The Dallas Mavericks suffered a defeat that must have been very tough to swallow. The Mavericks held a fourth quarter lead, but the San Antonio Spurs staged a late rally to swoop in and take game 1 of their first round playoff series 90-85.
After a heart-breaking defeat like that, it very difficult to rebound in the next game, but the Mavericks clearly didn’t have much of a problem. They dominated the Spurs on Wednesday night, forcing 24 turnovers (and only turning the ball over eight times themselves) to earn a 113-92 win, giving them a split as they return to Dallas for game 3 on Saturday afternoon.
During the fourth quarter when the Mavericks extended a 15-point lead to 24, capped by a dunk from Jae Crowder with 4:26 to play. That must have been the moment Cuban knew the game was over because he jumped to his fight, screamed and pumped his first in celebration.
Game 3 is Saturday at 4:30 pm EST and is on TNT.
(Thanks to @cjzero)