The slogan of Mavericks that have utilized throughout this amazing playoff drive that has landed them knocking on the door of an NBA championship “The time is now.” Not Tuesday in Game 7 “Now.”
Never has the time been now over it will be on Sunday night at American Airlines Arena in Game 6 of the Finals. The Dallas Mavericks require one final win to raise the Larry O’Brien Trophy suggesting what would be the first title in the franchise’s 31 years.
The Mavericks had to go during hard times, similar to losing a 23 point lead in Game 4 at Portland in the first round and similar to injuries and illnesses to Dirk Nowitzki. There were instants when followers definitely believed the motto must be change to “The time is not.”
Mavericks have revealed they own an ordinary thread that all championship teams have a toughness that can not be clarified.
They illustrated it when they were behind by 15 in Game 2 and when they were nine down in Game 4. They return to succeed both times.
Coach Rick Carlisle said, “There’s nobody in our locker room, that’s looking at it as a two to win one.”
The figures are shocking against victory in Game 7 of the NBA Finals for if you are the road team. The visiting group has not won the final game since 1978, when Dick Motta’s Washington Bullets won in Seattle.
On the other hand, Game 6 is a dissimilar matter. The Heat won Game 6 in Dallas to celebrate the championship as lately as 2006.
Haslem said, “When I was in that situation, you don’t want to have to play a Game 7 on somebody else’s home court, with them winning Game 6 and having the momentum going into Game 7. So I’m expecting their best effort to try to come out and put us away.”
“They’re going to bring everything they’ve got, and we’ve got to do the same. We understand this is the biggest game of our lives.”
“We’re one win away from my dream, what I’ve worked on for half my life,” as Nowitzki said.
Venerable analyst and legendary Laker Magic Johnson said of the Heat, “This team is set for the next seven, eight years. They can have a nice run whether they win it or not this year. They’ll be back.”
“The Mavericks, they’ve got to take advantage of this opportunity now. Not to say that they won’t be back, because Mark Cuban is one of the most aggressive owners. So I would never say they won’t be back, because I know he’s going to look at it and say, this is what I need to do to keep us there.”
“But with this collection of guys, this is their time”.