At 48-32 the Dallas Mavericks have a tenuous hold on the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, edging out the 46-32 Memphis Grizzlies via head-to-head tiebreaker. However, the Mavs also are battling Eastern Conference teams when it comes to their top-20 protected draft pick this season.
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