Brendan Haywood can't go in Game 5

Updated: June 10, 2011, 2:12 AM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Dallas Mavericks backup center Brendan Haywood was ruled out of Thursday night's Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

Haywood missed Game 3 against the Miami Heat with a strained right hip flexor and tried to play in Game 4 but was limited to three minutes before exiting for good.

His absence means starting center Tyson Chandler will likely be forced again to shoulder a heavy work load. He played 40 minutes in Game 3 and 43 minutes in the Game 4 victory, finishing with 13 points ...

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