Mavs had shot at stealing game 1 but fall to Spurs
The Dallas Mavericks had the big fish baited, gaffed and ready to be fried Saturday afternoon.
But the San Antonio Spurs, the Mavericks’ eternal white whale, dodged the hook and survived the upset in Game 1 of their first-round NBA series.
Like the proverbial fish story, you should have seen it. No, really. With 7:45 to play, the decidedly underdog Mavericks had the four-time NBA champions down by 10 points.
But less than three minutes later, San Antonio had tied the game. The only basket that the Mavericks scored after that was Devin Harris’ layup at the final buzzer.
-- Fort Worth Star-Telegram