Originally written January 02, 2013 on Project Spurs:
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When Manu Ginobili and his San Antonio Spurs defeated the Dallas Mavericks for the 2nd time this season in another blowout (this time on their home floor), you would've thought the Mavs would've been more competitive since the Spurs blew them out the week before. If you're a Spurs fan, you might argue the Spurs are the better team by far. If you're a Mavs fan, you might just agree with what Manu Ginobili said after the game. Ginobili stated the Mavericks were not "inspired" this game and it showed. They have a new team and the rivalry just isn't there without the likes of Jason Terry or Jason Kidd rekindling it in some way. They have too many new pieces all around and those pieces don't have a history with San Antonio either, but you'd still believe they should've played with more fire this game. It doesn't matter what uniform you wore last season or are wearing this season, if a team blows you out you should come back with more fire in the rematch.The Mavs still have two more games against the Spurs this season, maybe their pride will kick in when game three comes on January 25th.
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