Earl K. Sneed

If you're a visiting 8th seed, you take battling to a stalemate after three quarters. @dallasmavs have the opportunity to steal a game.

Jeff Caplan

Regular season close-game W vs L heavily, heavily -- did I mention heavily -- favor the Spurs. Big test for Mavs on the road.

Dwain Price

Duncan is back on the #Spurs' bench, which is a good a sign for San Antonio. But he won't start the 4th period.

Jeff Caplan

Duncan is back. Has his warmup gear on, seems to be walking OK.

Jeff Caplan

After 3: Mavs 65, Spurs 65. Still a strange game. Dirk/Monta = 18 pts (6-19). Spurs 3-16 on 3s. Harris and Parker each w 17. 11 total TOs.

Dwain Price

Harris leads the #Mavs with 17 pts, and Ellis has 11. Dirk has 7. Duncan leads the #Spurs with 18, Parker has 17 and Manu 13..

Mark Followill

21-20 edge for Spurs in 3rd, tied after 3 at 65. Mavs out shooting SA on 3s today 5/12 to 3/16. 4Q comin up on @TXA21

Dwain Price

Games tied 65-65 after the 3rd period. Pace slowed down. I wonder why. It's the playoffs.

Earl K. Sneed

Tied at 65-all heading to the 4tth. Just another Texas shootout, folks. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

#Mavs need to take it to the hole with Duncan out. I wouldn't be shooting any jumpers.

Earl K. Sneed

Duncan is back on the Spurs' bench. Seems to be fine. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

After banging knees with Monta Ellis, Tim Duncan heads to the locker room. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

You gotta fight tall with tall. That's why Dalembert is so key in this series. He's tall.

Mark Followill

Dallas continuing to play well in 3rd, now 17 for Devin Harris & the Mavs lead 65-61 in game 1 in San Antonio...2:33 left in 3Q on TXA21

Earl K. Sneed

2:33 left in the 3rd and the @dallasmavs lead 65-61. 17 pts for Harris now. Duncan is on the bench with 18 pts. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

Don't know yet, but if this Duncan injury is serious, the whole series changes.

Dwain Price

Harris breaking folks ankles now.

Jeff Caplan

Duncan takes a knee-on-knee with Monta and limps off to the bench. Hmmmm....

Dwain Price

Duncan is hurt. He's holding his right knee. He's limping off the court.

Dwain Price

Harris is still hot.

Earl K. Sneed

Someone's grandmother just yelled, "Joey, go home!" I guess she's not a fan of Joey Crawford. What did he do to her?

Jeff Caplan

Spurs 3-pointers: Manu Ginobili 3-3 Everybody else 0-10

Dwain Price

Jose has 7 pts this quarter after going scoreless in the 1st half. To the bench he goes, and Harris is back in.

Earl K. Sneed

And we're seeing why Carlisle stuck with Calderon... #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Maybe this trip to the FT line will get Dirk, who is 2 of 7, going... #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

Dirk has 5 pts and the #Mavs have the lead.

Mark Followill

Marion and Calderón helping the cause with 9 of Dallas' 11 in 3rd. Dallas up 55-52 in San Antonio w/ 7 mins left 3Q on @TXA21

Dwain Price

You're seeing why I had Monta on the 2nd-team all-NBA defensive team.

Earl K. Sneed

Marion scores in transition and the @dallasmavs lead 55-52 with 7:09 left in the 3rd. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Calderon is responding to Carlisle's trust in him. Love to see a guy take advantage of the opportunity like that. #DALatSAS

Jeff Caplan

Spurs now 2-12 from deep. Typically against Dallas that's like 8-12.

Earl K. Sneed

Shawn Marion with some sticktoittiveness and the score inside. Gotta love the effort. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

The refs read my tweet. I said Dalembert had no fouls in the 1st half. Then they called a foul on him.

Earl K. Sneed

Calderon drills a trey after missing his first 5 shot attempts. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

Dalembert had 6 rebounds and no fouls in the 1st half. That's a good sign for the #Mavs.

Dwain Price

The way this one is going, Devin Harris may wind up playing more minutes in this series than Jose Calderon.

Dwain Price

Could a No. 1 seed go down today after No. 1 seed Indy went down yesterday? Second half will be physical.

Earl K. Sneed

Carlisle chooses to start Calderon to open the 3rd. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Does Devin Harris start over Jose Calderon in the 3rd? #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

.@dallasmavs outshot the Spurs in the half, 46.3% to 43.2%, even after starting 1 of 8. Mavs have a 26-10 edge in bench scoring as well.

Mark Followill

San Antonio led NBA in reg season w/ 45 bench pts/game, only 10 in 1st half meanwhile Dallas' bench scored 26

Mark Followill

Devin Harris' 13 point lead the Mavs to a 44-43 edge at halftime in San Antonio in game 1 on TXA21. Parker & Duncan w/ 17 & 10 for Spurs

Jeff Caplan

NBA releases statement re late out of bounds play involving CP3 that went to replay and gave ball to Warriors. League says ruled correctly.

Jeff Caplan

Strange game in SA: Mavs 44, Spurs 43 at half. Dirk 5 pts; Spurs 1-8 on 3s; Mavs scored 12 in the 1st and 32 in the 2nd; Parker 17 (7-10).

Dwain Price

Devin Harris is the star of this game. Calderon may not see much playing time in the 2nd half. Harris has 13 pts and 3 assists.

Earl K. Sneed

Harris scores with 1.6 seconds left in the half and the @dallasmavs take a 44-43 edge into the half. 13 pts for Harris. 17 pts for Parker.

Dwain Price

#Mavs lead at the half 44-43. With Dirk having just 5 pts, who would have thought this?

Earl K. Sneed

He's still Dirk Nowitzki.

Mark Followill

24 points off bench for Mavs, with 11 by Devin Harris. Mavs up 40-36 in 2Q, 2:48 to go on @TXA21

Earl K. Sneed

2:48 left in the half and the @dallasmavs have a 40-36 edge behind Devin Harris' 11 pts & Monta's 9 pts. #DALatSAS

Jeff Caplan

Noon games do not sit well with Joey Crawford.

Derek Page

2 secs back into the game, Calderon immediately turns it over and blows a def assignment. He seems best utilized waving a towel from bench.

Dwain Price

#Mavs had 5 FGs in the 1st period. They already have 8 (in 10 attempts) this period. They're getting hot in here.

Jeff Caplan

Pop on Mills last time in Dallas: "He’s not going to get a whole lot of rebounds or stop a whole lot of people, but he’s going to shoot it."

Dwain Price

#Spurs getting to the paint for layups too easy. This is like taking (Easter) candy from a baby.

Earl K. Sneed

Jae Crowder for 3! Devin Harris with the engineering and the scoring for the @dallasmavs, who lead 31-30 with 6:15 in the half. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

#Spurs having a hard time dealing with Devin Harris, who has taken over this game.

Dwain Price

First lead of the game for the #Mavs. 24-21

Earl K. Sneed

Harris again for 3. It's a 15-0 @dallasmavs run... #DALatSAS

Mark Followill

Devin Harris ignites 12-0 Mavs run, now tied at 21, 3 mins into 2Q in San Antone on TXA21

Earl K. Sneed

Again, elderly couples MAKE the Kiss Cam.

Dwain Price

This is some extra theatrics here. Joey Crawford chewing the timekeeper off and making threats that he may replace him.

Jeff Caplan

Devin Harris gets hot, Mavs score, Spurs can't and its 21-21 w 9:12 to go in the half. Spurs had chance early to build BIG lead.

Dwain Price

Joey Crawford going off on the timekeeper because the clock got messed up.

Dwain Price

Tied up 21-21. Harris with the 3. #Mavs on a 12-0 run.

Earl K. Sneed

Devin Harris ties the game at 21-all with a 3. Harris has 8 pts off the bench to lead the @dallasmavs with 9:09 in the half. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Somehow, someway the @dallasmavs are within three. #DALatSAS

Earl K. Sneed

As always, the @dallasmavs' bench is proving a spark. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

The way they've played, the #Mavs got to feel good being down only 5 points. But they've got to get to the next gear.

Jeff Caplan

Spurs 0-3 on 3s, but they don't really have to shoot 'em...18-2 edge in points in the paint. They have 21 points.

Dwain Price

Ellis is 3 of 4 on FGs. The rest of the #Mavs are 2-of-16. If this keeps up they may want to go to Ellis more.

Mark Followill

Spurs scored 18 in the paint in 1Q, lead Mavs 21-12 after 1 on @TXA21. Tony Parker has 9. Monta w/ 6.

Dwain Price

#Spurs lead #Mavs after the first quarter 21-12. Mavs are 5-of-20 on FGs. Spurs are 10-of-26 on FGs. Parker has 9 pts, Ellis has 6 pts.

Jeff Caplan

The shots SA is getting though are at the cup.

Jeff Caplan

Devin Harris 3 with 2.7 to go prevents a single-digit qtr. Spurs lead 21-12, but frankly Mavs got off easy. Dal 5-20 FG; SA only 10-26.

Earl K. Sneed

After one, @dallasmavs trail 21-12 to the Spurs. Mavs shot just 5 of 20 from the field. 9 pts for Parker & 6 pts for Monta. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

The #Mavs have kept their turnovers down to 2. Unfortunately, they've kept their field goals made down to 4.

Dwain Price

The #Mavs have just 9 pts in over 10 minutes.

Earl K. Sneed

If Spurs were shooting better than 7 of 19, the @dallasmavs would have a serious problem. But, down 15-7 and just 3 of 16, Mavs have life.

Dwain Price

#Mavs had 3 FGs. Two of them came after timeouts. They may need 45 FG's to win this game. They don't have 45 timeouts.

Jeff Caplan

The noon start isn't doing either team any favors. Mavs 2-13 FG; Spurs 6-17. SA up 13-5, but feels a like a lot worse.

Derek Page

Who's third string at PG? Time for a Shane Larkin sighting with Harris and Calderon in the process of building a sturdy brick house.

Jeff Caplan

The noon start isn't doing either any favors. Mavs 2-13 FG; Spurs 6-17. SA up 13-5, but feels a like a lot worse.

Dwain Price

Second timeout by the #Mavs. #Spurs up 13-5 with 4:05 left in the 1st. Mavs 2-of-13 from the field.

Earl K. Sneed

Carlisle signals for another timeout as the Spurs go up 13-5 with 4:05 left in the 1st. @dallasmavs are just 2 of 13 to start. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

Parker has squeezed in 2 shots like that for layups.

Derek Page

I don't think Calderon should come back into the game. Ever again.

Jeff Caplan

Up next to take a stab at Parker: early entry for Devin Harris at 6:51 mark of the 1st qtr.

Earl K. Sneed

And here comes Devin Harris... #DALatSAS

Jeff Caplan

After 5:09, it's the Spurs 9, Mavs 2. Dal trying to guard TP w Marion and Kawhi w Monta. Parker killing 'em with drive-n-scoop, 7 pts.

Dwain Price

So much for that great start Carlisle wanted to get off to. #Spurs up 9-2 with 6:51 to go in the 1st. Mavs are 1-of-8 from the field.

Earl K. Sneed

.@dallasmavs are 1 of 8 to start and trail 9-2 with 6:51 left in the 1st. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

Happy Easter everybody.

Earl K. Sneed

Parker has the Spurs' 1st seven points. Adjustments will have to be made. #DALatSAS

Dwain Price

#Spurs turned a #Mavs turnover into points. That's what Rick Carlisle didn't want to happen today.

Earl K. Sneed

.@dallasmavs go with Marion on Parker and Dalembert on Duncan to start. #DALatSAS

Jeff Caplan

Mavs backcourt so suspect defensively that poor 35-year-old Shawn Marion has to guard Tony Parker.