The Dallas Mavericks found themselves in a hole heading into the fourth quarter, but Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry are slowly bringing their team back into the picture. After the Miami Heat stretched their four-point lead to open the frame, they poured it on, inching away from the Mavericks and putting Dallas' championship hopes on life support. But thanks to two quick made buckets from Terry and Nowitzki springing to life, the Mavs are alive, and we've got a game in Dallas.
With just over four minutes to go, Dallas has the lead again, 80-78. Nowitzki and Terry have score four points apiece during the fourth quarter run as Dallas has clamped down on the defensive end, forcing five turnovers and completely locking down the Heat. Miami has just seven points in the first seven and a half minutes of the quarter, and has struggled to keep up with Dallas' quick passing on the other end of the floor.
It's crunch-time in Dallas and we're on our way to a wild finish in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
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