What's up, guys? This simulation is going to be of a game against our hated rivals, the Dallas Mavericks. As much as I loved playing this game, they sure as hell gave me a damn scare.
I have stuff to do today, so this is not going to look like previous posts I have made. I do hope you still will enjoy.
George Hill gets the start at point for San Antonio.
With Tony Parker and Tim Duncan sitting out the game due to injuries, the San Antonio Spurs still managed to hold off the Dallas Mavericks, 112 to 110. Coach Popovich restructured his line-up, and the DYNAMIC DNA in LIVE gave us as starters George Hill, Keith Bogans, Michael Finley, Richard Jefferson and Theo Ratliff.
I am not going to waste my time typing out the starters for those damn Mavericks.
The game was going the Mavericks' way in the first half. We sent them to the line a good number of times, since we got in the bonus with at least 5 minutes to go in both the first and second quarters. For the entire game, we sent them to the line 30+ times. We were getting blown for ticky-tack fouls left and right.
In the second half it would be a different story. We opened up the third quarter by going on a run and ended it the same way (16 to 5), closing the period with 36 to their 27.
In the final quarter the Mavericks really came on. Jason Kidd hit some key threes, as did Jason Terry. It wasn't enough, though, as the story of the game would be the superior play of our bench.
We outscored the Mavericks bench 56 to 35. Manu Ginobili finished with 18 points on 6 of 12 shooting from the floor. He also got to the line 7 times and made 6. Roger Mason played 30 minutes off the bench to score 16.
Richard Jefferson paced the starters with a team-high 20 points. Michael Finley and Antonio McDyess led the team in rebounds, grabbing 13 each. George Hill and Keith Bogans (both making their first starts of the season) each finished with 13 points.
The Mavericks had a chance to send the game into overtime, but Jason Kidd's jumper at the buzzer rimmed out (wish I had captured video of this).
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