Are The Mavericks Done In An Entertaining Finals?
After the Miami Heat defeated the Dallas Mavericks in game two, is the outcome of the NBA Finals now just a mere formality? Jason Whitlock, of foxsports.com, thinks so.
Chris Bosh #1 (R) and Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat celebrate after the Heat won 88-86 against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Three of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center on June 5, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.
My prediction, before the series began, was the Heat, in seven games.
I thought these teams were very evenly matched, but my reasoning for picking the Heat was that they had home-court advantage.
This series has been tight, with all three games being decided by less than ten points, with the last two games decided by two points, in each game.
These two teams have played 144 minutes, and the Heat have outscored the Mavericks, 273-265. I don't know about you, but I think that's pretty close.
Was game three one that the Mavs let get away? Sure, but game two was one that the Heat let get away.
While my pick, from the start, has always been the Heat, and will be, even if the Mavs win game two, I think far too many people overreact to one game.
The Heat may be a little bit better than the Mavs, let's not make it out like their the much more dominant team...because their not.