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Friday, June 3rd, 2011 at 9:00 am  |  118 responses

Video: Mavs Motivated By Miami’s Premature Celebration?

by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

After the Dallas Mavericks put the finishing touches on their stunning NBA Finals Game 2 comeback victory, the celebration Dwyane Wade and LeBron James had in front of the Dallas bench with 7 minutes to go (and Miami up by 15 points) became the story of the night.

According to the emotional Jason Terry and Tyson Chandler, LeBron and Wade’s premature woofing lit a fire under the Mavs. In this clip, you can briefly see Terry yelling at ‘Bron and DWade (0:14 second mark.)

The Heat superstars, of course, denied that they overdid it with the celebrating, and Dirk Nowitzki said he didn’t even see it.

From the Star-Telegram:

“We noticed it,” said center Tyson Chandler, who collected 13 points and seven rebounds. “It was definitely frustrating when you’ve got a guy showboating in front of your bench with seven minutes left. I think it angered a lot of us. You say the game is not over. I don’t care what they say, the game is not over.” In the Mavs’ huddle, coach Rick Carlisle told his team to go out and prove that the game wasn’t over. And they did.

“Right at that moment (of the Heat’s celebration) it was a turning point in the game,” said guard Jason Terry, who had 16 points and five assists. “Obviously we come out of that timeout and if we don’t score, then we’re pretty much dead. We looked at each guy in the huddle to a man. Me specifically looked at Dirk and said, there’s no way we’re going out like this … It’s too much time left in this game,” said Terry, who had eight points in the winning rally. “And for us to go out in a blowout‑type fashion with them dunking on us, shooting threes on us, it would have been disheartening. We continued to keep faith in ourselves. We went out and grinded it out and got it done.”

Celebration-Gate is an easy and convenient media narrative, and a fun Internet joke launching pad. But it’s not why the Mavs won the game.

Dallas quite simply was the hungrier, smarter team down the stretch, relying on their defense, and the heroics of Shawn Marion and Dirk Nowitzki to send them home with a split.

Dallas blitzed LeBron and walled off the paint, forcing the Miami Heat to use a lot of the shot clock, leaving them with little choice but to hoist up desperate three after desperate three. Miami ended up attempting a total of 30 threes (only hitting 9) for the game, a sure recipe for disaster.

The next three games will be played in Dallas, where the suddenly-rejuvenated Mavericks will be looking to do a little bit of their own celebrating.

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  • jay edwin phils..

    serves em right..hahaha, those dudes were celebrating prematurely as if they already won the championship,wht a showboat, theres no class,unlike a true champion in the likes of MJ,Bird etc..
    Lebron has always been kinda boastful that’s why he is not on my list of NBA’s greatest players, cozfor me greatest means everything he is doin in and out of the court,,maybe a bit immature..lol

  • bull22

    i will agree with wade that teams do things through out the game to motivate themselves.
    but lebron downright was taunting and for whatever reason is trying to do his best imitation of kevin garnett….

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    THE CHOKER STRIKES AGAIN! HA HA HA!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Maybe you should wait until you’re holding the Larry O’Brien trophy before you start celebrating there Bron Bron…D!ck…

  • pbg

    orange, you must have been waiting since the playoffs started to use that line! good one!

  • vtrobot

    Not a Heat fan and I don’t think they overdid it. The media is who overdoes it. ‘Bron was excited for his teammate who is finally back in a good groove again. Not a big deal at all. That’s great that DAL used it as motivation, but that didn’t cost MIA the game. Perhaps those 21 missed threes did. I think DAL’s main focus next game should be TAKING BETTER CARE OF THE BALL. They got fast breaked and dunked all over their azzz last night.

  • Truth

    Mavs won because LeBron was taking time to make a “decision”. You know, like thinking the Mavs would hold their breath while he took time for the media to fawn. LJ=DB

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Yeah, Wade and Bron are so known for their modesty.

  • jimmythesaint67

    GREAT comeback! Want to see clip of Lady Dwyana’s tantrum after blowing layup/allowing revenge dunk again .. and the NBA office to compare that meltdown to Carlisle’s Tech for a Lebron elbow after a Dirk foul pfffft.
    The Mavs have so much more character than the Hate. Stay strong in Dallas fellas .. Just keep JET cued in on inbounds plays please, i nearly choked on that open Chalmers 3.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    The overreaction to the alleged “celebration” is ridiculous. I don’t have a problem with it all. Anybody who’s played basketball long enough has celebrated prematurely during a game only to lose it down the stretch. It happens.
    Plus… How many times have we seen teams blow games with seemingly insurmountable leads? Miami isn’t immune to it, it can happen to anybody. Nothing to see here. Dallas played a fantastic final 7 minutes and change last night an won the game on an impressive 22-5 run. The Heat kept looking for the homerun ball instead of doing what it was that got them the lead in the first place. So whatever on this overblown celebration crap. It takes away from how good the Mavs played to come back and tie the series.

  • AQWORD

    sigh* It’s funny how the media leaches were making stuff up that it was the whole Dallas team that was frustrated at this, yet in fact it was only Tyson Chandler. Jason Terry mentioned nothing about this motivating them to come back. ” Right at that moment” he ment if they don’t do nothing about this it’s over but they hung in there(Marion had himself a great game & he was the key) & took it proper no doubt, but at least 5 media leaches asked questions regarding post game this like it was a big thing blowing it way out of proportion like Wade & Bron were looking at the dallas bench laughing. Wade hit a trey in front of the dallas bench just after someone yelled ‘brick.’ They were at home if front of their own crowd , can’t they be happy that they were on a run. My main problem is with the media trying to dig a hole where there was nothing to dig for, looks like the reporters had nothing inteligent to ask em. It was great to see Bron & Wade handle the interiew like it should have been handled. Great win for dallas no doubt but it looks like this series is going to be full of twists & runs like dat. Let’s go to dallas & see if we can steal at least 1. Im confident we can. GO HEAT !!

  • AQWORD

    Damn , i didn’t think this would happen. First time ever i agree with BC. I take some of that stuff back B. cosigned JalepinoSauce + Overchicken.

  • AQWORD

    :-)

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    How about the Mavs just outplayed them over the last part of the 4th quarter? No? The Mavs just got lucky and made shots because they were “pi*sed”? Nah….never that. The Heat played and “celebrated” like they have all season. Spoelstra was outcoached (as he has been one game in each series in this postseason) and Bron had a subpar game (something he has done once each series this postseason). The Mavs took advantage of sloppy, lazy play in the end and took the win. Don’t sell short their effort just because the rest of your teams have been home for weeks, sucking each other’s d*cks, wishing they could have done something different.

  • AQWORD

    ! WORD TO ALL THE HATAS MOMMAS !

  • ClydeSays

    The Heat are definitely not shy about celebrating early & often, but that wasn’t over the top by any means. Give the Mavs credit for keeping their heads in the game & finishing it out.

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

    The celebration wasn’t even that much of one. The Mavs simply didn’t lost their composure, played an incredible final 7 minutes and tied the series up.
    Simple as that. “Home for weeks, sucking each other d*cks”??? Damn, couldn’t we have just left it at fishing? I know gay players are beginning to come out but I doubt there THAT many still in the closet.

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

    *didn’t lose their composure

  • Thor

    Hollywood as hell….

  • AD

    only people who don’t play real bbal and listen to the media thinks this is a celebration….. They were hyped……… Lebron needs to start posting up though

  • Thor

    That’s cool Eboy, but can’t YOU wait sucking THEIR d!cks ’till THEY go fishing. Tell me what the other teams are supposed to wish for, besides getting a couple of superstars in their prime as well. As Van Gundy said it just ain’t fair.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Thor….stick your little hammer up your a*s and take your wanna-be Hercules self back to Asgard.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    I must say I love the new “we think we’re elite 3 point shooters” mentality from Bron and Wade…I hope they keep shooting 7 3′s per game the rest of the series. Anyone catch Wade trying to cry foul on the last shot of the game? Looking and the ref like a bully just took his lunch money…that moment was priceless.

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

    Ouch, someone woke up on the wrong side of bed apparently.

  • LP

    The celebration wasn’t too much, however, it did infuriate the MAVs…. obviously the turning point of the game.

    Point Blank.

  • LP

    You can also make a case that, had Lebron just ‘high fived’ Wade and jogged back to the huddle (like the champoionship-less beast he is), that the Mavs don’t come back from 15 points down.

    But the slap boxing, in front of MAVs bench, in Game 2 is a little unnecessary. (as you can see Wade doesn’t even acknowledge it, he knows it isnt over)

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    Anyone remember that Gif. of Nate Robison busting some moves in the MSG hallways and then the score pops up to show they just got blown out? I think we need a new one of those with Dwyane holding up his form like Sydney Dean at Venice beach.

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics lights out

    i found their celebration annoying and all, but i don’t think it’s grounds for crucifying them the way the media has. good for the mavs using it as motivation though. the mavs just played unbelievably down the stretch, fantastic ball movement and shot making. certainly helped that wade and lebron played hero ball down the stretch, electing to dribble out the clock and launch a three at the shot clock buzzer, hoping they would sink it and make the place go nuts, rather than making the fundamental play.

  • T-Money

    out of all people, jason “airplane” terry is talking about over-the-top in game celebration? okay then. how about dirk just handled his biz and bron/wade folded?

  • AQWORD

    Don’t worry. You can be Hollywood too Jakim. I think theyr’e making frankenstein vs predator & you won’t need any makeup so more time for fishing or Rosie d!(k $hu(kin’ that is.

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics lights out

    by the way, at what point in the game did wade freak out with the ref? jvg and mark jackson were talking about it later on, but i don’t recall seeing it. must’ve fallen asleep.

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

    Jason Terry shouldn’t be saying anything after leaving Chalmers WIIIIDE open the possession before Dirk’s game-winner.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I like the Sydney Dean reference.

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    Eboy is officially ghey.

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

    @lights out it was during the 2nd Quarter I think while Wade was on the break, he thought he was fouled when he missed the layup

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    @ lights out – DWade went for a layup, didn’t get touched, then screamed at the ref for 45 seconds and didn’t get T’d up…punk a$$ b1tch…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I f*cked 1982′s mammie.

  • Ali

    DIRK DIGGLER…with da lefty…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    wow…this wit battle between Eboy and 1982 is scintillating…

  • fruizm

    so what….the heat are still winning this.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    To be fair Jason Terry talking about anyone celebrating excessively is like Elton John calling Richard Simmons “flamboyant”.

  • tRay

    Not a big deal at all. I use to play ball in AAU and when ever one of my teammates dunked on someone or just got on a roll you get hyped for them. The media is so over the top. If LeBron took a sh*t they would be all over it.

  • Hollywood26

    Say what you want but that was a stupid celebration. Not because it was anything different but because you did it in front of their BENCH!!!!! Unless you are playing the Generals, you had to know that would have an effect. And all you Heat fans stop making excuses. Bron Bron was partying and D Wade was right with him. He was smiling and trying to act cool. He was pissed because Terry fouled him a few plays before on that break to prevent a dunk and was trying to show him up. Instead it pissed off the guy who was cold as ice and got him going. Great job, D Wade. You and Bron Bron might want to cool the show boating until after the game.

  • http://slamonline.com Eboy

    I f*cked Jukai.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    That tantrum Wade threw would have been disgusting, if he didn’t do it at nearly everygame.
    I had a teammate like that once, even in scrimmages, he screamed foul everytime he missed a shot when someone played close D on him.
    Every, single.time. after weeks of this, the guy, a hulking Center of a man, never touched the ball on offense. He got the royal snub treatment from most of us. It was glorious.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Billy Hoyle is winning and grinning.

  • http://WWW.SLAMONLINE.COM Benn0

    AAAAHHHHHHHHHH, is eboy a lickle bit upset – hahahahah

  • AQWORD

    Jason Terry wasnt sayn’ ish about over the top celebrations !!! because he knows he should be the last one to talk about that. If you listened to the post game interviews you would have known what the deal was. The bracketed (of the Heat’s celebration) in this article WAS JUST MADE UP BY MEDIA LEACHES COZ THEY HAD NOTHIN DECENT TO ASK EM. But youre just reading gossip & biting it like a whack MC. FAKE A$$ B!(He$$$ !!

  • Jer dawg

    It’s all good. Nobody should like anything the opposite team does, especially this close to championship. Someone is going to feel like it’s been stolen from them. Definite motivational factor. When competing for championship you NEVER want anyone making a basket on you. So, if Terry and Chandler were motivated, great! It’s all there for anybody who wants it more.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Cosign Darksaber – Wade goes bananas about non-fouls at least 2 to 3 times per game.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Hi SLAM: Can you corral the nonsense of people commenting on other people’s screenames or we going to stay stuck in 1999? Thanks. This is now the 78th time I’ve requested a change.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    If Chris Bosh was hitting shots, the ending would have likely been different. And if Spo played Miller or Bibby.
    Dallas can’t just lay back in the paint when Bosh is hitting shots. And they can’t send help on Wade when he can hit Bibby or Miller for easy buckets.
    Defense wins championships, but you still have to score more points than the other team to win games.

  • http://slamonline Brion

    How was Wades and Lebrons “celebration” any different than any NBA player whos hits a big shot during the game. Its just every move Bron makes is under such a huge microscope, then all the haters get another reason to be idiots.

  • Sparker

    i agree. bosh has been off for a bit, as he tends to do…before coming back and playing well again. but it was clear to anyone paying attention: miami though they had it and took their foot off the gas, and the mavs took advantage. bron and wade need to stay hungry and focused if they’re going to win. they may lose other games, but the lapse of concentration won’t happen again.

  • Brian

    I don’t see how anyone can root for Wade. His flop at the end of the game was ridiculous.
    I’d rather root for the Taliban.

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics lightsout

    i don’t know about that last line, brian, but i agree with the rest. he’s insufferable to me.

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics lightsout

    speaking of annoying celebrations, anyone else catch chalmers acting like a G after hitting that corner three. yeah, it was a big shot, so good job, but you and your team just blew a 15 point lead with 6 minutes left, now’s not the time to clap for yourself.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    but the look on Wade’s face after he flopped was priceless…I wonder if he actually believes he gets fouled or he’s just trying to sell it the the refs…either was he’s a big pu$$y.

  • AD

    lol @ brian…. least the taliban keep it real .. id root for em too lol

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    That’s not me at 10:36, but thanks. Fix it Slam, or not…

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Spoelstra choked AGAIN.
    He had a foul to give, a la the infamous Memphis Grizzlies quagmire, and his team didn’t utilize that foul.
    He cannot keep doing this…
    He’s looking like Rick Adelman did in the 1991 NBA Finals when HE was choking.

  • albie1kenobi

    Another nonsense non-story. That’s a lame “celebration” if you can even call it that

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Man, I can see why Eboy is so defensive to a certain extent.
    Miami’s success was really eating at a lot of people who have been silently seething for a minute. I honestly didn’t realize that.
    Anyway, it’s shaping up to be a great series. That pleases me.

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs

    i want to hate the heat, like REALLY do. and when they play the bulls i honestly do despise them.
    but when they’re not, i actually really like watching them play…and sometimes maybe root for them??
    no no, this can’t be. they’re evil.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Co-sign airs…
    I’ve learned to appreciate Miami for what they are and I like watching them play. Rooting for them tho? Nah… I’m not even rooting for Dallas in this series.
    If Miami won, I wouldn’t have a problem with it and the only enjoyment I’d get out of seeing them lose is knowing how sick those fake @$$ Heat fans would be.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    The philosopher; “Where Wade and Lebron can’t do nothing wrong but it’s always the coach’s fault”
    happens.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Max
    You don’t think it was mistake to go with Chalmers that long for defensive purposes?
    The long jumpers by Wade and LeBron were the result of Dallas changing it’s defense to stop respecting Chalmers and Bosh. The counter would have been to get bodies out there to hit shots. Bibby played well in the second half, he can guard Jason Kidd at this point in Kidd’s career, particularly when the Mavs are pretty much using Kidd as a spot up shooter instead of putting him in the post.
    It’s was a curious choice when Spo admitted that his offense was having problems to reporters during one of the breaks.

  • nick89

    Benn0 is a fudgepacker

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Haha!
    Co-sign Max.
    LONG… LIVE… THE KING!

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs

    you know all the celebrating bron used to do in cleveland, the pregame photo/bowling things with teammates and chalk in the air and all that craziness?
    i loved that sh*t, haha.
    most of y’all did before the decision, too, don’t lie. i didn’t think the “celebrating” was excessive or anything, its all entertainment to me.

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

    I actually am rooting for the Heat to win it, though I would not mind at all if Dirk and Kidd got their rings.
    But MAN do the Heat make it hard to like them sometimes.
    I was cursing out the tv when Wade damn near karate chopped a ref for not calling a foul on Chandler.
    I mean, Dwight gets T’d up on the regular for way worse than that but Wade almost always gets a pass. WTF?

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    ^When Dwight gets a Finals MVP, he might get some respect. lol

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

    *way less, not way worse.
    My bad.
    What up, Philo?!

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Hanging back a little, Rigo. Enjoying the great SLAM.
    Everything good with you, I hope.

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

    Chillin. Grudingly enjoying this country-a$$ Alaskan summer.

  • JoeMaMa

    I ask myself, when comparing the exploits of the current players: what would MJ do? He wouldn’t have posed in front of the bench. He would’ve gone back to the huddle, berated a teammate for not doing ‘X’ two plays earlier, and looked to increase the lead to 30. He wouldn’t have let them lose. I don’t know why my mind goes there. I guess I was spoiled by 90s ball. But hey, who knows? The Heat can still win it. I just think that celebration was over the top and premature. I went from wanting to watch a good game with no favourites to “I hope they lose now”.

  • MikeC.

    If the Mavs want to be upset by something, how about being mad at Terry for standing around doing nothing while Chalmers dropped that 3 in his face? Lucky the Mavs have Dirk’s newly frosted ice-cold killer mentality and he bailed them out. With all of Terry’s woofing and arm-waving, he’s almost as bad as Lebron when it comes to over-the-top celebrations.

  • ThaWindy

    Funny how LBJ is getting the sh*t end of the stick like he celebrated by himself. They relaxed with their minds still in blowout mode(jacking up three’s) and Dallas got focused. If the game had stayed close through out I think the Heat are focused enough to close out.

  • Red Star

    LeBron the Great!! Lol

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

    It’s crazy to think that just like 7 years ago Mario Chalmers was draining jumpers in my brother-in-law’s face every time Chalmers’ Bartlett High School went up against bro’s Dimond High School, and now dude is hitting jumpers in the NBA Finals.
    Small world.
    Him winning an NBA championship would mean a lot to Alaska hoops. Kid won two state championships in high school, a national title in college, now he’s going for the triple crown.

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    As bad as the Heat were offensively in the last 2 minutes, I really thought one of the back to back Lebron 30 footers was going in. When they didn’t the people at the bar I was at went nuts cheering. And I don’t even live somewhere with a local team.

  • giogolo

    Miller was taken out bcoz he culdnt hit the 3 ball. twice in suceeding possessions when they went to him hu cudlnt after that he was tken out .maybe late in the 3rd or early in the 4th. he was clearly out of rhythm and Spo had to make a decision then and he didnt put him back in cuz they were leading till that breakdown. they alwyas go back to thier “failsafe” when tye culdnt hit shots which is defense. Chalmers is beter def than bibby and he was cleary the better 3pt. shooting option than Miller that time.

  • ThaWindy

    Its just the generation of the attention whores. Players use to scream after a BIG play or dunk. Now it’s like after every other play they’re screaming and beating their chest. Its like the score is 19-20, you still have 3 qts to play.

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics lights out

    if i could just say one more thing about the celebration: the celebration itself was not wrong. you should be excited, you’re up 15 and in good position to go up 2-0. the problem was the way the played after, which is like they thought they had it in the bag, and it’s hard not to look at the celebration in light of it. don’t knock them for celebrating, knock them for not respecting the mavs enough to keep competing.

  • Eddie1

    Word up to @lights out. He the only one of you suckas who gets it. Illuminati in full effect!

  • JTaylor21

    This is really a story, really? The story should be that MIA give up yet another big time lead and that DAL made yet another big time comeback not players being happy for their teammate’s success.

  • Yamama

    Thank god they lost, or we wudve kept on hearing about how great Miami is with the big three…. All them guys from espn on miamis nutz.. Hopefully mavs beat them the next three, send the big three fishing…. Lol

  • tRay

    @lights out you made a great point the celebration isn’t the main issue it’s really how they played after that is the issue. They played as if they were up 15 with only 1 minute to go. If they would have continued to keep the pressure on they would have won by 20+ easy.

  • Bobby

    Why do lazy reporters add “gate” to a word and think that it is an effective means of communicating a controversy or criminal activity?

  • bike

    Don’t bet on anything like this happening to Miami again in this series. However, MIA needs other options in close-game situations other than LeBron jacking up that top of the key three pointer. You can see it coming a mile away. There have been many games where that shot simply does not fall for him. If it falls, Bron is called clutch; if he misses Bron is called choke. Other options Heat, please.

  • Acarter

    Im so surprised nobody has mentioned Kobe’s name…somehow my dude always gets brung up…

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs

    well, since you asked.
    more annoying celebration: kobe’s jaw jutting v. chris bosh’s chest pounding t-rex impersonation?

  • Riggs

    kobe’s by far.

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs

    i dunno, bosh’s mouthguard is like 2 times the normal size so he looks extra doofus-like

  • Yamama

    If the heat doesn’t win it this year, they cud always go after Dwight Howard n CP3….. Really make unfair.. Overgrown babies

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

    LeBron’s “screaming like I’m taking a sh*t from hell while flexing” face he’s been doing lately is pretty annoying too tho.
    I think I first saw him do that last year after he sh*tted on James Johnson in the playoffs, now he does it like every game.

  • tRay

    Idk Bron’s face looks like when Flocka flexes lol so I’m gonna say it’s a tie between Kobe’s excessive jaw straining and Bosh’s Jurassic Park growl.

  • Acarter

    Dallas will win 4-1…Lebron shall remain ringless

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    Mavs still had a pretty bad game until that last stretch. What made the difference is that they stopped turning the ball over for 7 minutes. Those extra 6 turnovers compared to the Heat’s 12 was the difference in the game untill they came back. I’m still waiting for a solid 48 min game from them. I don’t care how good the defense is, their guards are more than capable to take better care of the ball. I still believe that this is not the year the Heat will win it all, or at least I hope that’s the case. And Dallas proved again that they can stay in games when they execute even when down double digits. Lebron still showing the same mental lapses that plagued him throughout his career which is trying to make shots instead of plays when it’s needed. Dallas out-rebounded the Heat and should have won this game pretty easily if it wasn’t for the errant passes. When Dallas starts moving the ball the way they usually do I expect a lot of trouble for the Heat. The Tyson Chandler pick to free up Dirk for the three was something they did at least twice every quarter against the Lakers. A thing of beauty. Let’s keep that going. Easy offense.

  • http://slamonline Brion

    Acarter, so your saying the Mavs win the next 3 in a row?….U shall remain clueless

  • http://slamonline.com Jukai

    Mavs won’t win 3 more in a row but the series goes 7 games. I guarantee it. They’ll win 2 of 3 in Dallas. Miami wins in ot game 7. Eboy will be happier than the day he lost his virginity to me two years ago.

  • giogolo

    Dallas 4-2. Ouch. wade im sorry for you.

  • robb

    Ha!

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Airs I am more annoyed by Bosh and his chest pounding thing. Although I am willing to bet he wakes up with two fist bruises on his chest after every game he gets a dunk.

  • http://slamonline.com Jukai

    Hey hey whaddya say. Look everybody it’s NBGhey. He has come to Slam to play. Knees so ashy that they are grey.

  • vtrobot

    Good think MIA didn’t celebrate AT ALL during game 1, or they’d be down 0-2. @ nbk: I was just going to say the same thing. bosh has definitely had some very solid games during these playoffs, but he seems to be channeling his inner Booz a lot.

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

    And I am more annoyed that SLAM continues to allow people post under anyone’s name on here.

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

    Nothing is worse than when Bosh roars. It almost looks like his jaw is five feet long.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    LMAO @ “roars” – I call it purrs angrily, but whatevs

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com airs

    yeah, i gotta say the bosh thing is a little weird, and there’s almost always saliva involved so no thanks.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Speaking of saliva, Nash had some decent arm candy with him at the game.

  • http://slamonline.com Jukai

    AllenP, when are you coming out the closet? I came out last night.

  • AQWORD

    BlackPhanties : You like to diss Bosh’s looks coz your’e too scared to talk about his game. He had a bad one so what, you typed ish about him & he turned Carlos LOOSER !! & It’s all G coz we all know that behind every BlackPhanties there is a P#$$Y hiding ! :-)

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

    AQWORD, you’re cornier than Kobe Bryant when he tries to rap. You really bigging up Bosh because he outplayed CARLOS BOOZER??? Boozer’s defense is worse than an unmotivated Pau Gasol.

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

    The lil’ homie BlackPhantom going in!

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

    Dang I’m a huge Kobe fan and I used his name negatively to diss someone…how ironic. But then again, it has nothing to do with what he’s best at, so it’s AG.

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

    AG=all good

  • Acarter

    Brion im clueless to what gender you are…..male? Or female? What kind of name is that?

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