The Big Three haven't looked terribly dangerous, while Dirk Nowitzki hasn't scored since his three basket blitz in the opening three minutes of the game. It was a first quarter categorized by poor shooting and inconsistent performances, and the game between the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks is tied up at a score of 21-21.
Miami is shooting just 29 percent from the field, but they've avoided falling behind Dallas thanks to some offensive rebounds and some turnovers by the Mavs. Jason Terry is currently the game's leading scorer with seven points, scoring them in his six minutes of playing time off the bench.
None of the game's stars are playing particularly well, so it would be unfair to pick out any particular player and say that they need to play better. For the sake of the general viewing public and entertainment value, all of the big stars need to play better. The defense in the first quarter was good, but the game has been a little bit more about poor offense than great defense.
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