Spurs Take Second Game

Parker, Duncan carry San Antonio; fourth- quarter surge too little, late for outclassed Cavs
By Greg Atwan,  Newser User
Posted Jun 11, 2007 11:30 AM CDT
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas (11) of Lithuania in the second quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals basketball game in San Antonio,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – San Antonio is two for two in the NBA finals, after a mind-numbing 103-92 rout over an apparently outmatched Cleveland last night. The Spurs entered the fourth quarter up by 27, a lead pruned but not uprooted by a workmanlike 15 minutes from LeBron James and the Cavs.

"It was really disappointing," said San Antonio's perfectionist Manu Ginobili of the last-minute convening of scores. Tim Duncan and France's imperturable Tony Parker combined for 53 points in the offensive massacre. James led the Cavs with 25, but off a sloppy 21 attempts. The Spurs hope they can prolong their virtually unimpeded success in the first game in Cleveland tomorrow. (Read more NBA finals stories.)