SAN ANTONIO (January 5, 2012) -- Matt Bonner scored 17 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 93-71 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night.
Richard Jefferson scored 16 points and Gary Neal added 12 for the Spurs, who limited Dirk Nowitzki to six points on 3-of-11 shooting - the German star's lowest output since he had five in a Dec. 18, 2009, game that he left early because of injury.
Jason Terry scored 12 points and Delonte West had 10 to lead Dallas, which lost point guard Jason Kidd to a lower back injury with 24.7 seconds remaining in the first quarter. Kidd, who appeared to pull up, was replaced by Vince Carter and didn't return.
Even Kidd's presence might not have mattered much with the Mavericks hitting only 27 of 77 shots, including 1 of 19 from 3-point range.