Wednesday , May , 23 , 2007 Oly Sandor

Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili & San Antonio Spurs Win Game Two Against Utah Jazz

The San Antonio Spurs have protected homecourt, winning game two against the Utah Jazz … The Spurs now lead the series 2-0 … And on Tuesday night it was raining three-balls from the Alamo as the Spurs made 13 three-pointers … Get your re-cap and reaction right here….

{{What Happened}}: The San Antonio Spurs made 13 three-pointers to beat the Utah Jazz 105-96 in game two of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday at the AT&T Center.

With the win, the Spurs now lead the best of seven series 2-0.

Once again, San Antonio’s Big Three led the way. Tim Duncan had 26 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 blocked shots, while Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker each scored 17 points.

The Spurs put pressure on the Jazz by making 13-of-26 attempts from beyond the arc. And four San Antonio players, Brent Barry, Bruce Bowen, Michael Finley, and Manu Ginobili, made three three-point shots.

Utah has now lost eighteen straight games to San Antonio. Carlos Boozer and Deron Williams paced the Jazz. Boozer scored 33 points to go with 18 rebounds, while Williams had 26 points, 10 assists, and three steals.

Mehmet Okur and Andrei Kirilenko had another off-night. Okur had just 11 points on 4-for-13 shooting. Kirilenko had 15 points, but also had five turnovers.

Game 3 is Saturday in Utah.

{{Reaction of San Antonio guard Tony Parker}} on the Spurs’ hot three-point shooting:                             "That is what they were giving us. They were forcing us to make outside shots and we made those shots." (CBC)

{{Reaction of San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili}} on the Spurs’ mindset for the rest of the series:    "We have to stay humble because we just got what’s ours. "We’ve got to do even better now to get one in Utah. Hopefully we’ll show the same approach and concentration." (ESPN)

{{Reaction of Utah guard Deron Williams}} on the Jazz’s chances:                                                        "We still have a chance. But I think it is a lot worse to be down 2-0 to the Spurs than the [Houston] Rockets.” (CBC)

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