Miami 105, Dallas 94

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, December 25, 2011 2:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #48 Scott Foster, #71 Rodney Mott, # Josh Tiven
Attendance - 20421

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Miami 32 30 35 8 105
Dallas 17 24 24 29 94

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 1-0 0-0 1-0 W1
Dallas 0-1 0-1 0-0 L1

Recap


LeBron James led the way with 37 points, 10 rebounds and six assists as the Miami Heat got a small measure of revenge with a 105-94 victory over the host Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.

Dwyane Wade added 26 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Heat, who fell to the Mavericks in six games during the NBA Finals last June.

Dallas, which raised its championship banner before the game, is adjusting to several changes to its roster from last season. The biggest additions, Lamar Odom and Vince Carter, combined for just nine points on 3-of-12 shooting.

The biggest subtraction was evident as well. With former starting center and defensive anchor Tyson Chandler off to the New York Knicks as a free agent, the Mavericks were outrebounded, 51-31.

Miami came out strong from the start, using a 13-0 burst in the first quarter to grab a double-digit lead and never looking back. It was 62-41 at the half and grew to 97-65 by the end of the third quarter.

The Heat took their foot off the gas a bit at the start of the fourth, allowing the Mavericks to creep back within 102-85 with 5:56 left on Jason Terry‘s jumper. But Miami called a timeout and regrouped defensively, holding Dallas off the board for the next three minutes.

Terry finished with 23 points and Dirk Nowitzki added 21 for the Mavericks.

Top Game Performances

Miami   Dallas
LeBron James 37 Scoring Jason Terry 23
LeBron James 6 Assists Rodrique Beaubois 3
Udonis Haslem 14 Rebounds Shawn Marion 6
LeBron James 15 Free Throws Made Dirk Nowitzki 9
Mario Chalmers 4 Steals Delonte West 3
LeBron James 2 Blocks N/A

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Miami 105 48.7 4-7 25-36 18 51 6 9 23
Dallas 94 37.8 9-28 23-30 23 31 0 10 17

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Denver. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game at home against Boston. The Heat have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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