Morning Coffee! Mavericks Turn NBA Finals Into A Real Series

Good morning, New York/New Jersey sports fans! We have to start this morning by venturing outside our borders and talking about the 2011 NBA Finals, where Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks erased a 15-point deficit in the final minutes Thursday to win, 95-93, evening the Finals at 1-1.

NBA Finals, Game 2: Dirk Caps Amazing Comeback With Game Winner, Series Tied: Call it a comeback by the Mavericks if you want. Call it a collapse by the Heat if you must. Maybe it is a combination of both. Either way, the Mavericks trailed, 88-73, mid-way through the fourth quarter Thursday and both the game and the series looked to be over. They weren't. Nowitzki, damaged left hand and all, scored the final nine points. Knotted at 1-1, you get the feeling this series has just gotten started.

Plaxico Burress: 'No Chance' For Return To Giants, Says Brandon Jacobs: Burress returning to the New York Giants has always seemed like a long shot -- and to me a really bad idea for both sides. Now Jacobs, a friend and supporter of Burress, says the wide receiver is likely headed to Philly to join the Eagles when he gets out of prison next week.

Mets Overcome 7-0 Deficit, Defeat Pirates, 9-8: The Mets trailed 7-0 heading to the bottom of the third inning, but rallied for a victory. Maybe not as stirring as the comeback by the Mavericks, but an important win for a struggling team.

NFL Lockout 2011: Not-So-Secret Talks Have To Be Good News: The owners and players are in court today for oral arguments in the league's appeal to keep the lockout in place. Maybe more importantly they are also back at the negotiating table.

2011 NBA Draft: Jimmer Fredette Makes Sense For Nets, Not Knicks: The BYU scoring machine would be a popular pick for either team. He would, however, only be the right one for New Jersey.

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