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Dallas and Miami face off in a rematch of the 2006 NBA Finals. Find out who Marques Johnson likes this year.
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-- -- brought I'm Randy Sparage alongside our NBA analyst Marcus Johnson welcome to this NBA finals preview brought you by the newly refined accurate TL of course this series is a rematch. Of the 2006 file from Miami rallied from a 20 deficit to beat Dallas and when the series four games two and Marcus. Let's start with the heat. Dwyane Wade seems to have taken a step back is -- wrong what do you later she merely pass the torch LeBron -- Yet I think it's it's a bit of torch passing but even the best players of all time some time struggle offensively but it. A -- that last series against Chicago when needed most he did come through knocked down some big hoops down the stretch but he's doing just kind of what's what's necessary for him. You look at the rebounding in the playoff the wing wait seven rebounds a game that's one of the the weaknesses of this Miami team rebounding the basketball he's a nice job still average it's put a four point game and even though he struggled knocking down his -- -- consistently. Out of the U standout belong he's he's the big states he's been wanting to be champ ship in 06 I think we'll be ready is this -- -- team right now. It is and you know what makes this is his team Randy is him remember earlier in the season. Even even around February march he was having a tough time knocking down shots in crunch time everybody was talking about. He was a choker he couldn't close the deal will he has learned how to closed a deal in terms of mentally and harnessing that energy -- that talent that that that that enormous talent that he has. He is smack it down the stats make the plays down the stretch and they would get a guy like that a lot like Kobe coming in his prime. With the ability to go out and and set down Derek we'll just get in this space keep them scoreless the last ten minutes of a very pivotal game in the playoffs in Chicago. That's when the players kind of respected most. They turn a team over him even Dwyane Wade he wants but if somebody's coat -- of -- right now and he and he's -- -- a long time -- still a young player and got LeBron James wouldn't do the heavy lifting you love a guy like that when your team and we know how bad LeBron wants that championship let's talk about the mavs Dirk Nowitzki playing out of his mind the Lakers couldn't stop -- Oklahoma City had no answer can Miami slow there was going to be -- you know who was going to match -- would they're -- kinda Chris Bosh has the perimeter our mobility to match that would -- Nabisco but Dirk Nowitzki is one of the best. Of all times of knocking down shots with close quarter. At seven feet kind of leans back a step back up that one legged -- yet. Has it -- it's not those -- Jets down so I think you'll see a lot of Chris Bosh but LeBron James. At 68200. -- 170 -- He's got the strip the ballot down on the post he's got the puts -- in the quickness to stay -- the space on the perimeter again Dirk that you over anybody but just making him working up at the LeBron is gonna be the kind of kind of player it's gonna go to scotus an let me guard but it sort of Dempster to -- that so so that matchup I think is one for the ages of Ronald take anybody I'm Dallas certainly. Has its hands full on defense trying to stop LeBron. To cool down the heat who it is that word that the lot of coaches don't like utter in the NBA zone. I think you know Rick Carlisle has done a great job playing a 122 zone defense all season long as that one of the best -- and he's a coach who's not afraid to employ it. He didn't he didn't hear about the stigma and all the -- negative connotation than how to how it's the kind of a bail out of the pits and at that it's a testament to your poor man to man defense. It's bit an effective defense in spurts for the Dallas Mavericks. I think we still allowed more of that out of that yes the personnel. To match especially if LeBron James one on one. I mean John Marion came guarding -- it's the chassis was and is too small to guard and it's a goldilocks theory was to be slow ones too short but -- -- -- -- backs that just right and -- just -- I don't know what is going -- nobody's just right. I think we see a lot of zone defense that when you've got Tyson Chandler put total -- You know and that really cannot -- the -- -- that -- it's -- -- and Vinny don't -- out -- Nowitzki definitively be given some given the chance to to really save as -- -- the opposite I think Chris Bosh will go at -- offensively. Make him play to -- but this ain't football UK but up. And sit down at Q school that you can add them Dallas though has one big advantage going into the series and that's the best you see the reserves playing half. Big role this year we have the Mavericks are to win this series that admits his hat it has to play electric plating a select -- couple series back. They've got to score big time what we're talking you know 5067. -- -- eighty points and again to get the Lakers that based it. Jason Terry. Obviously as the guys scored the points but you know defensively. We've got to get some sort of to -- -- of effort to get to get to shoot -- -- -- -- They've got to do a better job of -- finding ways to play. JJ -- against against the Miami Heat he did a great job in the last year's gotta put the ball in his hands and allowed him to spread that defense out. Create kick out to shooters he is one guy that can give. I think Miami some issues you see a lot of Mario -- on -- -- -- because Mike -- is too -- too slow to deal with this -- so that's gonna be a big -- get Mike -- off the floor get -- -- shooter. Comparatively speaking against Bibby in Chalmers on the floor and cut down on some the heat's ability to spread the floor and open about time moment of truth let's get a prediction -- for some. How many games a series gonna go out and -- when the time wow you know. I'd like. How many games this is -- -- success success and I think that's a good numbers the bronze number and it's not affordable six thing going over the bonds' days but. I think Miami will win the series in six games and again it is is tough biggest Dallas maverick that picnic come out of the Western Conference that started the year love the way -- is plan right now. But I just think because of the big story you gotta though Chris Bosh and a big lead right now the way he played in that last series because of the Big Three that we the best in the league. Coming -- -- I think they have just enough to offset doubts and stress I think Miami wins the series in six games in of course LeBron went to. Miami to win -- championship and it seems to be worked around one of them and made that one down six the girls like to go exactly right going to be a great series were looking forward to -- this playoff preview brought you by the newly refined accurate TL don't forget foxsports.com has you covered throughout. The NBA playoffs for Marcus jobs I'm ready Sparage thanks to look at it.