Posted by Matt Moore
MIAMI -- Rick Carlisle nodded when asked about Brendan Haywood's availability, but said that once again Haywood would be a game-time decision for Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Haywood was injured in Game 2, sat out Game 3, played Game 4, sat out Game 5, so there's no telling about his availability.
Ian Mahinmi and Brian Cardinal both played well for the Mavericks in Game 5, with Mahinmi actually getting an and-one dunk and Cardinal being a presence defensively even in stopping LeBron James. It's not clear how much the Mavericks are going to need Haywood considering the likelihood of Tyson Chandler playing 45-plus minutes in Game 6. We'll keep you updated on Haywood's status in our Game 6 Experience.
Brendan Haywood game-time decision for Game 6
Posted on: June 12, 2011 1:29 pm
Edited on: June 12, 2011 1:31 pm
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