The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat, 105-95 to capture the 2011 NBA Finals Title. Dirk Nowitzki showed excellent 4th quarter performance to help his team get past the heat and win the series, 4-2.
During the first half, when Nowitzki was having rough times on the court, Jason Terry took charge of the scoring by sinking in 19 points. The Mavs were up by 2 at the half, 53-51.
Nowitzki took over the closing period, scoring layup after layup in the final minutes, sealing the victory for the Mavs. Nowitzki compiled 21 points and 11 rebounds while Terry scored 27 points. Jason Kidd scored added 9 points and 8 assists. J.J. Barea and Shawn Marion scored 15 and 12 points respectively.
The Miami Heat gave their all but it wasn’t enough. Lebron James scored 21 points, Dwayne Wade was limited to 17 points while Chris Bosh added 19. The Heat will be back to the drawing board as they analyze their mistakes in the series.
Let’s not forget Jason Kidd, who also got his first NBA title. He is now 38 years old and this season might be his last. What a sweet ending to an unforgettable career for the all-star point guard.
It was indeed a double victory for Dirk Nowitzki. Besides the NBA crown, he was declared as the Finals MVP. The Dallas Mavericks has finally etched their revenge over the Heat who defeated them in the Finals last 2006. Congratulations to the Dallas Mavericks for winning the 2011 NBA Championships!