Dallas Mavericks top five 2011 playoff moments

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Nov 21, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard

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(24) greets Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban after game at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Lakers 140-106. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

5. Game 4 vs. the Lakers: This was when I thought that anything was possible. Somehow, Dallas went up 3-0 on the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers and had a chance to sweep them at the American Airlines Center on Mother’s Day. I figured this would be close game, considering the champs were fighting for their basketball lives. Instead, this happened:

Led by Jason Terry and Peja Stojakovic, the Mavs knocked down 20 three pointers to down the Lakers in what ended up being Phil Jackson‘s last game. The Lakers haven’t been the same since, and are now a lottery team after the failed Dwight Howard experiment. Of course, the Mavs have had their own struggles since 2011, but not to the extent of the Lakers. By far, the best moment of this game was at the end, where the Dallas fans chanted something to bid the Lakers goodbye.

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