Dwain Price

What a stunning turnover. #Mavs up 72-60 with under 3 minutes left in the 3rd.

Earl K. Sneed

Charlie V. enters. Charlie V. swishes a three. Devin Harris follows suit with a trey. @Dallas Mavericks lead 70-60. #DALvsSAS

Derek Page

Does Popovich always refer to himself in the third person? #craterfaceandthepalmsupgang

Dwain Price

#Mavs on 42-22 run since being down 36-22 in the 2nd period.

Dwain Price

Monta is officially out of his slump. He is 11 of 18 from the field with 26 points.

Earl K. Sneed

Monta Ellis with the trey ball before a driving score, and the @Dallas Mavericks lead 64-58. 26 pts and counting for Ellis. #DALvsSAS

Derek Page

On a positive note, Devin Harris is playing his ass off. Clearly has heart. All over the floor on both ends.

Earl K. Sneed

J.J. Barea just came to the @Dallas Mavericks' bench. He's walking pretty good.

Dwain Price

Dirk has 8 of the 16 pts the #Mavs have scored this period.

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk joins Ellis and Parsons in double figures. He has it going right now, but heads to the bench with 10 pts. #DALvsSAS

Tim Cato

These drives are moves I haven't seen Monta Ellis make in weeks.

Dwain Price

Well, at least the Monta tech didn't cost the #Mavs any points. Green missed the FT.

Dwain Price

Per #Mavs PR: Richard Jefferson's injury is listed as back spasms.

Derek Page

Monta Ellis likes to think he's Allen Iverson on the break. #Mavs guard decides to go 1 on 4, #Spurs get easy bucket on other end.

Dwain Price

Tech on Monta. He was mad. He thought he was fouled on the previous drive. But you can't be giving away points.

Earl K. Sneed

Danny Green for three, and Carlisle calls for a timeout with the @Dallas Mavericks in a 54-53 hole. Tech on Ellis with 6:54 left in the 3rd.

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo to Tyson for the two-handed slam, and the @Dallas Mavericks have opened the 3rd on an 8-2 run. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Monta Ellis is up to 19 pts on 8 of 14 from the field. @Dallas Mavericks are up 49-48 after that Dirk jumper. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Richard Jefferson's injury has been updated to back spasms, per @MavsPR. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Both teams shot 42.2 percent in the 1st half. Spurs have a 27-24 rebounding edge and 13 pts off 7 @Dallas Mavericks turnovers. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

Richard Jefferson is out with lower back stiffness.

Dwain Price

Well, here's the crazy part. Both the #Mavs and #Spurs are 19 of 45 from the field for 42.2%. The Spurs had 6 turnovers in the 2nd period.

Dwain Price

Monta leads the #Mavs with 15 pts and Parsons has 11. Mavs are shooting 42.2% on FGs, and they only had 1 turnover in the 2nd quarter.

Dwain Price

#Spurs lead 46-43 at the half. #Mavs outscored the Spurs in the second period 26-17

Earl K. Sneed

At the half, the @Dallas Mavericks trail 46-43. 11 pts for Leonard. 15 pts for Monta and 11 pts for Parsons. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

Parsons trying to tie a world's record. #4pointplay

Earl K. Sneed

Parsons for three...and one! #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

As awful as the #Mavs played in the 1st period, they're only down 46-40 with 57 seconds left in the 1st half.

Derek Page

Did the world really need another Paul Blart movie? We're an embarrassing bunch.

Earl K. Sneed

Per @MavsPR, Richard Jefferson is a OUT with lower back stiffness. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

Mama, there goes that man again. (Leonard with the offensive rebound and bucket). #MarkJackson

Earl K. Sneed

Kawhi Leonard is a problem. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

OHHHH! Parsons with the sick driving reverse around Duncan. That was nasty. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

I must admit, the #Mavs have been diving on the floor a lot tonight.

Dwain Price

Back to back fast break hoops by Monta and Parsons have the #Mavs only down 39-34 with 5:19 left in the 2nd period.

Earl K. Sneed

Parsons to Monta on the break. Parsons then throws down a jam in transition, and the @Dallas Mavericks are within 5, 39-34, with 5:19 in the half.

Dwain Price

Stop the presses!! Monta got a call on a drive.

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk with the driving score after starting 0 of 4 from the field. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

RIchard Jefferson just limped to the @Dallas Mavericks' locker room. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Ginobili dishes a laser pass to Diaw, and the @Dallas Mavericks call timeout in a 34-20 hole with 10:18 left in the half. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

#Mavs down 34-20 with 10:18 to go in the first half.

Mark Followill

Pop somewhat verbose (comparatively speaking) in the between quarters interview

Earl K. Sneed

Jefferson with a three, and the @Dallas Mavericks are within nine, 29-20. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

The #Mavs have 6 turnovers, which led to 13 points for San Antonio. The #Spurs don't have any turnovers.

Dwain Price

The #Mavs are just 8 of 19 form the field. The #Spurs are 13 of 25.

Derek Page

#Mavericks are a joke. Carlisle calls team out for having no heart. Dallas responds by laying egg in the 1st quarter at home.

Dwain Price

Monta leads with 7 pts on 3-of-5 shooting.

Dwain Price

Yet another slow start that the #Mavs talked about avoiding.

Earl K. Sneed

After trailing by as many as 14, the @Dallas Mavericks enter the 2nd down 29-17. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

#Spurs lead 29-17 after the 1st period.

Earl K. Sneed

A Raymond Felton sighting in the 1st quarter. I lobbied for this... #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

Leonard did it all -- a steal, offensive rebound and basket. What a steal he was for the #Spurs in the 2011 draft.

Earl K. Sneed

Kawhi Leonard rips Monta Ellis and then hits a jumper at the other end, and Rick Carlisle calls for a @Dallas Mavericks timeout, trailing 27-15.

Earl K. Sneed

Kawhi Leonard put the Spurs up 10, but a big and-one score at the other end by Amar'e Stoudemire has the @Dallas Mavericks down 21-13. FT coming.

Dwain Price

Another slow start for the #Mavs. Down 21-11.

Earl K. Sneed

Tony Parker for three, and the Spurs lead 19-11. Spurs are 9 of 15 from the field. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

You ever wonder if Dirk got much sleep last night?

Dwain Price

Dirk is 0-of-4 from the floor.

Earl K. Sneed

6 pts for Tiago Splitter early, and the Spurs lead the @Dallas Mavericks 14-11 with 6:25 in the 1st. 7 pts for Monta Ellis. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

Monta made 4 FGs in 22 tries Sunday vs. PHX. Tonight he already has 3 in 4 tries.

Earl K. Sneed

7 quick pts already for Monta Ellis. Dude is out to make everyone forget about Sunday in Phoenix already. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Ellis then hits a three, and the @Dallas Mavericks lead 7-4 early. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Good sign for Monta Ellis with the jumper after 4 of 22 in Phoenix. #DALvsSAS

Earl K. Sneed

Parsons misses on the @Dallas Mavericks' first 2 shots and Kawhi Leonard gets the Spurs on the board first. #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

Two drives by Parsons. And he missed the rim on both.

Dwain Price

#Mavs are 1-1 against the #Spurs this season. After tonight they play each other again Friday in San Antonio. #tiebreaker

Dwain Price

It appears as though there are a lot of #Spurs fans in the house, judging by the ovations during pregame intros.

Dwain Price

Tony Romo just walked by.

Dwain Price

"if that’s what it takes to win, that’s what I’ll do.'' -- CParsons on if he'll feed Dirk the ball more tonight because he's a new daddy

Dwain Price

Some baby wipes were in Chandler Parsons' locker before the game "I think its more of a joke,'' he said. "They were in my locker."

Dwain Price

Tim Duncan has won 5 titles in 3 different decades for the #Spurs. That's some longevity for you right there.

Dwain Price

The Mavs Dancers will also be at the new Kroger's with Barea on Wednesday.

Dwain Price

J. J. Barea will sign autographs at the new Kroger's in North Richland Hills on Wed. from 3:30-4:30 pm at 9150 North Tarrant Parkway.

Earl K. Sneed

Rick Carlisle says the @Dallas Mavericks are really encouraging Rajon Rondo to push the ball more, considering the great defensive teams looming.

Dwain Price

Media reports out of Germany notes that Dirk's baby boy is named Max.

Jeff Caplan

One's going up, one going down, but huge stakes for #Spurs-#Mavs as home-home series starts tonight in Big D... foxsports.com/southwest/stor…

Mark Followill

Had a Mavs chat today with @SportsDayDFW readers, linkage to highlights w/ link to full transcript in story bit.ly/1IrH3LB

Dwain Price

#Spurs at #Mavs tonight at 7. Read about it in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and/or at star-telegram.com.

Mark Followill

Perhaps there are some marginal changes you can make in clutch time strategy, but 71 games in there's only so much you can do at this point

Mark Followill

Prior to going 1/10 on clutch time shots vs ORL & PHX, Ellis was 43/87 on clutch FGA (49.4%), the 6th best FG% among top 40 in clutch FGA

Mark Followill

Clutch shot distribution for Mavs this season: Monta takes 38% of clutch shots, Dirk 23%, Parsons 10%. Monta took 5 of 10 clutch FGA vs PHX

Dwain Price

Chandler Parsons: "It's a rival game and I expect it to be intensed and a good crowd, so we've got to come out and we've got to play well.''

Dwain Price

"We wouldn't want it any other way. We want it to be tough, we want it to be a challenge and we’ll be ready.'' -- #Mavs F Chandler Parsons

Dwain Price

CParsons: "Our entire schedule, what we have left, is a measuring stick. And where we want to get to we have to knock these teams off."

Dwain Price

"Hey, (Chandler) Parsons is having a heckuva year and we’ll put the ball in his hands when we think its the right thing to do." -- Carlisle

Dwain Price

Carlisle pointed out not all crunch-time plays were called for Ellis star-telegram.com/sports/nba/dal…

Dwain Price

"We've got to battle for 48 minutes and we've got to play like the playoffs are on the line.'' -- #Mavs forward Chandler Parsons

Jeff Caplan

Way to go Dirk! RT @espnmavsblog: Congrats, Dirk: It's a boy es.pn/1GQcPkb

Earl K. Sneed

Inside Report: @Dallas Mavericks will look to raise level of play against defending champion Spurs mavs.com/game-72-mavs-v… #DALvsSAS

Dwain Price

J. J. Barea (sprained left ankle) will miss his 2nd straight game tonight. Carlisle: "My understanding is it's more of a day to day thing."

Dwain Price

It appears Devin Harris (illness) will play tonight. But Rick Carlisle said: "You never know when there's going to be a run to the back."

Earl K. Sneed

Rick Carlisle says Dirk Nowitzki had an excused absence this morning, but he is expected to play tonight vs. the Spurs. #DALvsSAS

Mark Followill

Wonderful news for Dirk & wife Jessica on birth of their son. Congrats to them. Great to welcome another life & another MFFL into the world

Dwain Price

Dirk Nowitzki's wife has given birth to a son. Dirk missed the shootaround today, but Rick Carlisle said he will play tonight.

Earl K. Sneed

Carlisle says it looks like Devin Harris (stomach illness) will play but added, "You never know when there's going to be a run to the back."

Dwain Price

Congrats to Dirk Nowitzki and his wife, Jessica, on the birth of their second child.

Dirk Nowitzki

My man @TysonChandler got more than he bargained for in this head-to-head challenge. Oh, and you’re next. Watch: bit.ly/1EvHrd9

Dwain Price

Dirk's wife, Jessica, gave birth to a son this morning. Its the couole's 2nd child. Dirk took this morning's shootaround off.