The San Antonio Spurs host the Dallas Mavericks in Game 7 of the opening-round, with the winner advancing to the Western Conference Semifinals. Tim Duncan and Monta Ellis will have to bring their A-game if they hope to lead their teams to victory.
It was a battle of wills between the Mavericks and the Spurs in Game 6, with the Mavericks winning 113-111. Monta Ellis was the team's catalyst in the win, recording 29 points, two rebounds and two assists. Tiago Splitter was the best player for the Spurs in the loss. He had 19 points, eight rebounds and two steals.
San Antonio continues to control the foul-shooting battle in this series, leading the Mavericks 30.9-22.2 in free throw rate through six games. However, Dallas continues to win the turnover battle in this matchup. They've lost possession 11.2% of the time, compared to 14.0% for the Spurs.