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."
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.