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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN W. MCDONOUGH Rear guard Mike Bibby knocks Steve Nash off balance while splitting the Mavs' defense in the Kings' 108-91 victory in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals.