Dallas Mavericks vs. Miami Heat: Game Grades and Analysis for Miami

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Miami Heat: Game Grades and Analysis for Miami
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The Miami Heat (6-3) scored over 100 points in a game for the ninth time this season, defeating the Dallas Mavericks (5-4) in a highly contested matchup by a final score of 110-104.

The big story of the game came from a Miami defense which stole the ball 19 times, with eight of those coming from Dwyane Wade (17 points, eight assists and five rebounds). Dallas would turn the ball over 24 times, but the hot shooting (50.0 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from three-point range) helped keep the score close until the very end. 

LeBron James led all scorers with a season-high 39 points, while Dirk Nowitzki led the way for Dallas with 28 points and six rebounds. 

The Mavericks went on a 19-4 run early in the third quarter to go up 72-70, but Miami would score 16 points in the final 2:59 of the period to retake the lead.

The Heat will now play the second game of a back-to-back on Saturday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena against the Charlotte Bobcats, while the Mavericks do battle with the Orlando Magic.

 

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