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Spurs, sitting 4 starters in finale, still beat Mavs 96-91

By SCHUYLER DIXON
AP Sports Writer

DALLAS (AP) - Rookies Boban Marjanovic and Jonathon Simmons set career scoring highs and the Spurs rallied past the Dallas Mavericks 96-91 on Wednesday night despite sitting four starters and two key reserves in San Antonio in a meaningless regular-season finale for them.

The loss left the Mavericks at risk of falling to the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference and having to face the second-seeded Spurs again in the first round of the playoffs after San Antonio's 4-0 sweep of its Texas rival in the regular season.

Marjanovic, a 7-foot-3 Serbian center making his fourth start, had 22 points and matched a career high with 12 rebounds as the Spurs erased an 18-point halftime deficit in the third quarter and finished off the rally in the fourth. Simmons scored 19.

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