NBA: Spurs Burn Mavericks with huge halftime deficit

Not the best way to end a half, Mavs.

San Antonio Spurs had it in for the taking in tonight’s game against the Dallas Mavericks, dealing the Mavs their third straight loss with a 116-90 fizzle.

But the biggest story of the game wasn’t the final score, but rather the mind-blowing and somewhat coincidental halftime deficit that blew the Mavs’ chance at winning.



According to reports, the 36-point halftime deficit is the worst halftime record of the Mavs’ 36-year history.

It was so bad that the crowd at Dallas — the Mavs’ homecrowd — was chanting “Go, Spurs Go!”

Kawhi Leonard scored 16 of his 23 points in the first half, while LaMarcus Aldridge had 14 points and 10 rebounds in his first game in his hometown.

For Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki was the only Dallas starter in double figures with 10 points. All the starters were on the bench by late in the third quarter with both teams traveling for the second game of a back-to-back on Saturday night.

Do you think it was all just a coincidence?