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Regular season close-game W vs L heavily, heavily -- did I mention heavily -- favor the Spurs. Big test for Mavs on the road.
Duncan is back. Has his warmup gear on, seems to be walking OK.
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.
Games tied 65-65 after the 3rd period. Pace slowed down. I wonder why. It's the playoffs.
Its quiet in here.
You gotta fight tall with tall. That's why Dalembert is so key in this series. He's tall.
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
Don't know yet, but if this Duncan injury is serious, the whole series changes.
Harris breaking folks ankles now.
Duncan takes a knee-on-knee with Monta and limps off to the bench. Hmmmm....
Duncan is hurt. He's holding his right knee. He's limping off the court.
Harris is still hot.
Someone's grandmother just yelled, "Joey, go home!" I guess she's not a fan of Joey Crawford. What did he do to her?
Spurs 3-pointers: Manu Ginobili 3-3 Everybody else 0-10
Jose has 7 pts this quarter after going scoreless in the 1st half. To the bench he goes, and Harris is back in.
You're seeing why I had Monta on the 2nd-team all-NBA defensive team.
Spurs now 2-12 from deep. Typically against Dallas that's like 8-12.
The refs read my tweet. I said Dalembert had no fouls in the 1st half. Then they called a foul on him.
The way this one is going, Devin Harris may wind up playing more minutes in this series than Jose Calderon.
Could a No. 1 seed go down today after No. 1 seed Indy went down yesterday? Second half will be physical.
San Antonio led NBA in reg season w/ 45 bench pts/game, only 10 in 1st half meanwhile Dallas' bench scored 26
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
NBA releases statement re late out of bounds play involving CP3 that went to replay and gave ball to Warriors. League says ruled correctly.
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).
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.
He's still Dirk Nowitzki.
Noon games do not sit well with Joey Crawford.
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.
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."
Devin Harris ignites 12-0 Mavs run, now tied at 21, 3 mins into 2Q in San Antone on TXA21
Again, elderly couples MAKE the Kiss Cam.
This is some extra theatrics here. Joey Crawford chewing the timekeeper off and making threats that he may replace him.
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.
Joey Crawford going off on the timekeeper because the clock got messed up.
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.
The shots SA is getting though are at the cup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parker has squeezed in 2 shots like that for layups.
I don't think Calderon should come back into the game. Ever again.
Up next to take a stab at Parker: early entry for Devin Harris at 6:51 mark of the 1st qtr.
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.
Happy Easter everybody.
Mavs backcourt so suspect defensively that poor 35-year-old Shawn Marion has to guard Tony Parker.