Rain of Treys Lift Spurs Past Mavs
The San Antonio Spurs had a ridiculous 16-for-33 shooting from beyond the arc to earn them a 93-71 win over the reigning champs Dallas Mavericks.
Not only was San Antonio clicking from all cylinders, but Dallas was uncharacteristically lacking on both ends of the floor, as they allowed the Spurs 33 chances of shooting from long range, while they were also struggling with a dismal 1-for-19 shooting from the rainbow.
Matt Bonner led all scorers for both teams with 17 points, 15 coming from 3-point area. Richard Jefferson shot 3 treys, while Gary Neal scored 12 points all coming from beyond the arc.
The story on Dallas’ side was worse, as only Jason Terry and Delonte West were the only Dallas players in double digits. Dirk Nowitzki was not Dirk Nowitzki that night, as he only scored 6 points. The Mavs also lost Jason Kidd that night to a lower back injury and is slated as day-to-day.
Manu Ginobili is set to sit it out for San Antonio for the next six weeks. This is the second win of San Antonio since losing their all-star guard to a finger fracture incurred during their tiff against the Minnesotta Timberwolves.
San Antonio will take a breather Friday, before going back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday against the Denver Nuggets and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Spurs go up 5-2 in the standings, while Mavs are down to 3-5.