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Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza, left, hangs from the rim after dunking as Denver Nuggets forwards Darrell Arthur, center, and Jan Vesely, of the Czech Republic, look on in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza, left, hangs from the rim after dunking as Denver Nuggets forwards Darrell Arthur, center, and Jan Vesely, of the Czech Republic, look on in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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