Thursday , Mar , 04 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

San Antonio Spurs Team Report – March 4

=== San Antonio Spurs Team Report – March 4 ===

(Sports Network) – Hedo Turkoglu scored a team-high 18 points in leading the
San Antonio Spurs to an 88-84 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics on
Wednesday at SBC Center.

Tony Parker chipped in 17 points, while Bruce Bowen and Robert Horry scored 14
apiece. Rasho Nesterovic notched a double-double with 12 points and 12
rebounds, as the Spurs won for the 10th time in their last 13 contests.

Trailing 67-54 heading into the final quarter, Seattle outscored the Spurs
21-9, including six straight points from Ronald Murray, to get within one at
76-75 with 3:22 remaining.

The Spurs scored the next five points to go up six, but they could not pull
away any further. Murray knocked down a 15-foot jumper with 1:28 left to pull
the Sonics within 83-81.

However, San Antonio reeled off the next five points as Parker started the
spurt by hitting a jumper from the elbow and making a free throw on the next
possession. Horry hit two free throws with 11 seconds to go to make it 88-81
before Ray Allen fired up a meaningless three at the buzzer that went in.

The victory marked the sixth straight for San Antonio in the series with
Seattle and the 13th in the last 17 meetings.

In his last three games, Parker has averaged 16.3 points and 4.3 assists.

The Spurs are off until Friday when they host the Dallas Mavericks. This
will be the fourth and final contest between the two clubs, as Dallas has won
all three of the previous games with the Spurs.