After 1: Spurs 31, Mavs 17
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.
Neal leads the Spurs with nine points, Richard Jefferson has seven and Tony Parker and Tim Duncan each have five.
Jason Terry leads Dallas off the bench with five points, Lamar Odom came off the bench for four points and four other Mavs all have two points.
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.
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