Spurs to Face Jazz in Western Conference Finals

Spurs to Face Jazz in Western Conference Finals

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs are in the Western Conference finals for the third straight year. The Spurs beat Phoenix 114-to-106 to win that semifinal series four games to two.

Manu Ginobili (MAH'-noo jih-NOH'-blee) had 33 points, eleven rebounds, six assists and four steals for the Spurs.

Tony Parker added 30 points and six assists. Tim Duncan had his usual solid game in the middle with 24 points, 13 rebounds and nine blocks.

The Spurs turned a two-point lead into a 20-point advantage early in the fourth quarter. The Suns made a mild run but couldn't avoid being eliminated by San Antonio for the second time in three years.

Amare Stoudemire (ah-MAH'-ray STOW'-duh-myr) led the Suns with 38 points and 12 rebounds.

The Spurs now meet Utah in the Western finals beginning Sunday at San Antonio. Those teams split four games in the regular season.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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