Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/21/12
DALLAS -- This isn't the rivalry it once was. Less than two years removed from clash in the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks have gone separate ways. The Heat's 110-95 runaway Thursday night victory at American Airlines Center was just the latest example. LeBron James had it going early as Miami coasted to its third consecutive regular-season win over the Mavericks since the 2011 Finals. The defending champions led by 14 in the first quarter and never looked back in improving to 17-6. James hit his first six shots on his way to 24 points in 31 minutes. The two-time reigning MVP added nine rebounds and five assists. Dwyane Wade scored 19 and Dallas native Chris Bosh chipped in 17. Shane Battier had 13 off the bench. The Heat knocked down 54 percent from the floor, drilling 10 3-pointers along the way. Dallas (12-14) lost for the fourth time in the last six games. The Mavericks are eagerly awaiting the comeback of Dirk Nowitzki, who has returned to practic...
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