Dirk Nowitzki had one message for LeBron James on Sunday night - king me.
Dallas never let up, leading 32-27 after the first quarter. Miami outscored Dallas, 24-21, in the second quarter, but was outscored 28-21 in the third and 24-23 in the fourth quarter.
Jason Terry scored 27 to lead all scorers, Jose Juan Barea scored 15 points and Shawn Marion added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Mavericks. Dallas shot 50 percent from the field and shot 42.3 percent from three-point range.
LeBron James had 21 points, six assists and four rebounds to lead Miami, which shot 47.2 percent from the floor. Chris Bosh had 19 points and eight rebounds and Dwyane Wade added 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists.