Great finish in Dallas, as the Mavs got a big win over the Spurs. Rondo fills a missing piece. Really like the Mavs' core.
Final: Mavs 99, short-handed Spurs 93. Monta Ellis scores 11 of his season-high tying 38 in final 3:31. Rajon Rondo line: 6-7-9.
lol I forgot Richard Jefferson was on the Mavs
Only took the Mavericks 46 plus minutes, at home, but they just might have put the Spurs down for good. Up 4, 1:29 left.
By the way if you're doing anything else, turn on Mavs-Spurs.
Great weakside steal by Harris. Negates likely bucket for BAYNES, Mavs convert at the other end to climb within 2. 5:21 left...
Many of Rajon Rondo's former teammates say it takes awhile to get used to his passes. They catch players off guard. Mavs need time to jell.
I'm only ever watching mavs games from now on
Mavs desperately trying to create quicker tempo here
Mavs used to go with 3 guards a lot during the Jason Kidd days. Rolling with it now: Devin Harris, Monta Ellis, Rajon Rondo.
Mavs are gonna get their first lead since the 1Q on a technical foul shot. Pop probably wants that one back.
Two big 3s late in 3rd by Devin Harris, he has 13 off bench. Monta has 25. Spurs lead Mavs 77-75 after 3 on TXA21
I mean, if you had told the Mavs before the game they'd be within 2 of the defending NBA champions heading to the 4Q, they'd take it, right?
End 3Q: Short-handed Spurs 77, Mavs 75. Rajon Rondo 4 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists. Monta Ellis 25 points, 1 assist.
Austin, er, San Antonio Spurs up 77-75 through 3 against Rajon Rondo and the Dallas Mavericks.
finish with either no Spurs or no Mavs. Klay/Conley don't get in. Here's my guess: Kobe, Curry, Blake, Durant, M. Gasol(voted in) (2/3)
Mavs tie it up at 59, Spurs score 7 straight to push back ahead late in third quarter.
Give the Mavs tons of credit. Really hanging in against the defending NBA champions, down only seven with 3:38 to go in the third quarter.
Spurs, Mavs currently having a competition to see who can pass the ball worse.
Spurs playing a lot of zone and holding Mavs to 38% shooting. Monta Ellis has 18 points but Mavs down 47-42 at half on TXA21
Half: Short-handed Spurs 47, Mavs 42. Rajon Rondo (0 points, 5 assists, 6 rebounds) looks good. Dirk (4 points, 1-8 FG) does not.
Scrappy, never-say-die Mavs score five quick points in final 35 seconds, trail defending champs by five at half. Have to admire their guts.