Dallas Mavericks: 15 best playoff moments in franchise history
Dallas Mavericks best playoff moment: 2. 2011 NBA finals Game 2
The 2011 NBA Finals saw the Mavs face the Miami Heat. Dallas got a shot at revenge from the 2006 finals. The Mavericks lost game one. They were down by 15 later in the fourth quarter in game two before a massive comeback. It was a Dirk Nowitzki lay-up that sealed the win for the Mavs and turned the series.
It was one of the most pivotal moments in the Mavericks championship season. It was a back and forth game leading into the fourth quarter. The Mavs were down four at the start of the final period.
With five minutes left the Mavericks were still down 13. To the dismay of many NBA fans, it looked like LeBron was ready to win a championship. This was his first year in Miami, and he was viewed as a villain for the way he left Cleveland.
LeBron only scored two points in the fourth quarter of game two. Dirk had nine while Jason Terry pitched in eight to get Dallas back in the game. The Mavs fought all the way back and grabbed a lead before a defensive miscue tied the score.
With just 24 seconds left in the game, this was a make or break moment in Dallas Mavericks history. Dirk Nowitzki delivered. He received the ball at the elbow, pump-faked, and spun around Chris Bosh to finish a lefty lay-up and win the game. As massive underdogs, tying the series at 1-1 in Miami was one of the biggest moments in the series.