The Miami Heat defeated the Dallas Mavericks last night 95-88. Still in their new Miami Vice uniforms, the Heat couldn’t be stopped. Miami’s Hassan Whiteside led the team with 25 points and 14 rebounds.
Miami Heat was down 26-22 at the end of the first quarter. It wasn’t until there was 9:14 left in the second quarter when Heat’s Wayne Ellington made a 25-foot three-point shot to tie the game at 30-30. The Heat then took the lead when Maverick’s Dirk Nowitzki fouled Heat’s Kelly Olynyk to make both his free throws.
The game continued to be close throughout the second quarter when Maverick’s Harrison Barnes tied the game 35-35 with 6:12 left in the half. The Heat couldn’t secure the lead again until 4:18 left when Tyler Johnson made a three-pointer making it a three-point game.
The Heat ended the half 51-46 and continued to keep the lead throughout the rest of the game securing a 95-88 victory.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) January 30, 2018
For the Mavericks, forward Harrison Barnes, lead Dallas with 20 points; he also added two rebounds and two assists.
Right behind him, Mavs guard, Wesley Matthews, finished with 19 points, seven rebounds and three assists
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) January 30, 2018
Out of the Heat’s 30 seasons, this is the 14th time Miami has swept the Mavs in their regular season series, according to ESPN. The last time these two teams played each other was on December 22 where the Heat beat the Mavs 113-101.
Miami and Dallas met twice in the NBA Finals when Miami won it’s first championship in 2006 and the Mavs won their only title in 2011.
Miami will head to Cleveland to take on the Cavs Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the Dallas Mavericks hit the road to take on Phoenix also on Wednesday at 10:30 p.m.