2011 NBA Finals

2011 NBA Finals

The 2011 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2010–11 period of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in which the Western Conference champion Dallas Mavericks defeated the Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat four games to two to win their first NBA championship. The show had been held from May 31. German participant Dirk Nowitzki has been named the Finals MVP, becoming the second European to win the award following Tony Parker (2007) and also the first German participant to do so. The series was a rematch of the 2006 NBA Finals, which the Heat had won in six games.
Going into the series, the Heat were heavy favorites using their newly acquired superstars LeBron James and Chris Bosh together with returning superstar Dwyane Wade.
The Dallas Mavericks became the first team in NBA history since the institution of this two –3–2 format to input Game 3 tied at one, lose Game 3 and win the Finals. The previous 11 times this occurred, the Game 3 winner went on to win the series.The Mavericks also became the 7th team, and the first since 1988, to come back and win the Finals after being down in the series two or more separate times (one game to none, and later two games to one). The previous six times that occurred, the Finals finished in seven matches; Dallas became the first team in NBA history to take action in six matches.
ABC averaged a 10.1 rating, 11.7 million families and nearly 17.3 million viewers with the 2011 Finals, according to Nielsen.

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