NBA FInals Live Blog: Dallas Mavericks Look to Douse the Miami Heat

Jason HeimCorrespondent IJune 2, 2011

MIAMI, FL - MAY 31:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat goes up for a shot between Dirk Nowitzki #41 and Tyson Chandler #6 of the Dallas Mavericks in the second half in Game One of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on May 31, 2011 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)
Pool/Getty Images

In Game 1 of the 2011 NBA Finals, the Miami Heat held home court against the Dallas Mavericks.

Tonight, Dirk Nowitzki (and his newly-splinted finger) leads the Mavs in their attempt to steal home court advantage.

Subplots run thick in Game 2.

How will Dirk play with that mangled finger?

Can Dallas stop just one of the Big Three?

Will Jason Terry and the rest of the Mavs' reserves bounce back?

Can Mario Chalmers repeat his strong Game 1 performance?


These questions and more will be answered during the course of tonight's game.

I will be your official Bleacher Report blog host. Well, at least until you click on somebody else's version. Sit back, relax, pause the first half of the game so you can fast forward through commercials and enjoy the game and color commentary (mine, not Van Gundy and Jackson's).