(Via nbcsports.msnbc.com) MIAMI – Dirk Nowitzki scored the final nine points, including a layup with 3 seconds left, and the Dallas Mavericks stunned the Miami Heat 95-93 in Game 2 of the NBA finals Thursday, tying the best-of-seven series at 1-1.
Game 3 is Sunday in Dallas.
Nowitzki, playing with his left middle finger wrapped after tearing a tendon late in Game 1, shot only 10 for 22 and had 24 points.
Dwyane Wade scored 36 points but missed a huge 3-pointer late as the Heat went cold in the final 5 minutes.
Miami had a 15-point lead with just over six minutes remaining, leading 88-73, before Dallas charged back, tying the game 90-90 with 57.6 seconds left.
The Heat are trying for the franchise’s second title after topping Dallas in six games in the 2006 finals.