On the first night of a back-to-back, the Dallas Mavericks failed to handle business on the front end, losing 119-117 to the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs, losers of five straight coming into Sunday’s game, propelled past the Mavericks in the third quarter and never looked back. On the cusp of a desperation comeback attempt, DeMar DeRozan slammed the door shut by burying a jumper with half a second left to win the game.
Here are a few numbers to know:
1: The number of times Kristaps Porzingis has recorded a 20-point, 10-rebound half IN HIS CAREER
First, on the positive side, Porzingis was a force for the second consecutive game.