After the beatdown they endured in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Dallas Mavericks took the court in Game 2 with one objective in mind:
To prove that they actually belonged on the court with the Miami Heat.
Down by 15 with about six minutes to go, the Mavs outscored the Miami Cold by umpteen-to-thislittle, a stretch that featured the debut of The Invisibles: Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, and especially LeBron James, who needs once again to shed his reputation as Mr. Third Quarter.
Meanwhile, major props to Mavs big man Dirk Nowitzki, who stepped up and scored their last nine points.
Looks like we have a series here.