Rasheed Wallace got to score because the refs finally gave him a chance to stay on the floor.
Byron Scott blamed the Spurs' free-throw advantage on the lop-sided calls by the referees.
Having seen what Dikembe Mutombo can do, Byron Scott would be wise to play him more.
The Nets and Spurs will make calls for backup, with Manu Ginobili likely saving the day.
With 10 days between the East finals and NBA Finals, the Nets are enjoying some lengthy R&R.
Shaquille O'Neal again overwhelmed the Nets with 40 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists as the Los Angeles Lakers took command of the NBA Finals with a front-running 106-83 victory.
Stern's jovial mood during an impromptu press conference before Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Friday indicates the confidence Stern has that Chinese center Yao Ming will play in the league.
Shaquille O'Neal powered his way to 36 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks as he lifted the Lakers to a 99-94 victory and delivered another very rude introduction to the upstarts from the Eastern Conference.
For the first time in NBA history, the road to the Larry O'Brien Trophy will require a stop at Exit 16W off the Jersey Turnpike.