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HEAT Close Out Bulls Down the Stretch, Meet Mavs in NBA Finals

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This Was the Only Option for the Big 3

HEAT Close Out Bulls Down the Stretch, Meet Mavs in NBA Finals

Make no mistake, winning an NBA title isn't easy.


But when you factor in what went down and how the balance of the league shifted when Lebron James made his announcement in July of 2010, there was really only one option for the Big 3 from South Beach.


And here they are just four games away from a title.


This is a case of too much being too soon for me. I think there is a payment plan in terms of sweat an tears a team must go through before being crowned. But if content is king in the real world, then talent is the next of kin and it's impossible to ignore how good James has been in these playoffs. All the questions of him choking down the stretch of games, well they seem like extra reps now. They seem like practice for these moments because he's in a closer's zone that would make Mariano Rivera blush.


Add on top of that what we've been saying for a while. The HEAT's lateral defense or ability to cover up offensive ball movement is as good as the NBA has ever seen. They close out and don't go for pump fakes. They are outstanding.


But if one thing is clear, it's that balance between offense and defense leads to success. The Mavericks are in the top 10 in both offense and defense, while the HEAT are top 5 in both categories.

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I'm sticking with my guns. I said the Mavericks were going to win, beating the HEAT in 6 games before the playoffs started. As good as Lebron has been, Dirk Nowitzki has been better, and his supporting cast of veterans are hungry and ready to run through the NBA's finish line. The Mavs can beat you in many ways and they can close games out as well, if not better than the HEAT who are still learning the significance team chemistry.


Strap in, this is going to be a great series.


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