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NBA Finals, Game 5 Score: Mavericks Lead Heat At Halftime 60-57

For the first time in the 2011 NBA Finals the offenses have shown up to play as the Dallas Mavericks lead the Miami Heat at halftime of Game 5, 60-57.

Dallas had been trailing Miami after the first quarter 31-30, but outscored Miami 30-26 in the second quarter en route to taking a 60-57 halftime lead.

The Mavericks are shooting an unbelievable 65.7% from the field (23-35), including 71.4% (5-7) from three point range. Dallas, though, is only 9-14 from the free throw line, with Ian Mahinmi (1-3) and Tyson Chandler (3-5) both missing a pair.

Not surprisingly, Dirk Nowitzki leads the Mavericks with 16 points at the half. Nowitzki is 6-9 from the field with four rebounds and two assists. 

Tyson Chandler has been very good in the first half as well, playing 18 minutes going 4-5 from the field for 11 points. Chandler also has three rebounds, a block and a steal.

Defensively, LeBron James has been held in check. James only has nine points on 4-10 shooting. Both James and Dwyane Wade are -5 thus far as well.

Miami's bench has kept the Heat in the game, with Mario Chalmers going 4-6 from the field (all threes), good for 13 points - tied with Chris Bosh for the team high at the half. 

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.