Saturday , May , 19 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Playoff Game Capsules

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – LeBron James scored 23 points, grabbed
eight rebounds, and had eight assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers survived a
third-quarter Nets comeback and topped New Jersey, 88-72, in Game 6 of the
Eastern Conference semifinals to win the series, and advance to the Eastern
Conference finals for only the third time in franchise history, and the first
time since 1992. Cleveland will head to Detroit, where they will take on its
Central Division rival Pistons in Game 1 on Monday. Donyell Marshall poured in
18 points, all on three-pointers, and Drew Gooden added 16 points and seven
rebounds as the Cavs rebounded from a frustrating Game 5 loss in Cleveland to
win the series on the road. Jason Kidd had 19 points, 12 rebounds, and eight
assists for the Nets, who sliced a 22-point first half deficit to only one
point entering the fourth quarter, only to see it all slip away in the final
12 minutes. Richard Jefferson had 16 points and eight boards for New Jersey,
and Mikki Moore added 14 points and seven boards.

Final Score: San Antonio 114, Phoenix 106

San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) – Manu Ginobili poured in 33 points and
grabbed 11 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs rode a second-half surge to a
114-106 win over the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 to win their Western Conference
Semifinals series, and earn a spot in the Western Conference Finals. Tony
Parker had 30 points, and Tim Duncan finished with 24 points, 13
rebounds, and nine blocks for the Spurs, who will face the Utah Jazz for a
spot in the NBA Finals. Amare Stoudemire scored 38 points and ripped down
12 rebounds in his return from a one-game suspension for leaving the bench
during an altercation late in Game 4. Steve Nash scored 18 points and
tallied 14 assists, and Shawn Marion had 11 points and 11 boards. Leandro
Barbosa and Raja Bell had 13 points each. Boris Diaw, the other Suns player
suspended for Game 5, had a night to forget, scoring only one point and
grabbing one rebound in 13 minutes.