Spurs-Mavericks: Dallas’ Season Ends in Disappointment…Again

April 29th, 2010 by Evan Sundermann Leave a reply »
Thursday marked another disappointing end to a Dallas Mavericks season as the Mavs lost in the opening round of the NBA playoffs to bitter in-state rival San Antonio in six games.

The series started off promising for the second-seeded Mavs after they took Game One, but the team's play was erratic from that point forward. After their opening game win, the Mavs dropped three straight games to the San Antonio Spurs.

Dallas appeared to have gotten their game together when they defeated the Spurs by 18 points, in Game Five. In the Mavs' resounding victory Caron Butler scored a playoff career high 35 points and the Mavericks finally received scoring production to complement Dirk Nowitzki.

However, whatever momentum the Mavericks had built up in Game Five died before the tip-off of Game Six. The Spurs came out firing on all cylinders, as they scored 22 points in the first quarter, and limited Dallas to only eight.

Despite the hot start by the Spurs, who led by as much as 21 points during the game, the Mavericks managed to cut the San Antonio lead down to two points after Rodrique Beaubois provided an offensive spark for Dallas off ...

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