The Dallas Mavericks came into the AT&T Center with something to prove and walked away with a 113-92 pasting of the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs missed 11 free throws in the game while the Mavericks took nearly 30 more shots than the silver and black.
“They got almost 30 more shots than we did (92 shot attempts by Dallas and 64 for San Antonio),” Forward Tim Duncan said. “We shot ourselves in the foot and didn’t play well. For whatever reason, they just played harder than we did.”
The loss was the third worst home playoff loss for the Spurs who turned the ball over a season high 22 times.
“We are mixing things up a lot,” Mavs Coach Rick Carlisle said after the game. “and doing a lot of things we really don’t want to do because they are such a potent team. It is a monumental task.”