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Mavs reverse course to road success

Mavs' fortunes turning thanks to surge away from home that includes four straight wins

Updated: May 23, 2011, 9:29 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- When the Dallas Mavericks boarded the longest four-hour flight in NBA history, their ears still ringing from the deafening roar in the Rose Garden, it felt like they might never win another playoff road game.

That at least was an outsider's view after witnessing the Mavs blow a 23-point lead to let the Portland Trail Blazers steal Game 4 in that first-round series. Dallas was dealing with too much emotional turbulence to think big picture as the Mavs got on the team plane.

"Embarrassment. ...

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