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(Reuters) - The Dallas Mavericks clinched a National Basketball Association playoff berth when they beat the Phoenix Suns on Saturday.
Dallas survived a late Phoenix rally to win 101-98 at home.
They are in seventh place in the strong Western Conference with a 49-32 record with one regular season game left.
The Memphis Grizzlies (47-32) are eighth, with the Suns (47-33) ninth.
Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; editing by Sudipto Ganguly