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vs. Pho 
W 101-98
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L 105-106
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Mavericks-Spurs Preview

(AP) -- While San Antonio Spurs steamrolled toward their fourth 60-win season in 11 years, coach Gregg Popovich was asked if there is a secret formula for the franchise's almost unfathomable run of excellence.

"Yes there is," said Popovich, in typical deadpan fashion. "Get the No. 1 pick in the draft every 10 years and make sure that it's a franchise player. That's the formula. That's how lucky you have to be. You've got David (Robinson) for a decade and then Timmy (Duncan) comes. Well, I think most anybody could build around that."

Of course, Popovich is oversimplifying. What the Spurs have created is a program unlike any other in the league, one built on the willingness of three stars to take less money, band together and establish a culture and a pecking order under their no-nonsense coach.

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Leaders
Points: Dirk Nowitzki21.7
Rebounds: Samuel Dalembert6.8
Assists: Monta Ellis5.7
FG%: Dirk Nowitzki49.7%
Steals: Monta Ellis1.7
Blocks: Samuel Dalembert1.2
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xyz-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8.0
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12.0
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13.0
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28.0
Full Standings
Offense (Rank)
Points: 104.8 (8)
Rebounds: 40.9 (26)
Assists: 23.6 (6)
FG%: 47.4% (3)
FT%: 79.5% (3)
3P%: 38.4% (2)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 102.4 (19)
Rebounds: 42.8 (16)
Assists: 22.0 (15)
FG%: 46.4% (22)
FT%: 75.8% (17)
3P%: 35.9% (15)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/9/2013 Vince Carter Reinstate/Suspension
11/8/2013 Vince Carter League Suspension One game for throwing an elbow
10/26/2013 Mickey McConnell Waived
10/22/2013 Renaldo Balkman Waived
10/22/2013 Fab Melo Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
3/10/2014 Jae Crowder Abdominal strain
2/12/2014 Devin Harris Sore knee
1/21/2014 Samuel Dalembert Shoulder
1/17/2014 Gal Mekel Right knee surgery
1/8/2014 Shawn Marion Sore shoulder
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