MIAMI (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks put a stunning end to their misery in Miami.
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Nowitzki made the tie-breaking layup with 3.6 seconds left, and the Mavericks roared back from 15 points down with 6 minutes left in the fourth quarter to beat the Heat 95-93 on Thursday night and tie the NBA finals at one game apiece.
Capping a furious rally by scoring Dallas’ final nine points, Nowitzki’s final two baskets were left-handed — despite a torn tendon on his non-shooting hand.READ MORE: Watch Live: Pursuit Standoff In Covina Continues As Officers Inch Closer To The Pickup Truck
Dwyane Wade had 36 points for Miami, but his desperation 3-pointer was off at the buzzer.
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