Mavs' trademark resiliency emerges

With Dallas up against it, teammates come together to take down adversity in Game 4

Updated: June 8, 2011, 10:50 AM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- In a Game 4 the Dallas Mavericks considered a season-ender had they lost, another heart-stopping comeback victory emerged from a familiar collective resiliency -- this one bound together by multiple and remarkable individual battles of adversity and triumph.

Dirk Nowitzki never provided a clue that he was playing with a 101-degree fever and somehow shook an awful shooting night when it mattered most. He willed 10 of his team-high 21 points in the decisive fourth quarter. His ...

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