Tag:NBA Playoffs
Posted on: June 9, 2011 11:41 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2011 11:47 pm
 

Video: Dirk goes baseline for big dunk

Posted by Royce Young



The Heat had finally taken control of Game 5 but after Jason Terry tied the game with a 3, Dirk Nowitzki caught the ball baseline and pulled out one of his very Dirk-ish moves.

A subtle head fake and he went hard along the baseline for a big two-handed dunk to put Dallas up two. And to cap off the sequence, Tyson Chandler stepped in to take an important charge on LeBron James, wiping away what would've been a tying layup.

This was the first time Dallas had regained the lead after holding one for almost the entire game. The Heat had battled back to take a five-point lead after a 9-0 by Miami. But the Terry 3, then the Dirk dunk put the Mavs back on top for good and they finished it off 112-103 to take the all-pivotal Game 5 and a 3-2 series lead.
Posted on: June 9, 2011 9:53 pm
 

Video: Chalmers drills halfcourter in Game 5

Posted by Royce Young

Maybe it's just Mario Chalmers' shot.

For the second time this series, Chalmers nailed a half court shot to end the first quarter. This one though, unlike Game 3's, was entirely legal.

The interesting thing about it is that Chalmers' shot gave the Heat their first 30-point quarter since Game 5 of the Boston series. That's 24 quarters that have passed since it happened, and it took a miracle 3 from Chalmers to get it done in this one. Pretty crazy.

Also pretty crazy: How good Chalmers evidently is at this shot.

Posted on: June 9, 2011 9:53 pm
 

Video: Chalmers drills halfcourter in Game 5

Posted by Royce Young

Maybe it's just Mario Chalmers' shot.

For the second time this series, Chalmers nailed a half court shot to end the first quarter. This one though, unlike Game 3's, was entirely legal.

The interesting thing about it is that Chalmers' shot gave the Heat their first 30-point quarter since Game 5 of the Boston series. That's 24 quarters that have passed since it happened, and it took a miracle 3 from Chalmers to get it done in this one. Pretty crazy.

Also pretty crazy: How good Chalmers evidently is at this shot.

Posted on: June 9, 2011 9:50 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2011 10:51 pm
 

Dwyane Wade leaves Game 5 with hip contusion

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade suffered a hip contusion during Game 5 of the 2011 NBA Finals.

Miami Heat All-Star guard Dwyane Wade exited Game 5 of the 2011 NBA Finals with 2:58 remaining in the first quarter and the Dallas Mavericks leading the Heat, 23-19.

Wade exited for the Heat locker room and remained away from the bench for the duration of the first quarter. Shortly thereafter, the Heat reported that he suffered a "left hip contusion" and was "questionable" to return. 

The injury apparently occured when he drove to the basket and was fouled by Mavericks reserve center Brian Cardinal. Wade collided into Cardinal and then crashed to the ground, also contacting Mavericks guard Jason Terry on the way down. At the time of his exit, Wade's line was 8 points, 2 assists and one turnover. 

With 8:52 remaining in the second quarter, Wade returned to the court. Upon his re-entry to the game, Miami was leading, 40-38.

Update: Wade did not start the second half. Heat forward Mike Miller started in his place. He reentered the game with 4:29 remaining in the third quarter after receiving treatment in the Heat locker room. The Mavericks were leading when he returned, 75-71.

Here's video of the injury courtesy of YouTube user DailyThunder.



A "contusion" is simply a fancy name for a bruise. 

This post will update if any additional information becomes available.
Posted on: June 9, 2011 9:50 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2011 10:51 pm
 

Dwyane Wade leaves Game 5 with hip contusion

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade suffered a hip contusion during Game 5 of the 2011 NBA Finals.

Miami Heat All-Star guard Dwyane Wade exited Game 5 of the 2011 NBA Finals with 2:58 remaining in the first quarter and the Dallas Mavericks leading the Heat, 23-19.

Wade exited for the Heat locker room and remained away from the bench for the duration of the first quarter. Shortly thereafter, the Heat reported that he suffered a "left hip contusion" and was "questionable" to return. 

The injury apparently occured when he drove to the basket and was fouled by Mavericks reserve center Brian Cardinal. Wade collided into Cardinal and then crashed to the ground, also contacting Mavericks guard Jason Terry on the way down. At the time of his exit, Wade's line was 8 points, 2 assists and one turnover. 

With 8:52 remaining in the second quarter, Wade returned to the court. Upon his re-entry to the game, Miami was leading, 40-38.

Update: Wade did not start the second half. Heat forward Mike Miller started in his place. He reentered the game with 4:29 remaining in the third quarter after receiving treatment in the Heat locker room. The Mavericks were leading when he returned, 75-71.

Here's video of the injury courtesy of YouTube user DailyThunder.



A "contusion" is simply a fancy name for a bruise. 

This post will update if any additional information becomes available.
Posted on: June 9, 2011 9:18 pm
Edited on: June 10, 2011 7:42 pm
 

Video: LeBron, Wade mock Dirk for being sick?

Miami Heat stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade apparently mock Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki for being sick. Posted by Ben Golliver.

wade-james-mock

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki impressed just about everyone with his Game 4 performance, scoring the game-deciding basket and 21 points and 11 rebounds to even the series, 2-2.

Among those apparently left unimpressed? Miami Heat stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

In the video below, shot by CBS Dallas, Wade and James are shown heading for the team bus after shootaround, laughing and covering their mouths with their shirts, as if to protect themselves from being sick.

Wade turns to James and says, "Did y'all hear me cough? Do you think I'm sick?"

Were they making light of all the headlines about Nowitzki's heroic performance or taking a shot at Nowitzki? I guess that's all a matter of perception, but the television broadcaster provides the Dallas perspective, saying, "Wade and James were mocking Dirk's sickness today."

Here's the video courtesy of YouTube user FrownsUpsideDown.



Hat tip: ESPN Dallas.
Posted on: June 9, 2011 9:18 pm
Edited on: June 10, 2011 7:42 pm
 

Video: LeBron, Wade mock Dirk for being sick?

Miami Heat stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade apparently mock Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki for being sick. Posted by Ben Golliver.

wade-james-mock

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki impressed just about everyone with his Game 4 performance, scoring the game-deciding basket and 21 points and 11 rebounds to even the series, 2-2.

Among those apparently left unimpressed? Miami Heat stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

In the video below, shot by CBS Dallas, Wade and James are shown heading for the team bus after shootaround, laughing and covering their mouths with their shirts, as if to protect themselves from being sick.

Wade turns to James and says, "Did y'all hear me cough? Do you think I'm sick?"

Were they making light of all the headlines about Nowitzki's heroic performance or taking a shot at Nowitzki? I guess that's all a matter of perception, but the television broadcaster provides the Dallas perspective, saying, "Wade and James were mocking Dirk's sickness today."

Here's the video courtesy of YouTube user FrownsUpsideDown.



Hat tip: ESPN Dallas.
Posted on: June 9, 2011 7:57 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2011 8:17 pm
 

Brendan Haywood inactive for Game 5

Posted by Matt Moore

Two days after playing just over three minutes in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, coach Rick Carlisle announced before Game 5 that Brendan Haywood would be inactive against the Heat.

In his place, the Mavericks will once again turn to inexperienced Ian Mahinmi in an attempt to control the offensive glass. Mahinmi struggled in Game 3, getting dunked on by LeBron James, missing a layup and turning in a foul-ridden performance. Mahinmi's primary responsibility is to take those fouls responsibly when necessary and just allow the Mavericks to survive long enough for Tyson Chandler to recover. Chandler will no doubt play over 40 minutes in Game 5. He was a beast in Game 4, dominating the offensive glass and helping the Mavericks control the paint as well as playing expert defense on the Heat's pick and rolls.

Carlisle joked with reporters pre-game, saying Caron Butler would be active in his stead, before saying "I'm just kidding" when all the reporters in the room just about wet themselves. Carlisle also joked about questions regarding Corey Brewer's playing time, after affirming that the young wing was ready to go, saying "I appreciate everybody asking about him, because, you know, he's obviously well thought of."

Rick Carlisle, such a kidder.


 
 
 
 
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