Shawn Marion

Will the Mavericks or the Heat win the NBA Finals?

James will lift Heat

Shandel Richardson

Sun Sentinel

The Heat lost the regular-season series to the Celtics. They responded by eliminating the Celtics in five games. The Heat were swept by the Bulls in the regular season but came back to defeat the Bulls in the Eastern Conference finals in five games.

The Mavericks also owned the Heat in the regular season, so expect the trend to continue. The Heat will take care of the Mavs in five games to defeat them for the second time in the NBA Finals. Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki has been the best scorer in the playoffs, but Miami's LeBron James has been the best player.

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