The Dallas Mavericks battle the Miami Heat on the court at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL on Friday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Read on to see where fans can watch and listen to a live stream of the 2013 NBA basketball game online and catch up-to-date feeds and coverage on highlight plays and scores.
In both teams' Game 9 of the NBA regular season, the Mavericks currently rank no 9 according to Bleacher Report sports columnist Josh Martin:
"The Dallas Mavericks don't have anything close to an elite defense, nor will they need one to qualify for the playoffs. So long as they continue to score points in bunches, that is. The Mavs have averaged 106.4 points per 100 possessions through their first eight games, thanks in no small part to a barrage of three-pointers (ninth in attempts, eighth in percentage). And, of course, much credit must be given to the high-scoring duo of Dirk Nowitzkiand Monta Ellis, who are pouring in more than 40 combined points per game so far. We'll see how well Rick Carlisle's club holds up under pressure when they take their act on the road to Florida this weekend to face off against a pair of athletic and energetic squads that know how to wreak havoc on the defensive end."
The Heat currently snag the no. 3 spot. As Martin points out:
"The 'light switch tendencies of the Miami Heat may well come back to bite them come playoff time. For now, though, the Heat can skate by on their talent, confidence and collective experience as they grind through the regular season. Case in point: LeBron James called out his teammates for their lackluster defensive effort after suffering a shocking 111-110 home loss to the Celtics, per ESPN's Michael Wallace, one in which Boston shot a blistering 51.7 percent from the field. How, then, did the Heat respond? By holding the (admittedly hapless) Bucks to 62 points on 35 percent shooting through the first three quarters of their 118-95 annihilation of Milwaukee. That allowed four of the Heat's starters (save for Dwyane Wade) to sit out the entirety of the final period. If the Heat can 'turn it on' early and often as this season rolls along, they should be able to lock down a favorable playoff seed and keep all of their principal players fresh for what figures to be yet another difficult run through the Eastern Conference in April, May and June."
Tonight's game should prove a fierce battle on the court between two of the NBA's Top 10 teams.
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