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Mavs Schedule Release: 5 Must See Match-Ups

by Greg Higgins on August 14, 2014 in Mavs 09 comments

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The Dallas Mavericks are coming off a bitter-sweet season. It was a season in which they finally made it back to the postseason after sitting out the year before. However, they got beat in the first round in seven games against the San Antonio Spurs. They did manage to take the eventual NBA champions further than anyone else did in the playoffs – which was encouraging.

The offseason has brought about significant changes to the Mavericks and fans are extremely optimistic. Bringing back Tyson Chandler and adding Chandler Parsons, Richard Jefferson and Jameer Nelson make for a very interesting basketball team.

One of the more interesting days in the offseason, is when the NBA releases their schedule for the upcoming season. Today happened to be the lucky day. It’s always fun to look ahead and see the weird oddities of the schedule. For instance, four of the first six games are on the road. This includes an opening night stint with the defending champions in San Antonio as the Mavs will have to watch Tim Duncan and crew raise another championsip banner.

Dallas has a home-and-home series with the Denver Nuggets in January and another one with the Spurs in March. Dallas will face every team at least once at home as part of their 41 home games. Here are five home games that are a must see if you’re a Mavs fan.

 

Sunday, November 9 – Miami at Dallas

Even though the rosters are different, there is something about this game that gets fans going every year. I guess playing each other in the finals twice in six seasons will do that to a fan base. These are two teams that don’t need any introduction. Even though LeBron James is gone, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are still holding down the fort in South Beach. No matter how both teams are playing, each one seems to bring their “A” game for this matchup.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, November 21 – LA Lakers at Dallas

After sitting out most of last season with an injury, Kobe Bryant makes his return to the AAC for the first time in a long time. The new-look Lakers will be interesting to watch, and could this be Kobe’s last year in the league?

 

 

Saturday, December 20 – San Antonio at Dallas

This game needs no introduction, or at least it shouldn’t. These two teams battled for seven games in one of the more dramatic playoff series we’ve ever seen. Even though the Spurs won the seris, nobody will ever forget where they were on Saturday afternoon when Vince Carter hit the game winning three-pointer to put Dallas up 2–1 in the series. Both teams have mutual respect for each other but hate one another at the same time. Two of the best power forwards of all time will be battling it out again. The crowd at the AAC will be rocking for this game. Make sure you’re there.

 

 

Sunday, December 28 – Oklahoma City at Dallas

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will make their way into the AAC for the first time this season right after Christmas. They will probably be wanting a little payback as Dallas took two of the three games from them last year, including a thrilling overtime game in March. Durant, one of the most exciting players to watch in the game is worth the price of a ticket himself most nights.

 

 

Monday, February 9 – LA Clippers at Dallas

This isn’t a huge rival game but last year these two teams played the most entertaining baseketball of the season. It was the Clippers who came storming back from a 17 point deficit in the final five minutes of the game to defeat Dallas. The fact is, all four games between the Mavs and Clippers were high-drama. The chances of them giving us an encore this season is slim but still worth trying in my opinion.

 

 

(Bonus) Tuesday, March 10 – Cleveland at Dallas

It’s hard to imagine how crazy good the Cavs might be with Kevin Love and LeBron on the same team. Pairing the best player in the game with the best rebounder in the game is a scary combination but should be a lot of fun to watch. This will be the Cavs only trip to Dallas this year, barring a matchup in the Finals. I’m pretty sure that’s an NBA Final’s matchup that every Mavs’ fan would sign up for in a heartbeat.

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Historic Title Run: A Look Back – Game 4

by Greg Higgins on June 11, 2014 in Mavs 09 comments

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Game 4: June 7, 2011 Dallas, Texas

After winning home court advantage in the NBA Finals with a comeback win in Game 2, the Mavericks lost the advantage in Game 3 after losing by two points. Down 2-1 in the series, Dallas hoped game 4 would turn the series back in their favor. They would have to do it with their leader, Dirk Nowtizki, battling a 101 temperature and sinus infection.

Dirk hit his first three shots of the game but then missed 10 of his next 11 shots. However, like he had done all postseason, he showed up when it counted. Dirk finished with 21 points for the game with 10 of them coming in the final 12 minutes – including a layup with 14.4 seconds left in the game.

Dirk’s dominance in the fourth quarter was somewhat overlooked because of the play of LeBron James in the fourth. Dirk’s 10 points in game 4 was more than James had scored in the fourth quarter for the whole series. James scored five in game 1, two in games 2 and 3 and zero in game 4. There were some games in which LeBron hung around the three-point line and acted like he didn’t want the ball.

His eight points in Game 4 broke a stretch of 433 consecutive playoff and regular season games in which he scored in double-figures. Of course Mavs fans didn’t care. The series was now tied 2-2 after Dallas defeated the Heat 86-83.

The Mavs and their fans needed Dirk to get some rest. Game 5 would be a critical point in the series. Of the last 26 times the Finals were tied 2-2, the winner of game 5 won the title 19 times. Dallas needed their big man ready, but for tonight, they would celebrate tying the series at two games a piece.

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Historic Title Run: A Look Back – Game 3

by Greg Higgins on June 9, 2014 in Mavs 09 comments

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Game 3: June 5, 2011 Dallas, Texas

After doing what they needed to do in Miami by stealing a game, the Dallas Mavericks returned home for three games, hoping to lock up their first championship. Of course this task wouldn’t be easy since they would have to win three in a row against the Miami Heat but it was the task before them.

Dallas tried riding the momentum from Game 2’s big comeback victory. Dallas, who rallied from 15 down in Game 2, rallied from 14 down in Game 3. However, this time, Miami was able to hold on for the victory. Dwyane Wade finished with 29 points, 11 rebounds and three assists in the win for the Heat, who pulled within two games of winning the title.

The Mavericks superstar, Dirk Nowitzki, proved once again why he deserves to be in the discussion of greatest performers of all time. With his team trailing 81-74 with 6:30 left to play, Dirk scored 12 straight for the Mavs to tie the game at 86.

Chris Bosh, however, would hit the final shot of the game with just under 40 seconds to play to give the Heat an 88-86 win. Dirk finished the game with a game-high 34 points to go along with 11 rebounds. Fifteen of those points, though, came in the fourth quarter. The problem, though, was the rest of the Mavs only scored seven points in the final period.

With the loss, Dallas was 8-2 at home during the post season. No surprise to Mavs fans, Dan Crawford officiated the game. Coming into the 2011 postseason, the Mavs had lost 16 of 17 games in which he refereed.

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Historic Title Run: A Look Back – Game 2

by Greg Higgins on June 8, 2014 in Mavs 09 comments

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The Dallas Mavericks were in need of a win in the worst way coming into Game 2 against the Miami Heat. Dallas had already lost the first game of the series and things didn’t bode well for a team, statistically, if they went down 0–2. A team that had won the first two games of the series had won the series an incredible 93% of the time. The last team to lose the series after winning the first two games was the Mavericks in 2006 against the Heat.

This game, however, was extremely hard for me. I was in Pennsylvania for a family members’ graduation and most of them are not sports fans and they do not watch very much television at all. Trying not to be rude, I decided to just keep up on my iPhone instead of trying to watch the game there or somewhere else. It turns out, I made the wrong choice.

Miami seemed to have their way with the Mavericks down low early in the game as LeBron James and Dwyane Wade had a dunk-fest. It was the fourth quarter, though, where things got really dicey.

After a three-minute stretch in which the Heat took a three-point lead and extended it to 15, Dallas looked dead in the water. With just over seven minutes to play in the fourth quarter, Wade hit a jumper to put Miami up 88–73.

The play, however, will be known for more than just a jump shot for Wade. After hitting the shot in front of the Mavericks bench, Wade stook there with his arm up in the air as he posed in front of the Mavericks players. LeBron ran over and joined in the celebration. Whether it was that or something different, the Mavericks seemed to have new life coming out of the timeout.

The defense of Dallas shut down Miami over the next 7:13; holding them to five points over that time. Dallas outscored Miami 22–5 as they came storming back to win the game. The winning basket came from Dirk Nowtizki as he made a layup with just over five seconds to put the Mavs up 95–93.

It was about this time that I thought I was going to ge kicked out of my family. I’m not sure how loud I yelled but I know it was loud enough to cause quite the disturbance in the force. Dirk, the ultimate Mavericks’ Jedi Warrior, had just done the unthinkable as they evened the series at one game apiece.

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Historic Title Run: A Look Back – Game 1

by Greg Higgins on June 6, 2014 in Mavs 09 comments

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Game 1: May 31, 2011

 

The 2011 NBA Finals brought more intrigue than anyone could imagine as the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat would face off. This wasn’t just in Dallas or Miami but all over the country. People were anxiously awaiting to see how the new trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh would do in South Beach. It was only about 10 months prior they were promising seven championships in Miami and the whole world wanted to see if they could deliver.

In Dallas, fans were anxiously waiting to see the rematch between the Mavs and Heat. This was the same team that had taken them down in 2006 after Dallas had a commanding 2–0 lead in the series. Dallas hadn’t fully recovered from the heartbreak of that series. The anticipation of the rematch was alost too much to handle.

dirknThe only two remaining Mavs players from that team, Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry, were glad for a rematch as well. Both players had waited for the opportunity to be called champion and in 2006 they let it slip through their fingertips. Dirk and Terry had something to prove this time more than anyone else on the team, with the exception of Jason Kidd. Kidd had been to the finals twice with the New Jersey Nets only to be beaten by the LA Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs.

The series opened in Miami since they had the better record during the season. After it was all said and done, the Mavericks were held to thier lowest point total of the playoffs with 84. With the exception of Dirk, the Mavs struggled offensively as they only shot 37.3% from the field.

Dallas also had trouble keeping the Heat off the boards. Miami out-rebounded Dallas 46–36 and 16–6 on the offensive glass. Dallas had their chances, though. With just under four minutes to play in the game Dallas was withing striking distance at 77–73. Miami went on an 8–2 run in less than a minute to break the game open as they cruised to the victory.
Dirk, who scored a game high 27 points, tore a tendon in his non-shooting hand and revealed after the game he’d have to wear a splint for the remainder of the postseason. It was only one game, but it sure did feel like the winds were let out of the sail. The Mavericks seemed like they had probably met their match with Miami.

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Historic Title Run: A Look Back

by Greg Higgins on June 1, 2014 in Mavs 09 comments

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The 2014 NBA Finals are all set with the San Antonio Spurs facing off against the Miami Heat. This time of year is a little bitter-sweet for me as a Mavericks’ fan. It’s bitter because I want Dallas to be competing for a championship and they’re not. It’s sweet, though, cause it’ll always reminds me of the 2011 NBA Finals.

As a Mavs fan, who could ever forget that epic title run by the Mavericks. Dallas finished the postseason 16-5 that year. Over the next few week, we are going to bring back the memory of the six games with the Heat.

It started in the first round when they played the Portland Trail Blazers and defeated them 4-2. Dallas fans everywhere didn’t expect this at all. Even though the Mavs were the higher seed (No. 3 seed. They finished tied with the Lakers but the Lakers held the tie-breaker), everyone thought LaMarcus Aldridge and company would take care of the Mavericks.

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The Mavericks hadn’t won a playoff series in a long time. After going 67-15 in the 2006-2007 season, the Mavericks were knocked out of the first round by Golden State. Why would this year be any different than the previous four or five?

The Mavs even blew a 23-point lead in game 4 after having a 2-1 series lead. After that game, everyone felt like the same Mavericks were back. This team for whatever reason couldn’t win a big game when they needed to. That changed in the next two games as the Mavericks closed out the Blazers and moved on to the semifinals.

Round two was going to be tougher, though. I couldn’t imagine a possibility of how the Mavericks would get by the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe Bryant was on a mission to show the world why he was the best player on the planet. The Lakers had been to three straight NBA Finals, winning the last two. I didn’t think they could do it.

Something happened in that series, though, that would define the Mavericks for the rest of the playoffs. The Mavericks, who fell behind in game 1 against the Lakers in the fourth quarter, came back to win the game. Dallas would use that trick to win six games from here on out.

Dallas took the next game at Staples Center before returning home to finish the sweep. The most impressive part of the sweep was Game 4, in which they blew out the mighty Lakers on Mother’s Day. It was the first time Phil Jackson had ever been swept in his coaching career.

After sweeping the Lakers, the up and coming Oklahoma City Thunder was next up. The only hiccup for the Mavericks in that series came in Game 2 when the Thunder stole a game in Dallas. Dallas won that series in five games. The Mavericks had finally returned to a place that had haunted them for five years.

Dallas, who blew a 2-0 series lead to the Heat in 2006, would finally get a rematch with Miami. This time, though, it would be more than Dwyane Wade they would be facing as LeBron James and Chris Bosh had joined forces. That didn’t matter for now. The Mavericks were in the Finals and that was something spectacular in and of itself.

Photo credit to StreetBall.com, DeviantArt.

 

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Wrap Up: The King Holds Court At American Airlines Center

by Greg Higgins on February 19, 2014 in Mavs 09 comments

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January 12, 2011 is the last time the Dallas Mavericks (32-23) have defeated the Miami Heat (38-14). That, of course, was game 6 of the NBA Finals when the Mavericks won the championship. Miami has rattled off six straight wins against Dallas, including Tuesday night’s 117-106 victory at the American Airlines Center.

How it went down:

There are some games when you just have to give credit to the other team. This is one of those games for the Mavericks. The Heat shot 57.1% from the floor and capitalized on 16 Mavericks’ turnovers to the tune of 24 points. Miami also outscored the Mavs in the paint 56-34.

LBJLeBron James, who seems to hold a personal vendetta against the Mavs after the 2011 Finals, torched Dallas for 42 points. He also grabbed nine boards and had six assists. Chris Anderson also added 18 for the Heat. James and Anderson combined for 24 of the Heat’s 33 points in the fourth quarter.

This isn’t the way the Mavs had hoped to start the second half of the season. Considering the two games sandwiching the All-Star game, though, were against the top two in the Eastern Conference and the Mavs split them is a positive sign. Dallas defeated the Pacers in Indiana last Wednesday night before the break.

Inside the Numbers:

James’ 42 points is a season high for him this year.

Dirk Nowitzki has shot at least 50% from the field in nine of his last 10 games (7-14 against the Heat).

Dallas out rebounded Miami 50-28 and had 21 offensive rebounds. It’s the first time since December 20, 2003 that Dallas grabbed 20 offensive rebounds and lost in regulation.

Impact Play of the Game:  With 7:47 left in the game and Dallas up 95-92, LeBron re-entered the game and led the Heat on a 14-0 run, including eight straight points by James.

Step-Up Mav of the Night:

Dirk Nowtizki

Dirk shot 50% from the floor and everyone else managed to shoot 38%. Dirk also had nine rebounds and seven assists for the Mavs.

Quotes:

“I thought we played extremely hard and our heart was in the right place all night. We just had some untimely misses, some untimely turnovers, and that really hurt us. They are a team that takes advantage of those and they make you pay an exponential price.” – Rick Carlisle

 

“I like how we competed. We played hard and gave ourselves a chance. Just down the stretch we weren’t good enough. LeBron kept making plays, and they stepped up their defense a little bit. We couldn’t score the last four or five minutes, so I guess that separates a good team from a great team.” – Dirk Nowitzki

 

“When we turned it over, [James] was gone. He’s one of the fastest guys in the league in the open court. After his fourth open-court dunk, the basket started to get bigger for him. Then he started pulling up for threes and started hitting some. It just opened the game up.” – Shawn Marion

 

On Deck:

Dallas will face the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night in Philadelphia as they set out on a three-game road trip. The game can be seen on FSSW locally at 6 p.m. CT.

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Game Night: Mavs Begin Stretch Run Against Miami

by Damian Jackson on February 18, 2014 in Mavs 09 comments

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Dallas (32-22) aims to continue its recent ride of success when they host the Miami Heat (37-14) Tuesday night. The Mavericks are winners of six out of the last seven, the most recent a 81-73 road victory against the Indiana Pacers.

The Game at Hand:

You won’t find many outside the Mavericks and maybe Heat fan bases that feel the still smoldering rivalry between the two squads. There aren’t any worthy extra curricular story lines here, but rather just two playoff teams that know this game holds great significance.

The Mavericks return home for this single game before heading on the road for another three-game trip. Miami continues its six-game roadie in Dallas tonight before finishing it up in Oklahoma City on Thursday. The Heat have won three of four on the current trip and eight of ten overall.

Miami defeated Dallas 110-104 in South Beach on November 15. LeBron James scored a game-high 39 points and Dwyane Wade added 17 points with eight assists and eight steals. Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points in the loss, Monta Ellis added 20 points and Vince Carter dropped 21 off the bench.

Keys to the Game:

 

1. Force Miami into Tough Shots: The Mavs’ defensive focus was on point in Indiana six days ago. Can they replicate such a performance? Miami shoots a league-best 50.8 percent from the field. The Mavs chances greatly decrease if they allow the Heat to meet its average. Both teams have identical opponent field goal percentages (.461).

2. Rebound and Prevent Second Chances: This won’t be the easiest task for the Mavericks, but could be a deciding factor tonight. Dallas hauls in only 40.1 rebounds each game, good for third to last in the NBA. On this night they face the worst rebounding team in Miami who average a league-low 36.7 per game. The Mavs need to defensive rebound the hell out of the ball tonight. Box out!

Matchup of the Night:

Dirk Nowitzki vs. LeBron James

How can you go with anyone else? The best player in the NBA today against the greatest international player in league history. Both players with double digit All-Star appearances. Of course, LeBron played extensively on Sunday night, producing 22 points seven rebounds and seven assists in 33 minutes. Dirk on the other hand played a game low eight minutes.

In short, All-Star games fit the LeBron mold more so than that of Dirk. Fans get hype off alley-oops slams and highlight reel dribble moves which aren’t the Big German’s style. Dirk may be a little jealous of some Mavs teammates who had more days off to relax than he did, but all in all excited to be back with his guys ready for a strong playoff push.

Looking forward to a battle between two of the games greatest stars. This is an important game to Dirk and LeBron. Most teams have an average of 30 game left and they all matter to those fighting for playoff positioning.

Quotes:

“We played well (in Indiana) and it was great, but it’s over and we have to look forward now to Miami, who has played extremely well. They’ve won back-to-back games in Phoenix and Golden State, which is very hard to do. And they’re coming off the break, too, so it’s an interesting matchup.”

– Mavs Rick Carlisle

 

“Look, his game is timeless. It really is. He’s a great player.”

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“I’ve probably taken it a dozen times this year and shooting over 60 percent. I call it The Dirk.”

– LeBron on his 1-legged fadeaway shot

 

When and Where:

The game will tip off at 7:30 CST and will air on Fox Sports Southwest

Go Mavs!

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Photo courtesy of AP Photo/Mark Humphrey; Quotes provided by Dwain Price & Inside Report with Earl K. Sneed

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Mavs Game Night: Dallas vs Orlando

by Greg Higgins on November 16, 2013 in Mavs 09 comments

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The Dallas Mavericks (5-4) play the second night of a back-to-back as they travel to Orlando for a date with the Orlando Magic (4-5).

The Game at Hand:

Dallas road woes continued against the Miami Heat on Friday night as they lost 110-104. Dallas is undefeated at home with a record of 4-0. However, the road has been a different story as they are currently 1-4, with their only victory coming against the Milwaukee Bucks 91-83.

The Magic could possibly help the Mavericks figure some things out tonight. Dallas has won the last seven meetings against Orlando in Orlando and the Mavericks are 4-0 this year against teams with losing records. In those games, Dallas has won by an average of 12.3 points per game. Currently the Mavericks are 1-3 in the first game of a back-to-back and 2-1 in the second game. They have yet to be swept in back-to-back games this season.

Orlando is coming off a game, though, in which they had to rally from 19 points down to win. Arron Afflalo had a career-high 36 points in the win against the Bucks. Orlando is averaging 99.9 points per game as opposed to 106.4 for Dallas.

Three Keys of the Night

1.     Limit the Turnovers: Dallas had a season high 24 turnovers in the loss to Miami on Friday. Dallas is averaging 17.2 turnovers a game and 19.2 on the road. The Magic are only forcing 14.4 turnovers a game. Do not give them extra chances by turning the ball over.

2.     Rebound: On Friday night the Mavericks only grabbed 34 rebounds, which was nine rebounds less than their average. Tonight they face a team that is averaging 46.2 rebounds, which is four more than the Mavs. DeJuan Blair and Sam Dalembert will have to secure the paint and make sure they win the rebounding battle.

3.     Start fast: Including Friday night, Dallas has scored 30 points in the opening quarter in seven of their first nine games. They are averaging 30.7 points in the first quarter this season as opposed to 25.7 during the 2012-2013 season. Monta Ellis and Dirk Nowitzki both played heavy minutes against the Heat so it would be nice to get a big lead and maintain it so those players can be rested tonight. It’s early in the season but Coach Carlisle doesn’t want to run the minutes up of anyone on his team.

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  • Matchup of the Night: Monta Ellis vs Arron Affalo

 

As previously stated, Affalo had a career-high in points during his last outing. The Magic shooting guard is averaging 21.3 points per game, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1 steal a game. Ellis is leading the Mavs in scoring with 22.2 points. He’s also chipping in 4.7 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals a game. This matchup should be fun to watch on both ends of the floor.

Quotes:

“Our effort was good. The turnovers doomed us.” – Rick Carlisle about the Miami game.

 

“If we go out and compete every night at this high level and turn our turnovers down, we can beat anybody in this league,” – Monta Ellis

 

Tonight’s game can be seen at 6:00 pm on FSSW.

 

 

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Mavs Game Night: Dallas vs Miami

by Greg Higgins on November 15, 2013 in Mavs 09 comments

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Anytime the Dallas Mavericks (5-3) travel to South Beach to play the Miami Heat (5-3), you can’t help but think about June 2011 when Dirk and company hoisted the championship trophy.

The Game at Hand

The two-time defending Heat are coming off a game in which they absolutely destroyed the Milwaukee Bucks. The Heat are led by LeBron James with 25.5 points per game and 7.3 assists.Heat Champions Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade have the ability to dominate a game at any point in time as well for Miami.

Both teams average 106.8 points per game so expect this to be a high-scoring affair. Since the Mavericks won the Finals in 2011, the Heat have won all four matchups with Dallas by an average of 14.3 points and scoring an average of 110.0 points per game.

 

 

 

Three Keys of the Night

1)      Contain everyone else: You know LeBron is going to get his points. He has 503 consecutive games with double-digit scoring. He has averaged 28 points per game against Dallas in the last four contests so you know he’s going to get his. The Mavs have to limit the play from everyone else. Stop the role players from coming in and scoring 10 points and you put yourself in a position to win the game.

2)      Win the rebounding battle: Dallas is averaging 43.1 rebounds per game to the Heat’s 34. This is an area Dallas has tried to improve on in the past and they need to dominate the glass against a very good offensive team like the Heat. The last thing you want to do is give them second and third chances on the offensive glass.

3)      Rick Carlisle must be the better coach: Last year Erik Spoelstra outcoached Gregg Popovich in the NBA Finals and they won a championship because of it. During the offseason, the GM’s around the league voted Carlisle the second best coach at making in-game adjustments behind Popovich. Tonight, Carlisle has to be the better coach and will need to make adjustments to counteract the offense of the Heat.

Matchup of the Night

Dallas’ Role Players vs. Miami’s Role Players. Monta Ellis and Dirk Nowitzki should probably even out the scoring of LeBron and Dwyane. The game will be won by everyone else. Which bench player can step up and help out the team when they need it?

The Mavericks bench is averaging 35.1 points per game while holding the opponents to 32.1 points. If Dallas can get good minutes and contributions from DeJuan Blair, Gal Mekel, Vince Carter and Jae Crowder, they have a very good chance at ending the losing streak to the Heat.

Quotes:

“We’re getting better each and every game. Our rotations are better. Our individual defense has been better. But just more than anything our help side and our team defense has been better, and it’s fueled our offense.” – Vince Carter

 

“They’re defending champions, so they’re a great team. They’ve got a lot of playmakers, great 3-point shooting and they’re great defensively. They’re solid in every area and they’re dynamic. You’ve got to throw a hard 48 minutes at them, and you’ve got to be real smart and tough.” – Rick Carlisle

How To Watch:

The game can be seen on FSSW at 6:30.

Injury Report:

Dallas Mavericks

  • Brandan Wright PF – Nov 13: Out
  • Wayne Ellington SG – Nov 12: Day-To-Day
  • Devin Harris PG – Nov 12: Out

Miami Heat

  • Udonis Haslem PF – Nov 14: Day-To-Day
  • Ray Allen SG – Nov 14: Day-To-Day

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