Game 5 Links: Mavericks @ Spurs

The Spurs take a 3-2 series lead over the Mavs thanks to a HUGE 4th quarter by Tiago Splitter. Here are your game links for Game 5.

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When Tiago Splitter was asked about how everything felt in the fourth quarter when he looked like he could do no wrong, he responded, “I was feeling good and everything was happening well to me.”

When asked how previous 24 hours were, Tony responded, “It was crazy. It all happened last night. I basically didn’t sleep last night and basically had to play on adrenaline tonight.”

Popovich was asked about Parker’s night, with him responding, “It was a special night for him. I think his child was a little more important than the game, but he managed to do both.”

Rick Carlilse: “They’re a great passing team and we’ve got to pick it up defensively.”

Mavs Moneyball’s Josh Bowe had to face the music after the game, saying in his recap: “Despite all the frustrating things about this game, the fact of the matter is this – the Spurs are way more talented than the Mavs.”

ESPNDallas.com’s Tim MacMahon sited Tony Paker’s three with 1:52 left in the contest as the play of the game because it halted the Mavs late momentum.

Before the game, MacMahon also wrote a piece about how Dirk Nowitzki had yet to “flash his Hall of Fame form” in the series.

Tiago Splitter got the big A+ from Trevor Zickgraf’s postgame grades over at 48 Minutes of Hell. Marco Belinelli, on the other hand, put up another low grade.

Spurs Nation posted a page with close to 300 pictures of Spurs fans from the entire season. Check it out and see if you made it!

In other NBA news, it was announced during the Spurs-Mavs game that Mike D’Antoni resigned as the Lakers head coach after 2 seasons.

Lastly, I’ll leave you with this tweet on Manu’s place in playoff history:


Manu passed Robert Horry (261) on the all-time playoff 3-pointers list. Manu is 6th all-time with 263 3′s.

— Quixem Ramirez (@quixem) May 1, 2014

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