Dwyane Wade and LeBron James were rejoicing for the entirety of their walk from the Dallas bench to the Miami bench. Heat players spilled onto the floor, many with fists in the air. Miami 88, Dallas 73, 7:14 remaining. Game over, right? Not a chance.
I wouldn’t worry much about Dirk Nowitzki’s bad finger on his left hand. It shouldn’t affect his shooting much — but if it does the series is as good as over.
Dwyane Wade offered LeBron James congratulations for finally getting his first win in an NBA finals game. The Heat are three wins from a much bigger celebration. And not only were the Dallas Mavericks beaten, their best player left battered as well.
After all the assists, steals, 3-pointers and triple-doubles, former Nets guard Jason Kidd has an easier path to his next entry in the NBA record book. All he has to do is show up.
The Mavericks and Heat have taken two very different paths to the NBA finals. Watching whether Dallas’ smarts and teamwork can overcome Miami’s physical gifts will be fascinating.
There’s a stigma in sports about saying things like “just wait until next year.” It’s a phrase Mets fans dread to utter, and Knicks and Rangers fans have become far too comfortable with.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points during an off night for both of the game’s superstars, and the Dallas Mavericks built a huge lead early before hanging on for a 93-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder to take a 2-1 lead.
In the first contest, we saw how the Bulls were going to win games in this series. In Game 2, we saw how the Heat will. The difference was stark and sets the stage for how the rest of this series will go.
There’s no other word to describe it. I had to make one up. That was riDirkulous. I hope everyone enjoyed the show Dirk Nowitzki put on last night. It’s something you might never see again.
Jason Terry tied an NBA playoff record with nine 3-pointers and the Dallas Mavericks matched another postseason mark with 20 3s, powering them to a 122-86 victory over the Lakers on Sunday and a sweep of their second-round series.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points, Shawn Marion had 22 and Jason Terry 21 and the Dallas Mavericks proved themselves to their coach by beating the New York Knicks 127-109 Thursday night.
Carmelo Anthony had one of his best scoring performances earlier this season against the Mavericks, and he’ll try for a repeat while attempting to lead the Knicks to a rare win in the series Thursday night.
Dirk Nowitzki had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks seized control in the third quarter before beating the New York Knicks 113-97 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.
The Knicks hope to continue their three-game home win streak at home Wednesday night when they try to snap Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks’ five-game run.
Dirk Nowitzki hit a jumper in the lane with 6 seconds to play and the Dallas Mavericks continued their dominance over the New Jersey Nets with an 87-86 victory on Saturday night.