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Spurs avoid early exit with lopsided Game 7 win

San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The fifth and final Game 7 of a wild first round in the NBA playoffs was anticlimactic, as the San Antonio Spurs jumped on the Dallas Mavericks early and rolled to a blowout 119-96 victory.

San Antonio was put to the test by its in-state rival the past two weeks, but Sunday's elimination bout was completely one-sided in favor of the Western Conference's top seed.

Tony Parker scored 24 of his 32 points in a first half that saw the Spurs shoot a blistering 68.4 percent from the field en route to building a sizeable cushion.

Manu Ginobili finished with 20 points, five assists and six steals while Danny Green added 16 points for San Antonio, which will begin its second-round series at home against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

The Mavs were trying to become just the sixth No. 8 seed to knock off a No. 1 seed, but they did not have much going offensively outside of Dirk Nowitzki's 22 points and Devin Harris' 17-point showing off the bench.

Monta Ellis, who averaged 24 points over the previous five games, netted just 12 of 3-of-11 shooting in the ouster.

05/04 18:28:23 ET

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