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Video: Arron Afflalo’s game winner ends Mavericks’ streak

Arron Afflalo, Francisco Elson

Denver Nuggets shooting guard Arron Afflalo (6) grabs a rebound behind Utah Jazz center Francisco Elson (16) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)

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This is about as clutch a regular season shot as you are going to see.

Watch the play develop for Chauncey Billups to come off a Nene screen, while Arron Afflalo stands ready for the corner three. But the play breaks down and Afflalo moves up so he can become a pressure outlet. Which Billups eventually needs.

What’s impressive is a lot of guys would have just gone up with the contested shot, but Afflalo had the presence of mind to take a hard dribble left to create space, then elevate, then... goodbye Dallas winning streak.