Thursday , Dec , 16 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

San Antonio Spurs Team Report – December 16

=== San Antonio Spurs Team Report – December 16 ===

(Sports Network) – Tim Duncan scored 24 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to
lead the San Antonio Spurs to a come-from-behind, 94-91 victory over the
Orlando Magic at the SBC Center.

Manu Ginobili netted 17 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, for the
Spurs, who outscored the Magic 28-15 in the final 12 minutes. Tony Parker
collected 13 points and six boards in the win, despite playing with a sore
groin.

Malik Rose had 12 points and seven rebounds for San Antonio, which has won two
in a row and 10 of its last 12 contests.

The Spurs trailed by 10 points entering the fourth quarter, but slowly chipped
away at the deficit.

Beno Udrih’s three-pointer midway through the period pulled San Antonio within
84-83. After Steve Francis made a layup for Orlando, the Spurs countered with
a 9-2 spurt, capped by Rose’s jumper, to grab a 92-88 advantage with 2:42
left.

The Magic were able to get within 94-91 on two foul shots by Francis with 32.7
seconds remaining and then got the ball back following a missed shot by
Ginobili.

On the final possession, Francis dribbled around and then forced an off-
balance three-pointer from the corner that drew nothing but air and the ball
went out of bounds as time expired.

Duncan has reached double-digits in all 23 of San Antonio’s games this season.

San Antonio, which improved to 10-1 at home, returns to action on Friday
versus the lowly New Orleans Hornets.

SAN