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What’s Up, Dirk? And Bill Simmons Respects the Sixers Effort

Jun 3, 2011, 11:25 AM EDT

How about that amazing fourth-quarter comeback by the Mavericks last night? Dirk put the moves on Chris Bosh in the final seconds and finished off his dominant final minutes with a layup while instantly keeping the series relevant for casual NBA fans across the country. [video below]

The above tweet from Bill Simmons came during the run in which Miami took a big fourth quarter lead and the series seemed to heading towards blow-out city, but the point is still relatively cogent. Perhaps the Mavs will prove to be a much more formidable opponent, and I hope they do for entertainment’s sake, but the Sixers certainly stood in the face of LeBron, Wade, and Bosh and didn’t back down a step, fighting the entire way. It wasn’t enough, obviously, but Simmons’ tweet was a reminder of just how tough this Sixers team was all season.

And here’s some game analysis from our friends at the Basketball Jones:

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