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The San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks 90-85 Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series, and the game was actually very close until the end. The Mavs were up 81-73 with seven minutes left in the game, but San Antonio went on a 15-0 run to take a commanding lead that they […]
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