2011 nba finals between the mavericks and heat; another classic showdown

@mensab (4208)
Philippines
May 29, 2011 8:34pm CST
the 2011 nba finals looks to be a classic match in the making. both the mavericks and heat have been to the finals twice when they first met in 2006. both teams are so far, 12-3 win-loss record. except wade and haslem, most of the players in the teams are aching for a championship. can't wait for the series to begin!
5 responses
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
30 May 11
The Mavericks might be too much for the Heat offensively. Chicago only had Rose. Boston only had Pierce in terms of a take-over player. Dirk is just part of the puzzle in Dallas. Kidd can run the offense half a dozen different ways. Chandler and The Matrix are tougher defensively than any team in the East. And when JJ comes in and they start the high-energy, high pick-and-roll, it's going to require James, Wade and Bosh staying on the court for about 42 minutes a game. In an ideal scenario, Dallas should be looking to drive the ball early to get the Heat in foul trouble. With just Wade or James on the bench, the Heat's offensive isn't nearly as potent. That gives the Mavs a huge advantage by instituting their end-of-quarter, high-intensity offense. Dallas is an extremely difficult team to guard late. You need fresh legs and few fouls. They bring the frustration out of people like no team I've seen in a decade. The Heat are super talented, however, and are not pushovers. But I have to call the Mavs in 6 on this one. Can't wait for it to get started!
• United States
30 May 11
Stupid Comcast Internet! Now I look like a noob with a double post! I hope you get paid twice for it though!!!!
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
4 Jun 11
After watching the first two games of this series so far it has been an absolutely riveting series so far and I can tell we are definitely in too a couple of nail biters for each side. I am a HUGE! fan of the Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki and I have been admiring and watching Dirk for a long time now. I haven't watched any NBA in the past couple years though, and it is downright awesome for me to see Dallas in the NBA Finals. I didn't catch any of the Finals in 2006 and I'm pretty disappointed that I never got around to watching any of those games. I wish that Dallas could have actually won back in 2006 as well but there really isn't an excuse for losing 4 straight games after being up 2-0. Anyways that's past and the future is now. I like the Dallas team way better now then what they had in 2006 and I think they have a better shot at the championship. However, the Miami Heat also now have Chris Bosh and LeBron James to really good players that they didn't have in 2006. So the Mavs have to step up to the plate that much more to try and have a chance of winning this thing. So far I think that Dallas has done a great job stepping up on the rebounding end and I think that if they can keep up the rebounding and cut down on the turn-overs that Dallas could definitely win this thing. Of the players on Dallas that I enjoy seeing there are Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry, Jason Kidd, Peja Stojakovic, Shawn Marion, DeShawn Stevenson, Tyson Chandler, JJ Barea, and Brendan Haywood. There whole entire line-up is good and I would love to see them win the championship this year because they probably don't have much longer left with this current roster they have. I would also love to see Jason Kidd win a ring before he retires because he's 38 right now and will probably be hanging it up soon. He definitely deserves one more then LeBron and Chris Bosh do in my eyes.
@pangahaz (46)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
i think mavs will win the nba finals this year based on there performance in the playoff and in the finals in game 2, 3 games in its hard for the heat to win against the hime team specially the mavs, dirk is at its peek of greatness no one can stop dirk, hope they find a way to guard dirk, lets watch tomorrow game 3 of the finals heat vs mavs.
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
30 May 11
The Mavericks might be too much for the Heat offensively. Chicago only had Rose. Boston only had Pierce in terms of a take-over player. Dirk is just part of the puzzle in Dallas. Kidd can run the offense half a dozen different ways. Chandler and The Matrix are tougher defensively than any team in the East. And when JJ comes in and they start the high-energy, high pick-and-roll, it's going to require James, Wade and Bosh staying on the court for about 42 minutes a game. In an ideal scenario, Dallas should be looking to drive the ball early to get the Heat in foul trouble. With just Wade or James on the bench, the Heat's offensive isn't nearly as potent. That gives the Mavs a huge advantage by instituting their end-of-quarter, high-intensity offense. Dallas is an extremely difficult team to guard late. You need fresh legs and few fouls. They bring the frustration out of people like no team I've seen in a decade. The Heat are super talented, however, and are not pushovers. But I have to call the Mavs in 6 on this one. Can't wait for it to get started!
@allen0187 (33124)
• Philippines
30 May 11
i'm excited about this matchup from a betting perspective. i have future bets on both miami and dallas to win the 2011 nba championship. regardless of who wins, i pocket a profit. the dallas to win ticket though pays bigger. got them after their first game win over the lakers. i got the miami ticket after their first loss to chicago in the eastern finals so i'm covered. as a fan, i'm not really excited since these two teams already met last 2006. granted that both teams now are very different from their 2006 rosters, i think an oklahoma-chicago finals would have been better for the league. my thoughts about the series... would love to see jason kidd finally win one. the guy deserves to win a championship ring before lebron or chris bosh does. hahahaha!!! anyway, hard to see miami not win this one. what could be a fitting finish to all that drama in south beach than a victory parade to celebrate winning their second championship in franchise history.