In a rematch of the 2006 NBA Finals, the Heat and Mavericks square off in Game 1 tonight in Miami.
Miami battled through a historic level of criticism and scrutiny but ultimately lived up to the hype by beating the best teams in the Eastern Conference.
Many people wrote off Dallas as a pretender at the start of the postseason. Thanks to Dirk Nowitzki’s unstoppable play, the Mavs have had the best offense of the playoffs and a new-found level of confidence.
This was an unlikely NBA Finals match-up at the start of the playoffs, but not to worry. This is a series loaded with intriguing storylines. Here are the five biggest questions heading into this championship series.