The Dallas Mavericks are going back to the NBA finals for the first time since 2006! They hope for a better result than five years ago, and frankly I can't blame them. In 2006 they were up 2 games to 0 and seemingly poised to win their first NBA title when disaster struck. They proceeded to lose 4 games in a row to the Miami Heat (the team they will play again in this years finals.) Dwayne Wade scored 42 points and Dallas blew a 13 point lead with 6 minutes to go. Dallas's phenom center Dirk Nowitzki actually had a chance to tie the game with a little over 3 seconds to play but uncharacteristically missed 1 of 2 free throws. Dallas never recovered from that painful loss and lost the next 3 games.