NBA Game Summary - San Antonio at Seattle
(Sunday, March 25th)
Final Score: San Antonio 120, Seattle 79
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Manu Ginobili scored 19 points and was one of seven Spurs in double figures as San Antonio blasted Seattle, 120-79, at KeyArena.
Tony Parker poured in 18 points and dished out seven assists and Tim Duncan posted 16 points with 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who have won three in a row. Jacque Vaughn chipped in 13 points, Matt Bonner 12 and Michael Finley and Bruce Bowen contributed 10 apiece in the victory.
San Antonio finished 53 percent from the field and a sizzling 52 percent from three-point range.
"We moved the ball really well," said Ginobili. "Against their press, against their zone, shots were falling. That makes things so much easier."
Luke Ridnour netted 16 points for the SuperSonics, who have dropped seven of their last nine games. Chris Wilcox had 14 points and grabbed nine boards, while Rashard Lewis donated 13 in defeat.
Prior to the game, it was announced that guard Ray Allen will miss the remainder of the season with bone spurs in his left ankle. Allen, the NBA's eighth-leading scorer at 26.4 points per game, will require surgery but a specific date has yet to be determined.
"We played well," said San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich. "We played good defense, but obviously caught a huge break with a great player like Ray being out."
Leading 30-23 after one quarter of play, San Antonio used a 17-5 burst -- capped by Parker's layup and two free throws -- to extend its cushion to 19 with just under five minutes to play in the second.
Duncan ended the frame with a turnaround jumper as the Spurs took a 53-40 advantage into the locker room.
San Antonio continued to control the game in the third, hitting five three- pointers -- three from Ginobili -- while Bonner drilled a jumper to make it an 81-65 contest.
Seattle failed to mount any offensive threat in the fourth and the Spurs used a 13-0 run midway through to pull away, outscoring the Sonics by an impressive 39-12 margin.
Seattle shot just 37 percent from the floor.
San Antonio has won four straight, seven of eight and 14 of the last 17 meetings with the Sonics.
03/26 00:05:53 ET