Banner Raising: 1:13pm CT
TipOff: 1:35pm CT
Starting Lineups (Probable) :
Mavericks: Shawn Marion, Dirk Nowitzki, Brendan Haywood, Vince Carter, Jason Kidd
Heat: LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Joel Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers
Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks - Preview - December 25, 2011 - ESPN Dallas
As if the Miami Heat weren't motivated enough to win it all, their season begins by having to watch the title banner get raised by the team that beat them to claim it.
Heat-Mavs Preview: Basketball is Back! | NBC 6 Miami
The Miami Heat open the 2011-2012 season against the team that ended their season six months ago: the Dallas Mavericks. Instead of starting a defense of an NBA championship, the Heat will watch the Mavs raise a championship banner of their own in Dallas.
Dallas Mavericks 2011-2012 Season Preview | The Two Man Game
The excruciating introduction to the regular season is finally over: the defending NBA champs are set to take the court again in short order, both for their own benefit and our considerable entertainment.
Delonte West eager to emulate Kidd again - Dallas Mavericks Blog
Delonte West says the kids back in the day used to call him, Little Kidd, because he tried to emulate the gifted point guard that's 10 yeas his elder.
Mavericks season preview: Everything you need to know about Dallas' chances for an NBA repeat
The NBA season, shortened to 66 games, debuts Sunday with a Finals rematch of Miami at Dallas. Can the Mavericks repeat?