MAVERICKS MARCH ON TO CONFERENCE FINALS
Nowitzki shot 11-of-20 from the field and 15-of-16 from the line Monday.
(Garrett Ellwood/Getty Images/NBAE)
Six full games plus 48 minutes of regulation basketball just wasn't enough to decide the Western Conference Semifinals. Dallas jumped out to an early 20-point lead and after the Spurs tied it up and forced overtime, the Mavericks regrouped and held on for a 119-111 Game 7 OT win in San Antonio, propelling them to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2003. Dirk Nowitzki had 37 points - three coming on a three-point play with 21.6 left in regulation and the Mavs trailing 104-101 - to go with 15 rebounds. Jason Terry returned from his Game 6 suspension and started off 6-for-6 from the field en route to scoring 27 for Dallas. Tim Duncan had a huge game for the no-longer defending champions as he pumped in 41 points, 15 rebounds and six assists. Tony Parker scored 24 and Manu Ginobili chipped in 23. The Mavericks will host the Suns in Game 1 of the West finals on Wednesday (8:30 p.m. ET, TNT).
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DAL
103.8
40.7
13.1
0.467
0.816
0.363

PPG
RPG
APG
FG%
FT%
3P%
SAS
99.8
35.7
13.5
0.475
0.770
0.341
TEAM LEADERS
Nowitzki 27.1
Nowitzki 13.2
Terry 3.1
Diop 0.625
Van Horn 1.000
Van Horn 0.556
PPG
RPG
APG
FG%
FT%
3P%
Duncan 32.2
Duncan 11.7
Duncan 3.7
Duncan 0.556
Finley 1.000
Barry 0.429
SEASON SERIES: SPURS 2, MAVERICKS 2
April 7: Mavericks 92, Spurs 86 | Boxscore | Video highlights
March 2: Spurs 98, Mavericks 89 | Boxscore | Video highlights
Dec. 1: Spurs 92, Mavericks 90 | Boxscore | Video highlights
Nov. 5: Mavericks 103, Spurs 84 | Boxscore | Video highlights
Game 1: SAS 87, DAL 85 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
Game 2: DAL 113, SAS 91 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
Game 3: DAL 104, SAS 103 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
Game 4: DAL 123, SAS 118 OT | Box | Highlights | Postgame
Game 5: SAS 98, DAL 97 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
Game 6: SAS 91, DAL 86 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
Game 7: DAL 119, SAS 111 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
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