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NBA - Nowitzki leads storming comeback to level Finals series

June 03, 2011 10:36 IST

The Dallas Mavericks overcame a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit to stun the Miami Heat 95-93 on Thursday and even the NBA Finals at 1-1 apiece.

Mavericks All-Star forward Dirk Nowitzki, who scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, hit a driving lay-up with three seconds left to provide the wining margin.

Miami's Dwyane Wade launched a desperate 28-foot, three-point attempt at the buzzer but it hit the back of the rim, eliciting an audible groan from the 20,000 home fans at American Airlines Arena.

The best-of-seven series shifts to Dallas for the next three games with Game Three at the American Airlines Center on Sunday.

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