-The Spurs have won eight straight and 12 of the last 14 regular-season meetings with the Mavericks

-The Mavericks’ last win over the Spurs came in Dallas on 3/17/12 (defeated San Antonio, 106-99)

Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks celebrates a win against the San Antonio Spurs on March 17, 2012 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas

Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks celebrates a win against the San Antonio Spurs on March 17, 2012 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas

-The Spurs have won three straight on the road against the Mavericks

-San Antonio leads the 2013-14 season series, 3-0

-The Spurs have taken seven straight and 11 of the last 14 showdowns in San Antonio

Dallas Mavericks v San Antonio Spurs, Game 6

-The Spurs will look to sweep the season series with the Mavericks for the second straight year with a victory at Dallas on
4/10/14

-DeJuan Blair is averaging 8.7 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.3 spg, 1.0 bpg and 19.3 mpg in three games (two starts) against San Antonio (his former team) this season

2009 NBA Rookie Portraits

-Mavericks big man DeJuan Blair was drafted by San Antonio in the second round (37th overall pick) of the 2009 NBA Draft and played his first four seasons with the Spurs from 2009-13

-Blair earned NBA All-Rookie second team honors in 2009 and was a member of the Spurs’ 2013 Western Conference championship team

Blair WC Champ

-Corey Crowder, the father of Mavericks forward Jae Crowder, played in seven games for the Spurs in 1994-95

-Spurs guard Marco Belinelli played two seasons with Mavericks guard Monta Ellis and Mavericks big man Brandan Wright on the Warriors (2007-09) and one season with Mavericks guard Jose Calderon on the Raptors (2009-10)

Los Angeles Clippers v Golden State Warriors

-Calderon was a teammate of Spurs big man Matt Bonner on the Raptors in 2005-06

-Spurs guard Danny Green played three seasons with Mavericks guard Wayne Ellington (2006-09) and one season with Mavericks big man Brandan Wright (2006-07) at the University of North Carolina

NCAA Second Round: LSU Tigers v North Carolina Tar Heels

-Ellington and Green were both members of the Tar Heels’ 2009 NCAA Division I championship team

-Mavericks forward Shawn Marion played two-and-a-half seasons with Spurs big man Boris Diaw on the Suns from 2005-08

Game 3: Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers

-Mavericks center Samuel Dalembert and Spurs guard Cory Joseph are both Canadian citizens

-The San Antonio Spurs franchise began as the Dallas Chaparrals of the ABA in 1967

Dallas Chaparrals