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Welcome to MATH Magazine’s Numbers in the News! Each week we'll post a math question based on a current news story. Read and solve the question.

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Marvelous Mavericks!

On Sunday night, the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat to become the 2011 NBA champions. Many people expected the Heat, led by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh to win the series, but the Mavericks prevailed. It was the first time in their 31-year history that the Mavericks won the championship. Dirk Nowitzki of the Mavericks was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2011 NBA Finals. In the six games of the Finals, he scored 27 points, 24 points, 34 points, 21 points, 29 points, and 21 points. What was Nowitzki's average points per game for the Finals?

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