The result was world class, but how did the Mavericks fare on an individual basis -- both during the regular season and during the postseason? Tim MacMahon hands out his grades for each player on the Mavericks' roster.
Nowitzki had never been more efficient during the regular season or more dominant during the postseason. He finished sixth in MVP voting after averaging 23.0 points on a career-high 51.7 percent shooting from the floor. His performances in the clutch during the postseason were legend-caliber. Nowitzki (27.7 ppg in playoffs) averaged 10.3 points during postseason fourth quarters, leading the Mavs to an NBA-record-tying six comebacks in the final frame during their playoff run. He matched the combined fourth-quarter scoring totals (62) of Miami's Dwyane Wade and LeBron James to earn the Finals MVP.