As good as the San Antonio Spurs have been offensively, that success has not carried to the road recently.
The Spurs are seeking their third five-game winning streak of the season but also looking to avoid a fifth straight road loss when they try to beat the slumping Dallas Mavericks for the second consecutive Sunday night.
After a strong defensive effort led to a 100-80 win over Toronto two days earlier, San Antonio (23-6) showed it could run with high-scoring Houston in a 122-116 victory Friday night. That capped a 4-0 homestand during which the Spurs averaged 112.5 points and hit 53.2 percent from the field.
They haven't played nearly as well in losing their last four on the road, averaging 96.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting. The Spurs had lost just five of their previous 36 regular-season road games.
Now they'll try to match a season high with a fifth straight win overall by beating Dallas for the seventh time in nine tries.
The first matchup this season wasn't much of a ...