Saturday, June 4, 2011
1-1 NBA Finals - game 2
The Heat host the Mavericks once more in Game Two, their final home game before embarking to Dallas for three consecutive (we hope!) games. Game One was competitive, but to be sure, it was not well played by either team. It's much easier to play good defense when the other team is not making any shots. LeBron James' big stat line was impressive of course, but on the whole Miami shot 38.8% from the floor while the Mavs shot 37.3%. So the modest final score was a product of both teams playing solid defense while shooting the ball poorly. Such a performance is not uncommon in a Game One, and I fully expect tonight to be much more aesthetically pleasing despite the same level of defensive intensity.