Dallas can clinch their first NBA title in franchise history on Sunday night. They will need a road-win however, in Miami.
Game five of the 2011 NBA Finals saw the Dallas Mavericks take a 3-2 lead over the Miami Heat in the final NBA game of the year from Dallas, Texas.
Five players for Dallas scored in double-digits in the game as Dirk Nowitzki (29), Jason Terry (21), J.J. Barea (17), Tyson Chandler (13) and Jason Kidd (13) all scored more than 10 points.
The Miami Heat hardly offered the same balanced attack but LeBron James was effective as he posted a rare triple-double in the NBA Finals with 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists, clearly contributing on all fronts.
The Mavericks appear to be the better team in the Finals but the Heat were the more consistent team over the course of the regular season and that could come into play now.
Miami are 9-1 in the post-season from home this year although pro-Dallas pundits will be quick to point out that the one defeat suffered was at the hands of the Mavericks.
Game six of the NBA Finals takes place tonight and Dirk Nowitzki, once again, promises to be huge. His drive to win the title cannot be questioned as the veteran is now closer than he has ever been.
One monster game from the seven footer could be enough to bring himself and his teammates a title, with Jason Kidd another more than deserving veteran of the NBA title.
Sunday's game six starts at 8pm ET with television coverage available on ABC. If Miami win then game seven will be played on Tuesday night.