Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 1/31

Game 1: Friday, January 31st
Game 2: Tuesday, April 1st

Magic 105

(39-36, 15-21 away)

Spurs 118

(54-20, 31-7 home)

    Coverage: FSSW

    7:30 PM ET, April 1, 2003

    AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

    1 2 3 4 T
    ORL 34 22 19 30105
    SA 34 31 28 25118

    Top Performers

    Orl: T. McGrady 30 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    SA: B. Bowen 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

    Duncan scores 20 to lead seven in double figures

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- With a season-high offensive outburst, the San Antonio Spurs resembled the team they are chasing in the Midwest Division.

    Tracy McGrady

    Tracy McGrady, left, had to leave the game with an injury.

    Tim Duncan scored 20 points to lead seven players in double figures as San Antonio had its highest point total of the season in a 118-105 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night.

    Bruce Bowen added 16 and David Robinson, Tony Parker and Malik Rose had 14 apiece as the Spurs won their sixth in a row and stayed two games behind the Dallas Mavericks in the Midwest race.

    Despite the balanced scoring and eight games in their last 13 with at least 100 points, coach Gregg Popovich grumbled.

    "We still make mistakes," he said. "I hope to alleviate that. We'll probably need another season to try to alleviate some of the mistakes; same as all the other teams."

    San Antonio went ahead by as many as 18 late in the third quarter, but the Magic opened the fourth with a 14-5 spurt, including six straight by Darrell Armstrong, to cut the lead to 98-89 with 9:30 left. But that was as close as Orlando would get as San Antonio outscored the Magic 18-11 in the final six minutes.

    Tracy McGrady left the game with just under six minutes remaining, but still led all scorers with 30.

    "It's a strain in my side," McGrady said. "It's nothing related to my back. We're going to get treatment, and if it feels bad tomorrow, we're definitely going get (an MRI)."

    Drew Gooden added 19 and Shawn Kemp was 7-of-7 from the field and 3-of-3 at the line to finish with 17 points.

    "Any way you want to put it, they just overpowered us," Gooden said.

    Said Kemp: "If you have a good game and you lose, you never consider that a good game."

    Steve Smith sparked a 13-4 run with back-to-back 3-pointers midway through the second quarter to the Spurs up 55-48 after Orlando took its only lead of the game, 44-42.

    Bowen and Parker then closed out the half with back-to-back 3s, giving San Antonio its biggest lead of the first half -- 65-56.

    Game notes
    Bruce Bowen, third in the league from the 3-point line, was 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. ... Popovich was named Western Conference coach of the month for March after guiding the Spurs to league-best 14-3 record, including 6-0 on the road. ... Emanuel Ginobili was named the Western Conference's rookie of the month after averaging 10.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists. ... Duncan was named Western Conference player of the week after averaging 29.8 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.5 blocks as San Antonio went 4-0.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 105 118
    FGM-FGA 41-87 (.471) 43-76 (.566)
    3PM-3PA 6-13 (.462) 9-21 (.429)
    FTM-FTA 17-19 (.895) 23-28 (.821)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 16-39 9-37
    Assists 18 25
    Turnovers 15 15
    Steals 12 8
    Blocks 2 6
    Fast Break Points 3 7
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/1) 16 (1/0)

    Top Performers

    San Antonio
    Tracy McGrady McGrady
    Points: 30
    Reb: 10
    Ast: 3
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 1
    Bruce Bowen Bowen
    Points: 16
    Reb: 2
    Ast: 7
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 0