As the Western Conference Finals stands now, the Dallas Mavericks look to have control of this series at 3-1 over the Oklahoma City Thunder, with the opportunity to close out at home in Game 5 and move on to the NBA Finals.
Game 4 saw an improbable comeback from this Mavericks team that was down by 15 points with just a little over four minutes left. Dirk Nowitzki was simply on fire, helping his team crawl back and tie the game at the end of regulation. In overtime, Dallas ran away with all the momentum on their side to win 112-105.
The most astonishing part of this comeback is that it was from the same team known for postseason collapses and meltdowns. Ever since their disastrous end to their 2006 season, the Mavs have always been labeled "soft" and were known for "choking" in the playoffs. However, this team has consistently been proving skeptics wrong throughout the 2011 NBA Playoffs and now ought to get some credit.
This Mavs team has taken their game up to whole new level. This experienced group of veterans are poised to win the championship by showing how they are a team together and have the willpower to win even when the situations are tough. The comeback that we all witnessed from the Mavericks on the road in OKC tells a lot about the heart and firepower of this team.