Dallas Mavericks top five 2011 playoff moments

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Apr 8, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) celebrates his three point basket against the Phoenix Suns during final minute of second half at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Suns 107-104. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

1. Mavs win, Nowitzki gets emotional, game six vs. Miami Heat: In the clinching game of the Finals, Dirk had struggled, missing shot after shot. But, as he had all spring, Dirk found life in the the fourth quarter, hitting his patented fadeaway jumper over Chris Bosh and a layup late in the game to help Dallas hang on.

The Mavs won 105-95 to clinch their first ever title, but while most of the squad was celebrating as the clock winded down, Nowitzki hopped over the scorers table and went back to the lockerroom, hands on his head. The emotions overcame him, and he needed a moment to himself before coming back out for the trophy celebration. It was by far the coolest moment of my sports life, and the coolest moment of the entire run.