The Dallas Mavericks are in a battle for a Western Conference playoff berth, and tonight they are leading the Southwest Division leading Spurs 46-44 at the half. Dirk Nowitzki is leading all scorers with 19 points on 6-of-14 shooting plus he has made all seven of his free throw attempts.
The Mavericks were leading the Spurs by nine points after the first quarter, but the Spurs slowly came back to get back in this game. The Spurs made it close but they were not able to tie or take a lead in the second half.
The Spurs scoring has been more spread out with Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter leading the way with seven points each. Duncan also has three blocks tonight.
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