San Antonio 97, Dallas 91

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, March 18, 2011 8:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #61 Courtney Kirkland, #41 Ken Mauer, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 20614

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
San Antonio 30 20 23 24 97
Dallas 20 25 21 25 91

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Antonio 55-13 31-3 24-10 W1
Dallas 48-21 24-11 24-10 L1

Recap


Tony Parker scored 33 points and Manu Ginobili tallied 25, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 97-91 victory over the host Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.

Tim Duncan scored 22 points for San Antonio (55-13), which bounced back from Monday's 30-point loss in Miami and has lost two in a row only once this season.

Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas (48-21) with 23 points and Jason Terry scored 19 in the loss.

Parker and Ginobili sparked the run that put the game away for the Spurs, who trailed only once, when Dallas scored the first basket of the game.

With San Antonio leading 81-77, Parker banked in a 3-pointer at the 4:42 mark. Ginobili then scored five straight, on a three-point play and a layup after a steal, giving the Spurs an 89-77 advantage with 3:17 to play.

Mavericks forward Shawn Marion (13 points) left the game in the third quarter with a wrist injury and didn't return. Dallas also played without forward Peja Stojakovic, who missed the game with a back injury.

San Antonio quickly took control and built a 26-12 lead late in the first quarter. San Antonio maintained a double-figure lead for most of the second period and was ahead 48-34 when the Mavericks closed the half with an 11-2 run.

Dallas tied the game at 60, but the Spurs responded with nine straight points and pulled away late in the fourth.

Top Game Performances

San Antonio   Dallas
Tony Parker 33 Scoring Dirk Nowitzki 23
Manu Ginobili 5 Assists Jason Kidd 9
Tim Duncan 8 Rebounds Dirk Nowitzki 9
Manu Ginobili 8 Free Throws Made Jason Terry 6
Manu Ginobili 3 Steals Jason Kidd 1
Tim Duncan 3 Blocks Brendan Haywood 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
San Antonio 97 43.4 7-17 18-19 15 36 6 14 13
Dallas 91 49.3 6-23 13-17 20 41 5 3 19

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • San Antonio will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Spurs have a W/L % of .778 after a win and .929 after a loss.
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