The Dallas Mavericks got 43 points from their bench Sunday night in defeating the Miami Heat, 105-95, to win their first NBA title.
The Dallas Mavericks, behind Dirk Nowitzki's 29 points, went on a 17-4 scoring run with just over four and a half minutes remaining to defeat the Miami Heat Thursday night, 112-103 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
The Miami Heat used a strong inside-the-paint offensive game Sunday night to defeat the Dallas Mavericks, 88-86, in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
The Dallas Mavericks face the Miami Heat Tuesday night at Miami's American Airlines Arena in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The game will be televised, starting at 9 p.m., Eastern time, on ABC.
NBA playoffs: The Oklahoma City Thunder blew a big lead late in the game to lose to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference finals. Dallas now looks to close out OKC in the NBA playoffs, back in Texas Wednesday.