May 2, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Jose Calderon (8) and forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) and guard Vince Carter (25) and guard Devin Harris (20) wait for play to resume against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Mavericks' Devin Harris downplays home court advantage of Spurs in Game 7


The Dallas Mavericks have made it a tough first round playoff series for the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs. Now the Mavericks have a chance to punch their ticket to the second round with a win in Game 7, a game that is being played on the road, but Mavericks guard Devin Harris doesn’t think home court is a huge advantage.

“I don’t think so,” Harris said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I don’t know what the statistics are of home teams winning Game 7s, but at this point, you know each other so well. I think the crowd noise is second-nature at this point.”

And the key to getting past the Spurs in this crucial Game 7 according to harris is the opening minutes.

“We’ve got to get off to a good start,” he said. “We can’t give them too much confidence. Same type of defensive efficiency and effort as [Game 6].”

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