DALLAS Teams

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Spurs make easy work of the Mavs (1:07)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Wesley Matthews: "They kicked out ass. ... That's probably the most embarrassing game I've been a part of on any level."

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Simmons flies high and wants none of that shot (0:17)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs 116, Mavs 90 (final). Spurs have won 13 of the last 15 games in the series, including all three this season. Dallas has dropped three straight as they head to Memphis to complete a back-to-back.

AP

Spurs crush Mavericks for 42nd win

San Antonio's lead was never in doubt, smashing Dallas 116-90 to tie its best 50-game start in franchise history (tied with 2010-11 Spurs). This is also the 14th win by at least 25 points for San Antonio -- already third best all-time. Box score

AP

Mavs put up 34 in third, still trail by 28

Dallas seemingly threw in the towel in the third quarter after trailing by 36 at halftime, putting in a deep reserve lineup. San Antonio's starters have outscored their counterparts 58-32 with one frame to play. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs 88, Mavs 60 after three quarters. Hey, the Mavs won the third quarter.

Spurs no stranger to monster leads

This is the second time this season that the Spurs have led by 36 at half. They're the third team in the shot-clock era to do that twice in a season and the first since the 1988-89 Suns. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Mavs hit lowlight at halftime

San Antonio's 62-26 halftime lead is the largest halftime deficit Dallas has faced in franchise history, eclipsing a 35-point halftime deficit against the Kings in 1992. That 1992-93 Mavericks team finished 11-71 for the season. Halftime stats

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs 62, Mavs 26 at the half. That breaks Dallas' record for largest halftime deficit (35 vs. Kings in 1992). Last four quarters in this formerly fierce rivalry: Spurs 128, Mavs 73.

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Popovich angry he doesn't get a second question (0:59)

Spurs trouncing Mavs in first half

Dallas only managed 12 points in the first and midway through the second it only has 20 points. That's bad in and of itself, but San Antonio is up to 42 as the Mavericks are getting blitzed at home. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs rookie Salah Mejri appeared to talk trash to the Spurs bench after a dunk. With Dallas down 21. Pop just shook his head and smirked.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs 27, Mavs 12 after a quarter. Dallas did manage to outscore Kawhi Leonard, who has 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs are apparently enlisting the help of Sgt. Slaughter against the Spurs.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Trail Blazers teammates LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews renew acquaintances before the Spurs and Mavs meet.

ESPN Stats & Info

Texas two-step: Spurs vs. Mavs

According to ESPN's BPI, San Antonio should pick up another road win in Dallas on Friday. You can watch the game at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle classified Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's recent comments about Dirk Nowitzki as disappointing. Abdul-Jabbar recently called Nowitzki "a one-trick pony" who has not had a dominant career. "Dirk personifies greatness, what greatness is in the NBA and in sport in general, just the way he approaches everything," Carlisle said on 103.3 FM ESPN, adding that Nowitzki has carried a franchise with "very little Hall of Fame help" compared to other all-time greats. "I view the comments as unfortunate, and I love the way that Dirk handled it. He handled it in his normal, classy, humble but truthful way. And his sincerity is something that is really one of the gems in all of sports. That's another thing that makes him extremely special."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

More Rick Carlisle on Chandler Parsons, via 103.3 FM ESPN: "I have great belief in Parsons, and I think I demonstrate that by how much time I spend with him, how much I care about him and how much I push him. It's fascinating the way the media will look for something to be controversial, but the fact is the truth is not controversial. This kid is not 100 percent yet, so I'm not going to tab him as an automatic crunch-time guy until I feel that he's reached that point of his rehab and conditioning and everything else."