Spurs 106, Mavericks 90
SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ Reserve Jaren Jackson made seven 3-pointers and led a second-quarter spurt that sent the San Antonio Spurs over the Dallas Mavericks 106-90.
Jackson finished with 23 points as the Spurs won their 18th straight regular-season game, a span that began last season.
The Spurs won despite making a franchise-low two of five foul shots.
San Antonio led 35-32 with 4:09 left in the first half before Jackson scored eight straight points, including a pair of 3-pointers. The Spurs led 48-36 at the break and Dallas never got within double digits in the second half.
Jackson, averaging five points a game, took 16 shots from 3-point range and hit a career-high seven.
The Spurs, concerned about perimeter defense following recent losses to Utah and Milwaukee, held the Mavericks to only 3-for-8 from the 3-point line and 37 of 92 (40.2 percent) overall.
Tim Duncan had 19 rebounds for the Spurs. Michael Finley scored 19 points for Dallas.
Notes: The Spurs haven’t lost at home since March 26, a 93-91 defeat by Toronto. ... San Antonio is now 35-7 in its last 42 games against the Mavericks, dating to the 1990-91 season. The Spurs lead the all-time series 61-40.... Saturday marked the first of four meetings between the Spurs and Mavericks. The teams play again Dec. 14 in Dallas. .... Mavericks rookie Leon Smith, who ingested about 250 aspirins a week ago, was released from a psychiatric hospital and is now in the care of the NBA’s player-assistance program.