Tim Duncan

D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty ImagesTim Duncan's double-double helped the Spurs end the Suns' season.

Spurs Survival

Phoenix's Amare Stoudemire and Boris Diaw were back and the Suns gave San Antonio all it could handle in Game 6. But Tim Duncan dominated as the Spurs won 114-106 Friday to advance to the Western Conference finals against Utah. Story

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Somethings Got To Give

This is a matchup between the unstoppable force and the immovable object. The unstoppable force would be Phoenix's NBA-leading 110.2 points per game during the regular season. The immovable object would be San Antonio's NBA-best defense, which allowed only 90.1 points per game during the regular season.

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PLAYER MATCHUPS

SPURS SUNS
T. ParkerT. Parker
Points: 18.6
Rebounds: 3.2
Assists: 5.5
PGS. NashS. Nash
Points: 18.6
Rebounds: 3.5
Assists: 11.6
M. FinleyM. Finley
Points: 9.0
Rebounds: 2.7
Assists: 1.3
SGR. BellR. Bell
Points: 14.7
Rebounds: 3.2
Assists: 2.5
B. BowenB. Bowen
Points: 6.2
Rebounds: 2.7
Assists: 1.4
SFJ. JonesJ. Jones
Points: 6.4
Rebounds: 2.3
Assists: 0.6
T. DuncanT. Duncan
Points: 20.0
Rebounds: 10.6
Assists: 3.4
PFS. MarionS. Marion
Points: 17.5
Rebounds: 9.8
Assists: 1.7
F. ElsonF. Elson
Points: 5.0
Rebounds: 4.8
Assists: 0.8
CA. StoudemireA. Stoudemire
Points: 20.4
Rebounds: 9.6
Assists: 1.0

TEAM STATS (Regular Season)

  SPURS SUNS
PPG 98.5 110.2
RPG 40.7 40.5
APG 22.1 25.9
FG% 47.393 49.424
FT% 75.051 80.788
3P% .381 .399

SEASON SERIES

San Antonio leads 2-1
Nov 8, 2006 @SA 111, PHX 106Recap | Box Score
Feb 1, 2007 @PHX 103, SA 87Recap | Box Score
Apr 5, 2007 @SA 92, PHX 85Recap | Box Score

PLAYOFF HISTORY

SAS PHO
Championships: 3 Championships: 0
Last Championship: 2005 Last Championship: N/A
Last Season:
Lost in Western Conference semifinals
Last Season:
Lost in Western Conference finals

Injury Report

SAN ANTONIO SPURS

sas No recent injuries

PHOENIX SUNS

pho No recent injuries

Traveling Call

Mavs ready to face music Being whistled for traveling is a good thing in the playoffs. Where will you be watching? From your couch? Or from the high-intensity confines of a postseason arena alongside thousands of other adrenaline-fueled hoops junkies?

Be There: Playoff Travel Guide