NBA Playoffs
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NBA Playoffs:
PLAYER MATCHUPS
SUNS MAVERICKS
DragicG. Dragic
PGNelsonJ. Nelson
Points: 14.6
Rebounds: 2.9
Assists: 4.9
BledsoeE. Bledsoe
SGEllisM. Ellis
Points: 6.8
Rebounds: 2.1
Assists: 1.6
TuckerP. Tucker
SFParsonsC. Parsons
MorrisM. Morris
PFNowitzkiD. Nowitzki
Points: 26.6
Rebounds: 9.0
Assists: 2.8
PlumleeM. Plumlee
CChandlerT. Chandler
Points: 5.3
Rebounds: 9.0
Assists: 1.0
TEAM STATS (Regular Season)
  SUNS MAVERICKS
PPG 108.4 99.1
RPG 41.8 42.2
APG 26.6 18.0
FG% 47.858 46.243
FT% 80.610 78.295
3P% .399 .374
SEASON SERIES
Series tied 2-2
Nov 1, 2005 DAL 111, @PHX 108Recap | Box Score
Dec 14, 2005 @DAL 102, PHX 96Recap | Box Score
Mar 5, 2006 PHX 115, @DAL 107Recap | Box Score
Apr 13, 2006 @PHX 117, DAL 104Recap | Box Score
PLAYOFF HISTORY
PHO DAL
Championships: 0 Championships: 0
Last Championship: N/A Last Championship: N/A
Last Season:
Lost in Western Conference finals
Last Season:
Lost in Western Conference semifinals


Dirk Nowitzki
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Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs are in the NBA Finals for the first time.
Bring On The Heat
The Mavs find themselves in uncharted territory: the NBA Finals. Dallas climbed out of an 18-point hole to cool off the Suns 102-93 in Game 6 to win the first West title in franchise history. Next up for Dirk Nowitzki and the gang: the Miami Heat. Story | Watch ESPN Motion
 
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Nowitzki In a big game look for the little things like free throws, turnovers and rebounds to be the deciding factors. The Mavs and Suns have been consistent in the free throw shooting and turnover categories. However the Mavs have a big edge on the glass. In Game 5 the Mavs attacked the glass and got 16 offensive rebounds. When you allow your opponents that many extra possessions in such a close game, it can be costly. Look for the Mavs to continue to pound the glass the rest of this series.

The Dallas bench has been strong throughout this series, and the Mavs will need more strong performances from Jerry Stackhouse, DeSagana Diop and Adrian Griffin to close out the Suns. Stackhouse provides minutes and scoring punch; Diop a formidable inside presence; and Griffin, defense and rebounding.

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