Final: Mavericks 112-103: Dallas once again rallies from a fourth-quarter deficit, going on an 8-0 run in the pivotal minutes of the quarter and running away with a critical win. Dallas now leads the series three games to two. Dirk Nowitzki lead Dallas with 29 points as the Mavericks shot a blistering 56.5 percent. Jason Terry added 21 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds off the bench while former Northeastern standout J.J. Barea added 17.
LeBron James, for all his promises, did produce a triple double but he scored 2 points in the fourth quarter.
End of third quarter, Mavericks 84-79: The Mavericks led by as many as 9, which is a ton of points in this series, but the Heat used a runner by Dwyane Wade and free throws from Mario Chalmers to cut it to 5. LeBron James, the focal point of tonight’s game, has 15 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and has attempted just two free throws. Dirk Nowitzki leads Dallas with 21 points.
Halftime, Mavericks 60-57: Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points in Game 4 but he already has 16 tonight on 6-for-9 shooting with four rebounds. Tyson Chandler has added 11 but just three rebounds in 18 minutes while Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers led Miami with 13 each. Dwyane Wade, fighting a left hip contusion, has 11 while LeBron James has 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
Second quarter, 4:34, Heat 50-46: Miami has played remarkably well considering Dwyane Wade left the game briefly with a left hip contusion. He has 11 points and Chris Bosh has 13 as the Heat are shooting 56 percent and are out-rebounding Dallas 17-8. Nine Mavericks have scored and they are shooting 60.7 percent but they have no second-chance points.
In one of the more anticipated NBA Finals games in recent memory, the Mavericks host the Heat in the pivotal Game 5. LeBrom James has promosed to be more aggressive after his 8-point outing in Game 4 while Dirk Nowitzki should be healthier after laboring through Game 4 with a 101-degree fever.