This series demonstrates the vast anti-German conspiracy that has been showcased by NBA officials over the past few years. The officials concocted a plot against Dirk Nowitzki before the Finals even began, and became angry when they could not alter the results of games 1 and 2, and are now coming full throttle at the Mavs in the closing minutes of each game to ensure that the Heat win.
Hahaha ... that's awesome. The league must not be ready to be dominated by a German player.
Then again ... we do have a reigning two-time MVP who is white and Canadian.
Back to the fouls ... do I think that Wade was fouled on that last play? Yes ... but I think that he got hit worse by Harris, who basically cut out one of his legs. The foul should've been called, but probably not on Diggler.
Dallas has no one to blame but themselves for the foul-shooting disparity. When you employ the hack-a-Shaq strategy, it can sometimes backfire. Yes, you put Shaq and his putrid shooting percentage on the line, but you also put the Heat in the penalty. When Wade knows that the other team is in the penalty, he attacks. You really have no choice but to foul him. If you lay off him, he hits jumpers in your face, like he did at the end of the third quarter/beginning of the fourth quarter. And though it may be hard to believe, there were some ****** calls on both sides of the ball. Haslem didn't really earn six personals last night, and the one that sent him out of the game was a phantom call. I do hate when a game comes down to the officials, though. It lessens the outcome, and partially negates the brilliant performances some of these players put on.
You'll see a different scenario in Game 6. Cuban will whine enough from now until then, and it always seems that the refs favor the home team a bit. Miami will have to play the game of their lives if they expect to get out of this series with a championship.