Mavs' advantages outweigh Heat's hot play

Originally Published: June 6, 2006
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

DALLAS -- Pat Riley says there will be no told-you-so's leading into these NBA Finals, no blogging back at his critics, no discernable delight on his face no matter how long that line is for crow servings.

Not even when he runs into the biggest alleged Heat Hater in all of cyberspace.

Want to know why?

I've got three theories:

1. It makes Riles an even bigger success to get back to the Finals via the high road.

2. Vengeance is already his for getting the ...

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