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Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas.
When: Tuesday April 29, 02:30 BST
After Vince Carter’s buzzer-beating three-pointer gave the Dallas Mavericks a 2-1 series lead, the San Antonio Spurs will look to bounce back in Game 4.
Despite Dirk Nowitzki continuing to struggle to influence proceedings with his third consecutive game with less than 20 points, the Mavs have found a way and are putting some real pressure on the Spurs.
The Western Conference top seeds were expected to take the game to their rivals, but it has been the other way round thus far, as Dallas look to take a more commanding lead at home on Monday night.
Both coaches have emphasised the importance of getting defensive stops while the Spurs will particularly be looking at Monta Ellis who has been a difference maker in the closing stages of games.
However, Game 3 will undoubtedly be remembered for Carter’s late brilliance, and it may well prove pivotal to the overall result of this series if Dallas can keep their home-court advantage in tact with a third straight win.
Tony Parker and Tim Duncan have done their usual jobs but ultimately coach Gregg Popovich will be looking for more from the rest of his roster on both ends of the court if they are to get themselves out of this hole.
Duncan is averaging 20.0 points per game while Ellis leads the way for the hosts, and with all three games thus far swinging both ways throughout, the next meeting promises to be no different except that there is so much more to play for from a Spurs perspective.