DALLAS — Bryn Forbes scored a career-high 27 points with San Antonio resting most of its starters, as the Spurs ran past Dallas, 109-89, after the Mavericks pulled most of their key veterans in the second half on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).
Dewayne Dedmon, the only San Antonio starter to play, had 10 points and 13 rebounds. Tony Parker made the trip but didn't leave the bench, while Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Pau Gasol and Danny Green stayed home with the Spurs locked in to the No. 2 seed behind Golden State in the Western Conference.
The Mavericks, playing their fourth game since getting eliminated from the playoffs, pulled Dirk Nowitzki and other veterans in the second half, when the Spurs outscored Dallas 52-28 after trailing by 16 points in the first half. Dwight Powell led Dallas with 12 points.