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Rookie Blair's bullying the Mavs

DALLAS -- The Mavs tried to trade into the early second round to snag DeJuan Blair, who is showing why in the first quarter.

Blair, who is 6-7 tall and almost as wide, might have a double-double by the end of the quarter. He has seven points and five rebounds in seven minutes.

Erick Dampier was simply overmatched by the squatty rookie, picking up two quick fouls and heading to the pine.

Blair might not have received the memo that the Spurs want to play the Mavs in the first round.