NBA Playoffs: Dirk Nowitzki's Mavs and the Best NBA Playoff Comebacks Since 2000

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NBA Playoffs: Dirk Nowitzki's Mavs and the Best NBA Playoff Comebacks Since 2000
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After watching the Dallas Mavericks stun the Miami Heat with an historic comeback in Thursday's Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals, I got to thinking about other noteworthy comebacks in recent NBA history.

Since 2000, many stand out, but only a few were truly special. Only a few have the power to shift the momentum of entire series, reverse a team's fortunes and completely paralyze an opponent. 

The Mavericks' terrific rally in Game 2 has series-changing potential, but the next few games will tell whether the Miami Heat are able to get off the canvas and keep fighting.

Here are the top NBA playoff comebacks of the 21st century. 

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