One night after a 10-0 victory, the 51s were on the wrong side of the same margin, losing to the Tucson Padres 11-1 on Sunday in Pacific Coast League play in Tucson, Ariz.
In the beginning, when LeBron James announced “The Decision” and relegated all other teams to pretenders for the NBA title, many feared the season would end with a celebration in Miami. And sure enough, we witnessed it Sunday.
MIAMI — For Dirk Nowitzki, the resume is complete. He’s an NBA champion.
The road isn’t very far, about 140 mostly freeway miles from Catskill to Canastota in New York.