For the first time in 15 seasons, the San Antonio Spurs have taken a season series from their IH-10 rivals, the Dallas Mavericks. Tim Duncan led the way with 28-points and 19 rebounds as the Spurs competed in their sixth straight game without MVP candidate PG Tony Parker.
The Spurs nearly lost an 8-point lead and held on as Vince Carter’s 3-pointer clanked off the rim.
“We’re going through a section of time here where we’re not playing the greatest of basketball,” Tim Duncan said. “Obviously, with Tony out of here, our offense is a little limited with the guys we have in there. But outside of that, we just don’t have a rhythm right now.”
The Spurs next face the 22-42 Cleveland Cavaliers this Saturday at the A T&T Center in San Antonio.