In Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals, the Dallas Mavericks pulled off one of the biggest comebacks in Finals history, edging the Miami Heat 95-93 to level the series at 1-1
Dwyane Wade put the Heat up by 15 points with 7:14 remaining in the fourth quarter, before the Mavs replied with a 22-5 run to turn the game on its head.
After struggling down the stretch in Game 1, Dirk Nowitzki took over, scoring the Mavs' final nine points, despite struggling with a torn tendon in his middle finger.
With 57 seconds remaining and the game tied at 90-90, Nowitzki drilled a wide-open three-pointer, before Mario Chalmers responded with a triple of his own to tie it back up at 93-93.
On the next possession, Nowitzki powered his way past Chirs Bosh to bury the lefty layup with 3.6 seconds to put the Mavs in front for good.
(2011) Dirk Nowitzki hits a game-winner in the NBA Finals! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/MQERv3LWXk- Timeless Sports (@timelesssports_) April 10, 2019
"Definitely a huge comeback for us and we never gave up, and that was big," Nowitzki said.
Nowitzki finished with 24 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists on 10-of-22 from the field and 1-of-2 from the three-point line.
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The Mavs would go on to beat the Heat in six games to claim the NBA championship, with Nowitzki's clutch Game 2 performance setting the stage.
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