Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mavs close out Thunder head to NBA Finals

The somewhat surprising Dallas Mavericks are heading back to the NBA Finals for the 1st time since 2006.

The Mavs took care of business last night, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-96, winning their best of 7, Western Conference finals series 4-1.

Again, the Thunder couldn't close the deal, they were leading by 6, with just over 4 and a half minutes to go in the game. But a 14-4 run by Dallas, closed the deal. Dirk Nowitzki continued his playoff run, nailing a 3-pointer with just over a minute left to give Dallas a lead they wouldn't give back.

Dirk had 26 points as did Shawn Marion, it was more than enough to do the trick.

Dallas will face the winner of the Miami/Chicago series that could potentially end Thursday night.

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