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It’s Good To Be The King

06/01/2011 12:00 AM - 

LeBron James played the role of professor for the Mavericks as he took them to school to the tune of 24 points, nine board, five assists, a steal, and four from distance as he lead Miami to the 92-84 triumph over Dallas.


Analysis: 

Any LeBron haters should probably go into the witness protection program for a while and Dallas could not stop him for 75 percent of the game. He made the Mavs look like ghosts throughout the game and hit enough long-distance calls to make Alexander Graham Bell jealous. Dallas has work to do, folks.

Like A Bosh, But Who Cares?

05/31/2011 11:51 PM - 

Chris Bosh was held in check against Dallas with only 19 points on 5-of-18 shooting to go with his nine boards and a block in 39 minutes.


Analysis: 

CB41 had himself a nice game on both ends and Dallas had a lot tougher time defending him than many had anticipated. It’s time to stop hating on Bosh as there’s a good chance Miami would not have won without him. They had great rotation on defense as well and Bosh’s athleticism was a big factor in that advantage.

D-Wade At 4G-Speed And Offending Services

05/31/2011 11:45 PM - 

Dwyane Wade was the spokesperson for being a stud in Miami’s Game 1 win. He produced a stat line of 22 points, 10 boards, two blocks, and two from distance in the win over Dallas.


Analysis: 

Wade wasn’t at his peak with the Heat, yet he did just enough to put his team in front when the clock hit 00:00. Wade and Mike Miller did a great job of opening up the paint for LeBron and Bosh as they took some very high percentage shots from the outside as well as the inside.

Anthony Impact

05/31/2011 11:31 PM - 

Joel Anthony didn’t do much in the box score with his goose egg in the points department and only three boards, but he did a nice job defending Dirk on the defensive end.


Analysis: 

We called it when nobody else did and Anthony was able to keep Dirk out of the paint and put a hand in his face during the middle of the game. Miami handled the game on the defensive end and had huge shot after huge shot to keep Dallas at reach.

Mike Houdini

05/31/2011 11:21 PM - 

Mike Bibby was not a factor at all in the huge Game 1 win over Dallas by only playing 14 minutes and failing to score.


Analysis: 

Yeahhh…. Mike Bibby can’t play defense at all and that’s certainly an area in which Miami can maximize with every chance they can get. Chalmers played fantastic defense all game and we shouldn’t expect Bibby much more in this series. We’ll set the O/U at 11.5 MPG.

Super Nintendo Chalmers

05/31/2011 11:14 PM - 

Mario Chalmers hit several clutch shots in the win over Dallas on his way to 12 points, a steal, and three from downtown in the win.


Analysis: 

Chalmers should get a lot more credit for the way he took care of business on the perimeter and he’s our unsung hero for the night. Dallas has been owning teams on the perimeter for the last two series especially and Chalmers has done a great job of keeping Terry and Kidd from getting wide-open looks. He played great and all the words in the SNES version of Mario Bonus World couldn’t describe how great he played. RADICAL!

Chandler With 4 Boards

05/31/2011 11:08 PM - 

Tyson Chandler only had four rebounds to go with his nine points and two blocks in the losing effort versus Miami in Game 1.


Analysis: 

The Heat wasn’t allowing Chandler to have free reign in the paint in the half-court sets. Chandler had a major issue on getting boards and that’s the main reason why he was one of the best offseason acquisitions. If the Mavs want to win, Chandler needs to do some serious work.

Lost In The Matrix

05/31/2011 11:01 PM - 

Shawn Marion had the best stat line of all the Mavericks with his impressive line of 16 points, 10 boards, four boards, a steal, and a block in 35 minutes.


Analysis: 

Marion was hustling all throughout the game and had some aggressive rebounds in crucial spots. He doesn’t have the range he used to in Phoenix, but he had some serious skills as a well-rounded player in the NBA. He is a double-digit round player in most formats in most leagues next year. Most^2

J.J. Is Just Junk

05/31/2011 10:57 PM - 

J.J. Barea didn’t have the night he should have had with just 3-of-10 from the field en route to two points and three assists in 18 minutes.


Analysis: 

Barea couldn’t carve up the defense and get to the rack, but it’s pretty obvious that Miami’s defense is head and shoulders above any team in the west. Barea isn’t a huge impact player for Dallas, but he’ll need to play better to win a game for Dallas to win a game without Dirk going bananas.

Dirk Struggles

Dirk Struggles
05/31/2011 10:50 PM - 

Dirk Nowitzki hit only 7-of-18 shots from the field on his way to 27 points and eight boards in the loss to Miami.


Analysis: 

Like we (and really nobody else) said Joel Anthony was going to have an impact on defending Dirk. The German had a very tough time getting inside against the Miami defense He needs to play a heck of a lot better for Dallas to have a chance.