The Miami Heat are down, 3-2, to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals, but in Sunday's Game 6 Dwyane Wade will be on the court after playing through Game 5 with a hip contusion. In fact, don't even think about that hip injury is the mantra entering the contest.
Of course, it's hard to forget Wade crashing into the Mavs' Brian Cardinal and eventually making his way off the court to go to ground. He didn't re-enter the game until four minutes had gone by in the second quarter, but the pain didn't end then. Wade was still in the locker room when his teammates went back out for the third quarter. He did return a few minutes later into the second half.
Should the series end on Sunday night, will there be questions as to how serious this injury was? Is Wade trying to play the hero? Find out tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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