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2011 NBA Finals: 5 Reasons Why the Mavericks Have the Edge over the Heat

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2011 NBA Finals: 5 Reasons Why the Mavericks Have the Edge over the Heat
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The Miami Heat gave Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks just enough motivation to rally back from a 15-point deficit when they strutted back to their bench following a timeout with just over seven minutes remaining in Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals.

The previous play, a Dwyane Wade 3-pointer from the corner, put the Heat up 88-73 with 7:13 remaining.

You know the rest.

The Mavericks would own the final seven minutes of the game, outscoring the Heat 22-5 during that time to win their biggest game of the season, 95-93, stealing home-court advantage from the South Beach Trio in the process.

Now the series shifts to Dallas, where the Mavericks are 7-1 this postseason, closing out the Lakers and Thunder at home in the previous two rounds.

Join Bleacher Report as we take a look at five major reasons why the Mavericks should be heading home with the hardware when it's all said and done.

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