This could be it for the Miami Heat. Can the Dallas Mavericks pull off a crucial road victory to win the 2011 NBA finals? Or will LeBron James and Dwyane Wade come through and force a Game 7?
Game 6 of the 2011 NBA finals begins at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Follow our live blog for updates!
Dirk just disappeared after the buzzer.
The Dallas Mavericks are NBA Champions! They are up by 13 with 18 seconds left.
LeBron hits a quick 3-pointer. Is it too late?
The Mavericks are two minutes away from the title. Up by 12 after Jason Terry's jumper.
|@ WojYahooNBA : Clearly, LeBron is still trying to get everyone involved.|
Dallas extended the possession twice with two amazing offensive rebounds. Dirk swished an off-balanced fadeaway to put the Mavs up by 10 with 2:27 left in the game.
Dirk nailed a short jumper to put Dallas up by 10, but Wade answered with a RIDICULOUS fadeaway! 97-89 Mavericks.
Chris Bosh makes a 3-point play and drew the fifth foul on Tyson Chandler. 94-87 Mavericks.
Miami and Dallas are trading baskets. Chalmers pulled off a 3-point play and Dirk answered with a short jumper. LeBron nailed a 3-pointer with 6:30 left and now it's 92-84 Mavericks.
Dallas matches their largest lead of the game and the NBA finals. After another layup from Barea, the Mavericks have a 89-77 lead with 8:21 left in the game. Timeout Miami!
Jason Terry hits another jumper to put Dallas up by 10. Wade dribbled the ball off his foot for another turnover. Dallas ball.
Barea knocks down a long 3-pointer to put Dallas up 84-77 with 9:30 left in the game.
Miami has missed 13 free throws...
The 4th quarter has begun. Will LeBron show up and finally take over late? Or Wwill the Mavericks close out the Heat and win the NBA title? Here. We. Go.
Mahinmi knocks down a short jumper at the buzzer to put the Mavericks up 81-72 at the end of the 3rd quarter!
Dwyane Wade drove to the basket, but Dallas' Brian Cardinal took the charge and drew an offensive foul. Wade disagreed with the ref and got himself a technical foul. 72-65 Mavericks.
Tyson Chandler has to sit down with four fouls. J.J. Barea reached double figures with another short jumper in the paint. 65-60 Mavericks.
Shawn Marion grabbed an offensive rebound and made a layup to put Dallas up by seven. Timeout Heat.
Dirk finally knocked down a couple of jumpers. The Heat made a couple more turnovers and Dallas has a 61-56 lead in the third quarter.
Dirks is 1-for-12 from the field, but the Mavericks still have a 53-51 lead at the end of the first half. Jason Terry has 19 points and a rebound, while LeBron and Wade have 20 combined.
Make that 19 points for Jason Terry in the first half. 53-49 Mavericks.
|@ jonahkeri : This might be the most exciting first half of an NBA playoff game I've ever seen.|
Dirk Nowitzki is still struggling from the field. He is 1-for-9, but Terry does it AGAIN! "The Jet" hit another shot from long range to give the Mavs a 51-49 lead. 17 points in the first half for Terry!
With LeBron back on the floor, the Heat are continuing to attack the basket for easy buckets. But Jason Terry is on fire and already has 14 points off the bench. 49-48 Heat.
Miami's Haslem and Chalmers were both given technical fouls. Stevenson was also handed a technical foul. Dirk Nowitzki hit a free throw and it's now a 42-41 lead for Miami. Dallas has the ball.
After watching the replay, DeShawn Stevenson appeared to shove Miami's Udonis Haslem. Mario Chalmers ran in and escalated the situation and both benches cleared. The refs quickly broke it up.
A scuffle broke out as both teams were heading to their benches. Unfortunately, ABC went to a commercial. The referees are deciding what to do..
Miami came all the way back to take a 42-40 lead. Dwyane Wade came up with an incredible rejection on a layup from Tyson Chandler. Eddie House nailed another 3-pointer and Dallas called a timeout.