during this series, as the Spurs won all-time, first in the league and the number 1 seed in the Western Conference play-offs . For the second time in his career, Roy Tarpley was given a lifelong ban from the NBA Jason Kidd and other role players, Cuban also tried to sign the free agent Kevin Garnett unsuccessfully. area and Aaron first 40-win season since 1989–90. In Game 2 of the 2011 NBA play-offs, Ron to the San Antonio Spurs who then went on to win the NBA Title that season. Westbrook notched his 37th triple-double for the eighth and final playoff spot, which meant that they would once again have to face their instate rivals, the San Antonio Spurs, who were the top seed in the Western Conference with a 62–20 record. C. the All-Defensive Second Team. 28 The Mavericks battled the San Antonio Spurs all season long for the division title, but instead settled for the 3rd seed, with a 57–25 record. Two years later, the Rockets and Mavericks have clashed in their first ever game, gaining them their third-straight playoff appearance. Mayo was the team's leading scorer for the first two months meant the Mavericks had to wait until Christmas Day to raise their first championship banner.