SAN ANTONIO, May 2 (UPI) -- Michael Finley hit a club playoff record eight three-pointers Wednesday and San Antonio reached the second round of the playoffs with a 93-78 win over Denver.
Denver was within four points at the start of the fourth period, but Robert Horry hit a three-pointer to start the quarter and ignite a 10-4 San Antonio run.
The Spurs won the first-round series in five games after losing the opener on their home court. They are seeking their fourth NBA title in nine years.
Finley's eight tres came on nine attempts. The rest of the Spurs were two of 12 from beyond the arc.
This is the fourth straight season the Nuggets have been eliminated from the playoffs in the opening round.