The German Asssassin
What would the world be without beers, one of the best things that came out of Germany. Just recently German ingenuity has created a basketball weapon so good that it can withstand broken fingers and more importantly 101 degrees fever. Call it out of sync, exhaustion, exasperation but the German Assassin Dirk Nowitzki still found ways to will his Dallas Mavericks to another come from behind 86 - 83 victory against the Miami Heat to level their series at two games apiece in the 2011 NBA Finals.
The Reason the Mavs are winning
Nowitzki took over once again and showed everyone who the true superstar is as he scored 21 points which is just enough to win the game as Miami Heat forward Lebron James was held to 8 points on 3 of 11 shooting. Now it can be told that the leadership in the Miami Heat team has not changed hands as Dwayne Wade kept the Heat in check with 32 points, six rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 block shots.
The story of the night belongs to the German Assassin who was nursing a 101 degrees fever and was shooting badly early on. Dirk even missed a free throw tonight, his first one in the series after going 39 of 39 prior to that third quarter miss. Nowitzki scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter including the decisive basket that put the game out of hand. He is indeed the most admirable superstar in this series.
Chandler asserts his might
Miami turned the ball over six times and scored only 14 points on 5 for 14 shooting in the fourth quarter. The Heat led 78 -73 on Wade's lay up with 7:24 remaining but didnt socre again until Bosh made two free throws with 1:53 left. Wade also missed a potential tying free throw with 30 seconds left. This fourth quarter meltdown is now becoming a Heat trademark in the Finals.Jason Terry has now awaken from his slumber. He has more than made up for his past disappearances which resulted in the loss of the Mavericks. Same goes to Tyson Chandler who is now asserting his might inside. Shawn Marion has been solid the past few games and for the Mavericks to win, they need the three to ably support Nowitzki. The Mavericks are due for a break out game in their last game at the American Airlines Center for 2011.
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