Thursday , May , 31 , 2007 Oly Sandor

Tim Duncan, Tony Parker & San Antonio Spurs Advance To Another NBA Finals

The San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA finals … Timmy D, Manu, and Tony Parker closed out their series against Utah on Wednesday night … Get your recap and reaction right here …

What Happened: The San Antonio Spurs were in a hurry to get back to the NBA finals.

The Spurs used an impressive first quarter run to defeat the Utah Jazz 109-84 in game five of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday evening at the AT&T Center.

There was no suspense in this game. San Antonio established a 23-point second quarter lead and Utah never recovered.

Tim Duncan had 21 points and seven rebounds. Tony Parker also had 21 points to go with five rebounds, and five assists. The Spurs also got a combined 45 points from their bench. After falling behind early, Utah never got on track.

The Jazz were led by Andrei Kirilenko’s 13 points. Deron Williams and Matt Harpring each had 11 points.

Despite the loss, Utah’s had a successful season, winning 51 games and the Midwest Division.

The Spurs have advanced to their fourth NBA finals in nine seasons. The finals begin next Thursday in San Antonio.

Reaction of San Antonio center Tim Duncan
on what it means to get to the finals:
"It’s great, it’s about the journey. Last year we had a tough finish, this year to come back, put the team together and to go through three really, really good teams to get here, it’s tremendous.”

Reaction of San Antonio guard Tony Parker
on the win:
"Tonight we played great, everybody from the starting five to bench, everybody hit shots. I think we won that game in the first quarter.”

Reaction of San Antonio owner Pete Holt
on qualifying for the finals:
 "It always feels good to be here. This is wonderful.”

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