Any chance the Dallas Mavericks had of moving up to second in the Western Conference playoff race is likely over. They can thank Monta Ellis for that. Ellis shook off pain in his strained right ankle to score 32 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat Dallas 99-92 on Saturday night to deliver a crushing blow to the Mavericks’ chances of improving their playoff seeding.
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Mavs lose ground for No. 2 spot in West (AP)