NBA Playoffs
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NBA Playoffs:
PLAYER MATCHUPS
MAVERICKS SPURS
NelsonJ. Nelson
Points: 14.6
Rebounds: 2.9
Assists: 4.9
PGParkerT. Parker
Points: 18.9
Rebounds: 3.3
Assists: 5.8
EllisM. Ellis
Points: 6.8
Rebounds: 2.1
Assists: 1.6
SGGreenD. Green
ParsonsC. Parsons
SFLeonardK. Leonard
NowitzkiD. Nowitzki
Points: 26.6
Rebounds: 9.0
Assists: 2.8
PFDuncanT. Duncan
Points: 18.6
Rebounds: 11.0
Assists: 3.2
ChandlerT. Chandler
Points: 5.3
Rebounds: 9.0
Assists: 1.0
CSplitterT. Splitter
TEAM STATS (Regular Season)
  MAVERICKS SPURS
PPG 99.1 95.6
RPG 42.2 41.5
APG 18.0 20.9
FG% 46.243 47.193
FT% 78.295 70.175
3P% .374 .385
SEASON SERIES
Series tied 2-2
Nov 5, 2005 @DAL 103, SA 84Recap | Box Score
Dec 1, 2005 SA 92, @DAL 90Recap | Box Score
Mar 2, 2006 @SA 98, DAL 89Recap | Box Score
Apr 7, 2006 DAL 92, @SA 86Recap | Box Score
PLAYOFF HISTORY
DAL SAS
Championships: 0 Championships: 3
Last Championship: N/A Last Championship: 2005
Last Season:
Lost in Western Conference semifinals
Last Season:
Won NBA finals


Josh Howard
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Josh Howard and the Mavs shot a sizzling 69 percent in the first half.
Mavs Dethrone Spurs
After wasting a 3-1 series lead and blowing a 20-point lead Monday night in Game 7, the Mavericks finally ended the Spurs' reign as NBA champions, winning 119-111 in overtime to advance to the Western Conference finals. Story | Highlights ESPN Motion | Elias
 
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Terry It was not an accident that the Mavs had their most inefficient offensive game in Game 6 with the absence of Jason Terry. Terry opens up the floor for the Mavs with his deadly shooting and the Spurs will not be able to sag and clog the lane on Nowitzki as they did without Terry in the lineup.

Watch for Keith Van Horn to be an X factor. He can stretch the Spurs defense and he had 10 big points and two 3-pointers in only his second game back from injury.

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Spurs notes: Gregg Popovich is one of ten NBA coaches with at least 70 career postseason wins. Popovich got playoff win No. 73 in Sacramento on Friday night.

Mavericks notes: Dallas has 29 postseason wins in the last six seasons after winning only 21 playoff games in the previous 21 years of its history.


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