Dirk Nowitzki is 7-feet tall, but even he couldn't rise above the Heat. The German star turned in another great performance on Tuesday night to the tune of 29 points and 15 rebounds, but his Mavs couldn't conquer the Miami zone.
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Udonis Haslem was seemingly everywhere in Game 6, including all over Erick Dampier. The former Florida Gator managed a double-double (17 points and 10 rebounds), digging out key points in the waning minutes to keep Dallas at bay.
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James Posey (42) only collected six points on the night, but four of them were certainly worth celebrating. Posey protected Miami's narrow lead with less than three minutes to go, draining two jumpers to extend their advantage to 89-85.
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Wherever the Dallas Mavericks are, Mark Cuban is inevitably at the center of it all. The boisterous billionaire railed against officials, and -- according to some reports -- David Stern and the league itself before applauding the Heat at the end of Game 6.
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One kidney disease and two disgruntled teams later, Alonzo Mourning finally captured the Holy Grail. The veteran center whom Pat Riley calls his "kindred spirit" won a title and put his stamp on it, too, delivering five huge blocks in just 14 minutes.
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In collecting his fifth championship as a coach, Pat Riley re-established himself as one of the game's all-time greats. He's also one of the more sartorially superstitious. During the Finals, Riley claims, he wore the exact same wardrobe to work every day.
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This piece of hardware fits The Glove quite nicely. After a failed attempt to win a title with Shaq in Los Angeles, Gary Payton followed O'Neal and former teammate Antoine Walker to the Heat, and all three veterans finally found what they were looking for.
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Dwyane Wade is more than just hug-worthy: Shaquille O'Neal dubbed him the best player and teammate he's ever had (memo to Kobe Bryant). Wade notched 36 points, grabbed 10 boards and handed out 5 assists to shut the door on Dallas.
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Miami exceeded the expectations of many Tuesday night in Dallas as it hoisted its first Larry O'Brien Trophy in franchise history, edging the Mavericks 95-92 in Game Six.
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The comparisons to Michael Jordan were inevitable, but Dwyane Wade's calmness down the stretch and steely resolve at the line -- even in spite of two late, uncharacteristic misses -- began discussion of a potential legacy of his own.
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