Deron Williams got his first preseason action. LeBron James and Chris Bosh didn’t need any more.
Sometimes in sports, a player will run his mouth when he shouldn’t and then has his words shoved right down his throat. That’s just what happened to Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry Monday night against the Miami Heat.
It’s not like there’s any extra motivation needed for the Miami Heat, but the Boston Celtics may have added a little bit of fuel to the Heat’s fire with recent comments about the Heat’s 22-game winning streak.
The last time the Boston Celtics were playing the Miami Heat at the AmericanAirlines Arena in a game that counted; they watched as the Heat pulled away and celebrated winning the Eastern Conference championship.
It’s been a long time coming for Miami Heat superstar LeBron James, but Tuesday night, he will officially receive his first NBA championship ring and watch as the team hoists another championship banner into the rafters of the AmericanAirlines Arena.
Call it sweet revenge. In 2006, the Miami Heat came back against the Dallas Mavericks to win the NBA title on Dallas’ home court. In 2011, the Mavs paid the Heat back.
The Miami Heat enter Game 4 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night looking to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series.
Fans in both Dallas and Miami might be having déjà vu while watching the 2011 NBA Finals because they are playing out in a way that will make Miami celebrate, and Dallas look towards next year.
For most of the 2010-2011 NBA season, the skinny on the Miami Heat was that they couldn’t win a close game and would choke in the clutch. The playoffs have proven this wrong and during Game 1, it was Dallas who couldn’t close the deal.
The Dallas Mavericks ended Miami’s 12-game winning streak by beating the Heat 98-96 on Monday night.