Basketball: Heat are up, Mavs are down but not out

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By Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — A chance for another championship ahead of him, Dwyane Wade refused to look back.
No, he said, he doesn’t consider that the Miami Heat should have a 3-0 lead in the NBA finals.
The margin is 2-1, close on the scoreboard even though it doesn’t feel that way on the floor. The Heat have repeatedly built double-digit cushions against the Dallas Mavericks, and a late collapse in Game 2 is all that’s keeping them from the lead that’s never been blown in an NBA series.
The Heat insist the game isn’t as easy as Wade and LeBron James are making it look, and the Mavericks refuse to admit they might just be facing a superior foe.
“We’re just too stubborn,” point guard Jason Kidd said Monday.
Game 4 is tonight in Dallas, where the Heat won 88-86 Sunday.