Final / OT

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 12/23

Game 1: Friday, December 23rd
Game 2: Wednesday, February 8th

Spurs 125

(38-10, 17-7 away)

Raptors 118

(17-32, 9-16 home)

Coverage: FSSW

7:00 PM ET, February 8, 2006

Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

1 2 3 4 OT T
SA 30 24 28 32 11125
TOR 21 23 32 38 4118

Top Performers

SA: T. Parker 32 Pts, 5 Reb, 13 Ast

Tor: C. Bosh 30 Pts, 14 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk

Spurs rally, top Raptors in OT without Duncan

TORONTO (AP) -- Even without Tim Duncan, the streaking San Antonio Spurs were able to slip by the Raptors.

Tony Parker had 32 points and a season-high 13 assists, Michael Finley scored six of his 23 points in overtime, and the Spurs beat Toronto 125-118 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight win.

Duncan missed his first game of the season because of flu-like symptoms, but Parker played one of best games of his career -- coming up one assist and six points short of career highs.

"It was even more important for us to win without Tim," Finley said. "We showed what type of team we are with one of our main ingredients not even playing, so when he comes back it will give us an added boost of confidence."

Sean Marks had a career-high 16 points for the Spurs, who have also won seven straight on the road. A win over New Jersey on Friday night would match the longest road winning streak in franchise history.

"We always seem like we come together when we go on the road," Parker said.

The Spurs are on an eight-game road trip because of a rodeo at SBC Center.

Chris Bosh had 30 points and 14 rebounds for the Raptors.

Mike James had 36 points, but he missed two free throws and had two of his shots blocked in the final 2 minutes of overtime.

"It's about making plays. You got to make plays at the end of the game," James said. "They were basically double teaming Bosh. It was hard to get him the ball at the end of the game. Guys got to step up, even if we can't force him the ball, guys got to step up and make plays."

Finley's 3-pointer and jumper gave San Antonio a 120-114 lead with just over 2 minutes left in the extra period.

James had a chance to cut the lead to two with 1:50 left, but he missed both of his free throws.

Bruce Bowen blocked James' layup attempt with 48 seconds left, and Nazr Mohammed blocked another shot by James with just over 20 seconds remaining.

Finley and Manu Ginobili added four free throws in the final 14 seconds to seal the victory.

Toronto's Antonio Davis, acquired from New York last Friday, received a mixed reaction in his first game back with Toronto. Davis struggled, missing a couple of key shots and turning the ball over down the stretch.

"I have to do a lot better than I did tonight. I understand that," Davis said.

Finley's consecutive 3-pointers gave San Antonio a 92-78 lead early in the fourth, but Morris Peterson's 3-pointer cut it to two with 4:13 left

The teams repeatedly traded baskets down the stretch of regulation.

James scored nine points in the final 3:06.

After Rasho Nesterovic's dunk gave San Antonio a 114-112 lead, Davis tied it with a tip-in with 38 seconds left.

Charlie Villanueva blocked Bowen's jumper just before the end of regulation.

Bowen capped a 14-6 run that gave San Antonio a 16-point lead in the first half -- its biggest lead of the game. Parker had 12 points and eight assists as the Spurs shot 60 percent and led 54-44 at halftime.

Game notes

Robert Horry returned for the Spurs after missing eight of the last nine games due to an abdominal strain, and started in Duncan's place. ... The Raptors played back-to-back overtime games for just the second time in their history. They lost to Los Angeles on Sunday. ... Indianapolis Colts kicker Mike Vanderjagt sat courtside. Vanderjagt missed a potential game-tying 46-yard field goal try late in Pittsburgh's playoff upset victory last month.

Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


Team Stat Comparison

Points 125 118
FGM-FGA 49-83 (.590) 42-85 (.494)
3PM-3PA 8-19 (.421) 6-18 (.333)
FTM-FTA 19-25 (.760) 28-40 (.700)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 7-32 16-39
Assists 27 14
Turnovers 11 14
Steals 5 3
Blocks 6 4
Fast Break Points 2 10
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 30 (0/0) 27 (1/0)
Largest Lead 16 0

Top Performers

San Antonio
Tony Parker Parker
Points: 32
Reb: 5
Ast: 13
Stl: 0
Blk: 0
Chris Bosh Bosh
Points: 30
Reb: 14
Ast: 4
Stl: 0
Blk: 1