San Antonio Spurs
I understand the brilliance that was this series between the Spurs and the Mavs, but all I see is a series winner and a loser — and it sucks to be on the side that lost.
Dirk Nowitzki had 22 points and nine rebounds, but the San Antonio Spurs led by as many as 31points on its way to a 119-96 victory in Game 7.
The upstart Mavericks are looking to upset the top-seeded Spurs in San Antonio, just as they did in Game 7 back in 2006.
Monta Ellis scored 12 of his 29 points to lead a fourth-quarter comeback, Dirk Nowitzki added 22 and the Dallas Mavericks forced a seventh game in their first-round series with top-seeded San Antonio.
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Dirk Nowitzki is having flashbacks to the epic playoff series between Dallas and San Antonio in 2006. But will it end the same way for San Antonio?
Tony Parker had 23 points hours after the birth of his first child, and the Spurs grabbed a 109-103 win over the Mavericks on Wednesday, taking a 3-2 lead in the first-round series.
DeJuan Blair has been suspended for Game 5 of the first-round series against San Antonio for kicking the Spurs’ Tiago Splitter in the head.
The German forward and the French point guard sure look like top priorities for the opposing defense in a series tied 2-all heading into Game 5 on Wednesday night.
The Spurs regained their home-court advantage by getting a split of two games in Dallas, matching what the eighth-seeded Mavericks were able to do in San Antonio.
After an emotional Game 3 win on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center, the Mavs must regroup and prepare for Monday’s Game 4.
Dirk Nowitzki had the only miss in a final minute filled with clutch shots by Dallas and San Antonio, topped by Vince Carter’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer that gave the Mavs a Game 3 win.