2018-19 Season vs Dallas

Mavericks vs HEAT
Mavericks vs HEAT
March 28, 2019
WIN: 105-99
Goran Dragić tallied his second career triple-double and laid it all on the line in front of a large group of Slovenian fans at AmericanAirlines Arena. In all, Dragić tallied a team-high 23 points, 12 rebounds, a team-high 11 assists, one steal, one block and a team-high plus-10 rating.

HEAT vs Mavericks
HEAT vs Mavericks
Feb. 13, 2019
WIN: 112-101
Although Dwyane Wade missed shootaround due to illness, he rose to the occasion and did his thing in a place that will always be part of his legacy. Early on, the 37-year-old went back-and-forth with Dirk Nowitzki and then had a vintage finish to the second quarter with an and-one post-up and turnaround jumper. As the game progressed, Wade continued to score from all over the floor in the second half. In all, Wade led Miami with 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting to go along with two rebounds and an assist.

2017-18 Season vs Dallas

HEAT vs Mavericks
HEAT vs Mavericks
Jan. 29, 2018
WIN: 95-88
From the opening tip on Monday night, Hassan Whiteside was just in another gear. With Dirk Nowitzki on him more often than not, Whiteside simply took advantage inside and dominated on the offensive glass. A perfect example of that came early in the first quarter when he followed a Tyler Johnson miss and hit a smooth hook shot over Nowitzki. As the game progressed, Whiteside continued to have success inside and scored 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting in the third quarter thanks to some good feeds from his teammates. In addition to his game-high 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting, the big fella also led the team with 14 rebounds (seven offensive).

Mavericks vs HEAT
Mavericks vs HEAT
Dec. 22, 2017
WIN: 113-101
With Dallas mounting a comeback early in the fourth quarter, Miami needed someone to finally put the game on ice. That guy was Wayne Ellington. “The Man With the Golden Arm” went nuts in the fourth, as he scored 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting in the period. In all, Ellington tied a career high with 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting, hit a career-high eight treys and also grabbed three boards.

2016-17 Season vs Dallas

HEAT vs Mavericks
HEAT vs Mavericks
Feb. 27, 2017
LOSS: 96-89
To put it simply, Goran Dragić had the entire repertoire on display against the Mavericks. Throughout the contest, the Slovenian nailed mid-range jumpers and also attacked the basket both in the half court and in transition. Dragić also drilled a huge corner three to put Miami up 89-84 with 4:39 remaining in the game. But unfortunately, the HEAT didn’t score again after that shot. In addition to Dragić’s 24 points on 10-of-21 shooting, he also had six assists, five rebounds and three steals.

Mavericks vs HEAT
Mavericks vs HEAT
Jan. 19, 2017
WIN: 99-95
After a great outing against the Rockets on Tuesday, Goran Dragić simply kept up his sharp play against the Mavericks. This time around though, Dragić really caught fire in the second half. Thanks to a balanced mix of aggressive takes to the rack and pull-up 3-pointers, the Slovenian tallied 22 points after halftime. In other words, he left Dallas looking for answers for a majority of the evening. While Dragić shot a perfect 4-of-4 from downtown, his biggest trey of the night came with 2:18 remaining to give Miami a 90-85 advantage. He also hit two clutch free throws with 3.6 seconds left to essentially seal the deal. In addition to his 32 points on 11-of-15 shooting, the point guard also had six rebounds and two assists.

2015-16 Season vs Dallas

HEAT vs Mavericks
HEAT vs Mavericks
Feb. 3, 2016
WIN: 93-90
Early on, Chris Bosh received some good looks and got off to a quick start offensively. He did a lot of damage from his usual sweet spots around the elbows, but he also took it to the rack against Zaza Pachulia. Additionally, Bosh made two key plays down the stretch that led to the victory. With Miami hanging onto a two-point lead, he made the extra pass to Luol Deng on the right corner, who nailed the three to put the HEAT up 92-87 with 1:04 to go. Then on the last play of the game, he played great defense on Dirk Nowitzki and switched to guard Raymond Felton. Bosh contested Felton’s three very well to force a miss. Those are the kind of plays that really make a difference. In addition to his 20 points, Bosh also grabbed four rebounds on the night. Hassan Whiteside, meanwhile, made his return to action and totaled 10 points, nine rebounds and five blocks on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting.

Mavericks vs HEAT
Mavericks vs HEAT
Jan. 1, 2016
WIN: 106-82
Against a tough center in Zaza Pachulia, Hassan Whiteside played quite well and had a fantastic start to the contest. In the first half, he fought hard on the glass for some second-chance opportunities and also knocked down three mid-range jumpers. Later in the second quarter, both he and Dwyane Wade ran the pick-and-roll to perfection as usual. Whiteside simply filled the stat sheet with 18 points and 13 boards through two quarters. In total, Whiteside ended up shooting a very efficient 12-of-16 for his 25 points to go along with 19 rebounds. With Wade out for the first 16 minutes of the game, Goran Dragic took control and looked very sharp against the Mavericks. He mainly attacked from outside in the first half and also set up his teammates very well off the drive-and-kick. Of course, Dragic had a beautiful finish in transition too thanks to Beno Udrih. Dragic finished the contest with 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting, seven assists and four rebounds.

2014-15 Season vs Dallas

Mavericks vs HEAT
Jan. 30, 2015
LOSS: 93-72
Hassan Whiteside had another historic performance on Friday night and made an immediate impact in the first quarter, where he nabbed 14 rebounds setting the franchise record for rebounds in a single quarter. Additionally, the big man had a few thunderous dunks and even a few jumpers for good measure. Thanks to his presence at the rim defensively, the HEAT held the Mavericks to just ten points in the paint in the first half. Entering Friday, Dallas averaged 43 paint points per game. Whiteside finished with 16 points, 24 rebounds (10 offensive) and one block in 28 and a half minutes of action. With Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng out, James Ennis had a solid performance. While it won’t show up in the box score, Ennis did very well fighting on the offensive glass. In addition to knocking down a few 3-pointers, he also came through with some highlight-reel dunks. Ennis finished with 15 points on 50 percent shooting and four rebounds. Early on, the HEAT were very active on defense and contested shots well. Offensively, Miami spaced the floor and moved the ball effectively in the first half. However, the Mavericks started to get hot down the stretch in the third quarter and went on a huge run. In particular, Charlie Villanueva hit some tough, contested shots in the fourth quarter that led Dallas to victory. Tyler Johnson recorded his first-ever field goal and finished the game with four points, three assists and three steals.

HEAT @ Mavericks
Nov. 9, 2014
WIN: 105-96
Luol Deng led the way for the HEAT with 30 points, five rebounds and four assists. Deng simply couldn’t miss against the Mavericks, as he hit his first three shots and finished 13-of-19 shooting for his 30 points. As usual, he never stopped moving and fought to get open early and often. Deng also created for himself at times and showed all the work he has put in on his jumper. Miami’s defense absolutely stifled what was the most efficient offensive team entering the night. The HEAT held the Mavericks to just 42.2 percent shooting and remained disciplined on the defensive end all game. There were some points early on where Dallas got some easy looks inside, but Miami clamped down quickly and that really changed the complexion of the game. Four players scored in double-figures for Miami, including 20 apiece for both Wade and Bosh. Josh McRoberts had his best outing on Sunday night. He showed his play-making ability with some very nice passes. In his 17 minutes of play, McRoberts tallied four points, eight rebounds and two assists.

2013-14 Season vs Dallas

HEAT @ Mavericks
Feb. 18, 2014
WIN: 117-106
The Mavericks have not defeated the HEAT since Game 6 of the 2011 NBA Finals. LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points, and Chris Bosh added 22 to power the HEAT to a 117-106 win over the Mavericks Tuesday night. Dwyane Wade had 13 after missing the final two games before the break with a foot problem. Chris Andersen scored a season-high 18 points, including his second 3-pointer of the season for Miami's final points. Mario Chalmers had 10 points and nine assists for the HEAT

Mavericks vs. HEAT
Nov. 15, 2013
WIN: 104-110
James scored 39 points on only 18 shots, Wade's night included a career-best eight steals. Wade finished with 17 points and eight assists to go along with those steals. Chris Bosh scored 14 points. Norris Cole and Rashard Lewis each added 11 for Miami. Miami led by as many as 13 in the second half, then actually trailed, and needed to play the final 5:01 without point guard Mario Chalmers. He was ejected after referees ruled he intentionally swung an elbow at Nowitzki's head while trying to fight through a screen set by the Mavs' Samuel Dalembert. Chalmers argued the flagrant-2 call, but referee Ron Garretson's review of the video didn't do anything to change the officiating crew's collective minds, and the HEAT starter was done for the night.

2012-13 Season vs Dallas

Mavericks vs. HEAT
Jan. 2, 2013
WIN: 109-119
The Miami HEAT defeated the Dallas Mavericks 119-109 in overtime Wednesday. LeBron James led the way with 32 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. The HEAT rallied from a six-point deficit with less than three minutes left to capture the victory. A 3-point shot by Shane Battier put Miami ahead 103-101 before Mavs forward Dirk Nowitzki hit a short jump shot to force overtime. The HEAT dominated the extra session, outscoring Dallas 16-6. Dwyane Wade finished with 27 points and a season-high 10 rebounds while Chris Bosh added 17 points and four rebounds.

HEAT @ Mavericks
Dec., 20 2012
WIN: 110-95
LeBron James delivered 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists and has scored at least 20 points in all 23 games. Dwyane Wade had 19 points and Chris Bosh added 17 for the HEAT who shot 53.8 percent from the field, sank 10 3-pointers and led by as many as 36 points.

2011-12 Season vs Dallas

HEAT @ Mavericks
Mar. 29, 2012
WIN: 106-85
The Miami Heat defeated the Dallas Mavericks 106-85 Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena. The win completed a sweep of the season series against the Mavericks. LeBron James and Chris Bosh each scored 19 points to lead the Heat. Guard Dwyane Wade added 16 points and five assists.

Mavericks vs. HEAT
Dec. 25, 2011
WIN: 105-94
Dallas received a championship banner for Christmas. Miami, the team it defeated to win last season's NBA Finals, received a dose of revenge. LeBron James scored 37 points and Dwyane Wade added 26 as the Heat soured Sunday's season-opening celebration in Dallas and snapped a long regular-season losing streak to the Mavericks with a wire-to-wire 105-94 victory.

2011 NBA Finals vs Dallas

Mavericks vs. HEAT
NBA Finals
Game 6
June 12, 2011
LOSS: 105-95
The HEAT put together a few hot scoring runs in the first half and LeBron James scored 21 points, but Miami struggled to contain the visiting Mavs in a 105-95 loss in Game 6 of The Finals. Chris Bosh added 19 points. Mario Chalmers 18 and Dwyane Wade 17, but Miami missed 13-of-33 free throws as Dallas won its first NBA title.

HEAT @ Mavericks
NBA Finals
Game 5
June 9, 2011
LOSS: 112-103
Dwyane Wade scored 23 points and LeBron James (17 points, 10 boards, 10 assists) had a triple-double Thursday night but the Heat came up short to the Mavericks 112-103 in Game 5 in Dallas. Chris Bosh added 19 points and 10 rebounds. The Heat will host Game 6 at 8 p.m. Sunday, trailing 3-2

HEAT @ Mavericks
NBA Finals
Game 4
June 7, 2011
LOSS: 86-83
Dwyane Wade scored 32 points and Chris Bosh added 24 but the HEAT fell short 86-83 to the Mavericks in Game 4 of the Finals on Tuesday in Dallas. LeBron James finished with eight points, nine rebounds and seven assists. The series, which continues Thursday in Dallas, is now tied 2-2.

HEAT @ Mavericks
NBA Finals
Game 3
June 5, 2011
WIN: 88-86
Dwyane Wade had 29 points and 11 rebounds as the HEAT held off the Mavs late in Game 3 to capture a 88-86 road win on Sunday night. Chris Bosh scored 18 and LeBron James added 17 for the HEAT, who look to build on their 2-1 Finals lead in Tuesday's Game 4 in Dallas.

Mavericks vs. HEAT
NBA Finals
Game 2
June 2, 2011
LOSS: 95-93
The HEAT let a 15-point 4th-quarter lead slip away in Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals to lose 95-93 to the Mavericks on Thursday night. Dwyane Wade led the way with 36 points while LeBron James tallied 20 points and eight rebounds. The HEAT travel to Dallas for Game 3 with the series tied 1-1.

Mavericks vs. HEAT
NBA Finals
Game 1
May 31, 2011
WIN: 92-84
LeBron James had 24 points and Dwyane Wade added a double-double (22 points, 10 rebounds) as the HEAT pulled away from the Dallas Mavericks for a 92-84 home win in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night. Chris Bosh finished with 19 points and nine boards to help Miami take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

2010-11 Season vs Dallas

Mavericks @ HEAT
Dec. 20, 2010
LOSS: 98-96
Dwyane Wade scored 22 points and LeBron James added 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists but the HEAT had their 12-game winning streak snapped after a 98-96 home loss to the Mavericks on Monday. Chris Bosh also had 19 points and Mario Chalmers finished with 13 off the bench.

HEAT @ Mavericks
Nov. 27, 2010
LOSS: 106-95
The HEAT sparked a fourth-quarter rally, but could not overcome the deficit in a 106-95 road loss to the Mavs on Saturday night. Chris Bosh, who came in averaging nearly 23 points a game in his last six, scored 22 points as he, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade combined for 67 points.

2009-10 Season vs Dallas

HEAT @ Mavericks
Feb 20, 2010
LOSS: 97-91
Daequan Cook scored 22 points off the bench and Jermaine O'Neal added a double-double, but the Heat's five-game winning streak came to an end Saturday night in a 97-91 loss at Dallas. O'Neal had 18 points and 13 rebounds and the Heat in many ways out-played the Mavs even without injured guard Dwayne Wade, but Miami made 18 fewer free throws than the home team. Miami led by eight at halftime, but slipped in the third quarter to go 4-1 on an extended road trip.

Mavericks @ HEAT
December 11, 2009
LOSS: 106-93
Dwyane Wade had 28 points and tied a career high with 11 rebounds Friday night in the HEAT's 106-93 loss to the Mavs at The AmericanAirlines Arena. Udonis Haslem had 22 points and 10 rebounds while Michael Beasley added 16 points and 11 boards. The HEAT remain at home to face the Grizzlies on Sunday.

2008-09 Season vs Dallas

HEAT @ Mavericks
April 1, 2009
LOSS: 98-96
It was a balanced effort with five players putting up double-digit points, but the HEAT couldn't hold off the Mavericks in the final seconds and lost 98-96 on the road Wednesday night. Dwyane Wade led with 23 points, Mario Chalmers put up 18 and Michael Beasley added 17. The HEAT will continue their road trip when they face the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday at 7:00 p.m. on Sun Sports.

Mavericks @ HEAT
January 31, 2009
LOSS: 111-96
All-Star Dwayne Wade's 30 points were not enough as the HEAT lost 111-96 at home to Dallas Saturday night. Mario Chalmers had 17 and Michael Beasley added 18 off the bench but the HEAT suffered their ninth-straight regular season loss to the Mavericks.

2007-08 Season vs Dallas

HEAT vs. Mavericks
March 16, 2008
LOSS: 98-73
With Shawn Marion sitting out his second game with a back injury, Earl Barron stepped up for a career-high 21 points Sunday in the HEAT's 98-73 losing effort against the visiting Mavericks. The third-year veteran went 9-for-14 from the field to share game high honors. Daequan Cook chipped in 11 points and eight rebounds.

HEAT @ Mavericks
Jan. 04, 2008
LOSS: 94-89
Playing without Dwyane Wade (shoulder, pinkie) and Shaquille O'Neal (hip), the HEAT fought hard to the very end but came up just short in Friday's 94-89 defeat to the host Mavericks. Ricky Davis and Mark Blount led Miami with 17 points apiece.

2006-07 Season vs Dallas

HEAT @ Mavericks
February 22, 2007
LOSS: 112-100
With Dwyane Wade out with a dislocated left shoulder, Miami could not recover in Thursday's 112-100 defeat in Dallas. Shaquille O'Neal racked up 17 points and eight rebounds for the HEAT, which outscored the Mavericks by 18 in the fourth quarter to pull closer. James Posey scored 17.

HEAT vs. Mavericks
January 21, 2007
LOSS: 99-93
Despite scoring 31 points on a sore ankle, Dwyane Wade missed a game-tying 3-point attempt with six seconds remaining as the HEAT fell to the Mavericks on Sunday, 99-93. Jason Williams scored 17, while Udonis Haslem posted 15 points and eight rebounds.

2005-06 Season vs Dallas

2006 NBA Finals
HEAT @ Mavericks
June 20, 2006
WIN: 95-92
Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem and Antoine Walker each recorded a double-double as the HEAT registered a 95-92 victory over the Mavericks before a sellout crowd of 20,522 at the American Airlines Center to earn its first NBA championship. Miami overcame a 14-point deficit to record the largest come-from-behind win in its postseason history. The Game 6 triumph marked the third game in the Finals in which the HEAT overcame a double-digit deficit to win. Wade who had a game-high 36 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and a team-high four steals was named the NBA Finals MVP. Haslem, whose 15-foot jumper snapped a 79-79 tie with 7:06 left and put Miami ahead to stay and then gave the HEAT a three-point lead after grabbing an offensive rebound and scoring on a put-back with 1:21 remaining, finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Walker finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds while Shaquille O'Neal added nine points and a team-high 12 rebounds. This marked the first time in the HEAT's postseason history it had four players all grab double-figure rebounds in the same game. The HEAT also received key contributions off its bench as Alonzo Mourning totaled eight points, six rebounds and a game-altering five blocks in just 14 minutes of play and James Posey added six points, including a key three-point field goal with 3:43 left that put Miami up by six, and five rebounds in 25 minutes. The Mavericks started strong and enjoyed a 26-12 lead with 2:30 left in the opening quarter. Miami didn't take its first lead until Posey hit a pair of free throws with 46 seconds left in the second quarter. From that point the HEAT never trailed, although the game was tied three times in the second half. Dirk Nowitzki (29 points and a game-high 15 rebounds) and Josh Howard (14 points and 12 rebounds) each recorded a double-double for Dallas which also received 16 points from Jason Terry and 12 each from Marquis Daniels and Jerry Stackhouse. Miami became just the third team in NBA Finals history to drop the first two games of the series and come back to win the championship. The victory earned HEAT Head Coach Pat Riley his fifth NBA championship as a head coach and seventh overall.

2006 NBA Finals
HEAT vs. Mavericks
June 18, 2006
WIN: 101-100
Dwyane Wade, scored a HEAT postseason record 43 points, including a pair of free throws with 1.9 seconds left in overtime to propel the HEAT to a 101-100 overtime win over the Mavericks before a sellout crowd of 20,145 at the AmericanAirlines Arena. The victory was Miami's postseason record eighth straight at home and gave the HEAT a 10-1 record at home during the 2006 postseason. After amassing a three-point lead at the conclusion of one quarter of play the HEAT fell behind by 11 points in the second quarter and trailed by eight at intermission. The Dallas lead was still eight points with 1:27 left in the third quarter before the HEAT scored the final seven points of the quarter to pull within one entering the fourth quarter. After scoring the first two points of the fourth quarter and grabbing its first lead since 5:01 remained in the second quarter, Miami fell behind by five halfway through the quarter to set up Wade's heroics. Wade scored 17 of the HEAT's 23 fourth quarter points, including Miami's final 11 points in regulation. Wade's eight-foot bank shot with 2.8 seconds remaining in regulation tied the game at 93 and forced overtime. The overtime session featured three ties and five lead changes. Gary Payton's driving lay-up right before the shot clock was about to expire with 29.8 seconds left staked the HEAT to a one-point lead. Dirk Nowitzki answered with a fadeway 19-foot jumper with 9.1 seconds left to put Dallas back up by one. Nowitzki then fouled Wade from behind in the act of shooting with 1.9 seconds left. Wade hit both shots and when Devin Harris missed a halfcourt shot at the buzzer the HEAT had a 3-2 series lead. Wade set NBA Finals and HEAT postseason records for both free throws made (21) and free throws attempted (25) in the contest. Wade also tied the HEAT postseason record for points in a second half with 26. Shaquille O'Neal complemented Wade's performace with an 18-point, 12-rebound double-double and James Posey contributed 10 points and six rebounds as the Miami bench outscored their Dallas counterparts, 23-12. Jason Terry topped the Mavs with 35 points. Josh Howard, who missed a pair of free throws with 54 seconds left in overtime that would have given Dallas a three-point lead, recorded a double-double with 25 points and a team-high 10 rebounds and Nowitzki finished with 20 points and eight rebounds. The victory gave the HEAT a 3-0 all-time record in postseason overtime contests.

2006 NBA Finals
HEAT vs. Mavericks
June 15, 2006
WIN: 98-74
Dwyane Wade scored 36 points and Shaquille O'Neal (17 points and a game-high 13 rebounds) and James Posey (15 points and 10 rebounds) each recorded a double-double as the HEAT notched a 98-74 victory over the Mavericks before a sellout crowd of 20,145 at the AmericanAirlines Arena. The 24-point victory was Miami's largest during the 2006 postseason and the third largest in a HEAT postseason contest. The 74 points were the fewest allowed by Miami in a 2006 playoff game and the seven points they held the Mavericks to in the fourth quarter set both an NBA Finals record for fewest points in any quarter and a HEAT postseason record for fewest points allowed in a quarter. Miami led by 10 at the half and pushed the lead to 17 points midway through the third quarter when Jerry Stackhouse committed a flagrant foul on O'Neal during a breakaway with 6:29 left in the quarter. The flagrant foul would result in Stackhouse being suspended by the NBA for Game 5. After the resulting free throws, Miami's lead was 20. Dallas managed to cut the lead back to 10 (80-70) after a three-point play by Devin Harris with 10:35 left in the fourth quarter, but the HEAT outscored the Mavs, 18-4, the rest of the way to even the series at 2-2. Jason Terry led Dallas with 17 points, Dirk Nowitzki and Stackhouse each added 16 and Harris finished with 11. The HEAT shot 51.5 percent (34-66) from the floor compared to just 31.6 percent (25-79) for Dallas and also outrebounded the Mavs by a 48-36 margin. The game was the 100th postseason contest in HEAT history.

2006 NBA Finals
HEAT vs. Mavericks
June 13, 2006
WIN: 98-96
In what proved to be the turning point of the series, Miami rebounded from a 13-point fourth quarter deficit over the final 6:15 to record a 98-96 victory over the Mavs in front of a sellout crowd of 20,145 at the AmericanAirlines Arena. The 13-point deficit marked the largest fourth quarter deficit overcome in HEAT postseason history. Gary Payton's 21-foot jumper with 9.3 seconds left, his only field goal attempt of the night, snapped a 95-95 tie and put Miami ahead to stay. After Dirk Nowitzki missed the second of two free throw attempts with 3.4 seconds remaining and Dwyane Wade missed the second of his two attempts with 1.4 seconds left, Dallas had one final chance to tie or win the game, but Wade stole Nowitzki's inbounds pass with three-tenths of a second remaining to seal Miami's first NBA Finals victory. Wade scored 15 of his game-high 42 points in the fourth quarter. The 42 points matched his postseason franchise-record. Wade also grabbed a game- and postseason career-high 13 rebounds. Shaquille O'Neal recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds and also added a team-high five assists for Miami while Antoine Walker and Jason Williams each contributed 12 points. Nowitzki finished with 30 points to lead the Mavs who also received 21 points from Josh Howard, 16 points from Jason Terry and 14 points and a team-high nine rebounds off the bench from Erick Dampier.

2006 NBA Finals
HEAT @ Mavericks
June 11, 2006
LOSS: 99-85
Five Mavericks scored in double figures, and for the second consecutive contest Dallas swung the momentum of the game with a run at the end of the first half, en route to a 99-85 victory over the HEAT before a sellout crowd of 20,459 at the American Airlines Center. With Miami enjoying its largest lead of the contest (28-23), the Mavs closed out the first half on a 27-6 run, culminated by back-to-back three-point field goals from Jerry Stackhouse, one of which he converted into a four-point play. Things didn't get much better for the HEAT in the third quarter as they were outscored 32-24, including a four-point play by Josh Howard. The four-point plays by Stackhouse and Howard were the seventh and eighth in NBA Finals history and marked the first time a team recorded two in an NBA Finals game. Miami, which trailed by as much as 27 points in the third quarter, twice cut the deficit to 12 in the fourth quarter but could get no closer. Dirk Nowitzki recorded game-highs in both points (26) and rebounds (16) to lead the Mavs. Dallas also received 19 points from Stackhouse, 16 points and a game-high nine assists from Jason Terry, 15 points from Howard and 11 points from Devin Harris. Erick Dampier grabbed a postseason career-high 13 rebounds for Dallas. Dwyane Wade led Miami with team highs in both points (23) and rebounds (8). Antoine Walker scored 20 points for the HEAT while Jason Williams and Alonzo Mourning each added 11.

2006 NBA Finals
HEAT @ Mavericks
June 8, 2006
LOSS: 90-80
Jason Terry had 12 of his game-high 32 points in the fourth quarter as the Mavericks opened the NBA Finals with a 90-80 victory over the HEAT before a sellout crowd of 20,475 at the American Airlines Center. Terry scored eight straight points, culminated by three-point field goals on consecutive possessions, as Dallas went on an 8-0 run midway through the fourth quarter to extend its two-point lead to 10. Dirk Nowitzki (16 points and 10 rebounds) and Josh Howard (10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds) each recorded a double-double for the Mavs despite combining to shoot just 25 percent (7-28) from the floor. The Dallas bench outscored the Miami bench, 24-2, led by 13 points from Jerry Stackhouse. Dwyane Wade, who helped the HEAT get out to an 11-point lead in the first half with 13 points in the opening quarter, finished with team highs in points (28), assists (6) and steals (game-high 4) and also grabbed six rebounds. Shaquille O'Neal and Antoine Walker each scored 17 points for Miami and Jason Williams added 12. Williams scored with 3:59 remaining in the second quarter to give the HEAT a 44-36 lead, but the Mavericks responded by scoring the final 10 points of the opening half and trailed for a total of 14 seconds the rest of the way. The HEAT which shot just 36.8 percent (7-19) from the foul line entered the final quarter down by two points before being outscored 20-12 in the final 12 minutes.

HEAT @ Mavericks
Feb. 9, 2006
LOSS: 112-76
The HEAT trailed by 13 at the half and never recovered, falling 112-76 to the Mavericks on Thursday. Shaquille O'Neal scored 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting, while Dwyane Wade added 16 points, eight assists and two blocks.

HEAT vs Mavericks
Nov. 25, 2005
LOSS: 103-90
Despite solid play from its backcourt Friday, Miami was dealt a 103-90 home loss by Dallas. Dwyane Wade and Jason Williams combined for 47 points, and Alonzo Mourning had six blocks.

2004-05 Season vs Dallas

HEAT @ Mavericks
Feb. 1, 2004
LOSS: 109-104
Jerry Stackhouse came off the bench to score 10 of his team-high 24 points in the fourth period to help pace the Dallas Mavericks past the Miami HEAT, 109-104, at the AmericanAirlines Center in Dallas. The Mavericks held a nine-point edge after three periods, but Dwyane Wade sparked a 9-0 run to start the fourth quarter to tie the game at 87 apiece with eight minutes left. Miami outscored Dallas 11-4 over the next three minutes to take its largest lead of the second half, 97-91, with 4:34 left in regulation. At the 4:11 mark, Stackhouse would take over, scoring six of Dallas' next eight points, including a turnaround jumper to give the Mavericks a one-point lead that they never relinquished. Shaquille O'Neal recorded 25 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and three blocks. Wade added 29 points and dished out eight assists.

HEAT vs. Mavericks
Nov. 11, 2004
LOSS: 113-93
Miami lost its first game of the season against the visiting Dallas Mavericks, 113-93, after being the last undefeated team in the NBA. Dallas jumped out to an early lead, going ahead by as many as 17 points in the first quarter and taking a 14 point lead into the half. Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 of his game-high 41 points in the first half, as Dallas shot 61.0% from the field and 75.0% from threepoint range. Dallas continued their surge with an 18-6 run to begin the second half. They went up by as many as 26 points with 5:39 remaining in the period, but Miami went on a 19-6 run to close the gap to just 13 points to begin the fourth quarter. The Mavericks let the HEAT get no closer and finished the game ahead by 20 points. Shaquille O'Neal recorded his first double-double of the season, leading the HEAT with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Dwyane Wade pitched in 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

2003-04 Season vs Dallas

HEAT vs. Mavericks
Mar. 26, 2004
WIN: 119-118
The Miami HEAT recorded a 119-118 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Rafer Alston's three-pointer with 0.5 seconds left in overtime in front of a sold-out crowd at the AmericanAirlines Arena Friday night.

HEAT vs. Mavericks
Nov. 3, 2003
LOSS: 103-93
The Miami HEAT had five players reach double-figure scoring on Monday including a career-high 20 points from rookie Udonis Haslem, but the HEAT fell to the Dallas Mavericks 103-93 in game four of the regular season. In addition to Haslem, John Wallace scored 19 points, Lamar Odom scored 17 points, Rafer Alston scored 15 points and Brian Grant chipped in with 13 points. Haslem and Grant also pulled down 12 rebounds apiece to record double-doubles on the night. For Haslem, it was his second double-double in his first four NBA games and for Grant, it was the 80th of his HEAT career.

2002-2003 Season vs Dallas

HEAT vs. Mavericks
Mar. 7th, 2003
LOSS: 91-89
Miami controlled Friday night's game for three quarters, leading 44-36 at halftime and 66-58 late into the third quarter, but the Dallas Mavericks scored the final eight points of the period to forge a 66-66 tie into the final frame and eventually held on to defeat the HEAT 91-89 at AmericanAirlines Arena. Dallas led by nine points with two minutes to play before Miami closed to within one point with three seconds remaining. Mike James, who scored nine of his career-high 20 points in the quarter, spearheaded the Miami comeback. The HEAT pulled to within two points after Caron Butler made a lay-up to close the score to 88-86 with 1:02 left to play. On the ensuing possession for the Mavericks, Michael Finley missed two consecutive jump shots. After a mad scurry for the basketball on the second miss, Butler pulled down the rebound and raced to the other end of the floor in an attempt to tie the game with 14 seconds left to play. Dallas guard Steve Nash stepped in and drew an offensive foul on Butler. Nash made two free-throws to extend the Mavericks lead to 90-86 with 10 seconds to play after the HEAT had to foul. On the next play James was fouled trying to attempt a three-point shot and connected on all three attempts to pull the HEAT to within one point with three seconds on the clock. The HEAT had to foul Nash again, but he made only one of two, giving Miami one last shot at a tie or win. With less than two seconds remaining HEAT forward Malik Allen's jump shot rimmed in and out as time expired.

HEAT @ Mavericks
Feb. 15th, 2003
LOSS: 98-92
Miami's upset bid at Dallas on Saturday night fell short as the HEAT was outscored 32-24 in the fourth quarter, eventually falling 98-92 at American Airlines Center. Miami led by as many as 12 points in the game and held a 73-68 lead with 10:35 left in the final period. The HEAT relinquished the lead for good after the Mavericks rolled off a 17-7 run to take an 85-80 advantage with 4:36 left to play. Miami closed to within three points on three different occasions in the final two minutes but was forced to foul as time ran out. Travis Best scored 21 points for the HEAT, who were playing without guard Eddie Jones for the second straight game. In addition to Best, Miami got double-figure scoring from Caron Butler (14 points), Eddie House (13 points) and 10 points apiece from LaPhonso Ellis and Rasual Butler. Vladimir Stepania pulled down 14 rebounds and Brian Grant added 11, as the HEAT dominated the Mavericks on the boards with a 55-38 advantage. Despite the plus 17 margin on the glass, the HEAT came up short at the free-throw line, attempting only 13 as opposed the Mavericks 38 trips.


2001-2002 Season
03/02/02 AWAY 109-95 W JONES - 26 FINLEY - 25
11/23/01 HOME 104-94 L JONES - 22 NOWITZKI - 33
2000-2001 Season
03/07/01 HOME 93-86 L MASON - 25 NOWITZKI - 29
02/01/01 AWAY 95-91 L MASON - 23 FINLEY - 26
1999-2000 Season
12/20/99 AWAY 92-89 W BROWN - 25 TRENT-22
11/11/99 HOME 128-105 W MASHBURN - 34 NOWITZKI-23
1998-99 Season
04/07/99 HOME 93-87 W BROWN - 23 TRENT - 27
1997-98 Season
03/07/98 AWAY 94-88 W HARDAWAY - 27 FINLEY - 24
02/26/98 HOME 91-72 W HARDAWAY - 20 FINLEY - 31
1996-97 Season
12/04/96 HOME 101-79 W HARDAWAY - 33 GATLING - 16
11/09/96 AWAY 91-84 W HARDAWAY/MAJERLE - 19 MASHBURN - 19
1995-96 Season
03/12/96 AWAY 125-118 W MOURNING - 40 JACKSON/McCLOUD - 28
11/28/95 HOME 111-89 W MOURNING - 38 MASHBURN - 24
1994-95 Season
01/14/95 AWAY 84-77 W WILLIS - 27 MASHBURN - 17
11/15/94 HOME 115-102 W WILLIS - 24 JACKSON - 25
1993-94 Season
03/17/94 HOME 115-98 W SEIKALY - 28 JACKSON - 25
12/07/93 AWAY 106-101 W RICE - 29 HARPER - 33
1992-93 Season
01/25/92 HOME 103-101 W RICE - 33 HARPER - 24
12/10/91 AWAY 114-110 L BURTON - 23 BLACKMAN - 31
1991-92 Season
01/25/92 HOME 103-101 W RICE - 33 HARPER - 24
12/10/91 AWAY 114-110 L BURTON - 23 BLACKMAN - 31
1990-91 Season
03/02/91 AWAY 109-103 W DOUGLAS - 25 BLACKMAN - 19
11/14/90 HOME 105-93 W SEIKALY - 30 HARPER - 30
1989-90 Season
03/23/90 HOME 106-103 L FRANK - 24 HARPER - 34
11/18/89 AWAY 100-99 L SUNVOLD - 15 HARPER - 24
1988-89 Season
04/18/89 HOME 103-99 L EDWARDS - 25 DANTLEY/HARPER - 23
04/02/89 AWAY 98-96 L EDWARDS - 27 DANTLEY - 25
02/29/89 HOME 111-110 L LONG - 24 BLACKMAN - 27
02/16/89 AWAY 93-80 L EDWARDS - 16 BLACKMAN - 17
12/17/88 HOME 104-87 L SPARROW - 16 PERKINS - 16
11/08/88 AWAY 92-88 L EDWARDS - 21 BLACKMAN - 20


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