Heat Edge Mavericks in Game Five of NBA Finals

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The Miami Heat defeated Dallas on Sunday by a single point in overtime to take a lead in the NBA finals.


The Miami Heat now have the advantage in the NBA finals. The series was tied two games to two last night. It remained tied at the end of regulation, and then in overtime, Miami's Dwayne Wade tossed in a free throw for his 43rd point. Miami won the game 101 to 100.

Over the last three games, Wade has averaged more than 40 points per game. Some last-second complaints last night by the Mavericks and their owner Mark Cuban couldn't change anything, and Miami now has the series lead over Dallas, three games to two. The series moves on to game six.

Although we can feel fairly confident that, as dramatic as they are, the NBA finals are not first on the minds of many sports fans this morning.

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