Menu
Sport

Mavericks advance to NBA finals

Thinkstock

THE Dallas Mavericks advanced to the NBA finals today after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-96 in game five to win the Western Conference finals 4-1.

The Thunder led for most of the game but yet again the home side made a late run to steal victory in the closing stages.

Shawn Marion (26 points) and Dirk Nowitzki (26) led the Mavericks in scoring while Russell Westbrook scored 31 in a losing cause.

The Mavericks will make their second appearance in the NBA finals. in 2006 they lost to the Heat in six games.

The Mavericks will play either the Heat or Chicago Bulls in the final series. The Heat lead the Eastern Conference finals 3-1.

Topics:  basketball nba


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Soul act confirmed for this year's Bluesfest

Todd Michael 'Leon' Bridges is an American gospel and soul singer, songwriter and record producer from Fort Worth, Texas.

The festival just added a couple more names to the line up

Global media tracks solar train

WORLD NEWS: Byron Bay Railroad Company's rail safety manager, Geoff Clark is thrilled with the international media coverage the world's first totally solar-powered train.

Solar train shines in international media

Local Partners