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Notebook: Spurs 90, Mavericks 85


Tim Price, for NBA.com
Posted Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:01 PM - Updated Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:01 PM

THE FACT: The San Antonio Spurs have won 10 straight games over the Dallas Mavericks, including another victory on Sunday in Game 1 of their Western Conference opening-round playoff series.

THE LEAD: After limping off the court in the third quarter, Tim Duncan returned early in the fourth to hit four of his five shots from the floor in the final 9½ minutes, finishing with 27 to lead the Spurs to a 90-85 come-from-behind victory over the Mavericks on Sunday in Game 1 at AT&T Center.

Dallas missed a big chance to steal the series opener. The Mavs led by 10 with 7:45 to go, but the Spurs outscored them 17-4 the rest of the game. Devin Harris came off the bench to lead the Mavs with 19 points in 31 minutes, but Dirk Nowitzki was 4-for-14 from the floor and had 11 points in the loss.

QUOTABLE: "It was a charley horse. I knew I would just need a couple of minutes and I would be fine."
-- Tim Duncan on his apparent injury that took him out of the third quarter

THE STAT: Nowitzki missed his last four shot attempts. He failed to get off a shot the final 3½ minutes of the game.

TURNING POINT: Dallas' biggest lead of the game came at 10 points, 81-71 with 7½ minutes left in the game. The Mavericks missed their next 12 shots and didn't get one to go through until Harris made an uncontested layup with a second to go.

QUOTABLE II: "We had a chance to open this game up and we didn't expose it. Pop [Spurs coach Gregg Popovich] called a timeout and made some critical adjustments and it worked."
-- Mavericks forward Shawn Marion

HOT: The Spurs got solid shooting in the first half from Tony Parker (7-for-10 before halftime) and Duncan in the second half (7-for-9 after halftime).

NOT: The Spurs were the best 3-point shooting team in the league during the regular season (39.7 percent), but San Antonio shot just 3-for-17 in Game 1. Marco Belinelli (43 percent) was fifth-best in the league during the regular season and Patty Mills (42.5 percent) was sixth, but they combined to go 0-for-5 in Game 1.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Duncan's playoff scoring average is 21.9 points per game and 12 rebounds. He had 27 points and seven rebounds Sunday, and in his last three playoff appearances (including Game 6 and 7 of last year's NBA Finals) is averaging 27 points and 12 rebounds.

GOOD MOVE: Duncan came back into the game with 9½ minutes to go in the fourth quarter, and the Spurs immediately set him up on offense. Duncan hit three of four shots over the next four minutes.

BAD MOVE: The Mavericks put a big on Parker from the first possession of the game, and he saw defensive work from Marion, Samuel Dalembert, Brandan Wright and Nowitzki before the game was done. The strategy often works, but Parker got the Spurs off to a good start by making four of his first six shots for nine points in nine minutes in the first quarter, and San Antonio led 21-12.

IN THE ARENA: With his father, Craig Sager, about to start treatment for leukemia, Craig Sager Jr. handled the between-quarter interview of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich for the TNT telecast. Popovich, who's notably terse during such interviews, looked straight into the camera and told the senior Sager the next time "I promise I'll be nice. Get back here." The younger Sager (@CraigSagerJr) tweeted: "Spurs win 90-85. The family will always remember this game and it gave my Dad a hell of a start to his treatment."

NOTABLE: The Spurs started their 17th straight season in the NBA playoffs; that's fifth-longest all time. ... There were 10 lead changes and 12 ties. ... The Spurs finished the regular season with the highest-scoring bench in the league, yet Dallas outscored San Antonio 46-23 in bench points. ... While the Spurs were cold from the 3-point line and were outscored 18-9, San Antonio took nine more trips to the free-throw line and scored eight more points on foul shots than Dallas.

UP NEXT: Game 2, Wednesday @ San Antonio, 7 p.m. ET.

DAL
SAS
     
    • 41.2%

    • 43.2%

    • 33.3%

    • 17.6%

    • 69.2%

    • 77.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DAL SAS
Total Rebounds 40 48
Offensive Rebounds 9 8
Turnovers 8 10
Fast Break Pts: 3 13
Biggest Lead: 10 12
Points in the Paint: 32 56
DAL SAS
p Harris   19 Duncan   27
rb 2 players   8 Splitter   11
a Harris   5 Parker   6
s 2 players   2 2 players   2
b Nowitzki   2 Green   2
 
  • 12/26 - SAS 116 @ DAL 107
  • 01/08 - DAL 90 @ SAS 112
  • 03/02 - DAL 106 @ SAS 112
  • 04/10 - SAS 109 @ DAL 100
Dallas Mavericks (49-33)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Marion F 26:32 4-11 0-2 0-0 -14 3 4 7 2 1 0 0 0 1 8
D. Nowitzki F 39:15 4-14 0-1 3-4 -3 1 7 8 1 2 0 1 2 0 11
S. Dalembert C 17:27 1-2 0-0 0-0 -11 1 7 8 0 2 0 0 1 0 2
M. Ellis G 36:08 4-14 0-2 3-4 -23 1 1 2 1 4 2 1 0 0 11
J. Calderon G 16:19 3-9 1-2 0-0 -7 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 7
D. Harris   31:41 8-16 3-7 0-0 +2 0 3 3 5 2 0 3 0 1 19
V. Carter   30:20 5-11 0-2 0-0 +9 0 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 10
D. Blair   04:05 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Crowder   11:45 2-3 2-2 0-0 +16 1 3 4 0 3 1 0 1 1 6
B. Wright   26:28 4-5 0-0 3-5 +7 2 1 3 3 3 2 2 1 0 11
W. Ellington DNP - Coach's Decision
B. James DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Larkin DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-85 6-18 9-13   9 31 40 15 19 5 8 5 3 85
  41.2% 33.3% 69.2%   team rebs: 4 total to: 8
San Antonio Spurs (62-20)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Leonard F 31:23 4-11 0-3 3-4 +23 1 9 10 0 2 0 1 0 1 11
T. Duncan F 37:40 12-20 0-0 3-5 +24 2 5 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 27
T. Splitter C 30:35 3-6 0-0 2-4 +8 3 8 11 2 3 2 2 0 1 8
D. Green G 23:54 0-2 0-1 0-0 -6 1 4 5 1 1 2 0 2 0 0
T. Parker G 33:55 9-16 0-1 3-3 +20 0 4 4 6 3 1 1 1 1 21
M. Ginobili   31:23 4-10 3-6 6-6 +1 0 6 6 3 3 1 4 0 0 17
M. Belinelli   12:00 0-4 0-2 0-0 -6 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Diaw   22:35 2-8 0-1 0-0 -22 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 4
P. Mills   14:05 1-4 0-3 0-0 -15 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 2
M. Bonner   02:25 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Ayres   00:05 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Daye DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Joseph DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-81 3-17 17-22   8 40 48 14 16 6 10 3 5 90
  43.2% 17.6% 77.3%   team rebs: 13 total to: 10

inactive

  • Mavericks: Ledo, Mekel
  • Spurs: Baynes, James

technical fouls

  • Mavericks: --
  • Spurs: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 12

arena stats

  • Arena: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #22 Bill Spooner, #47 Bennie Adams
  • Attendance: 18581
  • Duration: 2:22
broadcast information
countrychanneltime
usa TNTNational1:00 PM ET
--FSSWLocal1:00 PM ET
--KTXALocal1:00 PM ET
--103.3 FM ESPNLocal1:00 PM ET
--WOAI 1200AM/KCOR 135Local1:00 PM ET
canada TSN2 national 1:00 PM ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DAL
4th Southwest
49
33
6-4
26-15
23-18
SAS
1st Southwest
62
20
6-4
32-9
30-11
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DAL
2 players 20.4
2 players 8.4
2 players 4.4
2 players 1.4
2 players 2.0
SAS
Parker 19.9
Duncan 10.2
Diaw 5.8
Duncan 1.9
Leonard 2.8
Mavericks Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.474.451
FT%.795.765
Points104.8101.1
Rebounds40.940.7
Assists23.619.1
Steals8.66.6
Blocks4.34.1
3-Point %.384.376
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Spurs Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.486.497
FT%.785.000
Points105.4103.1
Rebounds43.341.6
Assists25.219.9
Steals7.47.1
Blocks5.13.6
3-Point %.397.383
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 7
Dallas Mavericks (3-4)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Blair, DeJuan80:4016-270-08-131423371141250240
Calderon, Jose191:0430-6511-231-12793116170072
Carter, Vince190:0331-6815-3111-14718251712362388
Crowder, Jae81:198-183-70-04812213231219
Dalembert, Samuel134:4911-240-010-152336590152410632
Ellington, Wayne13:362-62-62-20222102008
Ellis, Monta249:1352-12712-3427-3161117201991515143
Harris, Devin176:0531-6611-257-81161727132112380
James, Bernard7:560-00-00-01010010000
Larkin, Shane9:300-30-10-00112001010
Marion, Shawn192:5224-594-187-111423371311651359
Nowitzki, Dirk262:3254-1261-1225-3155156112061560134
Wright, Brandan90:2315-180-03-6571288226033
San Antonio Spurs (4-3)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Ayres, Jeff12:360-20-00-00002201000
Baynes, Aron5:480-00-00-00220000000
Belinelli, Marco93:499-244-70-00131328020222
Bonner, Matt30:383-30-00-00001301006
Daye, Austin5:520-20-00-00110000000
Diaw, Boris162:0022-415-128-8317202015450357
Duncan, Tim244:2451-880-019-2620395991815139121
Ginobili, Manu192:1436-8014-3738-47323263217162212124
Green, Danny151:2718-3111-203-412021511558050
Joseph, Cory14:371-20-02-40442001004
Leonard, Kawhi228:5832-656-1913-221141527188131183
Mills, Patty114:1914-406-237-10012121010680241
Parker, Tony231:0658-1233-920-2711718331232114139
Splitter, Tiago192:1326-420-123-302340631623761675