NBA Finals 2011: Dallas Mavericks vs. Miami Heat [Game 1]
2011 NBA Finals Live Stream: The champions of the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat, will face the champions of the Western Conference, the Dallas Mavericks, starting on May 31, 2011. Game 1 will be played in Miami at 9 PM E.T. on ABC. Dirk Nowitzki and Lebron James each vie for their first NBA title ever while it will be a rematch of the 2006 Finals, won by Miami in six games.
Ever since LeBron James made his decision to sign with the Miami Heat last July, joining the talented Chris Bosh and superb guard Dwyane Wade, it was almost expected that Miami will make a comeback for the NBA title. Dallas Mavericks, on the other hand, made it look easy to dethrone the defending champions, LA Lakers, in the second round Playoffs sweep and managed their way out of the Western Conference Finals with a win against Oklahoma City. This match-up will be an exciting one considering the diverse talents in each roster.
2011 NBA Finals Schedule:
Unlike the Playoff rounds with a 2-2-1-1-1 format, the Finals has a 2-3-2 format with Miami Heat having the first two game homecourt advantage. See the NBA Finals schedule below:
Best of seven (2-3-2 format)
Game 1 — Tue May 31, Dallas at Miami 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 2 — Thu June 2, Dallas at Miami 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 3 — Sun June 5, Miami at Dallas 8 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 4 — Tue June 7, Miami at Dallas 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 5* — Thu June 9, Miami at Dallas 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 6* — Sun June 12, Dallas at Miami 8 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 7* — Tue June 14, Dallas at Miami 9 p.m. ET, ABC
2011 NBA Finals Game 1 Live Stream: Dallas Mavericks vs Miami Heat
You can watch the game live on ABC (television) and check it out on ESPN Radio. You can get back here before the game starts (9 PM E.T) for available live stream links.
UPDATE: Miami leads series 1-0. Game 1: MIA 92 – 84 Dallas.