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Spurs have no answer for Nash, Suns in series opener


By Mike Tulumello, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday May 4, 2010 2:53AM

PHOENIX (NBA.com exclusive) -- Finding an opponent for Steve Nash to guard is one of the first questions the Suns must answer when coming up with a defensive game plan.

But the question for the Spurs in the teams' Western Conference semifinal seems to be the reverse: Who can cover Nash?

Nash had 17 points in the first quarter -- getting the Suns off to a great start -- and 33 for the game as the Suns outlasted the Spurs in their series opener, 111-102.

Game 2 is set for 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

In the teams' playoff battles in recent years, Nash would be paired against Bruce Bowen.

Bowen's roughhouse defense sometimes bothered Nash. But at the other end, Nash could cover the offensively challenged Bowen with little problem.

In Game 1 of this series, the young George Hill got the assignment on Nash and struggled. And he didn't make Nash pay at the other end, shooting 2-for-9 for nine points.

"Steve gets ridiculed for his defense," noted Suns coach Alvin Gentry. "But he gives you everything he has."

On offense, the Suns' plan was to push the ball with Nash looking to score first.

If the Spurs got back and collapsed on defense, "Then we need to make the extra pass," Gentry said.

But the Spurs didn't get back quickly enough.

"Steve got 'em off to a great start ... He controlled the game too much," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "He ran it down our throat. We didn't react quickly. We were half a step behind."

All of this was disappointing, Popovich said, because, against the Suns, "Everybody in the world knows you have to get back in transition.

"No one has to be a genius to figure that out. ... We had our chances, but the transition would kick us in the butt again.

"That was the ballgame."

Superstar big man Tim Duncan agreed: "We didn't react well out of the gates. They're the best transition team in the league. Our focus wasn't where it needs to be."

Nash said, "I was fortunate to get opportunities early to be aggressive."

Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 27 points. Tony Parker added 26 while Duncan had 20 points and 11 boards.

"Those three had great games," Gentry said.

But the Suns prevented anybody else from making much noise.

"When they add a fourth guy to the mix, they're awfully tough to beat," Gentry said.

The Spurs got nothing from Richard Jefferson, who both struggled to stay with Richardson and scored just five points.

In addition to Nash, the Suns got 27 points from Jason Richardson while Amar'e Stoudemire had 23 points and 13 rebounds.

The Suns controlled the game from the opening tip, rolling to leads of 11-4 and 25-14 before settling for a 31-22 edge heading to the second quarter.

The Spurs chipped away against the Suns' reserves, drawing within 37-33. But once starters Stoudemire, Grant Hill, Nash and Richardson re-entered the game, the Suns started to find holes again in the Spurs' defense.

The Suns led 57-47 at halftime, with Nash racking up 21 points on 9-for-13 shooting.

The Spurs fared much better after halftime, starting Parker instead of Hill. They went on a 20-7 run to start the second half as they hit 10 of their first 12 shots and edged out to a 67-64 lead on a Ginobili 3-pointer.

"When we're taking the ball out of the basket, we're not nearly as good at running the ball," Gentry said. "We gotta run on stops."

The Suns got a few of these, picked up the tempo again and got a pair of 3-pointers from Richardson and one from Channing Frye.

Popovich decided to ride out the storm and declined to call timeout. The Suns continued to score, running the lead up to 83-73 on a Richardson 3-pointer in the closing moments of the third quarter.

The Suns pushed the lead to 94-80 in the final quarter, then -- as they did in the first half -- struggled with their reserves in the game.

Nash's backup, Goran Dragic, had trouble directing the offense, and the Spurs efficiently countered.

Gentry elected to give his starters extended rest, a routine strategy that has worked well for the Suns.

But not this time.

While Nash and Richardson waited to re-enter, the Spurs knocked the lead down to 94-86 midway through the final quarter.

Even with the starters back in, the Suns struggled to re-gain their rhythm

With Duncan, Parker and Ginobili leading the way, the Spurs cut the Suns' lead to just 94-93 -- capping a 13-0 run -- with 4:26 left.

Then Stoudemire and Grant Hill both hit two free throws, and Stoudemire hit a tough running banker for a 100-95 lead.

While the Spurs misfired, Richardson hit the game-clincher, a 3-pointer to give the Suns a 103-95 lead with 1:23 left.

Nash's 33 points were his fourth-most all-time in a playoff game.

This is the 10th playoff series between the teams since 1992, the most between any pair of teams in this span. No other pair of teams have met more than seven teams since '92.

Spurs
Suns
     
    • 45.8%

    • 51.9%

    • 21.1%

    • 35.0%

    • 71.0%

    • 75.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAS PHX
Total Rebounds 10 7
Offensive Rebounds 9 7
Turnovers 11 16
Fast Break Pts: 20 27
Biggest Lead: 3 14
Points in the Paint: 48 56
SAS PHX
p Ginobili   27 Nash   33
rb Duncan   11 Stoudemire   13
a Ginobili   5 Nash   10
s Ginobili   4 Amundson   2
b Duncan   3 Frye   2
 
  • 11/03 - SAS @ PHX
  • 12/20 - PHX @ SAS
  • 04/03 - PHX @ SAS
  • 04/13 - SAS @ PHX
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 32:31 1-3 0-0 3-5 -11 0 3 3 3 0 1 1 1 0 5
T. Duncan F 37:10 8-15 0-0 4-9 -6 4 7 11 4 3 1 3 3 1 20
A. McDyess C-F 18:57 3-7 0-0 0-0 -8 1 6 7 1 2 0 1 0 0 6
M. Ginobili G 38:20 9-20 3-9 6-7 +5 2 3 5 5 5 4 3 0 0 27
G. Hill G 32:49 2-9 0-5 5-6 -22 0 2 2 1 4 1 1 0 0 9
T. Parker   35:42 11-21 0-0 4-4 +4 0 2 2 3 2 0 1 0 1 26
M. Bonner   13:28 1-2 0-1 0-0 -7 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
R. Mason   11:44 0-2 0-2 0-0 -2 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
D. Blair   10:48 1-1 0-0 0-0 -2 1 1 2 0 3 1 0 1 0 2
G. Temple   00:07 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Bogans   08:24 2-3 1-2 0-0 +4 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 5
I. Mahinmi DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-83 4-19 22-31   9 29 38 18 25 8 11 5 2 102
  45.8% 21.1% 71.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 12
Phoenix Suns (54-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
G. Hill F 32:15 2-7 0-1 3-4 +2 1 5 6 4 2 1 1 0 1 7
A. Stoudemire F 39:41 9-17 0-1 5-5 +13 4 9 13 0 5 0 3 0 1 23
J. Collins C 08:50 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
J. Richardson G 35:24 10-16 3-6 4-6 +11 0 6 6 0 3 1 3 0 1 27
S. Nash G 36:49 13-19 2-4 5-6 +18 0 3 3 10 3 0 6 0 0 33
C. Frye   28:49 2-6 2-4 0-0 +4 0 5 5 2 4 0 0 2 1 6
J. Dudley   21:16 1-3 0-1 1-2 +9 1 4 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
L. Barbosa   13:42 1-2 0-0 3-4 -4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
L. Amundson   12:03 1-1 0-0 1-2 +5 0 4 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 3
G. Dragic   11:11 2-7 0-3 0-0 -9 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 4
E. Clark DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-79 7-20 22-29   7 37 44 16 26 4 16 2 5 111
  51.9% 35.0% 75.9%   team rebs: 7 total to: 16

inactive

  • Spurs: Gee, Hairston, Jerrells
  • Suns: Griffin, Lopez

technical fouls

  • Spurs: --
  • Suns: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #15 Bennett Salvatore, #41 Ken Mauer, #38 Michael Smith
  • Attendance: 18422
  • Duration: 2:41
San Antonio Spurs (50-33) Phoenix Suns (55-28)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Stoudemire vs Duncan (Hill gains possession)
  11:45 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:43  
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  11:36  
  11:34 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:28
[PHX 2-0]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST) 
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  11:11  
  11:09 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:03
[PHX 4-0]
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hill Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:49
[SAS 2-4]
 
Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:34  
  10:34
[PHX 5-2]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:34 Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:33  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  10:22  
  10:20 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:11 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:09  
Jefferson Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO)  10:06  
  10:00
[PHX 7-2]
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  09:41  
McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:39  
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McDyess (1 AST)  09:37
[SAS 4-7]
 
  09:26
[PHX 9-4]
Nash Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
McDyess Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:07  
McDyess Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:07  
  08:49
[PHX 11-4]
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:48  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:33 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:14 Hill Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:11  
  08:00 Collins Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:47 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:29 Collins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Duncan (1 ST) 
  07:24 Richardson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:24
[SAS 5-11]
 
  07:24 Collins Substitution replaced by Frye 
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Parker  07:24  
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:24  
  07:23 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:12
[PHX 14-5]
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
McDyess Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST)  06:54
[SAS 7-14]
 
  06:45 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:43 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:41
[PHX 16-7]
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:25  
  06:24 Team Rebound 
Duncan Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  06:24  
Hill Substitution replaced by Ginobili  06:24  
  06:14 Nash Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST)  06:00
[SAS 9-16]
 
  06:00 Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  06:00
[SAS 10-16]
 
  05:49 Parker Violation:Kicked Ball 
  05:43
[PHX 19-10]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST) 
Ginobili Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:21
[SAS 12-19]
 
  05:09 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:08  
Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:54 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:53 Hill Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  04:53 Hill Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
McDyess Substitution replaced by Bonner  04:53  
  04:37 Frye Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:37  
Team Rebound  04:37  
  04:37 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:37
[SAS 13-19]
 
  04:17 Richardson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  04:06 Dudley Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:06  
Team Rebound  04:06  
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:06
[SAS 14-19]
 
  03:48 Dudley Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:46  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:37 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:22
[PHX 21-14]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  03:01  
  02:59 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:56
[PHX 23-14]
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST) 
Duncan Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:38  
  02:36 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:31
[PHX 25-14]
Richardson Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:30  
  02:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Hill  02:30  
Hill Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Duncan (2 AST)  02:14
[SAS 16-25]
 
  01:57 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:55 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:44 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST) 
  01:24 Nash Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Mason  01:24  
  01:24 Richardson Substitution replaced by Barbosa 
Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair  01:24  
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:24
[SAS 17-25]
 
  01:24 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:24
[SAS 18-25]
 
  01:15
[PHX 27-18]
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Blair Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:15  
  01:15
[PHX 28-18]
Nash Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS) 
Parker Layup Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:56.8 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:53.9  
Parker Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:47.4
[SAS 20-28]
 
  00:37.9 Nash Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Mason Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:34.9  
Parker Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:12.3
[SAS 22-28]
 
  00:03.7
[PHX 30-22]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Hill Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:03.7  
  00:03.7
[PHX 31-22]
Nash Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (50-33) Phoenix Suns (55-28)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Parker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK)  11:36  
Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:36  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:36  
  11:22
[PHX 33-22]
Dragic Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  11:14 Dudley Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Parker Running Bank shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:09
[SAS 24-33]
 
  11:09 Dragic Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  11:09
[SAS 25-33]
 
Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:58  
  10:52
[PHX 35-25]
Barbosa Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bonner Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:33
[SAS 27-35]
 
  10:08 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Blair (1 ST) 
  10:04 Barbosa Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Blair Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  09:52
[SAS 29-35]
 
  09:31
[PHX 37-29]
Dudley Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:11 Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:05 Dragic Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:04  
Ginobili Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:58
[SAS 31-37]
 
  08:41 Dragic Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Timeout : Official  08:41  
  08:41 Frye Substitution replaced by Stoudemire 
Parker Substitution replaced by Hill  08:41  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:28 Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:11 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:09  
Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:48 Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:36 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:34  
  07:31 Amundson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  07:31 Dudley Substitution replaced by Hill 
Bonner Substitution replaced by McDyess  07:31  
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:31
[SAS 32-37]
 
Blair Substitution replaced by Duncan  07:31  
Amundson Violation:Lane  07:31  
  07:31 Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash 
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:31
[SAS 33-37]
 
  07:17
[PHX 39-33]
Amundson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST) 
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:54  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  06:51  
  06:49 Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Mason Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:46  
Mason Substitution replaced by Jefferson  06:46  
  06:46
[PHX 40-33]
Barbosa Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:46 Barbosa Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:45  
  06:31 Barbosa Substitution replaced by Richardson 
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Parker  06:31  
Jump Ball Amundson vs McDyess (Stoudemire gains possession)  06:31  
Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Amundson (1 ST)  06:31  
  06:24 Richardson Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:22 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:19
[PHX 42-33]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:49 Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:30 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:28  
  05:21 Amundson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:21 Amundson Substitution replaced by Frye 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:21
[SAS 34-42]
 
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:21  
  05:21 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:07
[PHX 44-34]
Richardson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  04:45  
  04:43 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:33 Richardson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:30  
Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST)  04:16  
  04:12
[PHX 46-34]
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:04  
McDyess Substitution replaced by Ginobili  04:04  
Ginobili Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  03:53  
Ginobili Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:53  
  03:39 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:37 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:27
[PHX 48-34]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  03:16
[SAS 37-48]
 
  03:00
[PHX 50-37]
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Duncan Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:00  
  03:00
[PHX 51-37]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
  02:49 Hill Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:49
[SAS 38-51]
 
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:49
[SAS 39-51]
 
Parker Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:37  
  02:28
[PHX 53-39]
Richardson Turnaround Bank shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  02:08 Nash Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:08
[SAS 40-53]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:08
[SAS 41-53]
 
  01:53 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:51 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  01:47 Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ginobili (1 ST) 
  01:34 Frye Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:34  
Team Rebound  01:34  
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:34  
  01:33 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:22 Frye Hook Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK) 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:20  
Parker Running Bank shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:12
[SAS 43-53]
 
Hill Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:06  
  01:06
[PHX 54-43]
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Hill Substitution replaced by Mason  01:06  
  01:06 Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  01:06 Hill Substitution replaced by Barbosa 
  01:06
[PHX 55-43]
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Parker Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:58.5  
Ginobili Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:48.2  
  00:48.2 Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:48.2 Team Rebound 
  00:48.2 Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:47.9  
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:43.1
[SAS 45-55]
 
  00:28.0
[PHX 57-45]
Stoudemire Jump Bank Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  00:06.7 Dragic Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  00:06.7 Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:06.7
[SAS 46-57]
 
Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair  00:06.7  
Parker Substitution replaced by Temple  00:06.7  
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:06.7
[SAS 47-57]
 
  00:00.1 Stoudemire 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (50-33) Phoenix Suns (55-28)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Parker Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  11:40
[SAS 49-57]
 
  11:27 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ginobili (2 ST) 
Ginobili Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS)  11:24
[SAS 51-57]
 
  11:10
[PHX 59-51]
Stoudemire Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (11 PTS) 
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:51
[SAS 53-59]
 
  10:41
[PHX 61-53]
Nash Running Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
  10:26 Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  10:26
[SAS 54-61]
 
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  10:26
[SAS 55-61]
 
  10:13
[PHX 64-55]
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  09:59  
  09:57 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:46 Hill Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (1 BLK) 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:45  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST)  09:41
[SAS 58-64]
 
  09:26 Richardson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (2 BLK) 
McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:22  
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST)  09:19
[SAS 60-64]
 
  09:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:01 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:58 Collins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:55 Team Timeout : Short 
  08:44 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (3 BLK) 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:41  
Parker Running Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS)  08:34
[SAS 62-64]
 
  08:13 Collins Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:11  
Parker Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  08:03
[SAS 64-64]
 
  07:47 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:46  
  07:46 Collins Substitution replaced by Frye 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Duncan (3 AST)  07:25
[SAS 67-64]
 
  07:10 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:07  
Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:54 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  06:48
[PHX 67-67]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST) 
  06:26 Frye Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Hill Violation:Kicked Ball  06:26  
Duncan Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  06:20  
  06:09 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:07  
Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (2 AST)  05:58
[SAS 69-67]
 
  05:45
[PHX 69-69]
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST) 
McDyess Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (3 AST)  05:23
[SAS 71-69]
 
  05:10
[PHX 71-71]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:08  
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Hill  05:08  
Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Missed  04:48  
  04:45 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:26 Hill Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:23  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:11 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
McDyess Substitution replaced by Bonner  04:06  
  04:04
[PHX 73-71]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST) 
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  03:42
[SAS 73-73]
 
  03:34 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST) 
Duncan Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  03:26  
Duncan Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  03:26  
  03:26 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  03:14
[PHX 75-73]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Parker Layup Shot: Missed  02:59  
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:57  
Duncan Layup Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:56 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  02:41
[PHX 78-73]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  02:19  
  02:17 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  02:12
[PHX 80-73]
Richardson Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:53 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  01:47
[PHX 83-73]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST) 
Jefferson Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:25
[SAS 75-83]
 
  01:25 Dudley Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Parker Substitution replaced by Ginobili  01:25  
Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair  01:25  
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:25  
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:24  
Ginobili Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  01:19  
Ginobili Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  01:19  
  01:07
[PHX 85-75]
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Frye (2 AST) 
Bonner Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST)  00:41.9  
  00:28.8 Frye Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:27.9 Team Rebound 
  00:19.9 Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ginobili (3 ST) 
Ginobili Layup Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:13.9  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
  00:07.9 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:00.2 Richardson Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:00.2 Richardson Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
End of 3rd Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (50-33) Phoenix Suns (55-28)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:36 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:35 Team Rebound 
Bogans Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  11:35  
  11:24
[PHX 87-75]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Amundson (2 ST)  11:05  
Blair Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:56  
  10:45 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:43  
  10:34 Stoudemire Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF) 
Ginobili Free Throw Technical Missed  10:34  
Team Rebound  10:34  
Mason 3pt Shot: Missed  10:25  
  10:24 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Mason Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:20  
  10:20
[PHX 88-75]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  10:20
[PHX 89-75]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Bogans 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (3 AST)  10:07
[SAS 78-89]
 
  10:07 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  09:53 Stoudemire Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  09:53 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Hill 
Bogans Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (4 AST)  09:39
[SAS 80-89]
 
  09:17 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Blair (1 BLK) 
  09:15 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:13
[PHX 91-80]
Dragic Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:50 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Blair Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:37  
  08:37 Timeout : Official 
Blair Substitution replaced by Duncan  08:37  
  08:37 Dudley Substitution replaced by Frye 
  08:37
[PHX 92-80]
Barbosa Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  08:37
[PHX 93-80]
Barbosa Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Mason 3pt Shot: Missed  08:23  
  08:22 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Mason Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:10  
  08:10
[PHX 94-80]
Amundson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:10 Amundson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Mason Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:09  
Frye Violation:Kicked Ball  08:00  
  08:00 Amundson Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Mason Substitution replaced by Parker  08:00  
Duncan Layup Shot: Missed Block: Frye (2 BLK)  07:47  
  07:45 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:35 Barbosa Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:33  
  07:20 Frye Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Duncan Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (5 AST)  07:12
[SAS 82-94]
 
  06:53 Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  06:51  
Ginobili Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Duncan (4 AST)  06:48
[SAS 84-94]
 
  06:37 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bogans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:35  
Parker Running Bank shot: Made (19 PTS)  06:19
[SAS 86-94]
 
  06:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:17 Dudley Substitution replaced by Stoudemire 
  06:17 Barbosa Substitution replaced by Nash 
  06:17 Dragic Substitution replaced by Richardson 
  05:58 Nash Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Ginobili (4 ST) 
Hill Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  05:54  
Duncan Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  05:53  
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  05:52
[SAS 88-94]
 
  05:40 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:38  
  05:29 Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:29  
Team Rebound  05:29  
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  05:29
[SAS 89-94]
 
  05:05 Nash Layup Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:03  
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Bogans (1 AST)  04:57
[SAS 91-94]
 
  04:36 Stoudemire Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  04:36 Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Ginobili Running Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  04:26
[SAS 93-94]
 
Bogans Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:20  
  04:20
[PHX 95-93]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  04:20
[PHX 96-93]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Bogans 3pt Shot: Missed  04:04  
Duncan Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  04:03  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  03:58  
  03:56 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
Bogans Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:38  
  03:38 Frye Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  03:38
[PHX 97-93]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Bogans Substitution replaced by Mason  03:38  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:38  
Mason Substitution replaced by Jefferson  03:38  
  03:38
[PHX 98-93]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  03:17
[SAS 95-98]
 
  03:01
[PHX 100-95]
Stoudemire Running Bank shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  02:37  
  02:35 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  02:16 Hill 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:15  
Parker Layup Shot: Missed  02:10  
  02:08 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:53 Nash Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  01:53 Nash Turnover : Foul (6 TO) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  01:39  
  01:37 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:23
[PHX 103-95]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Hill (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:23  
  01:11 Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  01:11
[SAS 96-103]
 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  01:11
[SAS 97-103]
 
  00:51.3
[PHX 105-97]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Ginobili Driving Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS)  00:41.0
[SAS 99-105]
 
Hill Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:37.6  
  00:37.6
[PHX 106-99]
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS) 
  00:37.6
[PHX 107-99]
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS) 
Parker Running Bank shot: Made (25 PTS)  00:31.3
[SAS 101-107]
 
  00:31.3 Richardson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS)  00:31.3
[SAS 102-107]
 
  00:31.3 Team Timeout : Short 
Duncan Substitution replaced by Bogans  00:31.3  
Ginobili Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:29.1  
Bogans Substitution replaced by Duncan  00:29.1  
  00:29.1 Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:29.1 Team Rebound 
  00:29.1
[PHX 108-102]
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (33 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:29.1  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by McDyess  00:29.1  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  00:19.9  
  00:18.2 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
McDyess Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:18.2  
  00:18.2
[PHX 109-102]
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  00:18.2
[PHX 110-102]
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  00:10.9  
Ginobili Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:07.9  
Ginobili Tip Shot: Missed  00:07.9  
  00:07.9 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Ginobili Foul : Personal (5 PF)  00:07.9  
  00:07.9 Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:07.9 Team Rebound 
  00:07.9
[PHX 111-102]
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa TNT National 10:30 pm ET
canada TSN national 10:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
SAS
2nd Southwest
50
32
6-4
29-12
21-20
PHX
2nd Pacific
54
28
8-2
32-9
22-19
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
SAS
Duncan 20.3
Duncan 10.5
Ginobili 7.5
Duncan 2.8
Ginobili 3.0
PHX
Stoudemire 25.0
Stoudemire 9.3
Nash 11.8
Stoudemire 1.7
Dudley 1.3
Suns Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .492 .481
FT% .770 .766
Points 110.2 109.5
Rebounds 43.0 41.8
Assists 23.3 18.2
Steals 5.8 6.5
Blocks 5.1 3.8
3-Point % .412 .461
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Spurs Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .473 .470
FT% .740 .684
Points 101.4 100.2
Rebounds 42.8 40.0
Assists 22.3 20.8
Steals 6.3 7.8
Blocks 4.6 6.0
3-Point % .358 .359
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 4
Phoenix Suns (4-0)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Amundson, Louis 31:53 3-7 0-0 3-6 4 7 11 1 3 4 0 1 2 9
Barbosa, Leandro 64:54 9-22 3-6 7-11 1 7 8 4 10 1 3 1 1 28
Collins, Jarron 31:39 1-7 0-0 0-0 4 2 6 0 6 0 1 0 1 2
Dragic, Goran 52:47 14-31 5-12 3-6 4 5 9 8 6 2 4 1 2 36
Dudley, Jared 106:21 11-21 4-10 4-8 7 13 20 7 11 5 2 0 3 30
Frye, Channing 110:14 12-27 12-22 2-2 0 19 19 5 14 3 1 5 1 38
Hill, Grant 133:35 16-31 0-4 15-16 2 15 17 8 12 4 9 1 1 47
Nash, Steve 142:31 34-61 5-11 15-17 2 16 18 31 6 2 18 0 2 88
Richardson, Jason 136:34 28-58 12-23 10-14 3 19 22 4 8 3 7 1 5 78
Stoudemire, Amar'e 149:33 28-59 0-1 26-31 12 25 37 5 15 2 8 5 6 82
San Antonio Spurs (0-4)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Blair, DeJuan 37:01 6-10 0-0 0-0 5 8 13 1 9 4 1 2 1 12
Bogans, Keith 13:33 2-3 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 2 6 1 0 1 0 5
Bonner, Matt 77:30 10-18 5-11 2-2 3 7 10 2 6 1 6 2 0 27
Duncan, Tim 149:49 32-58 1-2 16-34 14 28 42 10 16 5 7 11 5 81
Ginobili, Manu 153:24 23-56 10-29 24-28 2 13 15 30 13 12 14 1 3 80
Hill, George 135:48 14-38 3-13 17-20 0 8 8 3 15 3 4 0 1 48
Jefferson, Richard 137:36 14-33 0-1 11-16 1 26 27 9 8 4 5 5 1 39
Mason, Roger 17:08 0-3 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
McDyess, Antonio 88:56 13-25 0-0 2-2 4 22 26 5 7 1 2 2 0 28
Parker, Tony 146:33 34-71 2-2 8-15 5 11 16 20 7 0 11 0 4 78
Temple, Garrett 2:44 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3

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