Spurs shut down Mavs in first half
SAN ANTONIO -- Rick Carlisle had a quick response during his pregame chat with the media when a local scribe asked about the San Antonio Spurs' defensive downfall.
"I'm not buying it," Carlisle said.
Nor is Dirk Nowitzki, at least not after the first half.
The Spurs have a 51-38 lead after harassing the Dallas Mavericks into a horrendous shooting half. The visitors are 12-of-43 from the floor, giving them a shooting percentage (.279) that would be an adequate batting average.
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