Wha' Happened?: A win's a win

Miami Heat 92, Dallas Mavericks 84
Not the most thrilling Finals opener in NBA history, that’s for sure. Almost every Dallas player looked out of sorts for stretches, dribbling the ball off their legs like they were playing in an Old Man Basketball League at 6am. Outside of a couple of 7-0 runs to end the first half and start the second, the Mavericks just couldn’t seem to get things going, finally going cold and turning in their worst shooting performance of the playoffs. Big ups to the Heat for being able to withstand those runs and close things out defensively like they’ve been doing all postseason, but they’ll need to shoot better than 39 percent from the floor because the Mavericks will definitely bounce back. Still, winning ugly counts just as much as winning pretty, so way to go Heat.