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Spurs' loss raises specter of 2011

Updated: April 24, 2014, 12:12 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs spent the past 10 months trying to erase the memory of their NBA Finals collapse against the Miami Heat in June.

After Wednesday's blowout loss to the Dallas Mavericks, the Spurs suddenly find themselves having to fend off other skeletons in their closet. It was only three years ago that San Antonio became one of just five No. 1-seeded teams in NBA history to be upset by a No. 8 seed in the first round of the playoffs.

With the Mavs thoroughly ...

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