DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 25: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat takes a shot against Vince Carter #25 of the Dallas Mavericks during the NBA season opening game at American Airlines Center on December 25, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The Mavericks will visit a Heat team struggling to score points and a slightly wounded Lebron James in a second rematch of the NBA FInals.
The Mavericks and Heat will meet in another rematch of the 2011 NBA Finals on Thursday night, their first meeting since Christmas Day, when the Heat thumped the defending champs 105-94. But Miami's scoring has suffered as of late - the Heat have been held under 100 points in 11 of their last 13 games (one NBA.com stat: Miami was first in the league in scoring through March 1, but since then are 25th).
LeBron James will play through a left ring finger injury after dislocating it in the first quarter against Indiana on Monday. James played the rest of that game relying on his right hand to catch passes, and will play with his left fingers bandaged.
Date / Time: Thursday, March 29, 7 p.m. CT
Location: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Radio: Mavs Radio Network
Line: Miami -8.5