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Dragic stars in Suns' Game 3 victory


By Tim Price, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday May 8, 2010 1:48AM

SAN ANTONIO (NBA.com exclusive) -- Heading into the fourth quarter of the Suns-Spurs Game 3 on Friday, Steve Nash was looking at his most extensive duty of the playoffs. The 36-year-old with the bad back and recently bad hip, Nash had played 31 minutes through the first three quarters and likely would be needed enough with the game on the line in the fourth that he would exceed the 38 minutes he played in one game in the Portland series.

He got his late-third quarter blow with two minutes to go, and the Suns -- even though they had cut most of an 18-point Spurs lead -- still trailed by six.

Enter Goran Dragic, who had taken only one shot so far in the game and whose play was so suspect that Suns coach Alvin Gentry pulled him in the first half when Phoenix came out after a timeout and encountered a shot-clock violation.

"I saw everything slipping away a little bit," Gentry said.

Dragic was 2-for-12 in the first two games of the series -- including an 0-for-5 stinker in Game 2. But forget about that. Dragic broke a Spurs opponent playoff record -- a guy named Charles Barkley set it 17 years ago -- by scoring 23 points on 9-for-11 shooting in the fourth, and the Suns put one big foot through the door toward advancing to the Western Conference Finals with a 110-96 victory and a 3-0 series lead.

The Spurs led 72-71 heading into the fourth quarter before Dragic, a draft-day trade acquisition between the Spurs and Suns two summers ago, scored more than half of the Suns' 39-point supernova in the final quarter.

"It seemed there was no way to stop them," said Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, who led San Antonio with 27 points. "It was the whole package. It was kind of embarrassing. They were great, and we were pretty poor."

As quickly as Gentry went with the hook to jerk Dragic from the game after that shot-clock violation in the first half (San Antonio led by 16 at that point), he almost sat back and enjoyed what he saw from Dragic in the fourth quarter. When Dragic went on a left-handed power move for a contested layup that gave Phoenix a 100-86 advantage, Gentry giggled and pointed out to the floor, looking over to the scorers' table before more chuckles finally forced him to bend over at the waist.

"He's the teacher's pet," Gentry said. "He wants to please. I don't think you'll meet a better kid in your life."

Gentry reinserted Nash -- but kept Dragic in -- with Phoenix up by 11 and 3:17 to go. But Gentry probably could have kept the old guy on the bench. That's where Amar'e Stoudemire and Jason Richardson stayed for the entire fourth. Richardson scored 21 points with a 5-for-7 night from 3-point territory.

The Spurs had advantages in the paint (40 points to the Suns 34) and second-chance points and battled to a draw in other usually key categories, and the Spurs' chances looked hopeful with an 8-for-16 performance from 3-point territory.

But the Suns even muted that. They outscored San Antonio by 21 points from the 3-point line by shooting 15-for-26. Dragic was 5-for-5, making his first about a minute after Nash went to the bench late in the third. It cut the Spurs' lead to 72-69.

"Steve who?," Gentry started saying after the game. "I'm a little bit shocked, to tell you the truth. I didn't think in a million years we could do that."

This was a game that looked like the Spurs would try to take advantage of Tony Parker obviously being full speed. Gregg Popovich started Parker for the first time since a broken bone in the hand sidelined him for 16 games in March.

But Parker went 5-for-17. Richard Jefferson -- 1-for-9 while missing a slam dunk to open the game -- was worse. George Hill, first off the bench now that Parker is starting, went 1-for-7.

Parker had an X-ray on a shoulder after the game and is expected to have an MRI on Monday. He dinged it on a flagrant foul from Channing Frye.

Hill did manage a 6-for-7 night at the free-throw line, but the rest of the Spurs were woeful. They went 16-for-28 and at one point in the first half missed seven in a row courtesy of Parker and Tim Duncan.

"I think that's going to affect a team mentally to some degree," Popovich said. "I thought we lost a little bit of aggressiveness offensively with that. They got back in the ball game. So that was a huge change in the first half."

The Spurs got an early bump from a couple of role players and shot out to a 28-19 lead after one quarter. Antonio McDyess hit his first three shots and Matt Bonner, 1-for-6 from the floor coming into Game 3, hit both of his 3-point tries.

It was the first time this series the Suns failed to crack the 20-point mark in a quarter. But, since they were held to 15 points in a quarter twice in the Portland series -- including once in a Game 3 victory -- it was nothing for the Suns to brush off.

By turning again to their defense, and watching the Spurs miss 5-of-8 from the free-throw line, the Suns were able to cut the Spurs' 18-point lead through the opening 3:35 of the second quarter to four with two minutes before halftime.

San Antonio shot 9-for-21 from the floor in the second quarter and were unable to make a shot for 5:42 while Phoenix went on a 19-4 run.

Perhaps the Spurs would have kept their lead safe if they could have converted on turnover opportunities. They forced Phoenix into three more turnovers in the first half, but they led only 4-2 in points off mistakes.

Suns
Spurs
     
    • 53.2%

    • 45.0%

    • 57.7%

    • 50.0%

    • 64.7%

    • 57.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX SAS
Total Rebounds 8 11
Offensive Rebounds 6 11
Turnovers 11 12
Fast Break Pts: 8 6
Biggest Lead: 16 18
Points in the Paint: 34 40
PHX SAS
p Dragic   26 Ginobili   27
rb 2 players   8 Duncan   13
a Nash   6 2 players   5
s 3 players   2 Ginobili   3
b Stoudemire   3 Duncan   3
 
  • 11/03 - SAS @ PHX
  • 12/20 - PHX @ SAS
  • 04/03 - PHX @ SAS
  • 04/13 - SAS @ PHX
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 35:58 7-11 0-1 4-4 +11 0 3 3 1 1 2 2 0 0 18
A. Stoudemire F 32:09 3-10 0-0 1-3 +1 2 6 8 4 3 0 2 3 4 7
J. Collins C 09:03 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
J. Richardson G 32:02 8-15 5-7 0-0 +6 0 3 3 0 2 2 2 0 0 21
S. Nash G 33:50 6-14 0-3 4-4 +7 1 7 8 6 1 0 3 0 1 16
C. Frye   32:41 3-6 3-5 0-0 +15 0 5 5 1 3 0 0 2 0 9
J. Dudley   25:17 0-3 0-3 0-0 +13 1 2 3 1 3 2 1 0 1 0
L. Amundson   02:58 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
G. Dragic   17:27 10-13 5-5 1-3 +10 1 2 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 26
L. Barbosa   18:35 5-7 2-2 1-3 +12 1 3 4 1 4 0 1 0 1 13
E. Clark DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-79 15-26 11-17   6 31 37 16 20 7 11 6 7 110
  53.2% 57.7% 64.7%   team rebs: 8 total to: 12
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 29:02 1-9 0-0 2-2 -9 1 5 6 1 1 2 1 1 1 4
T. Duncan F 37:04 5-9 0-0 5-12 -11 1 12 13 1 3 1 0 3 2 15
A. McDyess C-F 29:11 6-11 0-0 0-0 -12 3 7 10 2 1 0 1 2 0 12
M. Ginobili G 37:22 10-17 4-9 3-3 -7 0 1 1 5 2 3 5 0 1 27
T. Parker G 38:55 5-17 0-0 0-4 -11 4 2 6 5 2 0 2 0 1 10
G. Hill   37:03 1-7 0-2 6-7 -15 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 8
M. Bonner   18:49 4-6 3-4 0-0 -2 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 11
D. Blair   10:56 3-3 0-0 0-0 -3 1 5 6 0 2 0 0 1 0 6
K. Bogans   00:07 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
G. Temple   01:31 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
I. Mahinmi DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Mason DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-80 8-16 16-28   11 32 43 17 14 6 12 7 6 96
  45.0% 50.0% 57.1%   team rebs: 11 total to: 12

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Suns: --
  • Spurs: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #19 James Capers, #55 Bill Kennedy
  • Attendance: 18581
  • Duration: 2:28
Phoenix Suns (55-28) San Antonio Spurs (50-33)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Duncan vs Stoudemire (Hill gains possession)
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (1 BLK)  11:39  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:37  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  11:33  
  11:31 McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:29 Jefferson Dunk Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:26  
Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ginobili (1 ST)  11:22  
  11:09 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:07  
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed  10:48  
  10:47 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:25
[SAS 2-0]
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  10:13  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  10:12  
Hill Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:58
[PHX 2-2]
 
  09:35
[SAS 4-2]
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST) 
Stoudemire Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:27  
  09:12
[SAS 6-2]
McDyess Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (2 AST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  08:48
[PHX 5-6]
 
Collins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:32  
  08:32 Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:32 Team Rebound 
  08:32
[SAS 7-5]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:19 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:00 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (1 BLK) 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:59  
Hill Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:48
[PHX 7-7]
 
  07:27
[SAS 10-7]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:13 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:00 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:00 Team Rebound 
Collins Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  07:00  
Collins Substitution replaced by Frye  07:00  
  06:55 Ginobili Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:55 Ginobili Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Richardson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:39  
  06:37 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:27
[SAS 12-7]
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: McDyess (1 AST) 
  06:26 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:10 McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:05 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Hill 
Stoudemire Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  05:57  
  05:57 Hill Free Throw Technical Missed 
  05:57 Team Rebound 
Nash Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:54  
  05:41
[SAS 14-7]
Jefferson Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (1 AST)  05:24
[PHX 10-14]
 
  05:11 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:09 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:07 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:06 Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:03
[SAS 16-10]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  04:56  
  04:55 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:42 McDyess Jump Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:41  
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (2 BLK)  04:22  
  04:20 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Frye Foul : Flagrant Type 1 (1 PF)  04:17  
  04:17
[SAS 17-10]
Hill Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:17 McDyess Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley  04:17  
  04:17
[SAS 18-10]
Hill Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 1 (2 PTS) 
  04:06
[SAS 20-10]
Parker Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Nash Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:48
[PHX 12-20]
 
  03:37 Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST) 
Nash Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:26
[PHX 14-20]
 
  03:06
[SAS 23-14]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST)  02:58
[PHX 16-23]
 
Richardson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:41  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
  02:41 Parker Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  02:41
[SAS 24-16]
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  02:41
[SAS 25-16]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  02:27  
  02:26 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:12
[SAS 28-16]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (3 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:46 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:39 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:36  
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Duncan (1 ST)  01:29  
Dudley Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:22  
  01:22 Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:22 Team Rebound 
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson  01:22  
  01:22 Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:21  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST)  01:00
[PHX 19-28]
 
  00:47.4 Ginobili Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  00:47.4 Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair 
Richardson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ginobili (2 ST)  00:31.9  
  00:07.8 Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:06.9  
  00:06.7 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Bogans 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (55-28) San Antonio Spurs (50-33)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Frye Foul : Personal (2 PF)  11:45  
  11:37 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:35  
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  11:20  
  11:19 Blair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:09
[SAS 30-19]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (4 AST) 
Barbosa Layup Shot: Missed Block: Blair (1 BLK)  10:48  
  10:46 Blair Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:43 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:43 Team Rebound 
Amundson Substitution replaced by Hill  10:43  
  10:39
[SAS 33-19]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:15
[PHX 21-33]
 
  10:04 Bonner Turnover : Kicked Ball Violation (1 TO) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:54 Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Dudley Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:50  
Frye Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  09:50  
  09:42
[SAS 35-21]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:28 Blair Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:23
[SAS 37-21]
Hill Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:14  
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  08:51  
Team Rebound  08:51  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:51  
  08:36 Barbosa Violation:Kicked Ball 
Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash  08:36  
  08:25
[SAS 39-21]
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Barbosa Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:14
[PHX 23-39]
 
  08:14 Blair Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  08:14 Hill Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Barbosa Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:14  
  08:11 Blair Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:02  
  08:02 Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:02 Team Rebound 
Dudley Substitution replaced by Richardson  08:02  
  08:02 Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:01  
  08:00 Blair Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:46 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Barbosa Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:43  
  07:43 Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:43 Team Rebound 
  07:43 Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:41  
Stoudemire Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:24
[PHX 25-39]
 
  07:01 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:00  
  06:56 Jefferson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Barbosa Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:56
[PHX 26-39]
 
  06:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:56 Blair Substitution replaced by Duncan 
  06:56 Bonner Substitution replaced by McDyess 
  06:56 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Hill 
Barbosa Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:56  
  06:55 McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:38 Duncan Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:37  
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed Block: McDyess (1 BLK)  06:31  
  06:29 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  06:14 McDyess Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:13  
Richardson Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  06:03  
  06:00 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  05:43 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:42  
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  05:37
[PHX 28-39]
 
  05:37 Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hill Substitution replaced by Frye  05:37  
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:37  
  05:36 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:25  
  05:25 Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:25 Team Rebound 
  05:25
[SAS 40-28]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST)  05:12
[PHX 31-40]
 
  04:50 Parker Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  04:47 Duncan Layup Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK) 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:46  
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  04:28  
  04:27 McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Barbosa Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:11  
Barbosa Substitution replaced by Hill  04:11  
  04:11
[SAS 41-31]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:11
[SAS 42-31]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST)  03:59
[PHX 34-42]
 
  03:41 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:40  
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST)  03:24
[PHX 36-42]
 
  02:59 Duncan Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:58 Team Rebound 
  02:57 Timeout : Official 
  02:43
[SAS 44-36]
Duncan Turnaround Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (2 AST)  02:20
[PHX 39-44]
 
  02:02 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:01  
  02:01 Duncan Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  02:01 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Parker 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:01  
Team Rebound  02:01  
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:01
[PHX 40-44]
 
  01:43
[SAS 46-40]
Ginobili Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:39  
  01:26 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:26  
Hill Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (3 AST)  01:18
[PHX 42-46]
 
  01:03
[SAS 48-42]
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Hill Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:50.1  
  00:31.8 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:29.9  
  00:18.6 Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  00:18.6 McDyess Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson  00:18.6  
Frye Substitution replaced by Collins  00:18.6  
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:18.6
[PHX 43-48]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:18.6
[PHX 44-48]
 
  00:00.6
[SAS 50-44]
Ginobili Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (55-28) San Antonio Spurs (50-33)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Duncan Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (2 BLK) 
  11:46 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:43 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:42  
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (3 BLK)  11:23  
  11:21 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:07 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  11:06  
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  10:59  
Team Rebound  10:58  
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST)  10:57  
Collins Foul : Personal (3 PF)  10:54  
  10:43 Ginobili Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (3 BLK) 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  10:41  
Hill Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  10:36
[PHX 46-50]
 
  10:16 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:15  
Nash Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:08
[PHX 48-50]
 
  09:50 Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:43  
Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  09:33  
  09:16 McDyess Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:14 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  09:14
[SAS 52-48]
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:55 Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:37
[SAS 55-48]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
  08:16 Duncan Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:16
[PHX 49-55]
 
Collins Substitution replaced by Frye  08:16  
  08:16 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hill 
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:16
[PHX 50-55]
 
  07:54
[SAS 57-50]
Ginobili Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Nash Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:42
[PHX 52-57]
 
  07:27
[SAS 60-52]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  07:20 McDyess Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:20
[PHX 53-60]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  07:20
[PHX 54-60]
 
  07:09 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:07 McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:07
[SAS 62-54]
McDyess Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Richardson Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  06:52
[PHX 56-62]
 
Richardson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:37  
  06:23 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:21  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:03 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  05:58 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  05:58 Parker Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Jefferson (2 ST)  05:49  
  05:30
[SAS 64-56]
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST)  05:18
[PHX 59-64]
 
Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:02  
  05:02
[SAS 65-59]
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley  05:02  
  05:02
[SAS 66-59]
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Nash Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (4 AST)  04:51
[PHX 61-66]
 
  04:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:33
[SAS 68-61]
Ginobili Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:05 McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:56 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:55 McDyess Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Frye Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:54  
  03:54 Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:54 Team Rebound 
  03:54 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Parker 
  03:54
[SAS 69-61]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:34 McDyess Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  03:26 Hill 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:23  
Nash Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:16
[PHX 63-69]
 
  02:59 McDyess Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:58  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST)  02:39
[PHX 66-69]
 
  02:15 McDyess Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Richardson (2 ST) 
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK)  02:03  
Team Rebound  02:03  
  02:03 McDyess Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic  02:03  
Frye Substitution replaced by Barbosa  02:03  
Jump Ball Jefferson vs Stoudemire (Richardson gains possession)  02:03  
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:52 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Barbosa Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:43  
  01:43 Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:43 Team Rebound 
  01:43 Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:42  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:33  
  01:32 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  01:21
[SAS 72-66]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:05
[PHX 69-72]
 
  00:45.3 Jefferson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
  00:45.3 Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair 
Richardson Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  00:34.6
[PHX 71-72]
 
  00:28.9 Parker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dragic (1 BLK) 
Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:26.9  
Dudley Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:23.7  
  00:23.7 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  00:01.2 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:00.1  
End of 3rd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (55-28) San Antonio Spurs (50-33)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Barbosa Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ginobili (3 ST)  11:43  
  11:38 Hill Layup Shot: Missed Block: Frye (2 BLK) 
  11:36 Parker Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  11:34 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:33  
Barbosa Layup Shot: Missed  11:29  
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:29  
  11:29 Parker Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:21
[PHX 73-72]
 
  11:04 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:01 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:59
[SAS 74-73]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:40
[PHX 75-74]
 
Hill Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:22  
  10:10
[SAS 76-75]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Barbosa Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:50
[PHX 77-76]
 
  09:37 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:36 Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:26 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:26  
  09:26 Bonner Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  09:12
[PHX 80-76]
 
  09:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:12 Blair Substitution replaced by Duncan 
  09:12 Bonner Substitution replaced by McDyess 
  08:59 Hill 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:58 McDyess Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  08:52
[SAS 78-80]
Parker Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:37
[PHX 82-78]
 
  08:17
[SAS 80-82]
Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: McDyess (2 AST) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:05
[PHX 85-80]
 
  07:49 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:47  
Hill Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  07:29
[PHX 87-80]
 
  07:14
[SAS 82-87]
Ginobili Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  06:57
[PHX 90-82]
 
  06:57 Hill Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  06:57  
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS)  06:57
[PHX 91-82]
 
  06:38
[SAS 84-91]
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (5 AST) 
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (1 AST)  06:16
[PHX 93-84]
 
  05:58 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:57  
Barbosa Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:43
[PHX 95-84]
 
  05:43 Team Timeout : Short 
  05:43 Timeout : Official 
  05:28 Ginobili Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed Block: McDyess (2 BLK)  05:12  
Barbosa Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:10  
  05:06 Duncan Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:06  
Team Rebound  05:06  
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:06  
  05:04 McDyess Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  04:48 McDyess Jump Shot: Missed 
Barbosa Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:47  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS)  04:33
[PHX 98-84]
 
Barbosa Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  04:18  
  04:18 McDyess Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  04:18
[SAS 85-98]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  04:18
[SAS 86-98]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  04:08
[PHX 100-86]
 
Dudley Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:54  
  03:54 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  03:54
[SAS 87-100]
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 3 (24 PTS) 
  03:54
[SAS 88-100]
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 3 (24 PTS) 
  03:54
[SAS 89-100]
Ginobili Free Throw 3 of 3 (25 PTS) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:34 Parker Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  03:28 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:27 Parker Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  03:21 Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Hill (2 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:17  
Barbosa Substitution replaced by Nash  03:17  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  02:59  
Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  02:57  
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  02:35
[PHX 103-89]
 
  02:22 Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dudley (2 ST) 
Dragic Layup Shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:56 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:12) 
  01:50
[SAS 91-103]
Ginobili Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
  01:31 Ginobili Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:31
[PHX 104-91]
 
  01:31 Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair 
  01:31 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  01:31 Parker Substitution replaced by Temple 
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:31
[PHX 105-91]
 
  01:24 Temple Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST) 
Hill Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  01:05
[PHX 107-91]
 
  00:57.9
[SAS 93-107]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Temple (1 AST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
  00:42.7 Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:30.5
[SAS 96-107]
Temple 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST)  00:05.7
[PHX 110-96]
 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa ESPN National 9:30 pm ET
canada RTV national 9:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHX
2nd Pacific
54
28
8-2
32-9
22-19
SAS
2nd Southwest
50
32
6-4
29-12
21-20
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHX
Stoudemire 25.0
Stoudemire 9.3
Nash 11.8
Stoudemire 1.7
Dudley 1.3
SAS
Duncan 20.3
Duncan 10.5
Ginobili 7.5
Duncan 2.8
Ginobili 3.0
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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