After he spent the beginning of Game 1 of the NBA Finals guarding Dwyane Wade, the Dallas Mavericks' best all-around defender Shawn Marion is guarding LeBron James. James was much more effective than Wade in the first half of Game 1, while DeSean Stevenson has more than enough length to guard Wade. Early on, James is letting his much more open teammates take shots.
Unsurprisingly, Dirk Nowitzki's jump shot has not been affected in the slightest by his left finger injury, as he's already hit one gorgeous jump shot. It's not yet obvious if it will affect his passing, dribbling, or rebounding. He already has an assist, so early signs point to know. With three minutes gone in the first quarter, the Mavs lead by a score of 6-4.
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