Scouting report: Mavs vs. Spurs Game 7

Updated: May 22, 2006, 6:43 PM ET
By John Carroll | Scouts Inc.
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Spurs Offense: The Spurs would like a slow, methodical pace to Game 7. They need to establish Tim Duncan early and often. Duncan must be aggressive early in Game 7 and set the tone for the Spurs' offense. I would like to see him go quicker and harder to the rim in Game 7. In recent games, he often waited and did not attack DeSagana Diop and Erick Dampier with the quick, hard moves as he had shown earlier in the series. Tim did a great job at the foul line in Game 6, making 8 of 10. He must step up and make the big free throws in Game 7.

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.