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Mavericks won't last long in playoffs

Defending champs have their shot but lack redeeming qualities of seasons past

Updated: April 22, 2012, 10:28 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

For months, Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks have maintained their only goal during the regular season was to make the playoffs, regardless of seed.

They're in, though we don't know yet whether they're going to wind up with the sixth or seventh seed in the Western Conference -- not that it matters.

The Mavs aren't going to be around long.

And it has nothing to do with a lack of respect. Or hating on the Mavs, the usual refrain when a member of the MFFL -- Mavs Fans For Life ...

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