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NBA Playoffs:
PLAYER MATCHUPS
KINGS SPURS
CollisonD. Collison
PGParkerT. Parker
Points: 18.9
Rebounds: 3.3
Assists: 5.8
McLemoreB. McLemore
SGGreenD. Green
GayR. Gay
SFLeonardK. Leonard
ThompsonJ. Thompson
PFDuncanT. Duncan
Points: 18.6
Rebounds: 11.0
Assists: 3.2
CousinsD. Cousins
CSplitterT. Splitter
TEAM STATS (Regular Season)
  KINGS SPURS
PPG 98.9 95.6
RPG 40.5 41.5
APG 22.3 20.9
FG% 45.446 47.193
FT% 78.417 70.175
3P% .351 .385
SEASON SERIES
San Antonio leads 2-1
Nov 21, 2005 SA 96, @SAC 93Recap | Box Score
Dec 17, 2005 @SA 90, SAC 89Recap | Box Score
Apr 5, 2006 SAC 97, @SA 87Recap | Box Score
PLAYOFF HISTORY
SAC SAS
Championships: 1
(as Rochester Royals)
Championships: 3
Last Championship: 1951 Last Championship: 2005
Last Season:
Lost in Western Conference first round
Last Season:
Won NBA finals


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Parker and the Spurs took control early on Friday.
Spurred On
The Kings finally ran out of gas on Friday, as the Spurs cruised behind Tony Parker's 31 points to a 105-83 win, clinching the opening-round series 4-2. The defending champs now turn to their much anticipated second-round series with the Mavs. Story
 
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Artest The Spurs will need to continue the pick and roll game that creates dribble drives for Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. And they need to find Bruce Bowen, Brent Barry, Michael Finley and Robert Horry for open perimeter shots when their men leave them to help out on the other scorers.

The Spurs did a marvelous job in Game 5 of spacing the court and getting ball penetration. However the Kings are not going away and the Spurs may need to repeat their offensive statistics of 57 percent shooting, 43 percent 3-point shooting, 27 assists and 14 turnovers to win Game 6 on the road.

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Kings notes: This is Sacramento's eighth straight postseason appearance, all under Rick Adelman. Before Adelman, the Kings franchise made the playoffs seven times (1967 to 1998).

Spurs notes: Gregg Popovich (along with Rick Adelman) has 69 career postseason wins. Only nine coaches in NBA history have at least 70 playoff victories.


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