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NBA Finals Score: Dallas Mavericks Win NBA Title, Defeat Heat 105-95

The Dallas Mavericks are NBA Champions, after defeating the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals 105-95 to win the 2010-11 NBA Title.

Let that sink in.

The Mavericks concluded their improbable run to the NBA Title, closing out the Heat in six games on Sunday night. Jason Terry was key for the Mavericks in the Game 6 win, scoring 27 points off the bench and going +12 in his time on the court. 

The Mavericks' offense was also shooting well once again, shooting 50% from the field (41-82). Dallas' defense held Miami to 47.2% shooting (34-72), but the Heat struggled from the free throw line, going 20-33 from the line.

LeBron James went -24 in his time on the court, scoring 21 points while grabbing four rebounds and dishing out six assists. James also had six turnovers - a team high.

Dallas' defense also mystified Dwyane Wade, who was a meager 6-16 shooting from the field, including 0-4 from three point range. 

Maybe Wade and James would have been better served practicing rather than coughing.

Dirk Nowitzki, who has been the key cog for the Mavericks, was off tonight, starting the game 1-12 shooting. Nowitzki found his groove later in the game, though, and finished 9-27 for 21 points and 11 rebounds.

The Mavericks were the popular upset pick for the first round of the playoffs, but they managed to move on and defeat the Portland Trail Blazers.

Then, the Mavericks were supposed to lose to the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. The Mavs swept them. 

But then the Mavericks were supposed to lose to the upstart Oklahoma City Thunder. Not so much. 

Finally, the big three of James, Wade and Chris Bosh were supposed to walk all over the older Mavericks, but once again, the Mavericks thwarted them, and claimed their first ever NBA Title.

Enjoy, Mavericks fans. 

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.