The Miami Heat seem to be playing this series with lots of intensity and desire, they look like the best team in the NBA at times but it seems like once they get a lead and get comfortable with themselves they let their foot off the gas and the Mavs take advantage of that… fortunately for Miami they were able to make a big defensive stand in the final seconds of game 3 to hold off the Mavs and take a two games to one advantage in the 2011 NBA Finals. In tonight’s game the Heat jumped out to another big lead and like in the last game Dallas came back and a few times had the lead before giving it up themselves.
They were led by their leader and best player Dirk Nowitzki he had 34 points and 11 rebounds but it was not enough as Dwyane Wade lead Miami with 29 points and 11 rebounds and LeBron James had 17 points and 9 assists and Chris Bosh also chipped in with 18 points and he hit the biggest shot of the series so far when he hit a jumped from the baseline off of a pass from James with 39.6 seconds left in the game. Dallas had one last chance to tie or win the game with a 3 pointer after a miss shot by the heat they went to Nowitzki and he tried to get Udonis Haslem to bite on a pump fake but Haslem was able to play some good defense and for Dirk into a fall away jump shot the hit the rim and bounced up in the air as time expired and the Heat took a 2 games to 1 advantage in the 2011 NBA Finals.
The next game is Tuesday again in Dallas and I’m sure that the Mavericks will come out fired up and so will all of their fans as they try to even up the series at 2 but I’m sure Miami will come out looking to take a commanding 3 games to 1 advantage and take one more step closer to becoming NBA champions.
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