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PER Diem: May 1, 2009

Game 6 between the Heat and Hawks will come to one thing: Dwyane Wade

Updated: May 1, 2009, 1:47 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

Amid all the talk about insults and physicality and whatnot, let's try to distill the single most important variable heading into Game 6 between the Hawks and Heat:

When Dwyane Wade makes jump shots, the Heat win.

When Dwyane Wade misses jump shots, the Hawks win.

That's how it's been through each of the first five games, as the Hawks have effectively walled Wade off from the basket and forced the league's leading scorer to beat them over the top. Wade averaged almost ...

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