Dwain Price

#Spurs lead the #Mavs after 3 quarters 76-73. Monta has 22, Dirk 10, Nelson 9, Harris 8, Chandler 6, Parsons 2 (1-of-7 FGs).

Earl K. Sneed

Step-back by Ginobili over Crowder takes the Spurs into the 4th with a 76-73 lead over the @Dallas Mavericks, despite Monta's 22 pts. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

The refs called only 16 fouls in the 1st half. They've already called 14 fouls -- and 2 techs -- in the 3rd period.

Earl K. Sneed

Yeah, Devin is just fine after blowing past the Spurs' defense for that bank-in. @Dallas Mavericks lead 73-72 with 1:34 in the 3rd.

Dwain Price

Crowder, Monta, Jefferson, Harris and Wright are in the game. That's a small lineup.

Earl K. Sneed

Devin Harris went down hard, grabbing his left knee. But he gets up and looks fine. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

Devin hobbling after getting tripped by Manu.

Earl K. Sneed

Monta Ellis and Tony Parker are going back and forth again. Reminds me of the first round all over again. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

Monta has 22 of the #Mavs' 69 points. He's balling.

Mark Followill

Is that remnants of an off-season dye job that I missed or is Diaw getting gray hair?

Earl K. Sneed

Dirks puts the @Dallas Mavericks up 63-62 with 5:43 left in the 3rd. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

He's still Dirk Nowitzki.

Earl K. Sneed

18 pts, 3 rebs & 5 assists now for Monta Ellis. @Dallas Mavericks trail 62-61 with 6:22 left in the 3rd. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

When Tyson goes to the bench, if another team has a big dude, that's where the #Mavs have issues.

Mark Followill

Monta in the paint ends a 12-0 Spurs run, setup by a Tyson-like back tap by Dirk

Earl K. Sneed

Tech on Dirk with 7:48 left in the 3rd after his 3rd foul call. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

Dirk gets a foul. And a tech -- with 7:48 top go in the 3rd. #Mavs are losing their cool.

Dwain Price

Tyson has 4 fouls. And a technical. Look for the #Spurs to drive often to the hole. Spurs on 9-0 run.Game tied at 57-all @ 8:21 of the 3rd.

Earl K. Sneed

This building is now awake and Tyson has 4 fouls. Tied at 57-all with 8:21 left in the 3rd. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Tech on Tyson Chandler with 8:30 left in the 3rd after his 4th foul. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

Foul and tech n Tyson.

Earl K. Sneed

I've fallen victim to the dreaded AT&T Center wifi. But that Monta to Tyson lob was crazy! @Dallas Mavericks lead 57-51.

Mark Followill

Meanwhile in the 3rd inning the Royals have almost as big of a lead as the Mavs do right now #yay

Mark Followill

Fairly even game I thought, difference being a few more TO's for Spurs & the Mavs have turned em into pts, & they've converted off. rebs too

Mark Followill

Carlisle loves strength in numbers, 10 guys played 5+ mins in 1st half, and 9 of em scored

Earl K. Sneed

Just five turnovers for the @Dallas Mavericks in the 1st half compared to the Spurs' nine giveaways. Mavs shot 48.9% to Spurs' 47.2%. 20 rebs each

Dwain Price

That flying dunk was the only pts Parsons scored in the 1st half. He missed his other 4 FGAs.

Mark Followill

Love Monta's ability to score in bunches, 10 point burst in just under 6 mins of game time in 2Q. Had 27 qtrs last season of scoring 10+ pts

Dwain Price

#Mavs are shooting 48.9% on FGs to 47.2% for the #Spurs. The reb. are even at 20-20. Parker leads the Spurs with 10. Duncan has 6 pt, 9 reb.

Dwain Price

#Mavs lead at the half 53-45. Monta has 14 pts and 4 assists, Jameer has 9 pts. #Mavs had just 1 of their 5 turnovers in the 2nd period.

Earl K. Sneed

Three fouls on Tyson Chandler now with 1:09 left in the half. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Monta Ellis has taken over! #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Monta with a finger roll that dropped down from the Heavens ever so gracefully. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Sick step-back J by Monta Ellis. Man, I love a step-back... #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Parsons is getting his hands on a lot of balls on the defensive end. He's getting steals, blocks and deflections. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Best defensive rotations and possession of the first half right there for the @Dallas Mavericks. I like this lineup: Nelson, Ellis, CP, RJ, Wright

Earl K. Sneed

Carlisle calls timeout as the Spurs cut the @Dallas Mavericks' lead to 41-38 with 5:12 left in the half. 9 pts & 2 assists for Nelson. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

4 pts & 7 rebs for Tyson Chandler now, but his activity is not measured on the stat sheet. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

11 different @Dallas Mavericks have already played in this 1st half. Carlisle meant it when he said the Mavs wouldn't have a set rotation.

Dwain Price

Ex-#Spurs Richard Jefferson just drilled a 3, then got booed.

Earl K. Sneed

Back-to-back threes from Nelson and Richard Jefferson, who gets booed. @Dallas Mavericks lead 37-32 with 7:27 in the half. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

Jameer said he would get better (open) looks with the #Mavs than what he got with the #Magic.

Earl K. Sneed

Jameer Nelson is now 3-of-4 from behind the three-point arc. Straight ballin'! #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Year 17 for the Big German. @ AT&T Center instagram.com/p/ut3jCVtkoR/

Earl K. Sneed

What's the over-under of how many times "Thriller" will be played this week?

Earl K. Sneed

Spurs are now shooting 54.5 percent to the @Dallas Mavericks' 46.7 percent. Spurs lead the Mavs 32-31 with 8:28 in the half. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Nice boost off the bench from Jae Crowder here early in the 2nd. If his offensive game continues to improve, the minutes will be there.

Earl K. Sneed

Devin Harris just made an ugly Mavs possession somehow look pretty good at the end. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

#Spurs lead after the first period 26-24. Dirk and Jameer has 6 pts each. The #Mavs are shooting 45.8% on FGs. The Spurs are 4-of-8 on 3s.

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk drains a jumper to end the 1st and the @Dallas Mavericks trail 26-24 after one. 6 pts for Jameer Nelson on 2-of-3 from behind the arc.

Earl K. Sneed

Crash course on defending tonight for Al-Farouq Aminu, matched up on Manu Ginobili. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Probably just a restroom break for Tyson Chandler, who went to the locker room and quickly returned. Meanwhile, B-Wright just took flight.

Dwain Price

With 1:57 left in the 1st period, that's just the 4th combined foul of the game. #silver

Dwain Price

#Spurs draining 3s. That's how they tackled the #Mavs last year.

Earl K. Sneed

That time Baynes met Parsons at the rim and won. But Nelson answers with another three. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

3:09 left in the 1st and the @Dallas Mavericks trail the Spurs 14-13. 4 pts & 3 rebs for Monta Ellis early. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Tyson Chandler looked quite comfortable with that mid-range J. If they leave him again, he'll take it again. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

Ragged play on both sides so far.

Earl K. Sneed

Three-guard lineup for the @Dallas Mavericks of Nelson, Ellis & Harris alongside Parsons and Tyson. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Tyson Chandler's ability to keep possessions alive is going to be HUGE! #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Jameer Nelson's trey ball has the @Dallas Mavericks up 9-7 with 5:53 left in the 1st. Mavs are 4-of-13 from the field. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Parsons is active at both ends of the floor early and making his presence known. Greg Smith is the 1st #Mavs sub off the bench for Tyson.

Earl K. Sneed

CHANDLER PARSONS!!! Welcome to Dallas, young man! #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

Parsons with the thunder slam.

Earl K. Sneed

Monta Ellis gets the @Dallas Mavericks on the board after they missed their first three shots. 2-all early. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

It's not pretty early for either team, but Danny Green scores the first points of the NBA season. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

Two possessions for the #Mavs, and 2 turnovers.

Dwain Price

"He’s improved more than anybody on the team and he deserves a lot of respect. He’s earned it." -- #Mavs owner Mark Cuban on PG Gal Mekel

Dwain Price

#Mavs owner Mark Cuban said he talked to PG Gal Mekel for over an hour yesterday about the possibilities of JJ Barea joining the team.

Dwain Price

#Spurs PG Tony Parker receives his championship ring from NBA commissioner Adam Silver. http://t.co/b6RN32455w

Dwain Price

The long line of folks trying to get into the AT&T Center for tonight's game. http://t.co/WtLnBTdEIl

Earl K. Sneed

Tonight's view for Mavs-Spurs. @ AT&T Center instagram.com/p/utyE8LNkgJ/

Earl K. Sneed

Rings are done. Banner, too. Let's play basketball already! #DALatSAS

Mark Followill

Big 12 has 3 Top 15 teams in first college football playoff poll: 7. TCU 9. K-State 13. Baylor

Earl K. Sneed

How did the Spurs get Samuel L. Jackson for this intro???

Earl K. Sneed

A little jab step, J and one-handed slam by Dirk to conclude his warmup session. He's ready. @ AT&T… instagram.com/p/uttHqOtkoW/

Dwain Price

#Mavs owner Mark Cuban said he will watch the #Spurs' ring ceremony and that he went and congratulated Manu Ginobili and Matt Bonner.

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk Nowitzki works on a new and improved spin move into his already lethal jumper in pregame. @ AT&T… instagram.com/p/utskJntknM/

Dwain Price

The #Spurs' ring ceremonies start at 6:32. The actual tipoff to the game against the #Mavs is at 7:08.

Earl K. Sneed

Carlisle says the Spurs scored 24 ppg in the last 6 seconds of the shot clock vs. the Mavs during the playoffs. Must defend all 24 secs.

Earl K. Sneed

I never knew it was so hard to spell "Earl."

Charlie Villanueva

Happy New Year! It's the start of a new #NBA season....start of a new era in my life. Last night was fun! Read more: charlievillanueva.sportsblog.com/posts/1194426/…

Earl K. Sneed

Definitely a big-game feel. Tyson and Jameer are suited. Devin is rockin' a vest. Dirk & Parsons are in plaid.

Greg Smith

Game day lets get it... Let's Start this season off right with a win!! #mavsnation #gs4instagram.com/p/uteR5_k4I-/

Dwain Price

Felton has no timetable for his return | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports News on the D... star-telegram.com/2014/10/28/623… +@startelegram

Dwain Price

With Barea in the wings, Mekel focusing on tonight’s game | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports N... star-telegram.com/2014/10/28/623… +@startelegram

Dwain Price

Just been told by a #Spurs source that ALL fans who attend tonight's #Mavs-Spurs game will get a replica ring of the Spurs' championship.

Earl K. Sneed

Inside Report: Despite missing two starters, @Dallas Mavericks know better than to underestimate Spurs mavs.com/game-1-mavs-sp… #DALatSAS

Charlie Villanueva

The journey to a championship begins tonight vs the San Antonio Spurs. "Talent can win you some games,… instagram.com/p/utGgt2rkfA/

Dwain Price

"Hopefully sometimes this week. But it depends on how much pressure and how I’m moving laterally." - Raymond Felton on when he can practice

Earl K. Sneed

Rick Carlisle: "We're ready to play. ... If you're going to start, you might as well start playing the best team in basketball."

Devin Harris

Our journey begins today! Beyond ready to get this party started! @Dallas Mavericks #OpeningNight

Earl K. Sneed

Raymond Felton looks to be getting closer to returning to the floor. @ AT&T Center instagram.com/p/us_NCItksy/

Earl K. Sneed

Devin Harris looks like he's ready for the Spurs. @ AT&T Center instagram.com/p/us9LmBtkpV/

Mark Followill

Exciting night as Mavs & NBA basketball starts, just a reminder there is no FSSW broadcast of the Mavs game in San Antonio, TNT only at 7p

Jae Crowder

BLESSED & THANKFUL FOR LIFE TODAY.!!