Well, last night’s game proved that the only team that is going to beat the Spurs is themselves and luck sometimes finds the other guy.
I felt certain after dominating the first half the Spurs had every answer to “the run & gun”. It seems Don Nelson was able to pull out a few answers of his own; namely the immediate fouls on Bowen. I can’t say I saw that coming and neither did the Spurs. That broke the rhythm they had going and with Bowen only a 40% foul shooter it kept him from being effective on the floor.
It didn’t help that the Spurs gave the Mavericks FIFTY foul attempts, 49 of which went in. The Spurs also had a large number of attempts and it hurt them.
I know beating the Lakers was a big deal, but the Spurs need to get past that series and find a way to close out games in this series.