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Mavericks beat Spurs and will meet them again in first round.

at Dallas 96, San Antonio 89: Jason Kidd and Jason Terry led a 16-2 run at the end of the first quarter, and the Mavericks set up a first-round matchup with the Spurs by clinching the No. 2 berth in the Western Conference. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili didn’t suit up for the Spurs.

Phoenix 100, at Utah 86: The Suns, not resting stars Amare Stoudemire and Steve Nash, won easily on the road to wrap up the No. 3 spot in the West.

New Orleans 123, at Houston 115: David West had 35 points and 10 rebounds, rookie Darren Collison added 26 points and 11 assists for the Hornets. Trevor Ariza recorded his first career triple-double — 26 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists — for the Rockets.

at Oklahoma City 114, Memphis 105: Kevin Durant scored 31 points to finish the season as the youngest scoring champion in NBA history at 21 as the Thunder warmed up for their matchup with the Lakers. Durant averaged 30.1 points a game.

at Atlanta 99, Cleveland 83: Shaquille O’Neal joined LeBron James on the bench for the Cavaliers, and the Hawks won easily despite playing with only one regular starter, Marvin Williams.

Milwaukee 106, at Boston 95: The Celtics rested their big three of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce in what could have been a first-round playoff preview if Miami had lost to New Jersey.

Detroit 103, at Minnesota 98: The Pistons rallied from 16 down in the third quarter and the Timberwolves lost for the 29th time in their last 31 games.

at Washington 98, Indiana 97: Andray Blatche scored 26 points for the Wizards in a matchup of lottery-bound teams.

at Toronto 131, New York 113: The Raptors rolled, but they missed the final playoff spot in the East when Chicago defeated Charlotte.

at Miami 94, New Jersey 86 (2 OT): Michael Beasley had 25 points and 13 rebounds for the Heat. The Nets, who had threatened the NBA record for futility, finished with a 12-70 record.

at Orlando 125, Philadelphia 111: The Magic finished with the NBA’s second-best record and set a record for three-pointers in a season. The Associated Press is reporting that 76ers Coach Eddie Jordan will be fired Thursday.

Golden State 122, at Portland 116: Stephen Curry finished his rookie season by scoring 42 points for the Warriors.

at Clippers 107, Lakers 91

Associated Press


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