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Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion (0) steals the ball in front of San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) during the first half of Game 3 of in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs in Dallas, Saturday, April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion (0) steals the ball in front of San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) during the first half of Game 3 of in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs in Dallas, Saturday, April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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