Duncan congratulates Kobe in Saturday's photo gallery.
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Elie, Horry Harken Back to '95

Elie
The Lakers beat the Spurs 88-76 to become the eighth team in NBA history to win a best-of-seven series after losing the first two games. The last club to dig out of an 0-2 hole was Houston in the 1994 and '95 West semifinals vs. Phoenix. Spurs forward Robert Horry started for those Rockets teams, and San Antonio assistant coach Mario Elie is famous for hitting a 3-pointer to dash the Suns' hopes in '95 -- and then blowing a kiss to the Phoenix bench.
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May 15, 2004


VIRTUAL GM TOP EFFICIENCY
Jeff Foster, Indiana
VGM value: 10.6
Saturday: Foster was nearly perfect, scoring 20 points on 9-for-10 shooting and hauling in 16 boards to post an efficiency rating of plus-34 in a 94-83 win over Miami.

TIME TO TUNE IN
Sunday on ABC
Wolves at Kings, 3:30 p.m. ET
Sunday on TNT
Pistons at Nets, 8 p.m. ET

SPEAK IT, MAN
"It was fun, I haven't scored 20 points since college."
-- Jeff Foster, after setting single-game career highs in points and rebounds

WHAT IS EFFICIENCY RATING?
Here is the formula:
((Pts + Reb + Ast + Stl + Blk) minus
((FGA - FGM) + (FTA - FTM) + TO))