Let’s check out the series recap of the 2006 NBA Finals that went 6 games.
In Game 1 Jason Terry scored a playoff-high 32 points to cover for his cold-shooting teammates and the Mavericks allowed just 12 points in the fourth quarter and made a smashing NBA Finals debut with a 90-80 victory over the Miami Heat.
Game 2: Dallas Mavericks moved a step closer to their first NBA championship with a thorough 99-85 defeat of the Miami Heat.
Dirk Nowitzki regained his scoring touch with 26 points for the Mavericks, who opened a commanding 2-0 series lead. After not playing particularly well in a 90-80 win in Game 1, Dallas dominated every aspect of Game 2 as it led by as many as 27 points.
Game 3: Wade scored a playoff career-high 42 points and singlehandedly fueled a series saving comeback as the Heat rallied for a 98-96 victory over the stunned Dallas Mavericks that made the NBA Finals interesting again.
Shaquille O’Neal had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Miami, which kept American Airlines Arena “white-hot” instead of raising the white flag barely. Erasing a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit, the Heat closed the series to 2-1.
Game 4: Wade scored 36 points in another explosive performance and the Miami Heat manhandled Dirk Nowitzki and the rest of the Mavericks in a convincing 98-74 victory that evened the Finals at two games each. Shaquille O’Neal collected 17 points and 13 rebounds in his best game of the series for the Heat.
Game 5: Another spectacular performance by Dwyane Wade who scored 43 points and capped a classic contest with two free throws with 1.9 seconds remaining to lift the Heat to a 101-100 victory over the Mavericks in the pivotal fifth game of the NBA Finals. Wade worked through a slow start to make 11-of-28 shots and astounding 21-of-25 free throws.
Game 6: With another clutch performance confirming his status as a true superstar, Dwyane Wade lifted the Miami Heat to their first NBA title, as they defeated and deflated the Dallas Mavericks, 95-92, to complete a stirring, historical comeback.