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‘Book of Basketball 2.0’: Dirk’s Game 7 Breakthrough and the Decade’s Greatest Series (BoB Rewatchables With Marc Stein)

Chapter 5b: Bill and Marc Stein rewatch Game 7 of the 2006 Western Conference Semifinals between the Mavs and the Spurs

Dallas Mavericks v San Antonio Spurs Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

Chapter 5b: On the verge of blowing yet another playoff series, this time after building a 3-1 lead against San Antonio, the Mavs dig down deep in a classic Game 7. Was 2006 a wildly underrated NBA season? Has Dirk Nowitzki ever been better? Could that Spurs team have won five straight titles? Is Mark Cuban the first and only owner-chemist? And what the hell was Manu Ginobili doing? Bill breaks it all down with Marc Stein from The New York Times.

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