Bowen leads Spurs over Sonics
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) – Bruce Bowen scored 18 points and Tony
Parker added 16 and six rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs over the
Seattle SuperSonics, 110-91, at AT&T Center.
Tim Duncan added 14 points, seven assists and four rebounds for the playoff-
bound Spurs, who have won seven of eight.
Chris Wilcox had 20 points to lead the Sonics, who have dropped two in a row
after winning three straight. Rashard Lewis added 19 points for Seattle, which
fell behind early and never recovered.
The Spurs never trailed in the game, scoring 12 of the first 16 points. San
Antonio later extended to a 30-17 lead after a Michael Finley three-pointer
late in the stanza and cruised into the second with a 33-22 lead.
The Sonics drew within 45-39 after a Wilcox bucket midway through stanza, but
the Spurs answered with a Bowen three-pointer to extend the lead to nine.
Bowen’s trey with just over four minutes left then made it a 53-42 game and
San Antonio went into the third with a 60-48 cushion.
The game got out of control in the third. Ahead 67-58 four minutes into the
quarter, the Spurs ended the frame with a 24-7 run to take a 91-65 lead
into the final 12 minutes. The Spurs got balanced scoring during the surge,
with four different players scoring four points each.
Seattle hit just 2-of-8 three-pointers, while the Spurs hit 9-of-21 led by
Bowen’s 6-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc…Finley ended with 13
points…Fabrico Oberto ended with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the
Spurs…San Antonio won all four meetings against the Sonics this season.