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Tim Duncan
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SAN ANTONIO SPURS ROSTER (* PER = Player Efficiency Rating)
POS PLAYER HT YEAR AGE PTS REB AST PER*
G ALVIN ROBERTSON 6-3 1986 23 17.0 6.3 5.5 19.5
Comment: Did a little bit of everything: Defensive Player of Year, All-Star in '86
G GEORGE GERVIN 6-7 1980 27 33.1 5.2 2.6 24.0
Comment: There have been few pure scorers like the Iceman; was 1st-team All-NBA five times
G TONY PARKER 6-2 2006 23 18.9 3.3 5.8 20.9
Comment: Thanks to 54.8% shooting, took a huge leap forward this season
G MANU GINOBILI 6-6 2005 27 16.0 4.4 3.9 22.3
Comment: Didn't quite make "the leap" to superstar status, but was still an All-Star in '05
F LARRY KENON 6-9 1979 26 22.1 9.8 4.1 19.8
Comment: Formed an explosive scoring duo with Gervin; All-Star in '79
F TIM DUNCAN 7-0 2003 26 23.3 12.9 3.9 26.9
Comment: We know the drill: not flashy, just one of the best of all time; won his second straight MVP in leading the Spurs to the championship
F MIKE MITCHELL 6-7 1984 28 23.3 7.2 1.2 17.1
Comment: Lone All-Star year came with Cavs in '81, but was in top 10 in scoring four times
F BRUCE BOWEN 6-7 2005 33 8.2 3.5 1.5 9.5
Comment: He's here for his extra-tough D and 3-point shooting (40% in 2005)
C DAVID ROBINSON 7-1 1995 29 27.6 10.8 2.9 29.1
Comment: At his MVP peak in '95, The Admiral was an unstoppable scorer, great shot blocker and all class
C BILLY PAULTZ 6-11 1978 29 15.8 8.4 2.7 19.8
Comment: Hey, with a nickname like "The Whopper," how could we leave him off the squad?

SCOUTING REPORT: The battle in the paint against Houston will be legendary: Duncan and Robinson and Olajuwon and Malone. They can all score, rebound and play D. Of course, that still leaves Elvin Hayes to be accounted for. On the other hand, who do the Rockets put on Gervin? Their biggest guard is 6-4 Mike Newlin. The Rockets might have to counter by playing McGrady in the backcourt.