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Dallas Mavericks' Vince Carter (25) and Washington Wizards' Trevor Booker, right, during an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 107-98. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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Dallas Mavericks' Vince Carter (25) and Washington Wizards' Trevor Booker, right, during an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 107-98. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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