Can we look at the good in the Mavs and not the bad in the Heat?
Unfortunately for the Dallas Mavericks if they happen to win the NBA Championship nobody outside of Big D will be talking about their success, they will be talking about the failures of the Big 3 and the Miami Heat.
Not that the Mavericks will care. Winning that elusive title is all that matters and why should they care what anyone thinks or says.
There have been five hotly contested matchups thus far in the Finals, it has been a great series. Not a good series but a great one. These games are coming down to the wire each and every time. But Lebron James' struggles are the focal point of this series and that just is not right.
It is time to give the Mavericks credit for responding from 1-0 and 2-1 series deficits to put themselves on the brink of a championship. Maybe just maybe these Mavericks are better than we all thought. Maybe this team is more than Dirk Nowitzki -- as witnessed Thursday by the sensational fourth quarters by J.J. Barea, Jason Terry and Jason Kidd. Maybe its the defense of Shawn Marion, DeShawn Stevenson and the Mavs zone that is shutting down and wearing out King James.
So much emphasis on this series is on the Heat win or lose. And it has taken away from the heroics of Nowitzki and his teammates. The Mavs were the underdog here. They were not supposed to win this series.
Heck some people had them going out in the first round to Portland. Let's not forget this team swept the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers and took down the team of the future Oklahoma City Thunder in five games.
Is it that hard to give credit to the Mavs for stopping Lebron instead of believing Lebron is stopping himself?
If James' confidence is shaken isn't because of the Mavericks frustrating defense?
The Mavericks still have one more game to win and that won't be easy considering they have to go to Miami to finish out the series. I'm just saying that should the Mavericks win, can't we make this about what Dallas did right and not what Miami did wrong?