
  05:01 Salmons Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ginobili (1 ST) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  04:47  
  04:46 Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:38
[CHI 64-56]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Duncan Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (3 BLK)  04:21  
  04:19 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Ginobili Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:17  
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Mason  04:17  
Finley Substitution replaced by Jefferson  04:17  
  04:17 Salmons Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:17 Team Rebound 
  04:17
[CHI 65-56]
Salmons Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Thomas Violation:Defensive Goaltending  03:59  
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Mason (1 AST)  03:59
[SAS 58-65]
 
  03:38
[CHI 67-58]
Miller Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Salmons (2 AST) 
Duncan Layup Shot: Missed  03:16  
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  03:15  
Duncan Tip Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:14 Deng Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:02
[CHI 69-58]
Thomas Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST) 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:02  
Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair  03:02  
  03:02
[CHI 70-58]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:02  
Parker Substitution replaced by Hill  03:02  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:43 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:29 Hill Violation:Kicked Ball 
  02:19
[CHI 72-58]
Hinrich Driving Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Mason 3pt Shot: Missed  01:54  
Team Rebound  01:52  
  01:51 Salmons Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  01:39 Gibson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:39
[SAS 59-72]
 
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:39
[SAS 60-72]
 
  01:25 Hinrich Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hill (2 ST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  01:11  
Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:09  
Blair Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:09
[SAS 62-72]
 
  00:53.9 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:52.6  
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
  00:29.6 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:07.4
[CHI 74-62]
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:00.6
[SAS 64-74]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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McDyess Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  11:43  
  11:43
[CHI 75-64]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  11:43 Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  11:40 Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  11:40 Gibson Tip Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:38  
  11:27 Gibson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  11:18  
  11:17 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  11:03 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:38 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:28
[CHI 77-64]
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (2 AST) 
  10:28 Miller Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
McDyess Substitution replaced by Duncan  10:28  
Mason Substitution replaced by Parker  10:28  
Hill Substitution replaced by Ginobili  10:28  
  10:28 Thomas Substitution replaced by Salmons 
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  10:08  
  10:07 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:56 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  09:54  
  09:43 Gibson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:43  
Team Rebound  09:43  
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  09:43
[SAS 65-77]
 
  09:30
[CHI 79-65]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:10 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:01 Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:01  
  09:01 Gibson Substitution replaced by Noah 
Duncan Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Salmons (3 ST)  08:42  
Duncan Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:42  
  08:42 Timeout : Regular 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Bonner  08:42  
Blair Substitution replaced by Finley  08:42  
  08:32 Noah Dunk Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:31  
Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed  08:24  
Ginobili Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:22  
Finley Jump Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:02 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:45 Salmons Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  07:43  
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST)  07:37
[SAS 67-79]
 
  07:13 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:12  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  07:02  
  06:59 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Finley Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:53  
  06:53 Miller Substitution replaced by Deng 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Jefferson  06:53  
  06:53
[CHI 80-67]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  06:53
[CHI 81-67]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Finley 3pt Shot: Missed  06:41  
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:11)  06:40  
Finley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Duncan (2 AST)  06:31
[SAS 70-81]
 
  06:16 Noah Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  06:16  
  06:05 Noah Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Finley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:56  
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:42
[CHI 83-70]
Hinrich Floating Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  05:23
[SAS 72-83]
 
  05:07
[CHI 85-72]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rose (5 AST) 
Finley 3pt Shot: Missed  04:47  
  04:46 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  04:43 Ginobili Violation:Kicked Ball 
  04:34 Rose Layup Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:12)  04:33  
  04:29 Salmons Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:29
[SAS 73-85]
 
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:29
[SAS 74-85]
 
  04:19 Parker Violation:Kicked Ball 
  04:07 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:13)  04:05  
Parker Layup Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:58 Deng Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:50 Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:14)  03:48  
Ginobili Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hinrich (2 BLK)  03:33  
Ginobili Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:31  
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (4 AST)  03:30
[SAS 76-85]
 
  03:07
[CHI 87-76]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rose (6 AST) 
Parker Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  02:56  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:56  
  02:56 Noah Substitution replaced by Miller 
  02:34
[CHI 89-76]
Miller Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rose (7 AST) 
  02:16 Miller Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hill  02:16  
Parker Substitution replaced by Mason  02:16  
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Blair  02:16  
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS)  02:16
[SAS 77-89]
 
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:16  
  02:15 Deng Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Hill Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:13  
Duncan Substitution replaced by Bonner  02:13  
Blair Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:56  
  01:56 Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:56 Team Rebound 
  01:56 Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:54  
  01:49 Deng Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:49
[SAS 78-89]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:49  
  01:47 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:29
[CHI 91-78]
Salmons Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mason (2 AST)  01:13
[SAS 81-91]
 
  01:06 Rose Substitution replaced by Pargo 
  00:51.8 Pargo Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:50.1 Jump Ball Deng vs Blair (Hill gains possession) 
Team Rebound  00:50.1  
  00:44.1 Pargo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:44.1
[SAS 82-91]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:44.1
[SAS 83-91]
 
  00:18.9 Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:17.8 Deng Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
Blair Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:17.5  
  00:17.5
[CHI 92-83]
Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  00:17.5 Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:15.9  
Mason Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:00.5  
Blair Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:00.5
[SAS 85-92]
 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa TNT National Final
canada -- TSN2 national Final
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
SAS
2nd Southwest
50
32
6-4
29-12
21-20
CHI
3rd Central
41
41
7-3
24-17
17-24
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
SAS
Duncan 20.3
Duncan 10.5
Ginobili 7.5
Duncan 2.8
Ginobili 3.0
CHI
2 players 26.8
2 players 13.0
2 players 7.2
2 players 1.4
2 players 1.8

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