Thought it was about time!!! Duncan, Parker Lead Spurs to Game 1 Win in Phoenix By BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer Posted May 6 2007 7:13PM <!--/frags/nbaArticleTools.html SSI include--><LINK media=print href="/css/nba_main_print.css" type=text/css rel=stylesheet> San Antonio 111, Phoenix 106 PHOENIX, May 6 (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs left the Phoenix Suns bloodied and beaten in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. Tim Duncan had 33 points and 16 rebounds - eight offensive - and Tony Parker added 32 points to lead the Spurs to a rough-and-tumble 111-106 victory on Sunday. Steve Nash scored 31 for Phoenix but missed a crucial 45 seconds in the final minute because of a bloody cut on his nose, the result of a head-on collision with Parker with 2:53 to play. Michael Finley added 19 points for San Antonio, which with the victory has home-court advantage the rest of the series. Amare Stoudemire had 20 points and 18 rebounds but was just 6-of-19 shooting. Leandro Barbosa scored 18 points for the Suns. Shawn Marion, after a slow start, scored 16, 11 in the final quarter. Game 2 is Tuesday night in Phoenix. After Parker stole Nash's pass, the two collided head-to-head in the San Antonio backcourt. Parker fell to the floor and Nash walked away bleeding. Parker eventually got to his feet and both stayed in the game, Nash with a bandage over the cut. Nash made a 3-pointer to tie it at 102 with 2:25 to play, then Duncan gave the Spurs the lead for good with a 10-foot baseline hook shot. Nash missed a 3, then Parker sank a 23-footer to put San Antonio ahead 106-102 with 1:23 remaining. Nash's driving layup with 1:13 left cut it to 106-104, and Raja Bell drew an offensive foul on Parker to give Phoenix the ball. But Nash had to come out with 54 seconds to go because of blood oozing around the bandage. After Nash's departure, Barbosa missed a 3-pointer that would have given Phoenix the lead. Manu Ginobili made one of two free throws to make it 107-104 with 32 seconds to play, then Stoudemire's two free throws sliced the lead to 107-106 with 26 seconds to go. After a San Antonio timeout, Barbosa was called for a foul before the ball was thrown inbounds. That meant Finley got a free throw, and made it, and San Antonio kept possession. The bleeding finally was contained and Nash returned with 9.1 seconds to go, but by then San Antonio led 110-106. The Spurs were 5-for-9 at the foul line down the stretch, just good enough to win. Neither team led by more than eight points in the intense contest between the teams with the two best records left in the playoffs. Marion broke out of a subpar offensive game to score seven in an 82-second span of the fourth quarter. His 3-pointer, followed by a fast-break layup, put Phoenix ahead 84-83 with 9:38 remaining. There were seven lead changes and three ties after that. Both coaches were livid with the officiating, especially Suns coach Mike D'Antoni. When the teams returned to the court at halftime, D'Antoni got into a heated conversation with referee Bob Delaney at midcourt. During the talk, Delaney turned called a technical against Suns assistant Mark Iavaroni, who was sitting on the Phoenix bench. Finley's free throw on the technical ignited a 16-5 Spurs' run to start the second half. Parker scored six in the surge, capped by a 19-footer that put San Antonio ahead 67-59 with 8:05 left in the third. Phoenix cut it to two late in the third quarter and twice had a chance to tie before the period ended, but Barbosa missed a layup, then his baseline jumper at the buzzer was swatted away by Robert Horry. San Antonio led 77-75 entering the fourth. Notes: San Antonio has won five straight playoff games. ... Marion turns 29 on Monday. ... It's the second time since 1975 that the league's highest-scoring team (Suns 110.2 points) is going against the top defensive team (Spurs 90.1) in the playoffs. The other occasion was the 2005 Western Conference finals between Phoenix and San Antonio, which the Spurs won.