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Spurs turnovers (15) now equal to their FGs (15) and almost equal to their deficit (14) with 2:56 left in the 1st half.
Closing in on halftime, 3 mins left and Dallas leads 51-39 on TXA21. Mavs hitting 52.5% from floor. Dirk has made 3/4 aft missing 1st 6
What a steal by Monta.
There's that 10-pt lead again.
Spurs = 14 TOs in 18:29. Mavs = 17 of 42 pts off TOs Spurs = 71.4% FG Mavs = 48.6% FG Score = Mavs 42, Spurs 36
Mid 2nd-Q, Dallas up 42-36 at Spurs in game 2. Mavs get 10 from Monta. Spurs only 2/6 on FTs
Tony P has missed 3 FT.s
Blair has 4 pts and 3 reb. against his former team in just 8 minutes.
As Spurs shooting percentage rises, now 71.4, their deficit grows, now 5. Mavs 39, Spurs 34.
That was a slap.
Calderon is 0-of-3 with 0 pts and 0 assists in 7 minutes. Harris is 3-of-3 with 8 pts and 3 assists in 8 minutes.
After 1st qtr, Spurs on pace to turn it over 36 times and make 40 FGs. They trail the Mavs, 24-23.
9 1Q turnovers for San Antonio, Dallas up 24-23 after 1 on TXA21. Mavs fell behind by 7 early before coming back to take edge
Dirk's first good look -- and he makes it.
Spurs have matched their 3-point FG total of 3 from all of Game 1. Still a low amount of attempts. 8 TOs killing SA early, lead 23-22.
Why do Spurs only have a 3 pt lead when they're shooting 58% and Dal shooting 26%? Spurs 7 FGs, 6 TOs in opening 8:30.
Slow start like Sunday but a quicker recovery tonight, Dallas has 6 from Monta Ellis & trailing 13-12 in SA w/ 4:11 left 1Q on TXA21
Dirk is 0-of-6 and Ellis is 1-of-3.
Dirk 0-of-5 from the field with no points. Splitter said Dirk didn't look comfortable in Game 1.
Ginobili hops off the bench at 7-min mark, guessing for Green, who has made two bad passes.
Mavs were fortunate in G1 not to get blown out in first half of opening qtr bc Spurs went cold. They have their hands full again.
Dirk picking up where he left off Sunday. He's 0-of-3.
There's Danny Green's first 3 of the series in first minute.
Mark Cuban said folks here know him from Shark Tank as opposed to the Mavs' owner. "A lot of them were like, 'What are you doing in town?' "
Tim Duncan's right knee, caught in a head-on collision w Monta Ellis' knee in G1, is just fine, per Pop. http://t.co/AXJStxOWIQ
Rick Carlisle pretty matter of fact on Dirk going into Game 2: "He'll be ready to play tonight."
Spurs anomaly from Game 1: Their 17.6% on 3s (3/17) was worse than any regular season game except hitting 2-of-21 on 2/21 at Phoenix
Mavs anomaly from Game 1: Dirk & Monta combined for 22 points, fewest in a regular season game for those 2 was 25 (vs MIN on 12/30)
On TV in San Antonio a few minutes ago, a reporter said Rick Carlisle got the best of Gregg Popovich in Game 1. I thought the Spurs won.
You never know what you're going to get from your role players from game to game. But if your stars don't show up you are dead meat.
.@cnbc yr guest list for tomorrow is non public One guest always moves a stock. U show a fund that trades it. Insider trading ? By who?
Vince Carter is really hoping people didn't overlook him for Sixth Man of the Year consideration. Carter: "The Mavs need a trophy."
Reporter: "They'll make some adjustments..." Vince Carter: "We will, too."
Rick Carlisle on Gregg Popovich: "Why don't we just give him Coach of the Century? I mean, he's the best."