JJ Barea

Dirk Nowitzki (L) and DeShawn Stevenson (C) of the Dallas Mavericks grapple for a rebound against Corey Brewer (R) of the Miami Heat during Game 1 of the NBA Finals on May 31, 2011 at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Mavericks Down But Not Out Against Heat

The Mavericks blew a golden opportunity to steal a game on the Heat’s home court in Game 1, something I would usually consider an early death knell for a team trying for an upset. But I saw enough to give me confidence — Dallas can still win this series.