Sunday , Apr , 29 , 2007 Oly Sandor

Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker Are Getting Help

After dropping game one, San Antonio has rebounded with a pair of victories and now lead their series with Denver 2-1. The big three, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili have stepped it up. But the Spurs have been getting strong play from a pair of veterans. Click here for analysis on this series…..

The got contributions from their three stars and a couple of wily veterans on Saturday night. This balanced attack was the key in winning game three of their Western Conference playoff series against .

 The Spurs, after losing the series opener, have now rebounded with a pair of wins to take a 2-1 lead over the Nuggets.

San Antonio got great games from the usual suspects: , Manu Ginobili, and . But a pair of veterans, and , helped the Spurs seal a tough victory against a resilient Nugget side.

Horry and Finley, when knocking down three-point shots, spread the floor and open things up for Duncan’s inside game and Parker and Ginobili’s penetration.

Consider Saturday’s game. Horry hit a pair of three-point shots, while Finley went 5-for-7 from behind the arc. Horry’s hot-shooting, in particular, drew one of the Nuggets posts away from the hoop, creating space inside for Duncan, Parker, and Ginobili.

As a result of this increased space, the big three all had big games. Duncan hit for 20 points. Parker scored a team-high 21 points. And Ginobili added 19 points.

The Spurs are tough to beat when Duncan, Parker and Ginobili have space on offense. Unfortunately, for Nugget fans, Denver’s learning this point the hard way.

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