Dallas received a championship banner for Christmas and revenge from Maimi, the team it defeated last season’s NBA finals. NBA Commissioner David Stern participated in the banner-raising ceremony, as part of the Sunday’s season-opening celebration in Dallas.
LeBron James led Miami to defeat the defending champion last season. James with his 37 points broke the Heat record for points in a season opener, set by Tim Hardaway with 32 in a double-overtime victory against Detroit on November 02, 1999. LeBron James was 11-for-19 from the field and 15-for-19 at the line with 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals and two blocks.
“It’s not about last year’s storyline. It’s not about anything else other than trying to establish our season on the right note. And obviously I think we did that for the most part.”
–Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra
Miami dominate the whole game headed by LeBron James 37 points and Dwyane Wade who contributed 26 points in their 105-94 to win the Sunday’s season-opening in Dallas. The Mavericks, led by Jason Terry 23 points and Dirk Nowitski added 21 points.