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The NBA Finals…Game 2 …5 Things to Know and a little b-ball trivia

Before I get to it, I just want to say that I am extremely happy that I am not having to watch the Kobe show! 

Game 1 was the Wade and James show!  What will Game 2 bring?  Here are a few contributing factors to tonight’s game…

Under the current 2-3-2 format, a team with a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals wins the title 93.3 percent of the time.

  • Dirk Nowitski, torn tendon left middle finger – According to Dirk there won’t be a problem with the shot!
  • Miami , won each of its post season home games, 9-0
  • Maverick , 17 pts off the bench in game 1, worst in post season
  • Lebron has hit 16 of his last 30 3pt attempts
  • Miami – 5 second half comebacks in this post season

Should the Mavericks win Game 2, the winner of Game 3 has won the series 100 percent of the time, posting an 11-0 mark under the current 2-3-2 format.

No teamhas ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in a playoff series. The 1951 New York Knickerbockers, the 1994 Denver Nuggets, and the 2003 Portland Trailblazers came back from a 3-0 deficit to tie the series at 3-3, but neither won their respective Game 7.Eight teams, however, have rallied back from a 3-1 deficit. Those include:

  1. 1968 Boston Celtics
  2. 1970 LA Lakers
  3. 1979 Washington Bullets
  4. 1981 Boston Celtics
  5. 1995 Houston Rockets
  6. 1997 Miami Heat
  7. 2003 Detroit Pistons
  8. 2006 Phoenix Suns

We’ll just see what we see in 60+ minutes!

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