Classic Team: 2011 Mavericks

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Dallas Mavericks
2011 NBA Champions

Number 7 Seed: Western Conference


The 2011 Dallas Mavericks come in at the number 7 spot in the Western Conference. The lone title in Mavericks history came at the expense of the great LeBron James, in a thrilling comeback from a 0-2 series deficit.  After another first round exit in 2010, the Mavericks struck out on every big free agent in the summer as well. Once the dust settled, the Mavs signed C Tyson Chandler to play alongside All-Star PF Dirk Nowitzki. The Mavs got off to a roaring start, but injuries to Dirk and Caron Butler slowed their pace, and they earned the number 3 seed in the West. In the playoffs, the Mavs went 16-5 while sweeping the reigning two-time Champion LA Lakers, and beat a young-and-upstart Thunder squad in the Western Conference Finals, winning seven playoff games in a row at one point. In the NBA Finals, the Mavs faced LeBron James, Dwyane Wade & the Miami Heat. Down 0-2 in the series, the Mavericks climbed out of a 15-point hole in the 4th quarter of Game 3 to win the game. That sparked the magic the Mavericks needed, as they went on to win the next three games, winning their first NBA title.

2016 Playoff Stats

Playoff Record: 16 wins, 5 losses
Points Per Game: 98.2 | Opponents PPG: 92.5 | Difference: +5.7
Offensive Rating: 112.9 | Defensive Rating: 106.3 | Difference: +6.6

Full 2011 Mavericks Stats available here

The Real MVP

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Dirk Nowitzki: 27.7 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.5 apg, 49% FG, 46% 3PT (Finals MVP)

NBA 2K Roster & Ratings

Bold indicates starter

PF – Dirk Nowitzki (91)
PG – Jason Kidd (85)
SG – Jason Terry (84)
SF – Shawn Marion (83)
C – Tyson Chandler (83)
SF – Caron Butler (82)
PG – J.J. Barea (80)
SG – Deshawn Stevenson (78)
SF – Peja Stojavokic (78)
SF – Corey Brewer (74)
C – Ian Mahinmi (72)
SF – Brian Cardinal (71)
C – Brenden Haywood (69)
PG – Rodrigue Beaubois (66)

2K17 Tournament Results

Play-In Round (Best-of-5)

(7) 2011 Dallas Mavericks  vs  (8) 1995 Houston Rockets

Results coming on 8/31/17