Earl K. Sneed

Monta Ellis, ask the fellas. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Devin with a much-needed three...@Dallas Mavericks within four. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

Carlisle said this was going to be a hard game for his team. #truethat

Earl K. Sneed

Baynes scores inside and the @Dallas Mavericks call timeout, trailing 66-59 with 3:36 left in the 3rd. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Tyson is called for a tech with 4:12 left in the 3rd. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo has drawn 3 offensive fouls. He had drawn 9 coming in this season. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

4 pts, 7 rebs & 6 assists for Rondo now in his @Dallas Mavericks debut. Mavs trail 59-56 with 5:49 in the 3rd. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

Rondo's 1st basket, and points, as a #Mavs player came on a goaltending call at the 7:59 mark of the 3rd period.

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo with his 1st two pts as a @Dallas Mavericks on a goaltending transition score. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk is now 2 of 11. @Dallas Mavericks trail 53-48 with 8:17 in the 3rd. #DALvsSAS

Mark Followill

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

Dwain Price

#Spurs lead at the half 47-42, Monta has 18, Parsons 7, Dirk 4, Jefferson 4, Harris 4. Rondo has 0 pts, 6 reb, 5 assists and 3 turnovers.

Earl K. Sneed

At the half, the @Dallas Mavericks trail 47-42. 18 pts for Monta Ellis. 6 rebs & 5 assists for Rondo. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

Rondo is probably done for the 1st half. He's played 14 minutes, has 0 pts, 6 reb, 5 assists, 3 turnovers and is 0-of-2 on FGs.

Earl K. Sneed

2:49 left in the half and the @Dallas Mavericks trail 39-33. 15 pts for Ellis. Rondo is scoreless but has 6 rebs & 5 assists. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

This game has become more interesting than I anticipated. I just hope it doesn't go into 3 overtimes. #deadline

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk with his 1st FG after starting 0 of 6. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo with a cross-court, two-hand bounce pass to Ellis for three. Wow. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

Looks like Rondo is headed to at least a double-double. But I don't know about those points.

Earl K. Sneed

These Rondo bounce passes, though... #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Rajon Rondo has now drawn two offensive fouls in the 1st half. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

Devin needs to let that singing go.

Dwain Price

Nice bounce back pass from Rondo that led to the dunk by Aminu.

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo with the transition feed to Aminu for the slam. @Dallas Mavericks are within seven, 35-28, with 7:01 in the half. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo, Ellis, Parsons, Aminu and Tyson on the floor for the @Dallas Mavericks. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

8:45 left in the half and the @Dallas Mavericks trail 33-23. Mavs are shooting 33.3% to Spurs' 50%. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Carlisle quickly goes to Aminu and Tyson with 9:41 left in the half. Ledo and Smith sit. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk is now 0 of 5 from the field. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

It's the 1st appearance for Ledo all season -- not counting his stints in the D-League.

Earl K. Sneed

Austin Daye for 3 and the Spurs lead 31-21. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

Ricky Ledo is in the game. In the 2nd quarter, for crying out loud.

Derek Page

The best floor general on the #Mavs is finally starting, and there won't be a huge drop off when Rondo gets a breather either.

Dwain Price

Ellis leads the #Mavs with 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting, including 2-of-2 from 3-point range.

Mark Followill

Big 1Q for Monta Ellis, he scores 12 but the Spurs counter with 50% shooting & lead the Mavs 25-21 on TXA21

Derek Page

Having to watch Harris linger on bench when he was clearly best PG on roster was getting tedious.

Earl K. Sneed

After one, the @Dallas Mavericks trail 25-21, despite Monta Ellis' 12 pts. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

The #Spurs lead after the first quarter 25-21.

Derek Page

Such a luxury for #Mavs to have All-Star PG in Rondo with an integral player like Devin Harris backing him up.

Earl K. Sneed

SICK lefty finish for Monta Ellis, who has 12 pts already. @Dallas Mavericks lead 19-15 with 2:58 left in the 1st. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

Rondo takes a break at the 4:11 mark with 2 rebounds, 2 assists, two turnovers and one foul.

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo with his 2nd assist of the night to a cutting Jefferson. He then draws a charge on Diaw. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Ellis beats the shot clock with a three, tying the game at 13-all. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Monta Ellis with the score, and the @Dallas Mavericks inch within three, 13-10, with 6:17 left in the 1st. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

Nice bounce pass by Rondo. Look for some guys to get hit in the head -- the way J-Kidd used to do it.

Earl K. Sneed

First Rondo-like pass leads to a trip to the FT line for Greg Smith. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

Greg Smith is coming in now for Tyson. He has a big opportunity here -- just in case he didn't know it.

Dwain Price

Rondo has 2 turnovers in the first three-and-a-half minutes.

Earl K. Sneed

11-5 start for the shorthanded Spurs. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Monta gets the @Dallas Mavericks on the board with a trey, but the Spurs lead 6-3 early. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

With Tyson and Rondo out there, you ever wonder if they'll be able to make the other players play better defense?

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk missed the chance to give Rondo his 1st assist on that jumper. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

There seems to be a different vibe in the air tonight. Like a playoff vibe. Is it because of Rondo, or because the #Spurs are in town?

Mark Followill

Mavs and Spurs on TXA21, about to tip off. Rondo starting. Spurs on 3 game losing streak. Mavs 19-8, Spurs 17-10

Dwain Price

#Mavs PG Rajon Rondo received a very loud ovation during pregame introductions tonight.

Earl K. Sneed

Crazy LOUD ovation for Rajon Rondo in his @Dallas Mavericks debut. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

"So far it looks like its going to be pretty smooth. But we haven’t played a game yet.'' -- #Mavs coach Rick Carlisle on the Rondo trade

Mark Followill

Reminder: Mavs vs Spurs with Rondo debut is on TXA21. No pregame. We'll be rocking and rolling at 7:30. Lot of buzz in here tonight!

Dwain Price

Asked his thoughts on the Rondo trade, Gregg Popovich said: "It doesn’t matter what I think. I have enough to think about on my team."

Dwain Price

"This game's a hard game to start with. It's probably even harder on some levels now.'' -- #Mavs coach Rick Carlisle

Dwain Price

#Mavs coach Rick Carlisle on the #Spurs: "They're going to play great tonight without all those guys We got to make them not play great."

Dwain Price

"The good thing about Rajon is that he wants to be here. He likes how we play, he’s very intrigued with things that we do.'' -- RCarlisle

Earl K. Sneed

Rick Carlisle says he doubts Raymond Felton will be ready by Christmas. "He's 90-something percent."

Earl K. Sneed

Carlisle: "The good thing about Rondo is he wants to be here. He likes how we play."

Kathryn Dunn

I think all the #MFFL's can agree- we are SO excited experience Rondo's #Mavs debut tonight!

Dwain Price

With the real #Spurs not able to stand up tonight, the #Mavs should be able to post their 20th win of the season.

Dwain Price

Duncan, Parker, Ginobili, Leonard and Mills all will not play tonight for the #Spurs against the #Mavs.

Dwain Price

Rondo moving fast on learning curve with Mavericks star-telegram.com/sports/nba/dal…

Kathryn Dunn

Stop by the #MavsHangar before the game tonight & get a calendar signed by yours truly!

Mavs Dancers

Be sure to wish our beautiful rookie Happy Birthday today!!! @De'Janae http://t.co/rbpXEpoblQ

Kathryn Dunn

While your passing time before the game tonight, cast your #NBABallot for your favorite player! I'm voting for @Tyson Chandler!

Kathryn Dunn

Happy happy birthday to our @De'Janae! Hope it's a good one and we get a #MavsWin! http://t.co/scbCqTNbXI

De'Janae

So today is officially the best day ever! Not only is it a @Dallas Mavericks GAMEDAY but it's also MY BIRTHDAY!!!

Mark Followill

An important reminder & please pass along to your MFFL friends. Tonight's game (Rondo's Mavs debut) is on TXA21 (Not FSSW) - See you at 730

Mavs Dancers

Be sure to stop by the fan shop during pre-game to get your 2014-2015 Dallas Mavericks Dancer Calendar signed!!!

Mavs Dancers

It's Christmas time and Mavs Game Day!!! #MavsNation #LetsGoMavs #UglySweaters #Mavs http://t.co/NAcyTXoFut

Dwain Price

"I think he's going to be great for our scorers as well as I'm sure we’re going to get help from him defensively." -- TChandler on RRondo

Dwain Price

Tyson on Rondo: "Understanding what's going on out there, great timing, anticipating the ball and just causing havoc out there."

Dwain Price

"No matter who they play they're going to play hard and they can get a win with any players they put out there.'' -- Tyson on the #Spurs

Dwain Price

"U try 2 take things away from him and try 2 keep him out of the paint. But he just gets 2 the spots he wants 2 get 2.'' -- DHarris on Rondo

Mark Followill

Thursday's 5-player trade is by far the most players changing in an "in-season" Mavs trade since 7-player deal w/ Washington in Feb 2010

Dwain Price

Tyson on Rondo: "He's going to get a huge (reception tonight) because people around here understand what he's going to bring 2 this team.''

Dwain Price

"The thing that I love about him is he’s a scoring threat, but he would rather pass the ball.'' -- Tyson Chandler on Rajon Rondo

Mark Followill

If Mack Brown was out of the studio this year I missed it...he sounded good as the game analyst today on the New Orleans Bowl

Mark Cuban

Cyber Dust Tip: How to set text shortcut for Cybe…: youtu.be/W6ySQMuuKxc

Earl K. Sneed

Inside Report: With Rajon Rondo at point, @Dallas Mavericks will look to push pace against defending champion Spurs mavs.com/game-28-mavs-v…

Jeff Caplan

The last time a team as depleted as the Spurs rolled into Dallas, the Donald Sloan-led Pacers put a beat down on the Mavs.

Mark Followill

This will mark the 6th time in 9 games on 2nd night of a back to back that the Spurs have sat at least 2 if not all 3 of their Big 3

Mark Followill

For San Antonio: Parker, Leonard & Mills were already out w/ injuries anyway. Only Duncan and Ginobili are being "rested"

Jeff Caplan

Spurs schedule rest of '14: Dal, LAC, OKC, NO, Hou, Mem, NO. Just did Port, Mem, Port... foxsports.com/southwest/stor…

Mark Followill

From Spurs website: Duncan, Parker, Manu, Kawhi Leonard, & Patty Mills are listed as out for tonight's game vs Mavs. (730p, TXA21)

Jeff Caplan

Spurs announce Parker (hamstring), Kawhi (hand), Manu (rest) and Duncan (rest) will sit out tonight against the Mavs on Rondo Night.

Earl K. Sneed

With the addition of Rondo, the @Dallas Mavericks now have the best pump fake (Parsons) and the best behind-the-back-pass fake (Rondo) in the NBA.

Dwain Price

Rick Carlisle said all players involved in Thursday's trade passed their physicals, so they're all eligible to play with their new team.

Kathryn Dunn

It's #Gameday! Big game tonight, you definitely want to be there to experience #DALvsSAS & start of the Rando era! http://t.co/z088KwHYCD

Mark Cuban

Mavs fans, we freed up some tickets for tonight's and this week's games. Get them at the box office of Mavs.com. #MFFL