At least for the six games of the NBA Finals, the Dallas Mavericks had the best player on the court, handled the pressure of the Finals better, and were simply a better team than the Miami Heat.

(L-R) Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki #41, Jason Kidd #2 and Jason Terry #31 of the Dallas Mavericks celebrate with the Larry O'Brien trophy after they won 105-95 against the Miami Heat in Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida.

CBSSports.com columnist Gregg Doyel has the story.