Spurs 4, Knicks 1

 
Game 1: @ S.A.
San Antonio 89
New York 77

Game 2: @ S.A.
San Antonio 80
New York 67

Game 3: @ N.Y.
New York 89
San Antonio 81

Game 4: @ N.Y.
San Antonio 96
New York 89

Game 5: @ N.Y.
San Antonio 78
New York 77

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 Sounds
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Watch the final seconds of Game 5 as the Spurs celebrate their first NBA Championship.
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Sean Elliott drives into the lane and kicks it out to Avery Johnson for the 15-foot game-winner in Game 5.
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Avery Johnson gets the pass from Sean Elliott and Johnson hits the 15-footer for the eventual game-winner in Game 5.
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Listen to the radio call of the final seconds of the Spurs' title-clinching victory in Game 5.
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When I met Steve Kerr the first time, I asked him about the big shots against Utah.
He said the main thing is you have to know you're going to shoot it. Don't hesitate, shoot it, let it go.

   — Avery Johnson

Spurs Win Title!
Led by the dominance -- and unselfishness -- of Tim Duncan and David Robinson, the Spurs (twin) towered over the NBA, winning 46 of their last 53.
Game 5: Spurs 78, Knicks 77
Game 5 quotes: Spurs | Knicks
Go inside the interview room!
Game 5 notes

Play of the Finals Poll
Avery Johnson's series-clinching jumper got the nod as Play of the Finals.
Play diagrams and animations, including Avery's shot

Admiral's Résumé Complete
He was already an MVP, Olympic gold medalist and one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, but now David Robinson has the crowning achievement of his career.

Mr. Big Shot
Avery Johnson's clutch jumper clinched the Spurs' title and broke the hearts of New Yorkers, writes the Express-News.
Post: Latrell's scoring spree not enough for Knicks

Championship Gear Here
Spurs Championship merchandise is now available in the NBA Store: shop from an assortment including the official locker-room cap and t-shirt, home video, and more!

Samantha Celebrates
Go into the locker room as the Spurs celebrate their championship, in the final episode of our daily streaming-video show.
NBA.cam: Images from robotic cameras inside the Garden

Gaze Chats Live
Australian Andrew Gaze of the Spurs stopped by NBA.com's pregame shootaround for a brief chat Friday.

NBA.com Specials
All-Access Pass
Go inside the locker rooms and behind the scenes:
PHOTOS
The Garden: Game 4
The Garden: Game 3
Alamodome: Game 2
Alamodome: Prep

VIDEO
Volume 1 | Volume 2
Volume 3 | Volume 4

NBA.commentators
San Antonio's Malik Rose gives his thoughts on playing at The Garden as he answers fan e-mail.

New York's Marcus Camby responds to your questions


T E A M   F E A T U R E S
Q&A with Mike Saunders - The longtime Knicks trainer talked with NBA.com about his job and Patrick Ewing's warrior mentality.

Finals Through Different Eyes - Spurs veteran Jerome Kersey is content to be a role player in his third trip to the Finals.
A different perspective: Q&A with Spurs King, Williams

A Chip Off the Ol' Block - Knicks Coach Jeff Van Gundy has followed in his father's coaching footsteps, reports the Post.

An Original Duncan - The quiet exterior of Tim Duncan cleverly disguises a funny, thinking man.
Express-News: 3 lucky days built Spurs' frontline
Daily News: Duncan finds a way to rebound

Interview with the Admiral - David Robinson talks about his upbringing, the Naval Academy and the Spurs in an NBA.com-exclusive interview transcript.

Man Behind the Mouth - The Express News profiles the Spurs' emotional leader, Mario Elie.
Daily News: Spurs journeyman trio still out for respect

 

G A M E   F E A T U R E S
'Little Guys' Play Big - The Spurs' supporting cast stepped it up in Game 4 to complement the ferocious play of the Twin Towers, writes the Express-News.
NY Post: Avery points way to victory

Trio Triumphant in 3 - The Express-News reports on the Game 3 performance of Houston, Sprewell and Johnson, who combined for 74 of New York's 89 points.
Daily News: Sweep thoughts swept away

Spurs' 'D' Frustrates Knicks - The Knicks shot just 32.9% in Game 2 as the Twin Towers not only blocked nine shots, but also altered a sky-full, writes the Express-News.

Admiral Still in Charge - Even though Tim Duncan had the biggest numbers in Game 1, David Robinson made his share of key plays down the stretch.
Express-News: S.A. Finals has flavor of its own

 

S I G H T S   &   S O U N D S
Now Introducing... - Get psyched up by listening to the starting lineup introductions for the Finalists.

Best of the Knicks and Spurs - See season highlights in our team theaters: Spurs | Knicks
Team photo galleries: Spurs | Knicks

Photos of Finals Past - Find Bird, Magic, MJ, Hakeem and more in our historical Finals photo galleries:
1970-89 | 1990-95 | 1996-98.

Great Finals Moments - Check out video highlights of the most memorable moments in Finals history.

 

C H A T S   &   M A I L B O X E S
Dr. Jack's Series Diagnosis - NBA.com expert analyst Dr. Jack Ramsay answers your e-mails about the Finals.
Players answer NBA.com e-mail: Knicks | Spurs

Dumars Chats Live - In a live chat on June 14, 1989 Finals MVP Joe Dumars said that his first championship win was his most memorable game.
Dumars reflects on Detroit's championship years
Ten years ago, the Pistons' reign began

 

H I S T O R Y
Added Incentive - Few expected the '69 Celtics to defend their title, but they were more than happy to ruin the party the Lakers had planned.

Appreciating Kareem - Underappreciated for more than a decade, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's contributions to the Lakers' Showtime era now shine brighter than ever.

Times Have Changed - The NBA Finals have come a long way since sportswriter David DuPree witnessed his first NBA championship series in 1975.
Grant Hill recalls Dr. J on ESPN Classic's "NBA Vintage"

Finals Records: Beyond the Obvious - The NBA Finals record book contains some memorable - and unusual - facts.
NBA Finals Records: Individual | Team

Relive Finals Past - Read a season-by-season recap of the NBA Finals.

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Big Easy is
Easy MVP Choice

Tim Duncan averaged 27.4 points, 14.0 rebounds and 2.20 blocks en route to being named Finals MVP. (Eric Weinstein/NBA Photos)

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