GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs (Game 1)

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The Mavericks are BACK.

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WHO: Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs

WHAT: Game 1 y'all!

WHERE: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas

WHEN: 12:00 p.m. CDT

HOW: TNT, TXA21

THE STORY: Well, hello, playoffs. We've missed you. I would say you're looking awfully lovely, but the Mavericks, as we know, will be traveling just south to face their in-state rivals in the first round. If you've been on the site the past few days, we've had a little fun with the fact that we don't expect the Mavs to win this series -- but never say never, I suppose. We know the Mavericks have the firepower to compete with any team in the NBA. The question is, will they be able to muster a modicum of defense to go along with that?

We're about to find out. Everything you need to know to get yourself ready for the game and series is in our playoffs stream here. Your specially selected music video is below.

GUESS WHO'S BACK?!? GOOOOOOOOOO MAVS!

(ED NOTE: Second half game thread is live here.)

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