Dirk Nowitzki played with an injured finger but that did not stop him from scoring the Mavericks game winning basket with less than 4 seconds in the game for one of the greatest comeback games you will see. Miami could not convert on a Dwayne Wade 3-pointer on the final play and the Heat will now need to win a game in order to come comeback home in the series. The Mavericks will play the next 3 games at home, giving them an opportunity to secure an NBA title in Dallas.
Nowitzi scored the final nine points in the game for Dallas, which completed an amazing comeback to even the series. The Mavericks team rallied for a 22-5 run, outscoring the Heat in the final 6 minutes.
Definitely a huge comeback for us and we never gave up, and that was big, said Nowitzki.
The game was close until the Heat began scoring early in the fourth quarter, building up their lead. The Heat seemed poise to take game 2, sitting comfortably with an 88-73 lead in fourth after Dwayne Wade's 3-pointer. Then roared back the Mavericks with a balanced attack of Jason Terry and Shawn Marion jumpers. Dallas will look continue their momentum heading back to Dallas to play in front of their home crowd.