Spurs 112, Mavericks 105: What they said after the game


    Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) pulls down a rebound against San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

    The San Antonio Spurs won a close game to their in-state rival Dallas Mavericks, 112-105, for their sixth-straight win. Their longest winning streak of the season.

    Dirk Nowitzki started hot in the first period, scoring 8 of his team’s first 12 points as the Spurs and Mavericks (27-40) played at an extremely quick pace.

    DeMar DeRozan’s 16 points and the team’s 19-2 run guided San Antonio to a 34-24 lead after the first quarter. He would finish with a team-high 33 points.

    Here is a sample of what the teams said after the game:

    SPURS

    Gregg Popovich:

    “It was a good game. Two clubs that are really competitive against each other. It is always a battle, just like it was tonight.”

    DeMar DeRozan:

    “Consistency. We have been, pretty much, consistent. That was kind of always our struggle. But, you can see the consistency.”

    MAVS

    Rick Carlisle:

    “We just had an off night. They are a team that doesn’t make mistakes. They were 18 for 18 from the line. It wasn’t just [Luka] Doncic’s that struggled."

    Dirk Nowitzki:

    “Well you know it’s disappointing, as a team we haven’t been shooting well. So all you can do is do your own thing on off days, get them up and shoot some after practice and games that really all you can do is work on it.”

    @JeffGSpursZone

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