All are factors that contributed to the Mavericks dropping Game 5, thus losing all three in Miami. If a series doesn't truly start until the road team wins a game, then Avery Johnson and the Mavs hope it never starts.
Wade ultimately proved to be too much for Dallas to handle, and now it's the Mavericks that are in a must-win situation heading into Game 6. Is Dwyane Wade among the top three players in the NBA? Did Pat Riley outcoach Avery Johnson in the last three games? And should Wade win the NBA Finals MVP regardless of which team wins the title?
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