Entering Game 6, the San Antonio Spurs own a 3-2 series lead over the Dallas Mavericks and can advance to the Western Conference Semifinals with one more win. San Antonio can expect a serious effort from Dallas, as their season hangs in the balance.
It was a tightly fought game between the Spurs and the Mavericks in Game 5, with the Spurs prevailing 109-103. In the victory, Tiago Splitter earned his third double-double of the playoffs with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Vince Carter shot 10-16, recording 28 points for Dallas. He also registered three rebounds and two assists.
Dallas has controlled the turnover battle in this series through five games. They've lost possession 10.3% of the time, compared to 14.0% for the Spurs. On the other hand, San Antonio leads the foul-shooting battle in this matchup, leading the Mavericks 29.7-21.1 in free throw rate.