Heat Vs. Mavericks Update: LeBron James Quiet As Dallas Has Early Momentum

The big question entering Game 5 of the 2011 NBA Finals is how LeBron James would respond after scoring just eight points in the previous game. Just a few minutes into the game and James has been mostly quiet as the Dallas Mavericks took a 9-2 run to lead the Miami Heat, 13-6. James has just two points on 1-of-3 shooting.

But it's been a struggle for the Heat to make a shot, going 2-of-7 from the field. But the Mavericks have made five straight shots and are shooting 60 percent. Jason Kidd sank a three and also stole two balls to give the Mavs momentum. Dirk Nowitzki has four points and grabbed two boards.

The Heat have turned the ball over four times already.

Click here for live Heat-Mavs score updates and here for more on the 2011 NBA Finals. For more on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier. For more on the Mavericks, visit Mavs Moneyball and SB Nation Dallas.

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