San Antonio gave Dallas a Texas Beat Down

On the second night of back-to-backs and their first season game against their rival the Dallas Mavericks, the San Antonio Spurs used a scorching perimeter game to jump out to a 29-11 lead during the first quarter and finished the opening period with 31-17 advantage.

Tony Parker attacks the basket against Lamar Odom and Dominique Jones.

Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd injured his lower back in the first quarter,   checked out with 24.7 seconds left in the period and did not return.

Meanwhile, the Spurs hardly missed Manu Ginobili as they won their second home victory in two nights without the wily Argentine.

San Antonio made a season-best 16 three-pointers and shot a blistering 48.5 percent from beyond the arc (16-33 ) as they blow the game wide open in the first quarter as Dallas never recovered.

Matt Bonner led the Spurs with 17 points including five 3-pointers, Richard Jefferson had a great all around game with 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and one steal, Gary Neal made the most of his first start of the season finishing with 12 points, five rebounds, two steals and one assists in 20 minutes of action.

Jason Terry led the Mavericks with 12 points,  Delonte West added 10 points – all in the fourth quarter when the game was already decided and former Spur Ian Mahinmi had seven points and a game high nine rebounds in 20 minutes of playing time.

Coach Gregg Popovich was able to rest his stars Tony Parker and Tim Duncan during the entire fourth quarter. Duncan had 10 points and five rebounds in 25 minutes while Parker added 11 points and eight dimes in 29 minutes of play.

The Spurs’ newest acquisition Ike Diogu saw action in the final 4:43 of the game, he missed his only shot attempt and committed one foul and one turnover.

The Mavericks hit 35.1 percent from the field and committed 15 turnovers. Dirk Nowitzki only had six points on 3-of-11 shooting from the field.

The Spurs will play again on Saturday night at home against the Denver Nuggets.


10 thoughts on “San Antonio gave Dallas a Texas Beat Down

  1. Thanks for the comments guys! Honestly I didn’t expect the Spurs to handle the Mavs easily but it is what it is. Hopefully they can ride the momentum and continue with their winning ways while Manu recovers from his injury.

    I appreciate the support and loyalty you guys are giving to the site. Again, thanks! Go Spurs Go!

  2. Robby

    Hope you enjoyed your Christmas ?

    Well the NBA is back up and running and the Mavericks are giving me every reason to believe that they will not be making a successful defense of their NBA title . GM Donnie Nelson and team owner Mark Cuban must stark raving mad to get rid of the players that they’d done even if it is posturing to be in the Deron Williams and Dwight Howard sweepstakes !

    As for the Spurs’ beatdown of the Mavs , well let’s just say that I appreciated it !

    tophatal ………….

    • My friend, lets just say I enjoyed the holidays a whole lot! 🙂 Me and my wife traveled to Hongkong and Macau and spend quality time with our families back in my home country the Philippines. I wish I could do it more often but we need to keep saving money for our future as well.

      As for the NBA, the Spurs are having a good start in the season despite Ginobili’s absence I hope they can hold that up. I’ll che

      • Robby

        Well that’s good to know and furthermore spending Christmas with family away from home can be something special . My own immediate family are still domiciled in the UK and they all had fun over the Christmas period . Thank God we live in the age of so much new technology as I Skyped and spoke with various members there as well as with friends in Spain , Italy and Morocco.

        With the truncated season of 66 games it’s imperative that the teams start out fast this season and remain consistent . And for the Spurs in particular they really need to do that !

        tophatal …………

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