For the second time in five seasons the Spurs celebrated a title,
this time with a Game 6 victory at the SBC Center over the New
Jersey Nets. After averaging 24.2 points, 17.0 rebounds, 5.3
assists and 5.3 blocks, Tim Duncan embraced losing coach Byron
Scott, then grabbed his second Finals MVP trophy. Six months
later Duncan and teammate David Robinson would be named SI's
Sportsmen of the Year.
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