NBA Playoffs
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NBA Playoffs:
PLAYER MATCHUPS
HEAT MAVERICKS
ChalmersM. Chalmers
PGNelsonJ. Nelson
Points: 14.6
Rebounds: 2.9
Assists: 4.9
WadeD. Wade
Points: 27.2
Rebounds: 5.7
Assists: 6.7
SGEllisM. Ellis
Points: 6.8
Rebounds: 2.1
Assists: 1.6
DengL. Deng
Points: 14.3
Rebounds: 6.6
Assists: 1.9
SFParsonsC. Parsons
McRobertsJ. McRoberts
PFNowitzkiD. Nowitzki
Points: 26.6
Rebounds: 9.0
Assists: 2.8
BoshC. Bosh
Points: 22.5
Rebounds: 9.2
Assists: 2.6
CChandlerT. Chandler
Points: 5.3
Rebounds: 9.0
Assists: 1.0
TEAM STATS (Regular Season)
  HEAT MAVERICKS
PPG 99.9 99.1
RPG 43.1 42.2
APG 20.6 18.0
FG% 47.821 46.243
FT% 69.957 78.295
3P% .345 .374
SEASON SERIES
Dallas leads 2-0
Nov 25, 2005 DAL 103, @MIA 90Recap | Box Score
Feb 9, 2006 @DAL 112, MIA 76Recap | Box Score
PLAYOFF HISTORY
MIA DAL
Championships: 1 Championships: 0
Last Championship: 2006 Last Championship: N/A
Last Season:
Lost in Eastern Conference finals
Last Season:
Lost in Western Conference semifinals


Shaquille O'Neal
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Despite a subpar offensive night, Shaq got his fourth ring Tuesday.
Heat Of The Night
Shaquille O'Neal promised an NBA championship to the city of Miami. Dwyane Wade helped him make good on that pledge. Wade scored 36 points, his fourth straight game with 35-plus, and the Heat beat the Mavs 95-92 in Game 6 for Miami's first world title. Story
 
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Wade/Shaq Miami should look to attack more with their dump downs into Shaquille O'Neal to start the offense. The emphasis that Dallas puts on stopping him opens up so many lanes for cutters and drives on closeouts after the ball is thrown out of the post.

Avery Johnson played the percentages and started fouling Shaq with 4:44 left in the fourth quarter, and again in overtime. With Shaq shooting 17 percent for the game, there is no doubt in my mind that Johnson will utilize this tactic again in Game 6 if Shaq cannot approach at least 50 percent from the line.

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Miami Heat: Pat Riley | Gary Payton | Shaquille O'Neal
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