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San Antonio Spurs Win NBA Championship - 2003-06-16


The San Antonio Spurs are the new National Basketball Association champions.

The Spurs rallied in the fourth quarter with 19-point run to beat the visiting New Jersey Nets 88-77 Sunday, winning the best-of-seven series four games to two.

Tim Duncan led San Antonio with a triple-double -- a game-high 21 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists. He is the first player in 10 years to have a triple double in the finals in a single game.

Duncan was named the NBA's finals Most Valuable Player. He also was this season's regular season MVP.

Winning the NBA championship is a career-crowning end for Spurs' 37-year-old veteran David Robinson, who is retiring. Robinson had 13 points and 17 rebounds in Sunday's game.

San Antonio last won the NBA championship in 1999.

New Jersey star Jason Kidd led the Nets with 21 points. This is the second year in a row the Nets have lost the title. Last year, they were defeated by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.

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