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Mavs wake up vs. Spurs' scrubs

DALLAS -- It took the Mavs about nine minutes to crank up the intensity after the Spurs' late lineup change.

Without Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan, the DeJuan Blair-powered Spurs controlled most of the first quarter. But the Mavs closed with a 16-2 run.

Mavs 30, Spurs 22 entering the second quarter.

Jason Kidd was the one constant for the Mavs in the first quarter, producing 13 points, three rebounds and two assists. The quarter-ending spurt was fueled by a pair of Jason Terry 3-pointers.

Had anybody heard of Ian Mahinimi before tonight? He's manning the middle for the Spurs at the moment.