NBA: Mavericks defeat Heat, capture first championship

By REUTERS
June 13, 2011 06:04

MIAMI - The Dallas Mavericks captured their first NBA championship by defeating the favored Miami Heat 105-95 on Sunday for a 4-2 series win.

The Mavericks, who lost to Miami in the 2006 NBA Finals after squandering a 2-0 series lead, took a nine-point lead into the final quarter of Sunday's game and managed to hold on for the win.


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