The Mavericks have been riding on the shoulders of Dirk Nowitzki's MVP-level performance throughout the playoffs, while the Heat's "Big Three" might get their first championship in their first year playing together.
The teams have vastly different play styles and will have quite a few interesting position battles.
This article will take a look at the battle in each position for the top five players of each team.
All statistics are 2011 Playoffs averages courtesy of NBA Stats Cube. All stats are based on 15 Playoff Games the teams have played.