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Despite it having little bearing on the NBA playoffs race, the Dallas Mavericks beat the San Antonio Spurs 91-86 in a tense, emotional game that saw bodies flying, emotions overheating, and Tim Duncan getting ejected on Sunday.

The loss, which ended the Spurs’ six-game winning streak, locks them into the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference.

They have only themselves to blame, going without a field goal for the last 6:32, missing nine straight shots, and not scoring any points over the last 4:17.

Dirk Nowitzki and Devin Harris each scored 21 points in a game the Mavericks may have used as their dress rehearsal for the playoffs. They won for the 66th time this season, tying the 1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks for ninth-best in league history, and finished 36-5 at home.

***The Spurs will host the Denver Nuggets Sunday in their playoff

opener. Time is TBA***

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