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Insider Intel: Climbing back

The Mavs can still get back into their series against the Nuggets

Originally Published: May 9, 2009
By Kevin Pelton | Basketball Prospectus

Because the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets tipped off their series before any of the other matchups in the conference semifinals, the teams earned three days off between Game 2 and Game 3. And that's a good thing for Rick Carlisle and the Dallas coaching staff, because they needed plenty of time to regroup after two double-digit defeats on the road.

The Nuggets have been as impressive as anyone in the playoffs. So how can the Mavericks get back into the series, starting Saturday at home? Here are five ways.

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