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Mavericks' experience paying off late

Veteran group has been at its best in fourth quarters and has put the Blazers in 2-0 hole

Updated: April 22, 2011, 11:10 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Perhaps I ought to begin with a prediction revision. Portland in six ain't gonna happen.

Not after the Mavs' statement-making 101-89 win in Game 2.

Maybe we've underestimated these Dallas Mavericks, who might be the only 57-win No. 3 seed to have an underdog mentality entering a matchup against a franchise that hasn't won a playoff series in more than a decade.

There is a 94 percent chance that the Portland Trail Blazers' playoff series win drought, which dates ...

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