After another late game collapse by the Miami Heat in Game 4, the Mavericks were able to knot up the series at two games apiece with an 86-83 victory.
The big headline of the game was the disappearance of Miami superstar LeBron James, who had an uncharacteristic eight points on 3-of-11 shooting.
Despite his subpar game, the Heat had a chance to tie the game at the end of regulation, but Mike Miller air balled a three-pointer that would have sent the game into overtime.
Despite a 101-plus fever, Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks to the victory with 21 points, 10 of them coming in the fourth quarter.
Dwyane Wade continued his MVP-caliber ball, leading the Heat once again with 32 points.
Miami will need Wade's best ball, as well as a rebound game from James, if they are going to want to return home with a 3-2 series lead.
So, the Finals becomes a best-of-three series as Dallas plays its final home game of the year. Without further ado, here is the live blog for Game 5.
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