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How the West was won

Updated: May 26, 2011, 8:22 AM ET
By Whitney Holtzman

NBA: The Dallas Mavericks will get a chance to play for all the marbles after advancing to the NBA Finals on Wednesday night with a 100-96 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Dallas overcame an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter to close out the Western Conference finals in five games. The Mavericks, who will face either Miami or Chicago in the Finals, have never won an NBA title.

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