The Dallas Mavericks came from behind and took out the Miami Heat, 86-83, to win Game 4 of the 2011 NBA Finals. The series is now tied at 2 games apiece.
Dirk Nowitzki led the scoring with 21 points despite battling a flu but the hero of the game was starting center, Tyson Chandler, who had a double-double performance grabbing 16 rebounds and scoring 13 points. Shawn Marion and Jason Terry contributed to the firepower of the Mavs by adding 16 points and 17 points respectively.
Lebron James was limited to only 8 points but had a near triple double performance with 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Dwayne Wade had another monster scoring game with 32 points. Chris Bosh gave a solid performance with 24 points and 6 rebounds.
Nowitzki scored a crucial layup with only 14.4 seconds remaining on the clock giving Dallas a 3-point lead. Miami decided to go for a quick 2 and Wade scored a dunk that reduced the lead of Dallas to 1 point. Miami went for an intentional foul and Jason Terry bagged the two free throws, giving Dallas a three point lead with only 6.7 seconds remaining on the clock. Wade messed up an inbound pass and knocked the ball back to Mike Miller who attempted a game tying 3-pointer. The ball didn’t even hit the ring.
Game 5 is scheduled on June 9, 9:00PM, still at Dallas. This will be the last home game for the Mavs.