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For Mavericks, faking it helps

For Dallas, the willingness to patiently use more fakes, as small as that may seem, could be huge. Getty Images

Three games into the NBA Finals, both teams now have ample data and opportunity to figure out what's been going right and what needs to be changed, added or dropped in the overall game plan. Adjustments, both large and small, can add points per possession and take away the same on defense, and considering how razor thin these winning margins have been in the last two games, those points are likely going to be the difference-makers between celebration and devastation.