NBA Finals Game 6: Sleepless in Miami
Posted on: June 12, 2011 1:59 pm
Posted by Matt Moore
MIAMI -- The next day is the biggest game of their lives. That phrase is used so often, but, really, the moment is here. On Saturday night the Mavericks went to bed knowing that when they woke up, it would be the day the could concievably win a championship. For so many of the players, this is the moment they've worked for their entire lives. And that can lead to excitement, good and bad.
Both Tyson Chandler and Shawn Marion told reporters Sunday morning that they didn't sleep much at all Saturday night. Chandler said he had barely slept in the playoffs, saying he only got about four or five hours a night. When asked if that was a good thing, Chandler smiled and said "It's been working, so I'm going to stick with it."
Marion on the other hand was a bit more blatant in not hiding his excitement.
"Not at all. You guys didn't sleep either. Y'all just as excited as we are."
Sleep has been a recurring theme of these Finals, with LeBron James saying he couldn't sleep before Game 1, and again before Game 5. In a series that has been as tight as it can possibly be, with every game coming down to a handful of possessions, it's no wonder both teams are caught up in the excitement and having long nights. It's been a "grind" as both coaches have said. If the Mavericks make good on their intention, they'll sleep late after celebrating, while the Heat will want to hibernate for the summer.
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