We started with sixteen teams and are now left with only two. Starting Thursday, June 5th, the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will battle it out in this NBA Finals rematch.
Being that this is a Dallas Mavericks site, we of course have to get the Mavs somewhat involved in this story.
Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks are the ONLY ones to beat the Miami Heat in a playoff series during the Big-3 era. Don’t believe me? Look up 2011 NBA Champions on Google.
Or, you can check out the shirt DeShawn Stevenson rocked after eliminating the Heat.
Also, this season’s Mavs squad had the same amount of wins against the Spurs than the Portland Trailblazers and Oklahoma City Thunder. Dirk, Monta Ellis, Jose Calderon, Vince Carter, Devin Harris and Shawn Marion led the 8th seeded Mavs to three wins. Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Durant, and Serge Ibaka mustered a combined three wins against the Western Conference Champs.
So, while the Mavs aren’t involved in this year’s Finals, it doesn’t mean they should be forgotten. And just because the Mavs aren’t playing, we shouldn’t ignore this potentially great series.