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Nothing pretty about Mavs' OT victory

All that matters now is winning in playoffs, but it won't happen if they play like this

Updated: April 12, 2011, 11:18 AM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

HOUSTON -- Don't ask how, but the Dallas Mavericks exited the Toyota Center in possession of the No. 2 seed, as the Western Conference gets a little wackier by the day.

A club that's been ripped up and down for its recent run of questionable basketball won its 56th game of the season Monday night and supplanted those loosey-goosey Los Angeles Lakers in the West standings.

The Mavs might be only renting the 2-seed for the night, but then again, maybe not. The Lakers play the San Antonio ...

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