2006–07 San Antonio Spurs season

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2006–07 San Antonio Spurs season
Fourth NBA title
Head coach Gregg Popovich
General manager R.C. Buford
Owner(s) Peter Holt
Arena AT&T Center
Results
Record 58–24 (.707)
Place Division: 2nd (Southwest)
Conference: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish NBA Champions

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television FSN Southwest, KENS, KMYS
Radio WOAI
< 2005–06 2007–08 >

The 2006-07 NBA season was the Spurs' 40th season as a franchise, the 34th in San Antonio, and the 31st season in the NBA[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Offseason[edit]

NBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
2 59 Damir Markota Forward  Croatia Cibona VIP (Croatia and Adriatic League)

Roster[edit]

2006–07 San Antonio Spurs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
SG 17 Barry, Brent 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) December 31, 1971 Oregon State
F 15 Bonner, Matt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) April 5, 1980 Florida
G/F 12 Bowen, Bruce 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) June 14, 1971 Cal State Fullerton
C 45 Butler, Jackie 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 265 lb (120 kg) March 10, 1985 Coastal Christian Academy
F/C 21 Duncan, Tim (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 260 lb (118 kg) April 25, 1976 Wake Forest
C 16 Elson, Francisco 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) February 28, 1976 Netherlands
G 4 Finley, Michael 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) March 6, 1973 Wisconsin
G 20 Ginóbili, Manu 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) July 28, 1977 Argentina
F/C 5 Horry, Robert 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) August 25, 1970 Alabama
F/C 7 Oberto, Fabricio 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) March 21, 1975 Argentina
G 9 Parker, Tony 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) May 17, 1982 France
G 14 Udrih, Beno 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) July 5, 1982 Slovenia
G 11 Vaughn, Jacque 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) February 11, 1975 Kansas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Francisco Elson Fabricio Oberto Melvin Ely
PF Tim Duncan Robert Horry Matt Bonner Jackie Butler
SF Bruce Bowen
SG Michael Finley Manu Ginóbili
Brent Barry James White
PG Tony Parker Jacque Vaughn Beno Udrih

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Dallas Mavericks 67 15 .817 - 36–5 31–10 14–2
x-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 9 31–10 27–14 10–6
x-Houston Rockets 52 30 .634 15 28–13 24–17 8–8
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets 39 43 .476 28 24–17 15–26 6–10
Memphis Grizzlies 22 60 .268 45 14–27 8–33 2–14


Player stats[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Brent Barry 75 28 21.7 .475 .446 .880 2.1 1.8 .75 .16 8.5
Matt Bonner 56 0 11.7 .447 .383 .711 2.8 .4 .30 .20 4.9
Bruce Bowen 82 82 30.0 .405 .384 .589 2.7 1.4 .76 .30 6.2
Jackie Butler 11 2 9.4 .457 .000 .900 2.0 .5 .18 .00 3.7
Tim Duncan 80 80 34.1 .546 .111 .637 10.6 3.4 .83 2.38 20.0
Francisco Elson 70 41 19.0 .511 .000 .775 4.8 .8 .44 .84 5.0
Melvin Ely* 6 0 10.8 .300 .000 .583 2.3 .7 .67 .33 3.2
Michael Finley 82 16 22.2 .412 .364 .918 2.7 1.3 .39 .20 9.0
Manu Ginóbili 75 36 27.5 .464 .396 .860 4.4 3.5 1.45 .36 16.5
Robert Horry 68 8 16.5 .359 .336 .594 3.4 1.1 .66 .60 3.9
Fabricio Oberto 79 33 17.3 .562 .000 .647 4.7 .9 .32 .30 4.4
Tony Parker 77 77 32.5 .520 .395 .783 3.2 5.5 1.06 .08 18.6
Beno Udrih 73 1 13.0 .369 .287 .883 1.1 1.7 .37 .01 4.7
Jacque Vaughn 64 4 11.9 .425 .500 .754 1.1 2.0 .38 .03 3.0
James White 6 2 22.8 .439 .286 .800 3.3 .8 .50 .17 8.3

* Statistics include only games with the Spurs

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Brent Barry 19 0 11.8 .350 .306 1.000 1.3 1.1 .21 .11 3.1
Matt Bonner 9 0 2.8 .286 .250 1.000 .3 .0 .22 .00 .8
Bruce Bowen 20 20 34.5 .395 .446 .500 4.1 1.3 1.40 .20 6.5
Tim Duncan 20 20 36.8 .521 .000 .644 11.5 3.3 .65 3.10 22.2
Francisco Elson 20 8 11.5 .591 .000 .700 3.1 .1 .40 .30 3.3
Michael Finley 20 20 26.9 .410 .419 .897 2.9 1.1 .55 .20 11.3
Manu Ginóbili 20 0 30.1 .401 .384 .836 5.5 3.7 1.65 .20 16.7
Robert Horry 18 0 20.1 .417 .351 .824 3.9 1.6 .61 1.33 4.3
Fabricio Oberto 20 12 20.8 .625 .000 .571 4.9 .7 .30 .20 5.6
Tony Parker 20 20 37.6 .480 .333 .679 3.4 5.8 1.10 .00 20.8
Beno Udrih 8 0 2.5 .000 .000 1.000 .1 .1 .00 .00 .3
Jacque Vaughn 20 0 10.4 .400 .000 .500 .5 1.4 .20 .00 2.2

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(3) San Antonio Spurs vs. (6) Denver Nuggets

April 22
Denver Nuggets 95, San Antonio Spurs 89
TNT
April 25
Denver Nuggets 88, San Antonio Spurs 97
AT&T Center, San Antonio
April 28
San Antonio Spurs 96, Denver Nuggets 91
TNT
April 30
San Antonio Spurs 96, Denver Nuggets 89
Pepsi Center, Denver
TNT
May 2
Denver Nuggets 78, San Antonio Spurs 93
San Antonio wins series, 4–1
AT&T Center, San Antonio

Last Playoff Meeting: 2005 Western Conference First Round (San Antonio won 4–1)

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Phoenix Suns vs. (3) San Antonio Spurs

May 6
San Antonio Spurs 111, Phoenix Suns 106
May 8
San Antonio Spurs 81, Phoenix Suns 101
US Airways Center, Phoenix
ABC
May 12
Phoenix Suns 101, San Antonio Spurs 108
TNT
May 14
Phoenix Suns 104, San Antonio Spurs 98
AT&T Center, San Antonio
TNT
May 16
San Antonio Spurs 88, Phoenix Suns 85
US Airways Center, Phoenix
May 18
Phoenix Suns 106, San Antonio Spurs 114
San Antonio wins series, 4–2
AT&T Center, San Antonio

Last Playoff Meeting: 2005 Western Conference Finals (San Antonio won 4–1)

West Conference Finals[edit]

(3) San Antonio Spurs vs. (4) Utah Jazz

May 20
Utah Jazz 100, San Antonio Spurs 108
May 22
Utah Jazz 96, San Antonio Spurs 105
AT&T Center, San Antonio
ABC
May 26
San Antonio Spurs 83, Utah Jazz 109
ESPN
May 28
San Antonio Spurs 91, Utah Jazz 79
EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City
ESPN
May 30
Utah Jazz 84, San Antonio Spurs 109
San Antonio wins series, 4–1
AT&T Center, San Antonio

Last Playoff Meeting: 1998 Western Conference Semifinals (Utah won 4–1)

NBA finals[edit]

Game 1[edit]

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers entered the 2007 Finals as newcomers. Game 1 was the first NBA Finals appearance in franchise history, and the first for each of its players (other than reserve point guard Eric Snow). However, the San Antonio Spurs had been to the Finals in three of the past eight seasons, winning a championship each time. With solid performances by Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginóbili, the Spurs won the series opener in convincing fashion, limiting LeBron James to 14 points on 4–16 shooting.

June 7
9:00 pm ET
Cleveland Cavaliers 76, San Antonio Spurs 85
Scoring by quarter: 15–20, 20–20, 14–24, 27–21
Pts: Gibson 16, James 14
Rebs: James 7, Ilgauskas 6
Asts: James, Gibson 4 each
TOs: LeBron James 6
Pts: Parker 27, Duncan 24
Rebs: Duncan 13, Ginobili 8
Asts: Tony Parker 7
Blks: Tim Duncan 5

Game 2[edit]

The Spurs took a stranglehold on momentum in Game 2. The Spurs big three overwhelmed the Cavs and the Spurs led by as many as 29 points in the third quarter. They absolutely dominated game during first 3 quarters and played show-time basketball. A furious 25–6 rally by Cleveland in the final quarter wasn't enough as the Spurs took a 2–0 lead in the series.

June 10
9:00 pm ET
Cleveland Cavaliers 92, San Antonio Spurs 103
Scoring by quarter: 17–28, 16–30, 29–31, 30–14
Pts: LeBron James 25
Rebs: Anderson Varejão 10
Asts: LeBron James 6
TOs: LeBron James 6
Pts: Tony Parker 30
Rebs: Duncan, Horry 9 each
Asts: Tim Duncan 8
Blks: Robert Horry 5
AT&T Center, San Antonio
Attendance: 18,797
Referees: Dick Bavetta , Jim Clark , Joe Derosa

Game 3[edit]

Rookie Daniel Gibson started Game 3 in place of the injured Larry Hughes but scored a series-low 2 points on 1–10 shooting. As a team the Cavs shot only .367 but out-rebounded the Spurs 48–41. Zydrunas Ilgauskas had a 2006–07 season high 18 rebounds. On the game's final play, LeBron James missed a potential game-tying 29-foot 3-pointer (which he contested as a foul on Bruce Bowen).

Game 3 was the lowest-scoring Finals game since 1955, with Tim Duncan of the Spurs having his lowest scoring game in his NBA Finals career, with 14 points.

June 12
9:00 pm ET
San Antonio Spurs 75, Cleveland Cavaliers 72
Scoring by quarter: 16–18, 24–20, 15–12, 20–22
Pts: Tony Parker 17
Rebs: Duncan, Bowen 9 each
Asts: Manu Ginóbili 5
Stls: Michael Finley 4
Pts: LeBron James 25
Rebs: Ilgauskas 18, Gooden 12
Asts: LeBron James 7
TOs: LeBron James 5

Game 4[edit]

San Antonio started out strong through the first three quarters, leading by as many as 11. Cleveland would stage a rally near the end of the third quarter and the first five minutes of the fourth, scoring 14 consecutive points to take its first second-half lead of the series. However, the Spurs would stage a 12–3 rally of their own to retake the lead and win the series in a 4–0 sweep.

June 14
9:00 pm ET
San Antonio Spurs 83, Cleveland Cavaliers 82
Scoring by quarter: 19–20, 20–14, 21–18, 22–27
Pts: Manu Ginóbili 27
Rebs: Tim Duncan 15
Asts: Manu Ginóbili 5
TOs: Tim Duncan 6
Pts: LeBron James 24
Rebs: Ilgauskas 13, Gooden 11
Asts: LeBron James 10
TOs: LeBron James 6
San Antonio wins series 4–0

Award winners[edit]

References[edit]