9:00 PM ET, June 7, 2011
American Airlines Center
The Heat take a 2-1 series lead into game four of the NBA Finals against the Mavericks. The line for Dallas at Bet33 is -3 (-110). The money line is -150 for the Heat and +130 for the Mavericks. The Over/Under is 187 (-110).
In game three the Heat jumped out to an early double-digit lead and just like in game two the Mavericks fought back to even the score. Dirk Nowitzki had the chance to carry the team and win the game but the stifling Heat defense forced a turnover and a tough look at the last second shot to seal the 88-86 win.
Nowitzki led the Mavericks with a game-high 34 points and 11 rebounds and Jason Terry added 15 points. Jason Kidd scored just nine points but made 10 assists. If the Mavericks want to stay alive in this series Barea and Stojakovic need to make their shots and be an offensive spark from the bench.
Barea shot 2 for 8 from the field in game three and he is averaging just 4.3 points per game in this series after averaging 11.4 points per game against the Lakers and the Thunder.
Dwyane Wade had a great game for the Heat, scoring 29 points and 11 rebounds without committing a single turnover. LeBron James contributed with 17 points and nine assists and Chris Bosh had a solid game offensively, finishing with 18 points including the clutch game-winner. The shooting form of Mario Chalmers made a difference for the Heat, the point guard hit four three-point shots to finish with 12 points off the bench.