NBA: Mavericks defeat Heat, capture first championship

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.