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(VIDEO) Dirk Nowitzki's Game-Winning Basket In Game 2 Of NBA Finals

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If one isn't all that excited over the NBA Finals matchup between the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks, it's still hard to deny that Game 2 on Thursday night wasn't one hell of a finish. Down by 15 points with six minutes to go in the fourth quarter, the Mavericks turned things around to win, 95-93.

The final 30 seconds of the game provided edge-of-your-seat excitement. Dirk Nowitzki had scored with 57 seconds left to tie the game at 90 and then he hit a clutch three with 26 seconds left for a 93-90 lead. But the Heat answered only seconds later. LeBron James inbounded the ball to a wide open Mario Chalmers, who sank the game-tying three.

The game came down to the final 10 seconds:

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via @bubbaprog

Nowitzki drives to the net and makes the go-ahead layup. Dwyane Wade gets the ball with less than three seconds and fires off a desperate three to win the game, but alas it falls short. The Mavericks tied the series at one.

After a so-so first game, one can only hope the rest of the series follows in Game 2's footsteps.