Spurs knock out the Suns
Bowen shuts down Nash and Ginobili and Parker star on offense to lead San Antonio, 114-106.
SAN ANTONIO — The Phoenix Suns’ Steve Nash dribbled aimlessly in the final seconds of the final game of his team’s Western Conference semifinals series Friday night, San Antonio’s Bruce Bowen in his face where he had been most of the night, victory out of reach.
When the buzzer sounded at AT&T Center, giving the Spurs a 114-106 win and a 4-2 victory in the best-of-seven series, the two embraced and went their separate ways, Nash back home to ponder yet another lost opportunity, Bowen and his teammates on to the next round to face the Utah Jazz in the conference finals beginning Sunday.
After zooming out to a 20point lead early in the fourth quarter, San Antonio had to weather one last charge by Phoenix, which cut the lead to five with 34 seconds left. But the Suns could get no