Mavericks' post-title plan was worth risk in order to keep up with rising Thunder.
The defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks have reached a point of desperation after just two playoff games.
Mavericks establish themselves as comeback kings during postseason run.
Jason Terry's tattoo of the Larry O'Brien Trophy could be temporary. If his Dallas Mavericks don't beat the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, Terry said he would have the tattoo removed from the inside of his right biceps.
The Dallas Mavericks do not anticipate that Caron Butler will be able to play in the NBA Finals, although that remains a possibility.
Veteran Mavericks stray from plan as Thunder steal home-court advantage.