Heat center Erick Dampier is active for Game 1 of the NBA finals
against one of his former teams, the Dallas Mavericks.
Dampier has not been in Miami’s 12-man lineup at any previous
point in this season’s playoffs, despite being a starter at times
for the team. He was with Dallas in 2006 when the Mavericks lost
the finals to Miami in six games.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Dexter Pittman and Jamaal Magloire were
Miami’s inactives Tuesday night.
Dallas went with its usual lineup, keeping Caron Butler,
Rodrigue Beaubois and Dominique Jones on the inactive list.