Mavs show toughness in Game 4 rally

Defense, gritty play allowed Dallas to pull off perhaps its most remarkable comeback

Updated: June 8, 2011, 2:20 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Statistically speaking, the Dallas Mavericks have pulled off more difficult comebacks during this wild, crazy playoff ride.

This one, however, was all about toughness.

With their superstar sick and their shots not falling, the Mavericks somehow fought back from a nine-point deficit in the final 10 minutes of Tuesday night's NBA Finals-evening Game 4. Dallas resuscitated hope for its first championship with a remarkable display of defense, grit and guts to pull out the 86-83 ...

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