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Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) of Germany holds up his arms as fans cheer during the final seconds of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 100-96. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) of Germany holds up his arms as fans cheer during the final seconds of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 100-96. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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