NBA Finals 2011: 5 Players on Mavericks Who Must Help Dirk Nowitzki Beat Heat

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NBA Finals 2011: 5 Players on Mavericks Who Must Help Dirk Nowitzki Beat Heat
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Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 28.33 PPG during these NBA Finals, which is just a notch below the series leading 29 PPG average currently maintained by Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade.

Just as Wade’s trusted sidekick LeBron James has been the second leading scorer for two out of the three games in these Finals. Shawn Marion has maintained a second leading scorer status for the Mavericks in two out of three games as well.

What is the big difference between the two teams and their leading scorers?

While James and Wade have maintained their averages throughout the regular season and all the way to the finals, Mavericks cannot say that they’ve maintained their composure in this series.

The lone exception being Dirk Nowitzki.

As Dallas finds itself down two games to one going into a pivotal game four tonight, there are the five players that need to step up and help Nowitzki beat the Heat.

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