Heat Vs. Mavs, Game 5 Update: Dallas Leads At Halftime After Offensive Explosion On Both Sides

The Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat turned in an offensive showcase in the first half of Game 5 of the 2011 NBA Finals, but the Mavericks hold a slim 60-57 lead at halftime. Dallas is shooting nearly 66 percent from the field, though Miami has stayed in it and held the lead at times by hitting on 52 percent of their shots.

The big story for the Heat hasn't been LeBron James, but Dwyane Wade. He went down with a left hip contusion in the first quarter and missed more time in the second quarter. However, he's second on the team with 11 points. Chris Bosh has kept the Heat in this game with his team-high 13 points. James has already outscored his Game 4 performance with nine points and he has been active distributing the ball (four times) and around the glass (six rebounds). Mario Chalmers has been crucial off the bench, making 4-of-6 three-pointers.

For the Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki has hit 6-of-9 shots and four free throws for a team-high 16 points. Tyson Chandler has also played a key role with his 11 points and three rebounds. Jason Terry has scored nine of the bench's 19 points. They closed out the second quarter with a 14-7 run.

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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