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Mavs have nothing to hang hat on

Wishful thinking erased reason to believe and will give way to elimination

Updated: May 5, 2012, 4:28 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- It's a postseason slogan prime for mocking.

The T-shirts and other promotional material proclaim that the Dallas Mavericks are "All In." The reality is that Dallas, down 0-3, is pretty much already out, with nothing other than their pride really on the line in Saturday's Game 4 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Coach Rick Carlisle and a couple of Mavs can pump up the why-not-us bravado all they want, but does anybody really believe this bunch is capable of becoming the ...

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