DALLAS – The pain of losing the last game of the 2006 NBA Finals on his home court is still etched in Dirk Nowitzki’s mind.
“You never want to get beat on your home court,’’ Nowitzki said Thursday. “The ultimate tough loss was obviously in ’06 when we lost the championship here on our home court.
“You battle all season long to win at home and to play well for your fans. So, yeah, what you want to do in a situation like this is force a Game 7.’’
The Mavs host the San Antonio Spurs Friday at 7 p.m. The Spurs lead the best-of-seven series, 3-2.
A seventh game, if necessary, will be played Sunday in San Antonio.
-- Dwain Price
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