Watch Dallas Mavericks knock out Thunder to win West in 2011

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder to win the Western Conference in 2011. Here is how to watch games four and five on May 7.

The Dallas Mavericks would be in the thick of the 2020 playoffs if the season continued as scheduled. Instead, we all wait to hear how the campaign will end. The Mavs played 67 games before the NBA suspended play. Will they be able to get in all 82 plus a full postseason? Will it be shortened or canceled altogether?

Nobody knows the answer to those questions. The league is gathering information. The hope is that play can resume later this summer, but the safety of everyone involved remains the priority.

To fill the gap left by the lack of live sports, Fox Sports Southwest is airing all 16 victories from the Dallas Mavericks 2011 championship run. They have already topped the Blazers and Lakers. Fans saw their first two wins against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday evening.

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They can watch the Mavs close out the Thunder on May 7. Game four begins at 6 p.m. CT with game five immediately following at 8 p.m. Fox Sports Southwest is airing a playoff rewind featuring Mark Followill and Mavs players discussing the team’s incredible run right after the two games.

Why watch

Game four is a wild one. The Thunder lead nearly the entire game. They are up 11 with under four minutes remaining. The Mavericks storm back to tie it with six seconds left on two Dirk Nowitzki free throws. The game heads to overtime where Dallas seizes control to grab a three games to one series lead.

Nowitzki has 40 points in game four and leads the Mavericks to a hard-fought victory.

Game five is another fantastic contest. The Mavs play a marvelous fourth quarter to top the Thunder and advance to the NBA Finals. Dirk and Shawn Marion both score 26 points to lead Dallas.

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Dallas Mavericks fans are in for a treat on Thursday night. Both games are nail bitters that end in hard-fought Mavs wins. The NBA Finals against the Miami Heat begins on Sunday on Fox Sports Southwest. Savor these two victories before we get there.