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Mavs take foot off Grizzlies' throats

You can't win them all, but it would be nice if Dallas didn't let so many leads get away

Updated: March 7, 2011, 8:41 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- On most nights, the Dallas Mavericks are the anti-Heat. This is a team that thrives in pressure situations.

The proof: The Mavs have a 28-10 record in games decided by three or fewer points the past three seasons, ranking near the top of the NBA in winning percentage in those situations each season.

The problem: Far too many of those pressure situations are self-inflicted, the result of relaxing after roaring to a big lead. Such was the case on Sunday night, when the Mavs ...

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