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2006–07 San Antonio Spurs season
NBA champions
Conference champions
Head coachGregg Popovich
General managerR.C. Buford
Owner(s)Peter Holt
ArenaAT&T Center
Results
Record58–24 (.707)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Southwest)
Conference: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finishNBA Champions
(Defeated Cavaliers 4–0)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFSN Southwest, KENS, KMYS
RadioWOAI
< 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]

In the playoffs, the Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets in five games in the First Round, then defeated the Phoenix Suns in six games in the Semifinals, and finally, defeating the Utah Jazz in five games in the Conference Finals to advance to the NBA Finals for the fourth time in franchise history.

There, the Spurs faced off against the Cleveland Cavaliers, led by a young LeBron James, who were making their first ever NBA Finals appearance. The Spurs would go on to sweep the Cavaliers in four games, winning the their fourth NBA championship, with Tony Parker named Finals MVP, making him the first European-born player to win the award.

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 59 Damir Markota F  Croatia

Roster[edit]

San Antonio Spurs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 17 United States Barry, Brent 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Oregon State
F/C 15 United States Bonner, Matt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Florida
F 12 United States Bowen, Bruce 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Cal State Fullerton
C 45 United States Butler, Jackie 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Coastal Christian Academy (HS)
F/C 21 United States Virgin Islands Duncan, Tim 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Wake Forest
C 16 Netherlands Elson, Francisco 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) California
C 2 United States Ely, Melvin 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Fresno State
G 4 United States Finley, Michael 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Wisconsin
G 20 Argentina Ginobili, Manu 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Argentina
F 5 United States Horry, Robert 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Alabama
C 7 Argentina Oberto, Fabricio 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Argentina
G 9 France Parker, Tony 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) France
G 14 Slovenia Udrih, Beno 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Slovenia
G 11 United States Vaughn, Jacque 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Kansas
G/F 33 United States White, James 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Cincinnati
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

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
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Dallas Mavericks 67 15 .817 -
2 y-Phoenix Suns 61 21 .744 6
3 x-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 9
4 y-Utah Jazz 51 31 .622 16
5 x-Houston Rockets 52 30 .634 15
6 x-Denver Nuggets 45 37 .549 22
7 x-Los Angeles Lakers 42 40 .512 25
8 x-Golden State Warriors 42 40 .512 25
9 Los Angeles Clippers 40 42 .488 27
10 New Orleans Hornets 39 43 .476 28
11 Sacramento Kings 33 49 .402 34
12 Portland Trail Blazers 32 50 .390 35
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 32 50 .390 35
14 Seattle SuperSonics 31 51 .378 36
15 Memphis Grizzlies 22 60 .268 45


Game log[edit]

2006–07 game log
Total: 58–24 (Home: 31–10; Road: 27–14)
2006–07 season schedule

Record vs. opponents[edit]

2006-07 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOK NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 3–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–0 0–4 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–3
Boston 1–3 2–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–3
Charlotte 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 2–2
Chicago 4–0 3–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 0–2 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 3–1
Cleveland 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
Dallas 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–3 3–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–2 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–1
Detroit 2–1 4–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–2
Golden State 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–3 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–3 2–0
Indiana 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 0–2 0–4 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–3
L.A. Clippers 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1
Memphis 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 0–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1
Miami 4–0 2–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1
Milwaukee 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–3
Minnesota 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 1–1
New Jersey 2–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 4–0
New Orleans/Oklahoma City 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–1
New York 2–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–2
Orlando 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 2–0 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–3
Phoenix 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–3 1–1
Portland 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–2
San Antonio 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 4–0 4–0 2–0 2–2 2–0
Seattle 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–4 1–1 2–2 0–2
Toronto 2–2 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1
Utah 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1
Washington 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1

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
April 25
Denver Nuggets 88, San Antonio Spurs 97
April 28
San Antonio Spurs 96, Denver Nuggets 91
April 30
San Antonio Spurs 96, Denver Nuggets 89
TNT
May 2
Denver Nuggets 78, San Antonio Spurs 93
San Antonio wins series, 4–1

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
May 12
Phoenix Suns 101, San Antonio Spurs 108
May 14
Phoenix Suns 104, San Antonio Spurs 98
May 16
San Antonio Spurs 88, Phoenix Suns 85
May 18
Phoenix Suns 106, San Antonio Spurs 114
San Antonio wins series, 4–2

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
May 26
San Antonio Spurs 83, Utah Jazz 109
May 28
San Antonio Spurs 91, Utah Jazz 79
May 30
Utah Jazz 84, San Antonio Spurs 109
San Antonio wins series, 4–1

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
Blocks: 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
Blocks: Robert Horry 5

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]