Miami Hot Under the Collar
I couldn't get to bed Saturday night or Sunday morning; I was still listening to the Dallas Mavericks' post-game show on KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) at 2 in the a.m. and briefly considered going out to Love Field, before realizing, yeah, that would be too...ah...yeah. Anway, that was easily the most emotionally draining ball game in franchise history--and I was at Game 6 of the Western Conference in 1988, when the Mavs beat the Lakers at Reunion Arena to take it back to Los Angeles for that heartbreaking Game 7 loss. And, gosh, it looks like the Mavs are favored to beat the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, which kick off Thursday night. Swell; hope it's true. But keep in mind that Mavs' February 9 drubbing of the Heat pretty much got Miami to the Finals in the first place; nothing inspires you like a 36-point loss, says here in The New York Times this morning. "This team woke up," Dwyane Wade tells the paper. I worry. A lot. --Robert Wilonsky
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Dallas, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.