Mavericks’ Old Age Crown Gives Dallas-San Antonio Rivalry New Look

April 14th, 2010 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
A Dallas Mavericks fan—gleeful after his squad rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the San Antonio Spurs 112-103 in a January tilt—shouted at a woman wearing a Tim Duncan jersey.

He pointed at the AT&T Center court.

"Geriatric! Geriatric!"

That fan should avoid the rest of this column.

When the Spurs take the floor tonight against their inter-state rivals, they should get comfy in the confines of the American Airlines Center.

They might as well stay for the duration of the week.

Barring a miracle upset by the Golden State Warriors at the Rose Garden, the Spurs will face the Mavericks in a first-round rematch.

If Nate McMillan's resilient Portland Trail Blazers beat the defending champion L.A. Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder on back-to-back nights without the services of franchise star Brandon Roy, they will not stumble against the woeful Warriors.

If the Spurs win tonight and the Warriors find a way to take their mastery of the Blazers at home on the road, the Alamo City's hoops squad would move up to 6th.

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