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Heat/Mavs Game Five: The Lack Of Stack

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Game Five of the NBA Finals will serve as your capper to an excellent sports weekend. And there's certainly no lack of intrigue for tonight's game. The Heat have all the momentum. The Mavs can't stop Dwyane Wade and his myriad of injuries and ailments. Dirk Nowitzki has gone into hiding. Avery Johnson's mad at his team. There's still controversy over the Stack-on-Shaq crime. And the series just might turn on tonight's game.

Avery Johnson has moved the Mavs 45-minutes away from Miami, accusing them of having too much of a "vacation" mentality. They're now staying in Fort Lauderdale, two men to a room, and eating all of their meals together as if they were in training camp. They don't have access to family or friends. Mark Cuban hasn't even posted on his blog in four days. I suspect that he's been busy ordering special shoes for the Mavericks with Jerry Stackhouse's name and number embroidered into them or something.


The Game is at 9:00 on ABC, but tune in at about 9:15 if you're tired of the weird guy in silver goggles waving Heat flags before the game.

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