Mavericks down Spurs

Dirk Nowitzki scored a game-high 36 points Sunday, as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the San Antonio Spurs 100-94 to take a 1-0 series lead.

The Mavericks were a 4.5-point favorite in the game and were able to cover the spread. The combined score caused the game to be a PUSH on the posted over/under total (194).

Caron Butler added 22 points for Dallas and Jason Kidd chipped in with 13 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists.

Tim Duncan led San Antonio with 27 points and Manu Ginobili netted 26 points.