The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade did not take the court when the third quarter of Game 5 of the 2011 NBA Finals started. In fact, he was back in the locker room being taken care of for his left hip contusion. Wade received the injury when he ran into Brian Cardinal in the first quarter, but he didn't return until a few minutes into the second quarter. His return in questionable.
The Mavs started the second half with a three-point lead, but Dirk Nowitzki extended it to a five-point lead when he made a high-arcing three-pointer five minutes into the quarter. J.J. Barea followed that shot with another three, but Miami answered back on their possessions to hold Dallas to a 73-69 lead midway through the quarter.
Dallas and Miami have made the most of their points from beyond the arc. Dallas has made 8-of-12 threes and Miami 7-of-15.
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