LeBron’s late surge not enough, as Spurs hold off Cavs for 2-0 lead
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) – Tony Parker poured in 30 points on 13-of-20
shooting from the field as the San Antonio Spurs held off the Cleveland
Cavaliers, 103-92, in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
Tim Duncan added 23 points, eight assists and nine rebounds for San Antonio,
which leads the best-of-seven series 2-0.
Manu Ginobili scored 25 points and was 11-of-11 from the free throw line for
the Spurs, who are going for their fourth NBA championship in nine seasons and
look to take a commanding 3-0 lead as the series shifts to Quicken Loans Arena
in Cleveland for Game 3 on Tuesday.
LeBron James, who was hampered by foul trouble early in the contest, netted 25
points for Cleveland, which trailed by as many as 28 points in the first half
and could never recover despite a late surge.
Drew Gooden contributed 13 points and six rebounds for the Cavaliers, who
outscored the Spurs 30-14 in the fourth quarter to make a run, but it wasn’t
enough to overcome their poor performance the rest of the contest.