Jason Terry exploded for 20 points in the first half and 12 more in the fourth quarter to help secure the Mavericks' Game 1 win.
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Shaquille O'Neal shot an efficient 73 percent from the field but an abysmal 1 for 9 from the free throw line in the Heat's 90-80 Game 1 loss.
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Though not in the lineup for his offense, Adrian Griffin chipped in a valuable eight points in only 13 minutes of play.
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Josh Howard struggled with his shooting in Game 1 (hitting only 3 of 14 shots) but cleaned up on the glass, grabbing 12 rebounds, tops in Game 1.
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Although he carried the Mavericks to the championship round, Dirk Nowitzki struggled in Game 1, missing 10 of 14 shots while finishing with only 16 points.
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Though he has drawn criticism for his sometimes controversial opinions and drawn press attention for his lavish spending on his team, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has his team where it's never been before, in the NBA Finals.
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James Posey offered the Heat little help in his 25 minutes of play, scoring just two points and missing the only three-pointer he attempted.
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The Heat will depend on Jason Williams to get Shaquille O'Neal more than the 11 shots he took in Game 1 when the series resumes Sunday night in Dallas.
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