The Miami Heat have struck first in the NBA finals. LeBron James scored 24 points for his first win in five finals-game appearances, Dwyane Wade added 22 points and 10 rebounds and the Heat beat the Dallas Mavericks 92-84 in Game 1 of the title series Tuesday night. The Heat trailed by eight points early in the third quarter before pulling away.
Dwyane Wade had 28 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and the Miami Heat stretched their winning streak to six with a 97-79 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.
Barely more than six weeks after being sixth in the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat are alone at the top. That’s what one of the longest road winning streaks in NBA history can do.