PBT: Nowitzki rallies Mavs to even Finals with Heat

June 3, 2011, 6:45 am
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John KrolikProBasketballTalk.comAfter a regular season defined by crunch-time blunders and late collapses, the Heats postseason had been defined by gritty closing performances that saw the Heat holding onto close leads or pulling off comebacks in the fourth quarter.All of that changed during Thursday nights 95-93 loss, which may end up being Miamis most important game of the season. With just over seven minutes remaining, Dwyane Wade hit a three right in front of the Mavericks bench to give the Heat a 15-point lead, one of the most comfortable leads the team has had all post-season long.Then the collapse came. Jason Terry got loose and starting hitting shots and getting to the free throw line, Miamis defense relaxed and allowed the Mavericks to hit jumpers, and Dirk Nowitzki stepped up to hit the go-ahead three with 26 seconds remaining and a game-winning layup after Mario Chalmers answered Nowitzkis three with one of his own.READ MORE FROM PROBASKETBALLTALK.COM