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Mavs motivated by George Karl's jab

Updated: April 8, 2011, 8:52 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- If the Dallas Mavericks meet the Denver Nuggets in the first round, George Karl's quote will probably be featured prominently on an American Airlines Center bulletin board.

Karl, the Nuggets coach, told ESPN 103.3's Galloway & Company on Thursday that he'd prefer to face the Mavericks instead of the Thunder in the first round. Dallas coach Rick Carlisle responded on the radio show Friday by acknowledging that the comment should get under the Mavericks' collective skin.

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