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Tech on Tyson.
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
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.
Looks like Rondo is headed to at least a double-double. But I don't know about those points.
Devin needs to let that singing go.
Nice bounce back pass from Rondo that led to the dunk by Aminu.
It's the 1st appearance for Ledo all season -- not counting his stints in the D-League.
Ricky Ledo is in the game. In the 2nd quarter, for crying out loud.
Big 1Q for Monta Ellis, he scores 12 but the Spurs counter with 50% shooting & lead the Mavs 25-21 on TXA21
Having to watch Harris linger on bench when he was clearly best PG on roster was getting tedious.
Rondo takes a break at the 4:11 mark with 2 rebounds, 2 assists, two turnovers and one foul.
Nice bounce pass by Rondo. Look for some guys to get hit in the head -- the way J-Kidd used to do it.
Greg Smith is coming in now for Tyson. He has a big opportunity here -- just in case he didn't know it.
Rondo has 2 turnovers in the first three-and-a-half minutes.
With Tyson and Rondo out there, you ever wonder if they'll be able to make the other players play better defense?
Mavs and Spurs on TXA21, about to tip off. Rondo starting. Spurs on 3 game losing streak. Mavs 19-8, Spurs 17-10
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!
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."
"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
Rick Carlisle says he doubts Raymond Felton will be ready by Christmas. "He's 90-something percent."
Carlisle: "The good thing about Rondo is he wants to be here. He likes how we play."
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
Be sure to stop by the fan shop during pre-game to get your 2014-2015 Dallas Mavericks Dancer Calendar signed!!!
"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
Tyson on Rondo: "Understanding what's going on out there, great timing, anticipating the ball and just causing havoc out there."
"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
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
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.''
"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
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
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.
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
For San Antonio: Parker, Leonard & Mills were already out w/ injuries anyway. Only Duncan and Ginobili are being "rested"
From Spurs website: Duncan, Parker, Manu, Kawhi Leonard, & Patty Mills are listed as out for tonight's game vs Mavs. (730p, TXA21)
Spurs announce Parker (hamstring), Kawhi (hand), Manu (rest) and Duncan (rest) will sit out tonight against the Mavs on Rondo Night.
Rick Carlisle said all players involved in Thursday's trade passed their physicals, so they're all eligible to play with their new team.