Dallas Mavericks Win 2011 NBA Championship

The Dallas Mavericks were the victors Sunday night in Miami after beating the Heat 105-95.  This is the Maverick’s first NBA Championship, they have been fighting for a Larry O’Brien trophy since they came into Dallas in 1980.

“This feeling, to be on the best team in the world, it’s just undescribable,” Said NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki.

Jason Terry lead the scoring for Dallas putting up 27 and hitting three big 3-pointers.  Dirk Nowitzki lead Dallas’ starters with 21 points, he started the game struggling a bit going 1 for 12 but turned things around in the second half commanding his team to their first NBA Championship.

“I couldn’t get in a rhythm today for some reason,” Nowitzki said. “The team carried me all night long. (Terry) came out aggressive. I’ve got to give it up to the fellows. They were unbelievable tonight.”

Miami and their “Big Three” could not over come the Maverick’s drive and hard work.  Leborn James lead Miami with 21 points but did have 7 turnovers.  Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh combined for 36 points each playing forty minutes.  The Heat really struggled with their game especially from the free throw line, Miami shot 60% only making 20 of 33 attempts.  Miami’s three pointers were not landing either as a team they were 7-23 just over 30%.

“Sometimes you got it, sometimes you don’t,” James said. “And that was this case in this series. I was able to do things in the last two series to help us win ballgames. Wasn’t able to do that in this series.”

The Maverick’s definitely had “it”, earning themselves their franchise’s first NBA title, the team arrived back in Dallas to fans waiting to thank and congradulate them Monday.  The Mavericks will hold a parade on Thursday, Marc Cuban the Mavs owner also has said that he will pay for the parade expenses out of his pocket saving some tax payer money.

“We’ll do it,” Cuban said early Monday morning. “All I told them was — Terdema Ussery, our president — you plan the parade. I’ll pay for it because I don’t think it’s right for the city to have to pay for it. And let’s just have some fun.”

Cuban has been a majority owner of the Mavs since 2000, he has not acted like a NBA owner but even with his nontraditional approach and actions, his influence seems to have payed off in 2011 for him and his team.

“It feels so good for Dirk, for Jason Kidd, for Jason Terry and for Shawn Marion,” said Cuban, who had been notably silent during the playoffs. “This team has so much heart and so much determination. I love every one of them.”