Mavericks beat Heat to get match point in NBA Finals

WASHINGTON, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 29 points and led the Dallas Mavericks to beat the Miami Heat 112-103 on Thursday for a 3-2 lead in the NBA finals.

Jason Terry netted 21 points, J.J. Barea had 17 while Jason Kidd and Tyson Chandler added 13 apiece for Dallas, which shot a sizzling 56.5 per cent (39-69) from the field and 13-of-23 from behind the three-point arc. Full story

Mavs top Heat 86-83, tied 2-2

BEIJING, June 9 (Xinhuanet) --At the NBA Finals, the Dallas Mavericks trailing the series 2-1, hosting the Miami Heat, looking for a critical win on home court in Game 4.

Pick it up midway through opening frame Chris Bosh missed a jumper, but Dwyane Wade got the rebound, and put in a trademark reverse layup, to tie the game at 8-all. Bosh, who nailed the winning two for the Heat in the previous game, came up with a thunderous two-handed dunk, to put Miami up by 4. Bosh would finish the night with 24. Dirk Nowitzki then hit a textbook fallaway jumper, Dallas battled back to make it 34-all. Full story

Mavericks rally to beat Heat 95-93

WASHINGTON, June 2 (Xinhua) -- Dallas Mavericks shrugged off a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter, coming back to beat Miami Heat 95-93 in Game 2 of 2011 NBA finals on Friday.

Although with a torn tendon on his middle finger of the left hand, German all-star Dirk Nowitzki led surge-back and swept all the final nine points for Dallas. Full story

Miami Heat beat Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of NBA finals

WASHINGTON, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Miami Heat beat Dallas Mavericks 92-84 at home in Game 1 of 2011 NBA finals.

LeBron James scored 24 points to give the home team a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven final series. Full story