Wednesday , Jun , 21 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Dwyane Wade poured in 36 points and drilled four
key free throws with under 30 seconds remaining to lead the Miami Heat to the
franchise’s first NBA championship with a 95-92 win over Dallas in Game 6 of
the NBA Finals at American Airlines Center. The Heat won the series 4-2 and
became only the third team in league history to come back from a 2-0 deficit
to win the title. The 1968-69 Boston Celtics and the 1976-77 Portland Trail
Blazers also turned the trick. Wade finished 10-of-18 from the floor and
16-of-21 from the line. He also pulled down 10 rebounds, dished out five
assists and had four steals for the Heat. Udonis Haslem added 17 points and
10 rebounds, while Antoine Walker recorded 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Shaquille O’Neal fought foul trouble throughout the game and had just nine
points but pulled down 12 boards. Dirk Nowitzki had 29 points and 15
rebounds for Dallas. Jason Terry added 16 points but shot just 7-of-25 from
the field. Josh Howard netted 14 points and pulled down 12 boards while Jerry
Stackhouse and Marquis Daniels each had 12 points. Dallas regained the
services of Stackhouse for the game. The veteran was suspended by the
NBA for Game 5 after a flagrant foul on O’Neal during the third quarter of
Game 4.