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Dallas Mavericks Improving Significantly; That Dagger Prediction Might Have Been Premature

Well now, the Dallas Mavericks have actually found a way to fight back and make this game interesting. They were down by 15 points with seven minutes remaining in the quarter, reeling after the Miami Heat went on a 13-0 run, but the Mavs are on an equally impressive run at the moment. They have shaved 11 points off of the Heat lead, and with three minutes remaining in the game, Miami lead by a score of 90-86.

Just like all of their other good spells in this game, the Mavericks are not relying on any one player. Instead, their run has been a total team effort, with Jason Terry arguably being the best offensive player during the sequence. However, Dirk Nowitzki is looking good, as the offense is running through him even when he isn't scoring, while Jason Kidd and Shawn Marion are playing well too.

It would be a bit surprising if LeBron James and/or Dwyane Wade didn't knock down some big shots soon, but at the moment, the Heat are actually in a bit of trouble.

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