SAN ANTONIO -- The Spurs put on a blitz from the opening tip, canning five of their first six 3-point shots and turning turnovers into fastbreak points to put the Mavs in a hole and their two-game win streak in jeopardy.
The Spurs are playing their second game without Manu Ginobili and they don't seem to be missing a beat. Guard Gary Neal got the start tonight (James Anderson started in Wednesday's win over Golden State) and the move quickly paid off with Neal draining his first three 3-point bombs.
Meanwhile, Dallas got off to its usual slow start from the floor, shooting well under 40 percent for the duration of the quarter.
San Antonio led 29-11 at the 3:30 mark and then finally cooled off. Dallas scored the next six points until Matt Bonner took Odom to the hole and scored for the 14-point margin.