NBA Finals 2011: Why Dallas Mavericks Shouldn't Be Concerned About Game 1 Loss

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NBA Finals 2011: Why Dallas Mavericks Shouldn't Be Concerned About Game 1 Loss
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After the Miami Heat took Game 1 of the NBA Finals 92-84 over the Dallas Mavericks, everyone seems to be giving endless love to the Heatles, Superfriends, Big Three, Miami Thrice or whatever you want to call them. 

Just moments ago on ESPN’s "Around the Horn," Bill Plaschke proclaimed the series “over,” and his pundit brethren overwhelmingly share the sentiment. 

Well, I don’t. While it’s fair to laud LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami defense, I came away last night thinking that Dallas should not be worried. 

Am I saying that the Mavs will win this series? Not necessarily. I’m just stating that it’s not nearly finished.  

Here’s why Dallas is all right, in no particular order.

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