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Ugly first quarter results in tie score

11/11/2009

SAN ANTONIO -- The Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs have played a lot of beautiful basketball against each other over the last decade.

The first quarter of Wednesday night's game at the AT&T Center won't be featured on any of the I-35 rivalry's highlight reels.

The Mavs managed to take the lead late in the quarter despite bricking 14 of their first 16 shots. Josh Howard is 2-of-9 from the floor, but he was the only Mav with a bucket midway through the quarter.

The Mavs finished the quarter shooting 28 percent. The Spurs haven't been much better (36.4), but they needed a Keith Bogans 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie it up, 21-21.