The Miami Heat are leading the Dallas Mavericks after the first quarter of Game 2, mostly due to Dwyane Wade's scoring and their team defense, but LeBron James stole the show with two minutes remaining in the quarter. Off of a missed three-point attempt by Mike Bibby, James was not boxed out and was able to grab the offensive rebound, then throw down an emphatic highlight reel dunk in one swift, fluid motion.
For some reason - either strategic or injury related - Dirk Nowitzki only played for eight minutes in the first quarter. His finger hasn't appeared to affect his shooting at all, as he's made a couple of absolutely gorgeous jump shots. That finger doesn't appear to be bothering him at all, so it's tough to figure out why he sat for four minutes.
At the end of the first quarter, the teams are tied up at a score of 28-28. Compared to Monday night's game, the offense in this one has been absolutely sensational. Incredibly, neither team is playing bad defense. This is just excellent, entertaining, great all-around basketball.
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