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Old 06-02-2011, 06:53 AM   #1
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Default 2011 NBA Finals Game 2 thread: Dallas Mavericks at Miami Heat

When/Where: 9 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena


Scouting report: The Heat lead the best-of-seven NBA Finals 1-0, coming off Tuesday's 92-84 Game 1 victory at AmericanAirlines Arena . . .

The Heat's 10-game home playoff winning streak is a franchise record. The previous record of eight was set during the run to the 2006 NBA title . . . The Heat, at 9-0, are the lone team this postseason without a home loss . . . Despite losing the last 14 regular-season games between the teams, the Heat have now won their last five playoff games against the Mavericks (all in the NBA Finals) . . .

The Heat bench outscored the Mavericks' bench by 10 points in the series opener, their largest advantage of the season . . . The Heat have outscored the opposition in the fourth quarter of the past five games, winning each . . . Heat center Joel Anthony has recorded a blocked shot in a career-best 12 consecutive playoff games, four from Alonzo Mourning's franchise playoff record . . .

With his lone offensive rebound in Game 1, forward Udonis Haslem is now the franchise's all-time postseason leader at 138, one ahead of Mourning . . . Thursday's appearance will be Dwyane Wade's 83rd playoff appearance, breaking Mourning's franchise record of 82 with the Heat . . .

Wade has scored 230 points in his first seven career NBA Finals games. The only players with more in their first seven Finals appearances were Rick Barry (269) and Michael Jordan (234) . . .

Dallas' .373 shooting percentage in the series opener was its lowest of these playoffs . . . Forwards Mike Miller (shoulder) and James Jones (toe) are probable for the Heat . . . Forward Caron Butler (knee) is out for the Mavericks.,5961787.story
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