It was just five years ago when the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat met up in the NBA Finals with the Heat ultimately dominating in the end. That was also in 2006 and both teams have changed since then in terms of players and court strategy. The Mavs also have Rick Carlisle coaching them this time around who is more “tailored to their style.” Miami does have an advantage over Dallas, hoping that a faster more “resilient” Heat will come out on top considering the Mavs’ Kidd (36 y.o.) is the oldest starting point guard in the NBA Finals while his teammate Dirk Nowitzki trails closely behind at 32 y.o. Below, you’ll find the TV schedule for the 2011 NBA Playoffs on ABC, part of DISH Network programming, plus an NBA YouTube preview of what we can expect in the best of seven series.
Game 1, Tuesday May 31 at 9pm ET: Dallas at Miami
Game 2, Thursday June 2 at 9pm ET: Dallas at Miami
Game 3, Sunday June 5 at 8pm ET: Miami at Dallas
Game 4, Tuesday June 7 at 9pm ET: Miami at Dallas
Game 5, Thursday June 9 at 9pm ET: Miami at Dallas
Game 6, Sunday June 12 at 8pm ET: Dallas at Miami
Game 7, Tuesday June 14 at 9pm ET: Dallas at Miami
Catch all of the NBA Finals action in high-definition, or taking the games on-the-go with you via DISH Remote Access app on your smart phone, tablet or computer. To learn more about this TV Everywhere technology and other DISH Network deals including how you can receive a Sling Adapter rebate, visit authorized DISH Network retailer, DISH Systems online or call 866-989-3474. Who do you predict will win the 2011 NBA Finals series? Let us know your thoughts below – Mavs and Heat fans!