After his team was eliminated by the Jazz in five games, Rockets forward Charles Barkley offered his opinion on Utah's second-round series.
"I think the key is it'll come down to San Antonio's bench," Barkley said. "Because Bryon Russell and Shandon Anderson, they bring a lot to the table (for Utah)."THIS DUNCAN'S NO YO-YO: Somebody call Ripley's Believe It Or Not, better yet, get a hold of Robert Stack at "Unsolved Mysteries." After sweeping every monthly award, Tim Duncan failed to garner unanimous support for the NBA's Rookie of the Year award. The Spurs forward netted 113 of 116 possible votes for the honor.
The other three votes from the panel of writers and broadcasters who select the winner went to former University of Utah star Keith Van Horn of the Nets. Duncan's 97.4 percent landslide was the largest since Shaquille O'Neal collected 98 percent of the votes in 1993.