The Spurs are moving on, and Dallas is done early again.
Manu Ginobili scored 26 points and San Antonio survived blowing
a 22-point lead to beat the Mavericks 97-87 in Game 6 on Thursday
night, handing Dirk Nowitzki and second-seeded Dallas another
The Spurs got payback after the Mavs eliminated them a year ago,
and will play either Phoenix or Portland in the Western Conference
Nowitzki nearly carried the Mavs to an unbelievable comeback,
getting 25 of his 33 points in a remarkable second half. But the
Mavs still stumbled to their third first-round exit in the last
George Hill had 21 points for the Spurs, who are coming off
their worst regular season in the Tim Duncan era.