NBA Finals 2011: 5 Things Miami Heat Must Do to Beat Dallas Mavericks

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NBA Finals 2011: 5 Things Miami Heat Must Do to Beat Dallas Mavericks
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The Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat are both in the NBA Finals for the first time since 2006.

When they matched up five years ago, Miami came back from an 0-2 deficit and finished off Dallas in six games for their first NBA title in team history.

Both teams have changed dramatically since and have only two players each from the 2006 Finals. Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem are still members of the Heat, and the Mavs have kept Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry.

While 15 of 22 ESPN analysts predict the Heat to win the championship, most expect this to be a hard-fought series that could go the full seven games.

For Miami to win the NBA title and the “Superfriends” experiment to be labeled a success, here are the five things the Heat must do.

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