Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 4)

Series starts 10/30

Game 1: Wednesday, October 30th
Spurs98Final
Warriors106
Game 2: Tuesday, November 5th
Warriors73Final
Spurs93
Game 3: Friday, January 3rd
Warriors95Final
Spurs98
Game 4: Wednesday, February 5th
Spurs103Final
Warriors99

Warriors 73

(1-4, 0-3 away)

Spurs 93

 

Coverage: FSSW

7:30 PM ET, November 5, 2002

AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

1 2 3 4 T
GS 23 22 12 1673
SA 23 19 31 2093

Top Performers

Golden State: G. Arenas 14 Pts, 12 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

San Antonio: T. Duncan 13 Pts, 10 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 4 Blk

Parker's hot shooting helps pace Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Malik Rose began the night with a half-dozen career 3-pointers. By the time San Antonio's game against Golden State was over, he had seven.

Rose hit a 39-footer to end a lopsided third quarter as the Spurs defeated the Warriors 93-73 Tuesday night.

After trailing 45-42 at halftime, the Spurs outscored the Warriors 31-12 in the third quarter. Rose's 3-pointer beat the buzzer and gave San Antonio a 73-57 lead.

"I'm happy with the guys' effort in the second half,'' Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "They really grinded it out after a long night last night.''

Tim Duncan had 13 points and 10 rebounds, Tony Parker scored 21, Stephen Jackson added 13 and David Robinson had 13 rebounds to go with 10 points for San Antonio, which was coming off a 103-101 overtime victory at Memphis the previous night.

"That showed me a lot,'' Popovich said. "They held them to 28 points in the second half and that's difficult to do.''

Jason Richardson cut the Spurs' lead to 75-63 early in the fourth, but that was the closest Golden State would get. Parker hit a 3-pointer with 4:23 left for an 87-67 lead.

"A great effort, especially in the second half,'' said Duncan. "Guys are really digging in and making a huge effort. And it's good to see we're getting the job done.''

Antawn Jamison scored 16, Gilbert Arenas had 14 points and 12 rebounds, Richardson added 14 points and Troy Murphy 10 for the Warriors, who lost their fourth in a row.

"They made a run and we gave up. They turned up the pressure in the third and we caved,'' said Golden State coach Eric Musselman. "It can bother us as coaches every night, but it has to bother the guys that suit up if it's going to change.''

The Warriors went on a 12-6 run to end the half with a 45-42 lead. Jamison scored 10 of his 14 first-half points in that run.

The Spurs avenged their only loss of the year, at Golden State last Thursday. San Antonio had defeated the Warriors 16 straight times before that loss.

Game notes


Spurs' point guard Speedy Claxton will undergo surgery to repair his torn right labrum. Claxton suffered the injury during the Spurs-Raptors game last Friday. the date of his surgery will be determined later, but he is expected to be out 8-to-12 weeks. ... The Warriors did not arrive in San Antonio from Dallas until Tuesday morning. Mechanical difficulties with their plane kept them grounded. ... Emanuel Ginobili left the game with 5:41 left in the fourth after banging his right knee with Warriors' guard Jason Richardson. He did not return. ... San Antonio was 8-of-15 from the 3-point line.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GS
SA
Points 73 93
FGM-FGA 27-78 (.346) 36-80 (.450)
3PM-3PA 0-8 (.000) 8-15 (.533)
FTM-FTA 19-21 (.905) 13-18 (.722)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 11-39 15-53
Assists 13 20
Turnovers 17 18
Steals 8 8
Blocks 6 10
Fast Break Points 3 7
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (1/0) 20 (3/0)

Top Performers

Golden State
San Antonio
Gilbert Arenas Arenas
Points: 14
Reb: 12
Ast: 4
Stl: 2
Blk: 0
Tim Duncan Duncan
Points: 13
Reb: 10
Ast: 6
Stl: 2
Blk: 4