The Spurs are out of the Playoffs, and it's their earliest exit since 2000. Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks beat the Spurs 106-93 to win Game 5 and advance to the second round. Watch Now
With big nights from Josh Howard and Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavs claimed a win in Game 1 for their first road playoff win since 2006.
Tony Parker had 38 points -- including 27 in the first half -- in getting the Spurs back to even in the series.
The Mavericks took a 30-point lead at the half and eased to the win as Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sat his regulars for much of the second half.
Despite a huge performance from Tony Parker, the third-seeded Spurs lost to the Mavs. Dallas is just one victory away from giving San Antonio its earliest Playoff exit since 2000.
For the first time since 2006, the Mavericks are moving past the first round. And for the first time since 2000, the San Antonio Spurs are not.
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