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Heat take 2-1 finals lead over Mavericks

DALLAS — Dwyane Wade kept soaring and scoring, doing everything he could to get the Miami Heat a crucial win toward an NBA title. Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem provided the final push to seal the key victory. Bosh made a 16-foot, go-ahead jumper from the baseline with 39.6 seconds left and Haslem pestered Dirk Nowitzki the rest of the way as the Heat held on for an 88-86 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in the NBA finals.

Carryover from Miami Heat’s Game 2 collapse in NBA finals a key question

DALLAS – Dwyane Wade knows in the NBA finals, collapses can carry over. He was in the Dirk Nowitzki role five years ago, summoning a desperate charge to rescue a team that was down but refused to go out. A furious fourth-quarter rally saved the Heat from a 3-0 deficit and they never looked back, winning four straight to beat Dallas.

Big Three part of the Big Collapse

MIAMI – It was simply the biggest collapse on the biggest stage, and even the Big 3 were utterly helpless to stop it. In a six-minute span that caved in on Miami like a massive sinkhole Thursday night, the Heat saw their NBA championship hopes turn perilous. Dallas 95, Miami 93.

Mavs shock Heat with late run

From up by 15 points with 7 minutes left, to losing home-court advantage in the NBA finals. In a season of challenges for the Miami Heat, here comes the biggest task — recovering after blowing a chance to take a two-game lead over the Dallas Mavericks.

Mavs, Heat clash in NBA finals

MIAMI – LeBron James and Dwyane Wade joked often, smiled easily, answered thoughtfully. A few minutes later, Dirk Nowitzki bounded up to a podium and offered a big “How we doin’!” to the assembled media.

Slouch weighs in on Dirk, LeBron and the NBA finals

So, will Pat Riley regain his rank as smartest hair-and-tan in sports? Or will Mark Cuban – a.k.a. “When I Die, I Want To Come Back As Me,” a.k.a. Smarmy Is As Smarmy Does, a.k.a. Greed Is Good – finally get the crowning achievement of his post-pubescent life? The Heat-Mavericks NBA finals are here. We are also here to tell you about them:

In brief: Sea Dogs win Memorial Cup

Jacob DeSerres made 34 saves and the Saint John Sea Dogs won the Memorial Cup for the first time in their history, beating the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 3-1 on Sunday night in Mississauga, Ontario. Simon Despres (pictured), Zack Phillips and Jonathan Huberdeau scored for Saint John, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion. Riley Brace scored for tournament host Mississauga.

Lakers force Game 7

LOS ANGELES — Buckle up, Boston and L.A. These epic NBA finals are going to Game 7. Kobe Bryant made sure of it, with plenty of help from the rest of the revitalized Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant scored 26 points, Pau Gasol added 17 points and 13 rebounds, and the Lakers emphatically extended the NBA finals to a decisive seventh game with a 89-67 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 6 on Tuesday night.

Lakers’ title a milestone for Bryant, Jackson

ORLANDO, Fla. – Kobe Bryant pulled Phil Jackson close, embracing his coach and looking him straight in the eyes. After all they’d been through, this was their moment, their championship, their time. This was the one to top all the others. The one without Shaq.

Lakers on verge of title

ORLANDO, Fla. – Like any couple, they’ve had their fair share of ups and downs. They’ve feuded publicly and fought privately. They separated for a year and reunited with an understanding that it was best for both of their careers. They’ve grown older together. Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson have endured.

L.A.’s Fisher sets hook

ORLANDO, Fla. – Arms raised in triumph, Derek Fisher walked up the floor looking as if he had just landed the knockout punch. He delivered two.

Magic heat up for first win

ORLANDO, Fla. – Missing for two games, Orlando found its Magic touch. Making easy shots and tough ones from everywhere, the Magic won their first game in two visits to the NBA Finals as Dwight Howard and Rashard Lewis scored 21 points apiece in a 108-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3 on Tuesday night to pull within 2-1.

Orlando’s best shot falls short

LOS ANGELES – Stopped cold by a pick near the free-throw line, Kobe Bryant watched as Orlando’s Courtney Lee headed toward the basket and a shot at history. Bryant was frozen. Suddenly, the Los Angeles Lakers’ march to a 15th NBA title – and his dream of a fourth – would be much tougher.

Bryant pours in 40 as Lakers rout Magic

LOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant has waited a year, a long year, for another chance at NBA title. He’s not about to let this one slip away. The Olympic gold medal was nice. Not nearly enough.

Jordan’s Jumper No Surprise

Utah's John Stockton goes up against Chicago's Scottie Pippen in the first quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Photo by Associated Press