Game Links: Game 1, Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Spurs locked up Game 1 with a ferocious late comeback in the fourth quarter. Here are your game links and infographic from the first game of the playoffs.

Game Flow | Shot Chart

Tim Duncan on banging his knee: "I felt like my leg went kind of numb, so I knew it was a charlie horse. I knew I just needed a minute or two to get the feeling back."

Popovich on what the Mavs did that made the Spurs look out of rhythm: "They played well. It's the playoffs. It's a game of mistakes."

Dirk on what San Antonio does on defense that is so effective: "They're not necessarily unbelievably athletic and long, but they're very smart. I think what they want to do defensively is take you out of your comfort zone. If you like one move, they're not going to let you get that move."

48MoH Grades: Trevor Zickgraf handed out postgame grades and gave a good amount of credit to the Mavs for limiting the Spurs effectiveness from deep.

Also on 48MoH, Matthew Tynan's game recap noted that this was only the second time this season the Mavs allowed 90 points or fewer and still lost.

Mavs Moneyball's Kirk Henderson writes that the way Dallas lost their fourth quarter leads was in the most "Maverickian fashion yet."

In the many post game notes that Dan McCarney had, he made sure to mention how the Spurs continued to tighten their defense around Nowitzki, as they had all season ling.

Here is the San Antonio Express News' Postgame Wrap Video.

Sports Illustrated's Rob Mohoney writes that beyond Parker, Duncan, Leonard, and Ginobili, the Spurs supporting cast was oddly silent.

ESPN's Dave McMenamin writes that when Dallas stepped up their defense on San Antonio's perimeter, that's when the "Big Fundamental became the Big Nullifier."

Basically repeating what every writer here on PtR has written about already, ESPN Dallas' Jean-Jaques Taylor states a pretty important fact that the Mavs are facing right now: they can't win without Dirk.

Game 2 is on Wednesday in San Antonio. Let's try and hit a few more threes, please.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Pounding The Rock

You must be a member of Pounding The Rock to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pounding The Rock. You should read them.

Join Pounding The Rock

You must be a member of Pounding The Rock to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pounding The Rock. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker