Nowitzki, Mavs don’t care about facing Heat again

DALLAS (AP) - Mavericks stars Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry insist they don’t care that their second crack at an NBA championship is coming against the Miami Heat, the team that kept them from winning it all the first time around.

Terry and Nowitzki are the only holdovers from the 2006 Mavericks; Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem are the only guys remaining on the Heat. Both teams have changed coaches and playing styles.

Terry admitted that he’s made a then-and-now comparison of both teams. It helped him conclude everything is “too different” for it to matter.

Nowitzki said Dallas’ sole focus is on doing the things that have resulted in 10 wins in their last 11 games.

Game 1 is Tuesday in Miami.

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