The Dallas Mavericks may have won five of six coming into Friday night's game, but one thing remains clear: They haven't been able to handle the San Antonio Spurs.
Despite Tim Duncan and coach Greg Popovich not being present, the Spurs still managed to defeat the Mavericks rather easily once again, 113-107 at the American Airlines Center - though at least not as handily as the two other blowouts they handed to Dallas previously.
The Spurs were able to get by with 23 points from Tony Parker along with 22 from Dejuan Bkair.
The Mavs' best scorers of the night both came off the bench, with Roddy Beaubois scoring 19 and Vince Carter getting 17.
Nonetheless, the spurs found themselves with a double-digit lead as early as the first quarter and had it up to 20 with less than 10 minutes to go in the third.
The only solace was that the Mavs cut into that lead in the end with a 39-25 fourth quarter. They outscored San Antonio 17-8 in the last three minutes but simply didn't have enough time to come all the way back.
The Mavericks will next host the Phoenix Suns on Sunday evening.