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Nowitzki, Marion send Mavericks back to NBA finals

By JAIME ARON
AP Sports Writer

      DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd and the Dallas Mavericks are going back to the NBA finals.

      Nowitzki swished a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:14 left and Shawn Marion followed with a three-point play off a steal, the pivotal plays in yet another fourth-quarter comeback, this one sending the Mavericks to a 100-96 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night that closed out the Western Conference finals in five games.

      After clawing back from down 15 with 5:04 left in Game 4, the Mavericks were down by six with 4:37 left in this one when they rallied again, outscoring the Thunder 14-4 the rest of the way.
      
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