Mavericks: Watch Dirk Nowitzki vs. Kobe Bryant from 2011 playoffs

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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Dallas Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki took on the Lakers and Kobe Bryant in the 2011 playoffs. Find out how to watch the first two games here.

The Dallas Mavericks would be playing playoff basketball right now in a normal season. The NBA’s suspension has put that on hold, but fans can still enjoy two fantastic games on April 28.

Fox Sports Southwest is airing every win from the Mavericks 2011 championship run over the next few weeks. Supports have already watched them dispatch of the Portland Trail Blazers. Tuesday begins round two action against Kobe Bryant and Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers had home court in the series, but it would not matter. Fans can enjoy game one beginning at 7 p.m. CT with game two immediately following at 9 p.m.

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Why watch?

Remember, the Lakers had won back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010. Their core was back led by Kobe. Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Metta World Peace, Derek Fisher, and Andrew Bynum played key roles in winning those championships. They all feature in this 2011 series.

Game one is a scoring duel between Dirk and Bryant. Kobe nets 36, but Nowitzki and his 28 get the edge on the scoreboard. It is a fun back and forth battle between the two legends.

The Mavericks take a commanding lead by winning the second game in Los Angeles to kick off this series. Things start unraveling a bit of the Lakers in this one. It is the ending of an era.

Tune in for the masterful second-half defensive performance by Dallas. They hold the Lakers to just 32 points in the final 24 minutes.

The Mavericks knew they had a chance to win it all after these two games. They defeated the defending champions twice on their home floor. There were challenges ahead, but it was starting to show how special this group was in 2011.

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Please tune in and enjoy two fantastic games that helped the Mavericks bring a championship to Dallas. It should be a fun night.

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