Duncan dominates as Spurs win Game 3
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) – Tim Duncan was dominant, scoring 33 points
and ripping down 19 rebounds to lead the Spurs to a 108-101 win over the
Phoenix Suns, as San Antonio went ahead in their Western Conference semifinal
The Spurs lead the best-of-seven set, 2-1, with Game 4 slated for Monday night
in San Antonio.
Manu Ginobili, who had 14 points in Games 1 and 2 combined, exploded for 24
points for the Spurs. Ginobili was inadvertently poked in his left eye by
Shawn Marion late in the third quarter. The skin below his eye bruised purple
and swelled, but he fought through the injury and continued to play. Tony
Parker finished with 16 points.
Marion had 26 points and seven rebounds for the Suns. Steve Nash finished with
16 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists. Nash was held scoreless in the first
half, and missed his first nine shots from the field before heating up in the
second half, and finished 6-of-17. Amare Stoudemire scored 21 points on
7-of-11 shooting, but played less than 21 minutes, and sat much of the second
half due to foul trouble.