Dallas Mavericks win playoff berth
The Dallas Mavericks clinched a National Basketball Association playoff berth when they beat the Phoenix Suns. 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 (4732) are eighth, with the Suns (47-33) ninth.