Dwain Price

#Spurs F Boris Diaw on #Mavs-Spurs said: "It’s not going to be easy because it’s 1 against 8. We’ve seen upsets before in the past.''

Dwain Price

If the #Mavs play a switching defense in Game 2 like they did Sunday, #Spurs F Boris Diaw said: "We’ve just got to keep moving the ball.''

Dwain Price

"He's 1 of those players you're thinking all day how you're going to guard him and what's he's going to do in the game.'' - Splitter on Dirk

Dwain Price

#Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on Rick Aldeman's retirement: "He's a fine example of what coaching is all about and how to conduct yourself.''

Dwain Price

"He's a special guy. He's one of those guys I call a 'lifer.'' -- #Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on the retirement of MINN coach Rick Adelman

Dwain Price

"Its never easy in the playoffs. Its always hard. The other team wants to win as bad as we do.'' #Spurs F Boris Diaw on Sun.'s win over DAL

Dwain Price

"I think he can have a big game, too.'' -- #Spurs PG Tony Parker on teammate Kawhi Leonard

Earl K. Sneed

Inside Report: @DallasMavs vow to learn from Game 1's disappointment mavs.com/mavs-vow-learn…

Jeff Caplan

NBA officially announces Joakim Noah as your 2013-14 Defensive Player of the Year. Roy Hibbert and DeAndre Jordan were 2nd and 3rd.

Dwain Price

"He’s going to fade away and do the jumper. But he wasn’t comfortable the first game.'' -- #Spurs C Tiago Splitter on #Mavs F Dirk Nowitzki

Jeff Caplan

NBA says foul called on Dwight Howard w 10.8 sec left in OT should have been called on Blazers' Joel Freeland & Howard should have shot FTs.

Jeff Caplan

Time for Devin Harris to go to toe-to-toe with Tony Parker from the jump? hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2014/04/21/tim…

Mark Cuban

All the best to Coach Adelman and his family. Many legendary battles with his teams over the years. The NBA will miss you

Mark Followill

NBA says foul called on Dwight Howard w/ 10.8 left in OT should've been on Blazers Joel Freeland instead. Houston trailed by 1 at time

Jeff Caplan

.@utahjazz make it official: Tyrone Corbin will not be offered a new contract. Jazz are on the lookout for a new coach.

Dwain Price

“I just came to see what Pop had to say and watch video.'' -- #Spurs G Manu Ginobili, who attended practice after his wife gave birth Mon.

Dwain Price

Asked was there a particular point of emphasis in practice today, Gregg Popovich said: "Sure." Asked if he would elaborate, he said: "No.''

Dwain Price

#Spurs PG Tony Parker and his fiancée, journalist Axelle Francine, are expecting a baby in less than a month.

Dwain Price

In revealing his exceptional knowledge of the history of the NBA, #Spurs G Tony Parker said: "I am the dictionary of the NBA.''

Dwain Price

When he 1st joined the #Spurs as a rookie in 2001, he said teammate Tim Duncan didn't talk to him the whole season.

Dwain Price

Luca is the Ginobilis' 3rd child. The first two are twin boys who are almost 4 years old.

Dwain Price

Manu Ginobili's wife gave birth to a baby boy at 7:22 this morning. He weighed 8 lbs. and 6 ounces. And Ginobili was back at practice.

Dwain Price

You don't change lineups this late in the year. The practical thing to do is play a starter less minutes if his backup is playing better.

Dwain Price

With a few tweaks here and there by Dallas, the #Mavs-#Spurs series could be 1-1 Wednesday.

Jeff Caplan

Hated that Wolves weren't more successful under Adelman - major injuries to Rubio & Love a big reason - but eager to see where they go.

Dwain Price

For the #Mavs, Game 1 was like a reversal of misfortune. Their role players showed up, but their stars didn't.

Dwain Price

#Mavs F Jae Crowder had 6 pts, 4 reb. and a blocked shot in 12 minutes in his 1st playoff game Sunday.

Dwain Price

#Mavs must be salivating at the thought of being near the finish line in Game 1, and both Dirk and Monta had an awful shooting day.

Jeff Caplan

Retire? After popping Dallas for 27, the ageless Tim Duncan said he may have "a couple" more of these left... hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2014/04/20/dun…

Jeff Caplan

Tony Parker backhanded compliment of Devin Harris?: "Devin played good ... He made 3 3s in the 1st half. He usually doesn’t make those 3s."

Mark Cuban

Billionaire Mark Cuban Launched A New App Described As 'WhatsApp Meets Snapchat' businessinsider.com/mark-cubans-ne… via @sai

Devin Harris

Morning world! Don't like the taste of losing...We will be better!

Mark Followill

Heck of a game, capping off quite a show in the first weekend of NBA playoffs

Mark Followill

Francisco Garcia, say his name like you're a whistle talker on the Cs & Ss, it's fun!

Mark Followill

That 2003 Mavs-Trailblazers series....man.

Mark Followill

So LaMarcus Aldridge has a new Portland playoff scoring record w/ 46 pts...breaking record of 45 by Bonzi Wells, vs the Mavs in 2003

Mark Followill

Damian Lillard made the most clutch 3s in the NBA this season, 22. (Clutch being game in final 5 mins & within 6 points)

Mark Followill

Considering what went down earlier in the 4th pretty big FTs from Dwight there.

Dwain Price

The #Mavs know they can play with the #Spurs. They just got to find a way to score more than 4 points in 7 mintues. Score 10 and they win.

Dwain Price

Game 2 is Wednesday at 7 p.m. in San Antonio before the series shifts to Dallas for Games 3 and 4 on Saturday and Apr. 28.

Dwain Price

The #Mavs laid an egg on Easter. Call it what it was.

Dwain Price

Nowitzki, Mavs didn't deliver in the clutch bit.ly/1lrjTJv

Dwain Price

Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis had the same game Sunday -- 4-of-14 from the field with 11 points. That won't cut it against the #Spurs.

Dwain Price

Mavs forgot how to shoot the basketball bit.ly/1lsOo65

Dwain Price

The #Mavs need to build on this "loss'' going into Game 2. At least they know they can play with the #Spurs. They just need a closer.

Dwain Price

It always puzzles me how a team can play so well for so long and then all of a sudden act like they've never seen a basketball before.

Dwain Price

Today as a silver platter game for the #Mavs. All they had to do was step on the gas some more and drive home with the victory. #lidonbasket

Dwain Price

Before today, the #Mavs had 4 chances to win 1 game in SA. Now that's down to 3. Assuming, of course, the Mavs win their 3 home games.

Dwain Price

After 10 straight losses to the #Spurs, the SAS just may be in the #Mavs' head. Especially after the way the Mavs lost today's game.

Dwain Price

The #Mavs chased the #Spurs off the 3-pt line, but the Spurs spanked them on points in the paint, 56-32. Gotta give up something.

Dwain Price

The #Mavs got outscored 19-4 over the final 7:44. They made just 1-of-13 FGs. Didn't know that was possible. I still can't believe it.

Dwain Price

The #Mavs committed just 8 turnovers, leading to 11 pts for the #Spurs. The Spurs committed 10 turnovers, leading to 13 pts for the Mavs.

Dwain Price

Dalembert stayed out of foul trouble and finished with 2 points and 8 boards in 17 minutes. He had no fouls in the 1st half.

Dwain Price

#Mavs did their job in chasing the #Spurs off the 3-pt line. Spurs made just 3-of-17 3's, and Ginobili made all 3 of them.

Dwain Price

By hook or by crook, the #Mavs should have found a way to win today's game. They may not get a better chance. Up 10. Close the darn deal!

Dwain Price

The #Mavs held Danny Green scoreless. And he got off only 2 shots. It's the 7th time this year Green failed to score in a game.

Dwain Price

Down the wire for the #Mavs: Dirk 0-of-4 no pts, Ellis 0-of-3 no pts, Carter 0-of-3 no pts, Harris 1-of-3 2 pts. (Wright 2-of-4 FTs 2 pts).

Mark Followill

Counting regular season and 90-85 win today, San Antonio is 11-1 in games decided by 5 points or less

Dwain Price

The #Mavs got 46 points from their bench and only 39 points from their starters. The bench also picked up 9 of the Mavs' 15 assists.

Dwain Price

The bench for the #Mavs outscored their #Spurs counterparts 46-23, with Devin Harris getting 19 points.

Dwain Price

That was a crazy finish. Up 10, it looked like a lid was on the basket. The Mavs finished the game 1-of-13 on FGs with just 4 pts.

Dwain Price

The #Mavs were 34-of-72 from the field and had 81 pts at the 7:45 mark of the 4th period. From there they were 1-of-13 on FGs with 4 points.

Earl K. Sneed

Inside Report: @dallasmavs succumb to Spurs' rally, fall in Game 1 mavs.com/game-1-mavs-sp… #DALatSAS

Jeff Caplan

Defensive strategy worked. Mavs just didn't finish the job on offensive end. Held Spurs to 90 points, can't do much better.

Jeff Caplan

Spurs win with classic case of pick your poison. Mavs concentrated on the 3-pt line, held Spurs to 3-17. Gave Duncan room, scored 27 pts.

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk: "I'm always frustrated after a loss, so maybe I'll see the positive tomorrow."

Earl K. Sneed

Carlisle: "I love a lot of things we did today. But it's a 48-minute game, and the last seven minutes, we have to finish better."

Mark Followill

Mavs lose game 1 in SA, 90-85. A stretch of 7:44 w/out FG made in 4th dooms Mavs. Devin Harris w/ 19 for Mavs while Duncan has 27 for Spurs

Earl K. Sneed

INSTANT ANALYSIS: @dallasmavs succumb to Spurs' rally, fall in Game 1 mavs.com/game-1-mavs-sp… #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

It's just one game. But sometimes one game makes the difference in winning and losing a series.

Dwain Price

When Duncan went out with that knee injury the #Mavs should have been attacking the basket. Instead they settled for ill-advised jumpers.

Dwain Price

#Mavs got to be kicking themselves. They were up 81-71 with 7:45 left and had all the momentum. They flat-out blew it. No excuses.

Jeff Caplan

Before G2 in SA on Wed, Mavs returning to Dallas where 81-71 will haunt them. Spurs win it 90-85. 1 Dal FG, a gimme at buzzer in final 7:45.

Earl K. Sneed

FINAL: Spurs 90, @dallasmavs 85; 19 pts for Harris. 27 pts for Duncan. Dirk goes 4 of 14. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

#Spurs end the game on a 19-4 run. And the #Mavs got 2 of their 4 pts on an uncontested Devin Harris layup with 0.1 seconds left. #meltdown

Jeff Caplan

Mavs have 2 pts, 0 FGs since 7:45 when took an 81-71 lead. Trail 88-83 with 50 seconds left.

Dwain Price

Lid on basket. Spurs on 17-1 run. #Mavs ended the game the way they started it.

Dwain Price

If you want to steal a game on the road, Game 1 is the best one to steal. #Mavs still have a chance to do that.

Earl K. Sneed

Duncan continues the Spurs' 15-0 run with a 1-of-2 trip to the FT line. @dallasmavs down 86-81 with 2:15 left. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

14-0 Spurs run. From up 10 to down 4, 85-81, for the @dallasmavs with 2:45 left to respond. #DALatSAS

Jeff Caplan

Mavs led 81-71 with 7:45 left. Spurs lead 85-81 with 2:45 left.

Dwain Price

What a terrible time for the #Mavs to not be able to locate the basket.

Dwain Price

#Spurs on 14-0 run and are up 85-81 with 2:45 left. #Mavs haven't scored since leading 81-71 with 7:45 to go.

Jeff Caplan

Since 10-0 run Dallas scoreless in more than 4 min and now trails 85-81...14-0 Spurs run w 2:45 to go.

Earl K. Sneed

Parker spins and scores. Spurs up two. 3:11 left. #DALatSAS

Jeff Caplan

That's a 10-0 Spurs run in less than 3 mins to tie at 81 and Mavs fans have seen this movie before. 4:54 to play. The immortal Timmy - 26.

Earl K. Sneed

10-0 Spurs run. Tied at 81-all with 4:54 left. @dallasmavs have to close this one out the hard way. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

Game tied again -- at 81-all. Spurs on 10-0 run. It's 4:54 left.

Dwain Price

#Mavs went over 2 minutes without scoring.

Earl K. Sneed

4 fouls now on Ellis with 5:59 left to play. 6-0 Spurs spurt. @dallasmavs up 81-77. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

No time to settle. @dallasmavs need to attack now more than ever. No lead is safe versus the top-seeded Spurs. #DALatSAS

Mark Followill

Mavs got up 10, back to back scores by Duncan and Mavs are up 81-75 in San Antonio, 6:46 to go on TXA21

Jeff Caplan

Devin Harris w 17 & 5 going to need to keep making plays for Mavs to hold onto this one. Lead swelled to 10, now 6 w 6:46 to go.

Dwain Price

Duncan scores 2 straight baskets. Timeout #Mavs, who are up 81-75 with 6:46 left.

Earl K. Sneed

.@dallasmavs went up 10, but the Spurs have scored on back-to-back trips. 81-75 with 6:46 left to play. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

wright 3pp, Mavs up 81-71.

Earl K. Sneed

Three-point play by Brandan Wright and the @dallasmavs lead 81-71. #DALatSAS