On This Date in NBA History: May 8, The Mavericks Swept the Lakers


Jan 7, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill (27) guards Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Lakers 110-97. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

2011 – With a 122-86 Dallas Mavericks victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals, the Mavericks swept the Lakers. Jason Terry scored a game-high 32 points en route to the victory. The Mavs would eventually win their first NBA title as a franchise in that postseason.

Although the 2014 Mavs lost in the first round of the playoffs, they forced the first-seeded San Antonio Spurs to seven games. Dirk Nowitzki continues to be one of the league’s best players. While he is turning 36 years old on June 19, the German big man is hoping to bring Dallas back to the postseason in 2015.

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