The San Antonio Spurs hosted the Dallas Mavericks on October 25, 2023, at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Mavericks won the game 126-119.

Highlights

1st Quarter: The Mavericks started off hot, taking a 10-point lead early in the quarter. The Spurs came back to tie the game, but the Mavericks took a 32-28 lead into the second quarter.
2nd Quarter: The Mavericks extended their lead in the second quarter, taking a 15-point lead at one point. The Spurs cut the lead to 5 points at halftime, but the Mavericks led 64-59 at the break.
3rd Quarter: The Spurs came out strong in the third quarter, taking their first lead of the game with 5 minutes left in the quarter. The Mavericks answered back, and the two teams traded baskets for the rest of the quarter. The Mavericks led 92-88 going into the fourth quarter.
4th Quarter: The Mavericks started the fourth quarter with a 10-2 run to take a 12-point lead. The Spurs cut the lead to 5 points with 2 minutes left in the game, but the Mavericks held on for the victory.
Key Performers

Mavericks: Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 30 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists. Christian Wood had 25 points and 10 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie had 20 points and 5 assists.
Spurs: Keldon Johnson led the Spurs with 28 points and 10 rebounds. Devin Vassell had 20 points and 5 assists. Jakob Poeltl had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Analysis

The Mavericks were the better team in this game. They were more efficient on offense, shooting 48% from the field compared to 43% for the Spurs. The Mavericks also defended well, holding the Spurs to 40% shooting from three-point range.

The Spurs struggled to defend the Mavericks' pick-and-roll game. Doncic and Wood were able to get easy baskets off the pick-and-roll all night. The Spurs also struggled to rebound the ball, giving up 14 offensive rebounds to the Mavericks.

The Spurs will need to improve their defense and rebounding if they want to be a contender this season. The Mavericks are a good team, and they will be a tough opponent for anyone in the playoffs.

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