Seattle native Jason Terry's 27 leads Mavericks to NBA title

Seattle native Jason Terry's 27 leads Mavericks to NBA title

Credit: AP

Dallas Mavericks' Jason Terry answers a question during a news conference after Game 6 of the NBA Finals basketball game against the Miami Heat Sunday, June 12, 2011, in Miami. The Mavericks won 105-95 to win the series. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on June 12, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 13 at 7:10 AM

MIAMI -- Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks are NBA champions, and they went through LeBron James for that long-awaited first title.

Jason Terry scored 27 points, Nowitzki added 21 and the Mavericks topped the Miami Heat 105-95 in Game 6 of the NBA finals on Sunday night. The Mavericks won four of the series' last five games, a turnabout that could not have been sweeter after seeing the Heat celebrate their first title in Dallas after Game 6 of the 2006 finals.

James scored 21 for Miami, though was largely quiet after the opening minutes. Chris Bosh had 19, Mario Chalmers 18 and Dwyane Wade 17 for the Heat.

When it was over, Mavs owner Mark Cuban ran onto the court to hug coach Rick Carlisle.

And James' wait for his first NBA title will extend into at least his ninth season.

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