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SAN ANTONIO 3 - MINNESOTA 1
Western Conference, Best of Five First-Round Series
Game 1:
Spurs 87, Timberwolves 82 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 2:
Spurs 86, Timberwolves 69 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 3:
Timberwolves 93, Spurs 84 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 4:
Spurs 97, Timberwolves 84 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio

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David Robinson and Tim Duncan weren't going to let the series go back to the Lone Star state. The dynamic duo dominated the post, combining for 45 points and 30 boards in the Spurs' series-ending 97-84 win over the Timberwolves on Monday. Danny Ferry was instrumental in the deciding game, as his outside shooting provided 16 crucial points for San Antonio. The Spurs will meet the winner of the Jazz-Mavs series in Round 2.
My Highlights: 56k | 230k
NBA.com TV highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+
Postgame news conference: 56k | 256k | Audio
Tim Duncan uses the glass to beat the buzzer: 900k avi | QuickTime
Beyond the Box Score presented by IBM brings you a detailed statistical breakdown of the first round matchup between the Spurs and the Timberwolves.

How will the Kevin Garnett-Tim Duncan matchup at power forward play out in the Spurs-Timberwolves series? NBA.com analyst Bernie Bickerstaff previews the first-round series.
The Twin Towers may get most of the attention, but 6-5 shooting guard Derek Anderson is fast becoming a fixture on the San Antonio skyline.






FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

The inscrutable Spur reveals as much about himself as he wants to to Hoop magazine.

Sure, they have Kevin Garnett, but who else has to step up for Minnesota to plunder the Spurs? Check out NBA.com's Keys to Success.
David Robinson's playing well, Derek Anderson is a highlight-reel fixture, and Tim Duncan is ... Tim Duncan. Check out what has to happen for the Spurs to go far in San Antonio's Keys to Success.

Check out how the Spurs and the Timberwolves fared in their season series. Get recaps, box scores, video highlights and series leaders in the San Antonio-Minnesota Head-to-Head Breakdown.

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    Facts and figures on best-of-five series, and the history of escaping the first round of the playoffs.

    How many times has the fifth seed beaten the fourth seed? How often does the top seed lose to the eighth seed? Find out the answers to those questions and more in the Success of Seeds.

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    Garnett and Duncan
    Tim Duncan and Antonio Daniels celebrate the series deciding win.
    AP Photos