by Mia M. Jackson
The Dallas Mavericks have made a habit of climbing back into games within the final five minutes. In Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat, Dirk worked scored seemingly at will and left the Heat stunned. It didn’t work in Game 3, but his stat line was just as impressive. Let’s see what happens tonight in the seesaw series.
5-minute mark info from the last two games.
NBA Finals – Mavericks v. Heat Game 3
At 4:56 left in the game, Dirk begins his assault by making 2 free throws to take him to 26 points. Within the final 4:00 of the game, Dirk would make a slam dunk, 4 more free throw shots and grab two rebounds on both ends of the court to keep the Mavs hopeful. His 8 points weren’t enough to keep them in the game, although they were enough to once again keep it closer than they seemed.
NBA Finals – Mavericks v. Heat Game 2
Dirk’s 5 minutes stat line begins at the 3:56 mark with a rebound, and follows that soon with a jump shot taking him to 17 points. With just 1 minute remaining, Dirk makes a layup, another rebound, a 3-pointer, and wins the game with a driving layup. The Heat let their youth show and Dirk took it over to win.
NOTE: If you’d like to find out how your favorite players perform at different points in the game, check out the game info links on NBA.com. Click on the “play-by-play” link for game info. Here’s a sample LINK to last Sunday’s game.