NBA Finals 2011 Schedule: Dallas Mavericks vs Miami Heat Battle for Championship Title

Dirk Nowitzki and Lebron James seems to be battling each other out this year for the 2011 NBA Finals as both Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks has advanced after dispatching the Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder in the Easter and Western Conference Finals, each with five games.

The two dream teams will be facing their first match on Tuesday, 9 PM EST at Miami turf. The game can be watched live via ABC.

Here’s the 2011 NBA Finals schedule in eastern standard time. 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.

Miami Heat had their late comeback in the quarterfinal series at the Eastern Conference Finals, defeating Chicago Bulls while it was an easier job for the Dallas Mavericks to trample the young Oklahoma City Thunder team. With Lebron James who left the Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh – with their eyes on winning the championships for the Heat.

Dallas Mavericks had Dirk Nowitzki, averaging to 28.4 points, 9.3 rebounds per game in the Playoffs. In 2006 Finals, Mavericks lost to Heat, which was the lead by Shaquille O’Neal and Wade.

LA Lakers Get Past Oklahoma City Thunder 90-87

The Los Angeles Lakers moved further away from the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference standings by beating the Thunder 90-87 on Sunday. The Lakers’ starting big men finished with double-doubles to keep their firm hold of third spot and moving four and a half games ahead of Oklahoma City.

The Thunder had the chance to tie the game in the final seconds when Lamar Odom missed two free throws but Kevin Durant and James Harden missed their three-point attempts.

Pau Gasol had 18 points and 11 rebounds while Andrew Bynum finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Kobe Bryant finished with 17 points and seven assists for the Lakers.

New Thunder acquisition Kendrick Perkins form the Boston Celtics has not seen action due to a sprained knee but he could provide the interior muscle in the playoffs.

Russell Westbrook paced the Thunder with 22 points while Durant finished the game with 21 points. Thabo Sefolosha scored 10 points while Harden had 14 points off the bench.