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Dallas Mavericks' Jason Terry (31) and Dirk Nowitzki shake hands during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals basketball game against the Miami Heat, Thursday, June 2, 2011, in Miami. Nowitzki made the winning layup to beat the Heat 95-93 and cap a stunning comeback. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Dallas Mavericks' Jason Terry (31) and Dirk Nowitzki shake hands during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals basketball game against the Miami Heat, Thursday, June 2, 2011, in Miami. Nowitzki made the winning layup to beat the Heat 95-93 and cap a stunning comeback. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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