Final

Regular Season Series (Game 4 of 4)

Series starts 11/26

Game 1: Sunday, November 26th
Spurs98Final
SuperSonics78
Game 2: Saturday, February 24th
SuperSonics71Final
Spurs102
Game 3: Sunday, March 25th
Spurs120Final
SuperSonics79
Game 4: Tuesday, April 3rd
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Spurs110

SuperSonics 91

(30-44, 10-26 away)

Spurs 110

(53-21, 27-9 home)

    Coverage: KRRT

    7:00 PM ET, April 3, 2007

    AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

    1 2 3 4 T
    SEA 22 26 17 2691
    SA 33 27 31 19110

    Top Performers

    Sea: C. Wilcox 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

    SA: T. Duncan 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    SuperSonics-Spurs Preview

    STATS LLC

    The San Antonio Spurs try to continue their dominance of the Seattle SuperSonics in 2006-07 when the teams complete their season series Tuesday night.

    San Antonio (52-21) is 3-0 against Seattle (30-43), winning by an average of more than 30 points. The Spurs have shot at least 52 percent and held the SuperSonics to less than 80 points in all three games.

    Seattle star Ray Allen played in the first two meetings, but the team learned he would be out for the season due to ankle surgery before being routed 120-79 by the Spurs on March 25. San Antonio made a season-high 16 3-pointers, scored 67 second-half points and handed the SuperSonics their biggest home loss since 1985.

    The last two victories in the series have been so easy for San Antonio that it hasn't had to use any player longer than 30 minutes.

    The Sonics have also dropped seven straight visits to San Antonio, including three playoff games. Only one of those games was decided by less than 10 points.

    San Antonio has nine games left to try to catch Phoenix for the second-best record in the NBA. The Spurs had their six-game winning snapped with a 100-99 loss at Indiana on Sunday to fall three games behind the Suns.

    "Every loss hurts," guard Manu Ginobili said. "Especially, down the stretch of the season ... and we're trying to catch the Suns for second seed, yeah it hurts."

    The Spurs' execution was lacking down the stretch Sunday as they blew a late eight-point lead. They missed all four shots from the field and 4-of-7 free throws, and committed two turnovers in the final 3:42.

    "From our point of view, I thought it was a pathetic performance for a team that's trying to prepare to go into the playoffs," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. "In the fourth quarter, I thought we played embarrassing basketball. It was a very disappointing loss. A pathetic, pathetic performance."

    All-Star forward Tim Duncan matched a season high with seven turnovers, although he posted his 41st double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Duncan spent much of the game complaining to the officials and received a technical foul in the third quarter.

    "They were allowed to be very physical and got away with a lot of stuff," he said. "They used it to their advantage."

    Ginobili made 4-of-11 shots for 13 points and is averaging just 13.8 points on barely over 40 percent shooting over his last 11 games.

    "For me today wasn't a good day shooting either from the field or the free-throw line," he said. "I'm disappointed in myself."

    Seattle had its three-game winning streak come to an end with a 114-103 loss to Denver on Sunday. Rashard Lewis scored 28 points for the SuperSonics, but it didn't have as much impact as when he had 33 against the Nuggets in a 100-97 victory four days earlier.

    "It was a game they needed, so you can't really match a team that's in desperation for a win because they're fighting to make the playoffs and hold onto their spot," Seattle guard Earl Watson said. "They came out and they beat us."

    Seattle is seeking to win four straight on the road for the first time since March 1-15, 2005.

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