NBA Finals 2011: Heat vs. Mavericks, News and Updates on Lebron, Dirk and More

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NBA Finals 2011: Heat vs. Mavericks, News and Updates on Lebron, Dirk and More
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The Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat are on the verge of tipping off for Game 2 tonight in Miami after the Heat took Game 1 by a final score of 92-84.

It seemed as though the game could go either way until the end of the third quarter, when Miami started to seize control of the contest.

The Heat brought it on the defensive end and stifled a typically stellar offensive team (particularly the bench).

Three of Dallas's premier bench scorers—Jason Terry, Peja Stojakovic and J.J. Barea—finished the game an awful 4-21.

Dallas will need much better production from those guys if they want to win this series.

Miami also dominated on the boards, outrebounding the Mavs 46-36.  They'll look to stay aggressive tonight and head back to Dallas with a 2-0 series lead.

Stay tuned for updates throughout tonight's game and the remainder of this series...

 

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