The Dallas Mavericks enter the fourth quarter down 67-64 to the Miami Heat, which might not be enough of a deficit to spur Dallas into their traditional late-game heroics. The decisive NBA Finals Game 3 has taken a defensive turn, with both teams shooting right around 40 percent after an explosive first quarter.
Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki remain the high scorers, with 22 and 19 respectively. If the Mavs can hang on to the ball -- they've turned it over 10 times already -- they'll have a chance to establish a series advantage and put a heap of pressure on a team that has rarely shown it can handle it.
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