Duncan's presence made all the difference in this series.
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Spurs Rally as Duncan Returns
Tim Duncan scored 23 points in his return from a one-game absence as San Antonio routed Seattle 101-78 Friday to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers.
From the postgame news conference:
"What he did and who he did it against -- it was a tight game, he was making those moves and handling the pressure at 19. I was a college kid with some acne at age 19." -- Malik Rose, on Tony Parker's Game 3 performance vs. Gary Payton
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