SCOREBOARD
Friday, May 16
Boston at Cleveland (8 p.m. EDT). The Celtics, who have yet to win on the road in these playoffs, can advance to the Eastern Conference finals with a win over the Cavaliers.

STAR
Thursday
-Tim Duncan, Spurs, had 20 points and 15 rebounds to lead San Antonio to a 99-80 victory over the New Orleans Hornets in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals.

GOING THE DISTANCE
Manu Ginobili scored 25 points, Tim Duncan had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and Tony Parker added 15 points in the Spurs' 99-80 victory over the New Orleans Hornets in Game 6 on Thursday night. The win forced a seventh game on Monday in New Orleans in the Western Conference semifinals. Home teams are 20-1 in the second round.

SPEAKING
``Thank God we get to go back to New Orleans for Game 7.'' - Hornets guard Chris Paul after a 99-80 road loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals on Thursday night. The loss forced a seventh game on Monday in New Orleans in the Western Conference semifinals. Home teams are 20-1 in the second round.

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