Found December 25, 2011 on
Ball Don't Lie:
The final score of Sunday's 105-94 Miami Heat victory over the Dallas Mavericks wasn't completely indicative of the one-sided dominance the Heat came through with in their impressive victory over the defending champions. Throughout the opening day win, the Heat collapsed defensively and found a way to leak out for 31 fast break points in a game that Miami led by 35 at one point in the second quarter.
Nowhere was this more evident than in a stunning third quarter break that saw LeBron James save a not-quite-there alley-oop pass from Mario Chalmers, turning it into a tip-lob to a streaking Dwyane Wade.
You're allowed to be scared of the Miami Heat. Although the first game of a 66-game season is usually nothing to go off of, this was a strong, strong showing in the rematch of last year's NBA Finals.
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DALLAS (AP) -- LeBron James had 37 points, 10 rebounds and six assists as the Miami Heat got a measure of payback for the NBA finals by opening this season with a 105-94 victory over the Dallas Mavericks that wasn't as close as the score suggests.
Maybe the pregame banner-raising ceremony left the Mavs emotionally drained or -- more likely -- the overhaul of their roster is...
LeBron James and the Miami Heat couldn't keep the Dallas Mavericks from winning the most recent NBA championship. They did a nice job, however, of getting the Mavs' title defense off to an ugly start.
James had 37 points, 10 rebounds and six assists as the Heat beat the Mavericks 105-94 Sunday in a game that was hardly ever as close as the final score might suggest.
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LeBron James finishes at the rim in the Heat's 105-94 win over Dallas.
The Miami Heat left no doubt that they intend to bring a championship trophy to South Beach this season, dominating the Dallas Mavericks in a rematch from last year’s NBA Finals from start to finish with a convincing 105-94 victory at the American Airlines Center.
LeBron James scored 37 points and Dwyane Wade had 26 as the Heat put on a devastating show of dunks and defense, routing the defending champion Mavericks.
LeBron James’ focus on attacking the basket and generating offense out of the post resulted in 19 free-throw attempts against the Mavericks.
Well, it wasn't exactly divine. Twenty-nine NBA teams were supposed to bow at the feet of Miami's LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
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