Jazz 109, Spurs 106

... FG FT RebSAN Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts

Will Perdue 21 2-2 1-2 2-8 0 4 5

Tim Duncan 50 8-17 10-15 0-5 3 1 26

David Robinson 42 9-16 3-5 6-14 2 5 21

Jaren Jackson 27 4-11 2-2 0-1 2 5 13

Avery Johnson 41 10-14 1-1 0-1 3 5 21

Vinny Del Negro 34 5-9 0-0 0-3 5 4 10

Chuck Person 32 2-5 0-0 0-5 1 6 5

Reggie Geary 11 1-2 0-0 0-0 3 2 3

Carl Herrera 7 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 2

Totals 265 42-77 17-25 8-38 19 32 106

Percentages: FG .554, FT .680. 3-Point Goals: 5-16, .313 (Jackson 3-7, Geary 1-2, Person 1-4, Duncan 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Del Negro 0-1). Team Rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 7 (Perdue 3, Robinson 3, Duncan). Turnovers: 16 (Duncan 3, Jackson 3, Johnson 3, Perdue 2, Robinson 2, Del Negro 2, Person). Steals: 6 (Duncan 2, Johnson 2, Robinson, Del Negro). Technical fouls: Perdue, 5:37 3rd; Johnson, 7:33 4th; illegal defense, 11:42 4th. Illegal defense: 1.

... FG FT Reb

UTAH Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts

Adam Keefe 11 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 0 0

Karl Malone 43 10-26 2-4 3-12 6 4 22

Greg Foster 25 3-4 0-0 1-3 0 3 6

John Stockton 38 8-13 1-3 0-1 12 4 18

Jeff Hornacek 40 7-14 5-6 1-4 7 3 21

Howard Eisley 15 1-4 1-1 0-0 1 0 3

Bryon Russell 40 3-6 9-10 0-6 1 0 16

Greg Ostertag 12 1-2 2-4 1-2 0 4 4

Antoine Carr 26 7-11 1-1 2-3 1 5 15

Shandon Anderson 15 2-2 0-0 1-1 1 2 4

Totals 265 42-82 21-29 10-35 29 25 109

Percentages: FG .512, FT .724. 3-Point Goals:4-10, .400 (Hornacek 2-3, Stockton 1-2, Russell 1-4, Eisley 0-1). Team Rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 5 (Keefe 2, Carr 2, Malone). Turnovers: 11 (Anderson 3, Stockton 2, Hornacek 2, Russell 2, Malone, Carr). Steals: 6 (Hornacek 3, Malone 2, Stockton). Technical fouls: None. Illegal defense: None.

San Antonio 22 30 23 23 8-106

Utah 20 31 28 19 11-109

A-19,911 (19,911). T-2:37.

Officials-Bill Oakes, Hue Hollins, Terry Durham.

Playoff Stats

Game 2 Game Points in Biggest Second chance Fast-break

... score the paint lead points points

Jazz 109 46 6 13 10

Spurs 106 42 8 12 4

Key matchup

Game 2

Position: Guard

... John Stockton Avery Johnson

Minutes 38 41

Points 18 21

Field goals 8 10

3-pointers 1 0

Rebounds 1 1

Fouls 4 5

Assists 12 3

Turnovers 2 3

Quarter-by-Quarter

1st Quarter: Karl Malone, Jeff Hornacek and Greg Foster each score four points as the Jazz jump out to a 12-6 advantage. The Spurs, however, outscore Utah 16-8 over the balance of the period for a two-point lead. David Robinson and Avery Johnson each net six points in the quarter to lead San Antonio. The Spurs' defense was exceptional, limiting Malone to just 2 of 9 accuracy from the field.

2nd quarter: Tim Duncan scores San Antonio's first seven points as the Spurs lead eventually increases to 29-22. The Jazz never pulled in front, though they did manage to even the score at 45-all. Antoine Carr came off the bench to tally 11 points. A late San Antonio burst is countered by three-pointers from John Stockton and Bryon Russell in the final 29.9 seconds.

3rd quarter: Robinson scores five points to spearhead an 11-4 run to open the period and give San Antonio its biggest lead of the night at 63-55. The Spurs begin to unravel midway through the quarter when Will Perdue is called for a technical foul. Utah seizes control of the game by outscoring San Antonio 21-11 over the final 5:37. Hornacek leads all scorers with 11 points in the period.

4th quarter: The lead changes hands seven times over the final 12 minutes, with each team having ample opportunity to avoid overtime. Utah's last chance was thwarted by a bad pass by Stockton with 2.9 seconds remaining. San Antonio, meanwhile, nearly won the game on the ensuing play. Vinny Del Negro's in-bounds pass reached Duncan, who threw it out to Jaren Jackson for a three-pointer at the buzzer. The Delta Center crowd cheers as it bounces off the rim.

Overtime: Trailing 101-98 with less than three minutes remaining, Utah takes the lead for good with a 10-2 run. San Antonio hurts its own cause by missing three free throws in the extra session. The most costly came with 54.9 seconds to play when Duncan missed two. The Jazz held a 102-101 advantage at the time. The Spurs have a chance to force a second overtime, but Del Negro's 3-pointer at the buzzer misses the mark.

Quotable

"I though we played a great game tonight. Those guys also played great. We thought every game would be like this and so far it's 2 for 2, every game has been close."

- Jeff Hornacek, Jazz guard