Apr 20, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban watches warmups before the game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks in game one during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2014: Mark Cuban is excited (GIF)

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)

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