2006 NBA finals
When the Dallas Mavericks last played an NBA finals game at home five years ago, the only current players on that roster were Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry.
The Dallas Mavericks say backup center Brendan Haywood is a “game-time decision” for Sunday night’s Game 3 of the NBA finals against the Miami Heat.
Regardless of how the NBA finals turn out, Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki will emerge with an improved reputation.
The Dallas Mavericks win over Oklahoma City put the club into the NBA Finals for the first time since 2006. While some fans want a rematch with the Miami Heat, most don’t want a replay of the outcome (which Miami won) or of the controversy over a victory parade plan that was never put into operation.
Peja Stojakovic tied his career playoff best with five 3-pointers and had 21 points, and Jason Kidd continued showing off a surprising scoring touch with 18 points, powering the Dallas Mavericks to a 101-89 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night and a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.