Thursday , Jun , 14 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Spurs hold slim lead over Cavs at halftime

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – Tim Duncan hasn’t made a field goal while
Tony Parker has missed just one, all adding up to San Antonio’s 39-34 edge
over Cleveland in an attempt to sweep the NBA Finals and hoist its fourth
championship in nine seasons.

The subplot prior to Game 4 has stayed true to form during the first half at
Quicken Loans Arena.

LeBron James is a new father, but San Antonio is 24 minutes away from
accomplishing something far from new.

James’ girlfriend Savannah Brinson gave birth to the couple’s second son,
Bryce Maximus James, just before 1 a.m. (et) Thursday morning.

On the court, Parker is 6-for-7 from the floor for 15 points and Manu Ginobili
— fresh off an 0-for-7 Game 3 — has nine points on 4-of-9 shooting. Tim
Duncan has only two points, missing all five of his shot attempts, but has
grabbed eight rebounds.

James has nine points on 4-of-12 shooting, but Cleveland went through one of
its series-long customary dry spells during the second stanza, scoring just 14
points after holding a 20-19 lead after one quarter.