Watch Dallas Mavericks take out defending champion Lakers from 2011

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks swept the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 2011 playoffs. Here is how to watch games three and four on May 1.

The Dallas Mavericks and their fans are missing basketball. The days have turned into weeks which is quickly becoming months since the NBA suspended the 2019-2020 season.

Optimism appears to be growing that it will conclude with a champion at some point before 2020 runs out. It will not happen immediately. The league is formulating a plan and trying to do it while keeping everyone safe.

Fox Sports Southwest has stepped up to fill our basketball void by replaying all 16 wins from the Mavericks 2011 championship run.

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On May 1, it is games three and four from their second round series against the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. Dallas completes the sweep in what turns out to be Phil Jackson’s final game as a coach. Game three begins at 7 p.m. CT with game four immediately following at 9 p.m.

Why watch?

Game three is a bit of nail-bitter. Metta World Peace is suspended for his foul on J.J. Barea from game two. That pushes Lamar Odom into the Lakers’ starting five. Remember, they have just lost the first two games on their home floor. The Lakers know if they fall in game three their season is over.

They have a six-point advantage heading into the fourth, but the Mavericks storm back. Peja Stojakovic gets hot. Dirk Nowitzki drills three clutch shots including the final field goal of the game.

Game four is the “Mother’s Day Massacre” where the Mavericks absolutely demolish the Lakers to finish off the sweep. Jason Terry finishes with 32 points and nine 3-pointers made. Barea chips in 22 and Peja has 21. The Mavs look championship ready after these two wins over the defending champs.

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Following the two games, Fox Sports Southwest is airing the Mavericks playoff rewind at 11 p.m. Mark Followill will chat about the series, and the Mavs run with two players from the team. The first installment following the Blazers series wrap up was absolutely must-see. Be sure to check it out too.