NBA Finals 2011: 5 Keys to Dallas Mavericks Game 5 Win over the Miami Heat

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NBA Finals 2011: 5 Keys to Dallas Mavericks Game 5 Win over the Miami Heat
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It’s on now. The Mavericks have done something they have attempted to do all series: take control. While their ideal isn’t heading to Miami for the final two games of the series, it’s their reality.

The Mavericks game up big in the fourth quarter once again, charging back after getting behind and icing the game with a minute left. The Heat wanted to win Game 5, but the Mavericks needed it in the worst way. Going back to Miami down 3-2 would have been suicide for Dallas, but they managed to take the series edge heading to South Beach. 

Here are 5 keys to their Game 5 win. 

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