Game 1 of what promises to be an epic showdown between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat is in the books. In a hard fought battle between two great teams, the Miami Heat came out victorious. No one can say how the rest of the series will play out, but the the Big 3 have struck the first blow for the Heat. It will be interesting to see if Dallas can bounce back in Game 2.
The following is a short list of observations based on the first game, and how these various factors may impact the remaining games in the series.