The game 4 between the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks was very tight. At the end, the hometown team took away from Miami the opportunity to pull away in the series. The Mavs now even the series 2-2 with the win over the Heat.
Nowitzki fought through a sinus infection and everything else that ailed him and his team to power a 21-9 run over the final 10 minutes, lifting the Mavericks to a memorable victory. Nowitzki scored 10 of his 21 points – including a driving right-handed lay-up that spun in off the backboard with 14.4 seconds left to put Dallas up by two – and grabbed five of his 11 rebounds in the final period as the Mavs pulled off their second stunning finish this series.
Dwyane Wade led Miami with 32 points but missed a free throw with 30.1 seconds left and fumbled an inbound pass with 6.7 seconds left. He knocked the ball back to Mike Miller for a potential tying three-pointer but the hurried shot wasn’t even close to hitting the rim.
Dirk Nowitzki’s lay-up drive at 14 seconds left gave the Mavs a three-point lead. Miami made 2 points; score was 84-83 for Dallas. Jason Terry received an intentional foul and shot 2 free throws, 86-83 at 6.7 seconds left in the last quarter, which sealed the game.