NBA Finals Schedule 2011: Miami Heat To Face Dallas Mavericks

NBA superstars LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki will each be chasing their first NBA Championships when the Miami Heat meet the Dallas Mavericks beginning Tuesday in Miami (9 p.m. ET, ABC). The Heat dispatched the Chicago Bulls Thursday night with a late comeback to win the Eastern Conference Finals in five games. The Mavericks advanced by defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games in the Western Conference Finals.

For the Heat, this is what the season has been about. James famously leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to join superstar Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, with the only goal being winning championships. James, 26, has reached the finals once,  2007 when the Cavaliers lost to the San Antonio Spurs.

Nowitzki leads an older Mavericks team. He is a 32-year-old 13-year veteran playing the best basketball of his illustrious career. In the playoffs he has averaged 28.4 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. The Mavericks lost in the 2006 Finals to a Heat team led by Wade and Shaquille O'Neal. With other aging veterans like the 38-year-old future Hall of Fame point guard Jason Kidd, Shawn Marion and Jason Terry the window for Nowitzki and the Mavs to win a title seems to be closing.

Here's the Finals schedule. All times are Eastern. All games are on ABC in the United States and TSN in Canada.

  • Game 1: Tue., May 31 in Miami, 9 p.m.
  • Game 2: Thu., June 2 in Miami, 9 p.m.
  • Game 3: Sun., June 5 in Dallas, 8 p.m.
  • Game 4: Tue., June 7 in Dallas, 9 p.m.
  • Game 5: Thu., June 9 in Dallas, 9 p.m.
  • Game 6: Sun., June 12 in Miami, 8 p.m.
  • Game 7: Tue., June 14 in Miami, 9 p.m.

Follow SB Nation's 2011 NBA Finals hub for full series coverage.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.