Texas Toast of the Town

Mavs handled their business, closed out the Heat in 6. photo hardwoodiva.com

Have to give credit where credit is due.  The Mavs somehow found a way to survive and fight and finish off the Heat in six games to win their first NBA title.  They could have easily been swept, but found ways to come back in games 2 and 4 and eventually win the series.  They overcame a 2-1 deficit and won three straight to close it out.

Nowitzki, who joined Hakeem Olajuwon, Elgin Baylor, and Bob Petit as the only players to average 25 and 10 in the playoffs couldn’t buy a bucket in the first half.  Earlier in the series he had called out Jason Terry, saying he needed to be more clutch.  The tables turned Sunday night.  Terry kept the Mavs in it with his great play, allowing them to be in position to win it in the second half.  Forget being clutch, he had to be wondering if Dirk would hit a shot, any shot, after his 1-12 first half performance where he missed several wide open shots that he would normally make.

He bounced back in the second half, going 8-15 as the Mavs won going away.  The older guys, Dirk, Jason Kidd, Jason Terry, Shawn Marion were finally able to get their first title.  Dallas fans or city officials aren’t about to forget it either.  They are just starting to celebrate and the parade isn’t until tomorrow.  Cuban is going to foot the bill and cover all the parade expenses.  You know he’s going to go all out.  Dallas gets a party that the city or the taxpayers don’t have to worry about.  Everybody wins.  Can ‘t say that very often.

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