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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 at 6:22 pm  |  109 responses

NBA Finals Game 2 Live Blog

Can Dallas get it going in South Beach?

by Lang Whitaker | @langwhitaker

OK, I’m heading over to AmericanAirlines Arena, my favorite run-on arena in the League, for Game 2 of the Finals. Will Dirk’s injured finger slow him down? Will Bron/Wade/Bosh come to play again? Lots to be answered. I’ll be back closer to game time to blog away. In the meantime, feel free to talk amongst yourselves…

OK, it’s 8:40 PM and I’m in my seat here in AAA. Instead of doing the media dinner pregame, Sekou, Mike Lee and I opted for Bongos, the Cuban restaurant built in to the back of the arena. The food was great, but there was so much going on — horns, smoke, sirens, music — that it was bit like eating inside a bongo.

Went back inside and watched both teams shoot around, and didn’t notice anything earth-shattering. Mark Cuban was hanging around courtside, first time I’d seen him this week. Dirk was out running through drills and looked fine to these eyes.

Anyway….we’re about to tip…

• National Anthem tonight by 10 year old Julia Dale, who is ready to win America’s Got Talent.

• I’m really curious about how Miami comes out tonight. Dallas just didn’t play well in Game 1, and I wonder if they’re due for a big night tonight.

• Same starting 5s for both squads tonight. Dallas wins tip and run Dirk off a baseline screen. He misses a 12 footer over a double team. Heat come right back and Wade hits a runner. Bosh misses, then Dirk rises and fires and scores.

• Dallas doubles Bron on the wing first time he catches the ball. They find an open Bosh but he misses on the baseline. Next time down the Mavs double/trap Wade, and he finds an open Bosh in the middle of the paint for the 10-footer.

• After a Marion bucket, Miami tries a long outlet pass and DeShawn Stevenson goes head-first into the stands and takes a while to extricate himself. I think some fans drew a few more tattoos on him while he was in there.

• Dallas comes back down and Stevenson finds himself open on the wing, and he drains the long three, then does the thing where he looks through his hand. I sorta miss the I can’t feel my face thing.

• Kidd drains a three to make it 12-6, Dallas. Remember what I wrote about Dallas getting off to a hot start?

• Wade answers with a three. Dirk misses a two, and LeBron makes a pass into the front row of the stands, then comes down and is called for a foul on Tyson Chandler on a dunk attempt.

• With about 7 minutes to go in the first, Peja checks in. Miami goes right at him, causes some chaos, and Wade ends up weaving his way to the basket for a layup. Next time down, Wade posts Stevenson, then whips it out to Bron for a three. Miami goes ahead 14-13, with 5:53 to go in the first.

• Out of the timeout, Dallas posts Kidd on Bibby, and he spins and whips a pass to the corner to…nobody. Bosh goes right around Peja and scores, and scores, and then Dallas turns it over again. Bron misses a three, and then Kidd comes off a curl and misses a J.

• Dallas isn’t able to recover fast enough on D when they rotate, and Miami’s getting a lot of open looks. Bibby just knocked down his second three of the quarter. Stevenson responded and did the weird looking through his fingers thing again.

• Some fan came out of the stands to shoot a three with a chance to win a trip to Dallas for Game 3. He shot an airball that missed by about three feet, but for some reason this meant a different fan got a trip to Dallas.

• After that there was a video tribute to Shaq’s time in Miami that was pretty great, which ended with “Congratulations Shaq on a great career.” Polite applause by the fans.

• Udonis Haslem checks in for Dallas, and Jason Terry replaces Stevenson. Almost immediately, Haslem and Joel Anthony fight each other for a ball going out of bounds and lose it.

• Peja comes down and turns it over to Bibby. Back the other way and Bibby misses a three, but Bron times it perfectly and catches the rebound with one hand and tomahawks it home. Whoa. Heat up 23-20.

• Miami brings in Miller and Chalmers. Dallas counters with Barea. Dirk strokes a 13 footer.

• Haywood gets loose and gets a dunk blocked by Joe Anthony. Marion gets the ball and gets fouled by Bron, his second foul. Bron responds by stroking a three on the other end.

• OK, so after 1, the score is tied at 28. After being outrebounded by 10 in Game 1, the Mavs have 8 boards to Miami’s 7. Peja played 5 minutes and has a -7 plus/minus. Bron and Wade each have 8 points, and Stevenson and Marion have 6 apiece. Dirk has 4.

• Barea drives and makes a floater, only his second bucket of the Finals. Next time down he drives and dishes to a cutting Marion for two. Barea’s doing Barea things tonight.

• Next time down Miami plays good defense, and with the shot clock winding down Dallas throws to Dirk in the corner. He catches with Bosh right on him, dribbles hard to his left twice, and then pulls for an off-balance 18-footer. Two things: First, I think his left hand is fine. And B, what a luxury to have a guy who can not only create a shot for himself but drill a 17-footer with a good 6-11 dude checking him.

• Nine minutes to go in the second, LeBron out, and Wade does that thing where he stands at the top of the key and somehow zig-zags through the other team and gets to the rim for a bucket. Haven’t seen enough of that this postseason.

• Loos ball and Mike Miller dives on top. Barea dives into him and appears to accidentally deliver a knee to the face. Miller shoves back and Joey Crawford sort of scoots between them. Calls a T on Miller, I guess for the shove. The technical free throw makes it 40-34, Dallas.

• Bosh misses a runner and Wade goes about a foot above the rim and slams home the miss. Moments later, Miami gets a break and Wade runs right at Barea, goes around him, and gets the dunk.

• After a TO, Dirk misses a jumper but Chandler is there for the offensive rebound and put-back. That gives Chandler 3 rebounds already tonight, 1 less than he had in 33 minutes in Game 1.

• Wade drives the paint and flips up a pass to the guy cutting along the baseline. At the end of Game 1 it was Bron, and he dunked it. Tonight, it’s Joel Anthony. He makes a nice catch and dishes it back out.

• 3:22 in the second and Bron picks up his third foul. See you in the second half, Bron! Dallas up 49-42. Wade gets loose on a breakaway and appears to get shoved from behind by Chandler, but no call. He misses the layup and spins and goes after Kenny Mauer. Dallas scores on the other end to go up 51-42.

• Moments later, Chandler catches under the rim and Anthony blocks his shot. Somehow they call a foul on Chandler. Next time down Miami has maybe their best defensive sequence of the game, forcing a 24 second violation on Dallas.

• Dos Minutos!

• Chalmers to the line and he misses two free throws. Miami’s 4-9 from the free throw line tonight. Mavs up 51-46. Next time Wade gets Marion on him on a switch, pumps him into the air and gets two free throws. Good, good. Dallas misses a J, and Miami forces it back and Wade hits a three to tie it at 51. Dirk misses a J, and that’s the end of the half. 51-51.

• Seems like both teams concentrating on rebounds — only 5 offensive boards combined in the first half. Wade carried Miami — 21 of their 51 points. Meanwhile Dallas has 4 of their 5 starters with at least 9 points. Only starter with less was Kidd, and he had 3, 4 and 4.

• After a couple of misses and a turnover, Miami gets a dunk from Bron to start the half. A few plays later, Wade gets a runout, creates some contact with Dirk and somehow slips behind him, almost like he hit the R1 button in Madden, and sails in for a sweet reverse dunk. Miami goes ahead 57-52.

• Carlisle takes a TO and the teams return and miss a few jumpers, which sort of sucks the momentum out of the place. Then Wade catches in the post against Kidd, backs him down, spins and dunks hard, which wakes everyone up.

• Dirk gets a T, I think for running into LeBron, though it’s unclear exactly why. Bron misses the free throw. Ball don’t lie.

• Bibby knocks down his third three of the game. for a guy who hadn’t scored in his four previous games, he’s having a heckuva night.

• Marion scores on consecutive possessions for Dallas, which gives me the chance to make that Matrix sound effect.

• The Custodian! Brian Cardinal checks in for Dallas, and immediately Miami steals the ball from Kidd. I was hoping they’d run something for him. Next time down, Cardinal leaves Bibby alone in the corner to help, and Bibby knocks down his 4th three.

• Sorry, internet went down there for a minute. Miami up 71-65, 1:31 to play.

• Bron turns it over in the open floor and Dallas scores to make it a 4 point game. Bibby comes back and hits a shot going to his left. I can say this about Bibby from watching him play with the Hawks: He’s really good at going to his left and shooting with his right hand. Next time down Bron gets a huge dunk in just a static halfcourt set. Geez. Thing is, Dallas is matching every bucket. After three, Heat lead 75-71. Dallas has a big advantage on the glass — 29-22 — but Miami’s shooting over 50 pct from the floor tonight.

• Haywood opens the fourth giving an intentional foul on Haslem, then limping/hopping off the court and running straight into the locker room. Marion scores for Dallas, then the Mavs force a Miami turnover and have the ball down two with 10:16 to go. Spoelstra calmly send LeBron into the game. Immediately, Dallas turns it over and Wade gets a dunk at the other end. Miami then forces the Mavs into a 24 second violation. Chalmers brings it up with Barea all over him. Three times Barea leans back like he got bumped, without a call. Chalmers runs him off a Bosh screen, gets to the rim and scores. Heat back up 79-73. 9:16 to go. TO.

• Celeb spotting during the TO: Flo Rida, Lil Weezy, Sean Paul.

• Out of the TO, MIA traps Terry as he looks to get the ball to Dirk and strips him. Wade goes one on three and draws a foul. Sekou next to me points out Dirk has outscored Mike Bibby by one point (15 to 14).

• Chalmers misses a three from the corner and Bosh comes right down the lane and dunks the follow. Dallas turns it over, and Wade comes back and draws a foul. Two more from the line.

• Dallas misses a three, and Bron comes charging downcourt on the break. He jumps into the air around the free throw lone, looks right at a cutting Haslem, who gets covered, and while he’s still in the air, he looks left and finds a cutting Chalmers. That pass was pretty ill, but then Chalmers catches under the basket and whips it out to the corner to Wade, who drains the three. Miami’s up 88-73, with 7:14 to go. Over?

• Terry gets a two, then a runout two, and now it’s 88-77, 5:45 to play. Spoelstra burns a timeout, as much for fun as anything, I guess.

• Out of the TO, Bron gets to the rim and shorts a finger roll. Terry gets to the line for Dallas and hits both, to make it 88-79. Still 5:20 t0 play.

• Dallas forces Miami into a bad shot at the shot clock buzzer. Dallas goes to Dirk, who finds Marion flashing to the rim. 88-81.

• Bron goes hard to the rim and draws a foul on Chandler. I think Miami figured as long as their going to waste the clock, they might as well try to get to the basket and draw fouls. He hits both, and Kidd nails a three to make it a six-point game with 3:36 to go. Bron dribbles and misses a fadeaway, and Dallas rebounds. Kidd finds Terry, who hits a runner to make it 90-86, with 3:11 left. So…not over.

• Since Wade’s corner three, Dallas is on a 13-2 run.

• For a second I thought the crowd was chanting “M.O.P.” But they’re actually chanting “Let’s Go Heat!”

• And out of the timeout, Bosh dribbles out of bounds along the baseline. Dirk gets an open 18 footer and rattles it in. Two point game. Haslem misses a long jumper and Dallas comes down with a chance to tie it. Miami does a nice job stopping them. Miami comes back and gets three possessions and can’t score. And then on a runout, Dirk scores — lefty, of course — to tie the game. 90 all. 57.6 left. Wow. 17-2 run since that corner three from Wade.

• Dallas doubles Bron, then Wade, and he takes a contested three and misses. Dallas comes right back and Dirk rips a three, clean. 20-2 run for Dallas. Dallas up 93-90. 26.7 left.

• Chalmers! Out of the TO, Mario drains the three and ties the game at 93. 24.5 left.

• Dallas runs the clock down and goes to Dirk. He spins to the rim, throws up ANOTHER lefty layup and puts Dallas up 95-93. Miami rushes back and Wade takes a long three that hits the rim and misses. Dallas wins, 95-93. Wow.

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  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    The final score better add up to 205!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Overtime…104-101. Heat in a war. Rigo gets his wish. I get one step closer to summer gloating.
    Take it to the bank.

  • http://www.swhytedesign.com Staff

    Head says heat,heart says Dallas

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    I like Dallas if Terry and JJ hit the shots they’re supposed to.

  • http://slamonline.com yallllalalal

    Looking forward….

  • http://www.slamonline.com Angel of Stern

    199 total score for my “smoke those cubans” shirt

  • http://www.swhytedesign.com Staff

    wheres the blog?

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Dang that little girl can sing.

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    I’m here! Leggo…

  • http://www.swhytedesign.com Staff

    God, remember Timmy in the garden at his first finals,incredible

  • http://www.swhytedesign.com Staff

    This smells like a Dallas win, Dirk looks keyed in

  • http://www.swhytedesign.com Staff

    wow,wade looks sharp

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    Yup, no physical advantage for the heat at all. James just dunked us into game 3.

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    9:31 wasn’t me, not that it matters…but in an

  • http://www.swhytedesign.com Staff

    TIP-IN!

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    9:40 wasn’t me either. Lovely…anyways, good game so far.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Who’s who…?

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Peja is such a liability…

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    Did u guys know that Allenp struggles with hhis sexuality? He’ll come out one day. JTaylor used to slip girls roofies until he decided to dress like one. He has woman hating issues. I guess it’s cause he wants to be one.

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    Bron with 3 fouls? Sucks for the D, even with him sitting, Wade’s playing great.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Angel of Stern

    Lebron should have 1 foul… refs are not doing a good job this game for either team really

  • Allenp

    I apologize for ever doubting you D-Wade.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Great stuff as usual, Lang. Other commenters: PLEASE make sure you’re signed in under your name! Thank you.

  • http://www.swhytedesign.com Staff

    ah, the old R1 move!!

  • http://slamonline.com/ Adam Figman

    working on some of the comment issues right now. in meantime, do as ben says and check ya info before you comment. thanks all.

  • http://www.swhytedesign.com Staff

    what a couple of mins by The Custodian,still 2 more than I’ll ever play

  • http://www.slamonline.com Angel of Stern

    where is jason terry? why has he not shown up at all?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Angel of Stern

    miami isnt even taking shots anymore… they just dunk all the time

  • http://www.slamonline.com Angel of Stern

    why do i feel like dallas is trying to lose….

  • http://www.swhytedesign.com Staff

    @Angel of Stern it looks like it,they seem resigned to it the last 5 mins, this 4th quarter line up locks down

  • http://www.slamonline.com Angel of Stern

    this is great but on the down side, i dont think imma get my t-shirt

  • AQWORD

    Go Miami ! Bring it home.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Jesus! Jason “big mouth” Terry, Kidd and Peja sure showed up to play tonight. Even with Terry unable to stop anyone, curl around screens and stay in control of the ball, Corer Brewer sits.
    Instead, CARDINAL got to play.
    Welcome back, 2010 playoffs Rick Carlisle aka Mr. Insane Rotations.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Oh look, Terry and Kidd making shots. A novelty in this game.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Angel of Stern

    maybe i might get my t shirt after all…

  • BostonBaller

    I’m real late but I had to.. I love hoop and obviously I couldn’t care less who wins the Finals (I just want to watch great games) but the officiating has to stop changing the flow of the games. (Game 1) A strong LBJ move and dunk ignited the team and crowed but if the proper call is made then that may not happen. (He took FOUR big steps which in any league is a travel) Game 2: The non tech on Wade and the silly tech on Carlisle. Let the teams play and call the right calls regardless of who has the ball. It’s ok if the Heat didn’t get 20 FT’s in the 21st half, you don’t have to PUT them on the line for ticky tack fouls to make up for it. You don’t have to put a Mav on the line just b/c they have a name that sells jerseys. Sorry for the RANT but I’m correcting papers. lol

  • http://www.slamonline.com Angel of Stern

    wait… what is happening … AHHHH

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Shawn Marion: i love you.
    You too, Tyson.
    Great, D.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVERDAMMT JA!

  • http://www.slamonline.com melvin ely

    LOL holy sh!t dallas

  • http://www.slamonline.com Angel of Stern

    Dark you must love jason terry right about now hey?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Angel of Stern

    what just happened?

  • http://www.swhytedesign.com Staff

    shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • AQWORD

    damn. well done mavs.

  • http://slamonline.com Fut.

    Dirk is made of something scientists can only dream of.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Royal

    That was crazy!!! Dirk is that dude

  • AQWORD

    gotta say it . we chocked like h0e$.

  • http://www.slamonline.com melvin ely

    that some clutch sh!t by the Dirkness. I’m seriously in awe right now.

  • jk light

    Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Miami just took an all-expense paid trip to CHOKE CITY!!!

  • AQWORD

    damn Miami choked big time. Digled

  • AQWORD

    what a reality check for Miami. im hurtin but confident we can get one in dallas.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    And Dirk straight killed it in the clutch.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Royal

    MJ would have never!!! Just kidding …No I’m not …..wait am I????

  • Jeremy

    MAVS be winning

    Dirk and Terry were clutch as hell.. and Marion.. I could kiss him right now for that defense, no homo.

    Better yet I’ll sent him a muffin basket.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    King J, it is time for you to BOW DOWN TO YOUR KAISER.
    i have no words for how satisfying this win was for me as a Mavs and Dirk fan.
    We have a series, folks.
    And all the “Dirk is soft” blabbermouths, eat.it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    lol thing is Royal, he wouldn’t have.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    CHOKERS CHOKE! LMFAO at the Heat. Dirk shows Heat who’s clutch. Real talk!

  • AQWORD

    ima fan but id say it was Bron’s fault, trying to settle for the bad 3 instead taking it strong. Why !?! Why God !!?? It’s not faaaaaaaaaair (crying) :-) !??!!

  • AQWORD

    catch u in Dallas

  • http://theresastatforthat.blogspot.com deron

    Miami demoralizes teams. Dallas played great team defense in the first half, and Wade & James hit bad shot after bad shot………That was the first 40 minutes, Miami’s poor half-court offense caught up to them in the last 5 minutes. Dirk played like crap for most of the game, then he stepped up big time!

    http://theresastatforthat.blogspot.com/2011/05/dirk-with-ring-better-than-ringless.html

  • http://slamonline.com/ Adam Figman

    Unbelievable.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Between the Steve Nash & Cute girl cameo, ABC messing up their highlight replays, JVG and Mark Jax getting increasingly catty, Wade showing up Terry, and the Comeback, this game was hella fun to watch. (at least with that outcome, hehe)
    Now, if Peja, JJ and Terry could just give Dallas any consistent scoring, triple-teaming Dirk would be so useless.
    Torn tendon WHATTTT?

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Chuck with the Hollywood and showdogging reference reg. The Heat.
    Someone fax Nike.

  • http://www.danchamb.com.br Lz – Cphfinest3

    Bratwurst mit kartoffeln, groß, groß kartoffeln….

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Dicke, dicke Eier, Lz :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Chris Bosh was…..simply being Chris Bosh out there tonight.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    Let me guess…blame the loss on Spo…credit LBJ/Wade with the wins.

  • JTaylor21

    LeBron played like a straight up bum tonight.
    There’s no reason for him to be taking 7 3pt attempts and not attacking the rim?
    Also why was Bosh guarding Dirk when they have guys like Bron, Haslem, and Joel.

  • http://fkjslf.com Jukai

    Haha, wow, reading what happened to this comment section was just as good as the game

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    That wouldn’t make any sense, but I could see JTaylor doing that.

  • http://fkjslf.com Jukai

    And for the record, I thought they were chanting MOP too. I was all ready for some Ante Up to break out in the arena.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Sorry I meant Eboy.

  • AQWORD

    Maybe you meant blackphanties no ?

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Chris Bosh definitely cost them that game. 4-16 FG and get’s completely blown by on the deciding basket. LOL

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    Dirk is soft. And he can’t close. 7footer reliant on the jumper. Try taking the ball to the hole, you big softie.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    If JTaylor hasn’t already said it, MJ would NEVER let his team give up a 13 point lead in the middle of the 4th to lose in the Finals, right JTaylor. MJ wouldn’t be jacking up wild 3′s like the West Coast wannabe. He would literally hold victory hostage!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Blackphanties? Really? I’ve neard some bad comebacks but come on. Last time I checked “Phanties” isn’t a word.

  • http://fkjslf.com Jukai

    YEAH SUCK IT BLACKPHANTIES!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Lol, dang it Jukai you made me spit up my Pepsi laughing.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    I freaking love this sport.

  • http://www.slamonline.com melvin ely

    This game may prove to be the toughest challenge yet for Cuban’s vow of silence. I know I wouldn’t be able to stop myself from gloating after this comeback.

  • http://www.slamonline.com melvin ely

    also @DWade: put that hand down son. Game isn’t over yet.

  • http://www.danchamb.com.br Lz – Cphfinest3

    So where did Eatboy go?

  • phil

    @tealish….IN YOUR FACE

  • AQWORD

    It’s 06:20 am here . Ima die hard ball fan. time to go to bed :-) I meant Jukai. Phanties is the new ish. :-) It’s the crotchless type exposing your chipalata. It’s like dang it. Luol Dang it :-) Look at my name b!(h .

  • JTaylor21

    NickthePrick, que? When did I ever say that either Bron or Kobe were in MJ’s league? As much as I admire Bron, I’m 100% sure that prime MJ would wipe the floor with Bron, same goes for Kobe.
    Sheeeeeeeeit, the nerve of Kobe fans.

  • http://www.slamonline.com melvin ely

    I bet phil is pretty proud of his comeback, up until he realizes that >GASP< sarcasm!

  • hillbilly

    Fire Spoelstra!

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    what. a. contest.

  • giogolo

    LEBRICK JUST DIED DOWN IN THE MOMENT.

  • giogolo

    In a million light years. MJ > LEBRCIK GOOFBALL. = Pippen comments bitter. No way anyone could ever come close with Jordan and his will to win. PERIOD.

  • Sillybilly

    ^^^^^ MJ knows the feeling of being swept. Bron doesn’t.

  • add

    cant sleep, so just gonna state the obvious, great comeback by the mavs and what a clutch lay up by dirk.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Ahhhh the inexperience of youth…

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    This was like karma for the Heat for what they did to the Bulls last game against them. Bulls tried to run out the clock too and lost all momentum. Don’t they get if they just play normal they will win? Stop running out the clock!

  • flipnoyce

    Yet some time ago someone in here thought that MAIAMI was getting a sweep.GTFOH!!!! DIRKVADER was oh so clutch in the fourth!!!!

  • http://slamonline.com The Fresh Prince of Nsam

    I can’t believe it’s now that my Samsung TV decided 2 hv a breakdown… F*ck Samsung!

  • BostonBaller

    No choke job, just a team who caught on fire and another who couldn’t really stop the flow of motha mo…

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    But but but LeBron can beat the 3rd quarter buzzer. LOL!!! Bottom line, Bron Bron’s latest choke has AQWORD all heart broke. SMH, EAT THIS ISH and CHOKE on it!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Wow, reading all of this after the fact was great. I almost gave up and stopped watching the game when Miami went up by 15, but I’m VERY glad I stuck with it… Amazing finish. I always love to see it when a superstar like Dirk has an off night but takes over in clutch moments. It shows the mental toughness that LeChoke lacks. All I can say is that I hope Bron keeps jacking up 7 threes per game for the rest of the series.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I know I wasn’t the only one who expected Dirk to make every shot in the clutch, right?
    To be honest, I also expected LeBron to answer him.
    And I wonder why Coach Spo didn’t try to get more offense on the court once it was clear that Dallas just did not respect Terry? Was Miller really hurt? I don’t think Kidd and Terry can handle Wade if they have another shooter on the floor, but they feel more comfortable leaving Chalmers than Bibby or Miller.
    Great win by Dallas. Game Three should be awesome as well.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    And all the folks killing Bron are funny. He missed tough shots. The problem was offensive flow and spacing. He wasn’t just settling for bad shots, Dallas was packing the paint and daring Miami to make jumpers. Bosh was off, Haslem was off, and Chalmers is Chalmers. And Wade isn’t a great three point shooter. Bron took some tough shots, but I didn’t see a whole bunch of lanes that were open either.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I have just read comments throughout this website talking about how Dallas will surely win this series. And James proved he’s a “coward” by his performance in the last 6 minutes. 1 person on that Daniel Gibson page got pretty ignorant about LBJ and the heat. Dirk and the Mavs his 9 of their last 10 shots, and the heats best 2 players went silent, do y’all really honestly think anything remotely close to that will happen again? How many stretches in this season, not just in the 4th quarter has a team really gone 9 for 10 against the Heat? ANd Wade settling for Jumpers like that, I doubt that happens ever again, until he’s 35.

  • http://sl.com Krishan

    Hey nbk, I bet a lot of people doubted the Mavs were gonna come storming back after that wade three. But you know what hapened after that. Doubt all you want, no one can know sh!t about this finals until that horn sounds. Stop selling this Dallas team short. Amazing game.

  • giogolo

    AFter 8 years in the NBA AS A SUPERSTAR. You should hit outside shots. Practice. as Jordan said in his commercial. May be it was his fault. And it’s Wade and the Heat no matter what. Wade is just too giving of his friend’s ego that he no bettet than to disrupt his teams chemistry by wrestling with Bron’s bigger and misguided ego.

  • giogolo

    If there are 3 people cramming in the free throw line blocking ur driving lane, what you gonna do? pass it on the side and go post up on one side and kick it out to open shooters who have better shooting percentages. Post the small guards up you have Kidd, Terry and Barea in the floor at the same time. Those are mismatches to ur dvantage. attack Dirk D early to throw him off and Chandler. How many times have Bron shown he can attack those 2 bigs with his size. those are 12 fouls u can get them to be in foul trouble Dallas has no chance.wade and Bron 2 of the best infiltrators in the game why won’t they use thier strength? Esp. Bron.? Bron and Howard are two examples why after so many years in the league they are the kind of people that wont suceed coz they don’t try to improve thier game. Tey think thier sh*t arleady. All relying on athleticsm and size and strength alone. typical stereotypes. Jordan is right. Maybe it’s his fault.

  • giogolo

    AllenP
    bron is causing the problems on the offensive flow in Miami.WHy? cuz he holds on the ball too much same thing he has in Cavs.But u know its a different situation in Miami.Waste a lot of time instead of waiting for his teammates to move he should command them if thats what he wants. Instead of looking like hes waiting for something good to happen in their offensive set instead of proactively creating one with or without the ball. He’s so used to it that he has sacrificed all his teammates rhythm in games and tahts why they lose all that confidence and O flow ur talking about.If you play bball you should know that any person dominating the ball too much would zone off their teammates.And Spo clearly can’t assert himself that much coz there’s many egos to handle now and not with the the thought of Riley hovering behind that huddle anytime soon.Before Bron arrived u cud see how Heat’s offensive flow is and sets with how Wade comes off the ball and screens,how he attacks the rim of pull up for that jump shot or finds th open man if theres no clear path.

    With the ball in Brons hands on halfcourt sets everybody is just sanding there waiting for something to happen.

  • giogolo

    Look at how terry attacks the basket..he always go to his right or left closer to the basket and pulls up for the J in the paint or near it. Its always higher percentage shots even if its 7mins in the game!And he’s 6’2″!! if he gets clogged he throws it out to an open Dirk or Kidd. Compare what lebron does hoisting up hero shots till the last second after holding on to it instead of attacking and creating making something happen.get a foul from the big guys.its either u live by them or u die. thats not a good sign. Dallas is playing team ball and on a mission to win. they deserve it. I feel sorry for Wade.Though Lerbon and Bosh is good. They are not winners.

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