Friday, June 09, 2006

Photo by: Garrett Ellwood
The Dallas Mavs beat the Miami Heat in game 1 of the finals 90-80 to take a 1-0 series lead. Dallas squezzed in a lead at half and were in control for the rest of the game. Jason Terry got 32 points and 4 boards in 37 minutes. Terry hit two huge back to back three's in the 4th that kept the Heat away. Dirk Nowitzki got 16 points and 10 boards in 37 minutes. Nowitzki couldn't get going on offense but like any other star filled up the stat sheet in other ways. Josh Howard got 10 points and 12 boards in 44 minutes. Howard rebounded well and that's big for this series. Jerry Stackhouse got 13 points and 5 boards in 29 minutes off the bench. Stackhouse hit a huge jumper in the 4th, he's been the sixth man of the playoffs. Dwyane Wade got 28 points and 6 boards in 43 minutes. Flash worked hard in the 2nd half and I expect more energy in game 2. Shaquille O'Neal had 17 points and 7 boards in 38 minutes. Shaq needed a few touches in the 2nd half, the Heat went away from him.