By Matthew Klein,
When the Lebron James, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade had their big celebration last summer, they expected to win an NBA championship. Maybe they will one day, but it did not happen in year one as they fell to the Mavericks 105-95 in game six. This was the Mavericks first championship in franchise history.
Lebron, who had become the most hated player in the NBA last offseason might have decided to take his talents to South Beach but he must have forgotten to take them to the fourth quarter. For the first three quarters in the six games you were watching the best player in the game but once that fourth quarter came he was a total different player. He had only a total of 21 points in the fourth quarter in the six games in the series.
On the other side this is a great story for Dallas. Many people had them getting eliminated in the first round. It is especially special for players like Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd. Kidd, who has been in the league for 17 years has been waiting for this moment. He got there with the New Jersey Nets back in 2002 and 2003 but fell to the Lakers and the Spurs.
Dirk Nowitzki was named the MVP of the series. Another veteran who has been waiting his whole life for this. "I still really can't believe it" Nowitzki said to reporters after the game. Even on an off night where he only scored 21 points, 10 of those came in crunch time to close the deal. Jason Terry coming off the bench scored 27 points.
With the uncertainty of there being a season next year, the Miami Heat will have a while to think about this loss. One thing's for sure this is just the first of many postseasons they will go through with each other.