Wade's extra work pays off

Updated: June 14, 2006, 11:25 AM ET
By Jim O'Brien
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a series.

It would have been a shame if the Dallas Mavericks went up 3-0 and ended up closing out the Miami Heat before they even got back to Texas. Admittedly, this is still a possibility but is probably unlikely after Tuesday night's stunning comeback by the Heat. We have been treated to a number of wonderful playoff games, and frankly none of us want this to end. Well, maybe with the exception of the combatants, and only if they go into the summer with the Lawrence O'Brien trophy.