SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs have put an emphatic
end to the Western Conference finals by blowing out the Utah Jazz
109-to-84 in Game Five.
The lopsided victory puts the Spurs in the N-B-A Finals for the
third time in five years and within four victories of their fourth
Tim Duncan and Tony Parker each finished with 21 points and
powered an early 14-oh run that put the Spurs ahead 30-to-11. The
lead grew to 23 points early in the second quarter before San
Antonio completed its 19th straight home win over the Jazz.
Andrei Kirilenko led the Jazz with just 13 points while Deron
Williams and Matt Harpring each scored eleven. Boozer had nine on
3-of-10 shooting and Derek Fisher had only two free throws in 15
Williams was able to start despite a sprained right foot. Fisher
missed the opening tip and arrived around halftime after traveling
from New York, where his infant daughter was getting medical care
for a rare eye condition.