Monday, June 13, 2011

Dallas Mavericks Captured First NBA Title










San Francisco residents who are sports fans are learning today that the Dallas Mavericks managed to beat the Miami Heat 105-95 in what was Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The Dallas Mavericks have now won their first title in franchise history.



San Francisco resident, Keith Unger, a big fan, said: “This is wonderful news, I’m just delighted.”

Another resident, David Michael, said: “That was sooo sweet 105-95 victory for many of the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.”



So who did the scoring? San Francisco residents are learning that Jason Terry scored 27 points and then Dirk Nowitzki added 21 points.






Other important points: LeBron James scored 21 for Miami, but was mostly quiet after the first few minutes, says ABC 7 News in San Francisco.

Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

In Miami, Dallas led the series 3-2 on its way in Game 6.

When it was over, Mav’s owner Mark Cuban, who had been a bit quiet in the final, running onto the court to give a huge hug for coach Rick Carlisle.



Emotional Dirk Nowitzki runs off court right before Finals win



Dirk Nowitzki a great player called a choke artist for much of his career, is now an NBA champion. It’s been a long road for the best European player in NBA history, and he’s finally at a point where no one can criticize him for having an incomplete career.



In most cases, you’d expect a player to celebrate a moment like this one by soaking in the moment on the court. However, an emotional Nowitzki declined a public celebration and ran off the court to gather his thoughts in the locker room with still 1.2 seconds showing on the clock. It was a very touching moment that the ABC TV crew was lucky enough to capture in the video. Click here to see the video

After the game, Dirk explained his walk off the court in an interview with ESPN’s Hannah Storm:

“I had to get a moment. I was crying a bit. I was a little emotional. … I actually didn’t want to come out for the trophy, but the guys talked me into it.”



It would’ve been interesting to see David Stern present the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player trophy to an absent Dirk, so it’s probably a good thing that he ended up coming back out. Plus, while Nowitzki didn’t have a stellar game on Sunday (21 points on 9-of-27 shooting from the floor), this championship was his moment at the top. Dirk is Dallas’s best and most talked about player, and he deserves all the praise that will come his way after this accomplishment.



Congratulations to Dirk, the Mavericks, and all their fans. They earned this championship. Source: sports.yahoo.com

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