Prepare for the battle today because the heat is on and the competition becomes more and more intense. Everyone is very excited to witness the Game 1 of the NBA Finals 2011. Both the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks performed in the NBA Finals for the first time last 2006. Now after five years, they face again in each team's second trip to the Finals.
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The Mavericks earned the 2011 Western Conference Championship by conquering the Oklahoma City Thunder during the Western Conference Championship. The Heat earned their second Finals presence by beating the Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls. At the end of the 2011 NBA Finals, Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks anticipate to be the ones pushing the boat out.
The Mavericks will get a chance to change their current Finals reminiscences with new ones beginning May 31. In order for the Dallas Mavericks to win their first NBA Championship in charter history, they will have to win at least one game at Miami's American Airlines Arena. Dallas and their dynamic offense are presently riding a five-game road-winning line in the playoffs and have won at least one road game in each of their three prior playoff series. If the Mavericks can continue to create wins on the road in the NBA Finals, they will give themselves a great chance at winning the championship. For their entire aggressive ability, Dallas would not have made it to the NBA Finals without playing solid defense as well. During the regular season, they permitted their challengers to shoot 45% from the field and 34.3% from the three-point line.
Now for the Heat, if they want to win another NBA Championship, they will have to spur-of-the-moment of the Mavericks' five-game road-winning streak. Preventing Dallas begins with stopping Dirk Nowitzki. Abusively, Miami will have to move the ball from side to side whenever the Mavericks set up their 2-3 matchup zones.
Defense wins championships, but Dallas' capability to make shots may verify to be the difference in the 2011 NBA Finals. As long as the Mavericks can make shots while keeping their defensive principles, they will have a minor advantage in this series.