Team: Dallas Mavericks
Opponent: Miami Heat
Result: Mavericks over Heat, 4-2
Finals stats: 26.0 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 2.0 APG
Nowitzki may go down as one of the "rangiest" forwards ever to play the game, a true "stretch four" who has helped redefine the position due to his incredible shooting ability from the outside. Playing in his second Finals against the Heat, though, Dirk needed to add the last piece missing from his Hall of Fame resume: a title.
The big German was superb in this tightly-contested series, making a game-winning shot in Game 2 and providing clutch shooting throughout the series. After he struggled to a 1-12 shooting performance in the first half of Game 6, Dirk rallied and hit a back-breaking jumper with 2:27 to go in the fourth quarter to ice the game and championship for the Mavericks.