Scouting report: Mavs vs. Spurs Game 2

Updated: May 9, 2006, 11:28 AM ET
By John Carroll | Scouts Inc.
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Spurs Offense: The Mavs might be a vastly improved defensive team but it does not have anyone who can guard Tim Duncan one-on-one. Duncan abused the three Dallas centers who guarded him in Game 1. If they allowed him 30 points in Game 1 with only 36 hours rest, imagine what Duncan might do with two days rest. If I were Gregg Popovich after watching Game 1, I would give Duncan plenty of rest between games and then force feed him the ball throughout Game 2.

John Carroll

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John Carroll joined Scouts Inc. after nine years as an NBA coach, including a seven-year tenure with the Boston Celtics that concluded with a four-month stint as interim head coach in 2003-04. Before joining the NBA, Carroll spent six years as head coach at Duquesne University and seven years at Seton Hall as an assistant to head coach P.J. Carlesimo.