Dallas Fans get one last shot at LeBron before the series moves to Miami.
words // Nick Engvall
The Dallas Mavericks had some sort of fever last night. It wasn’t Dirk, like it was in Game 4. It wasn’t Justin Bieber, or even Lil Wayne, who were both spotted enjoying the game. The Mavs over-heating was all from behind the 3-point line in Game 5. The team shot almost 69% from long distance Wednesday, hitting 13 of the 19 shots they took from 3-point range. With just one more they would have tied the NBA Finals record.
Dirk Nowitzki led with 29 points but Jason Kidd, J.J. Barea, and Jason Terry all were on fire from long range as the Mavs had their best scoring output of the series. Since Game 5 was the last game in Dallas, the Mavericks and their fans made the most of what could easily be considered the best season in franchise history.
With all eyes on LeBron, thanks to his poor outing in Game 4, James responded with a triple double. However, 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists couldn’t keep up with Dallas. Even with Dwyane Wade scoring 23 points and Chris Bosh adding 19 points and 10 rebounds the Miami Heat are now on the brink of elimination.
LeBron James pre-game in the Jordan Retro 3 True Blue.
LeBron’s shoe choices were a bit easier.
Tyson Chandler wearing the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.
Mike Miller in the Nike Zoom KD III.
Dwyane Wade wearing a new colorway of his Jordan Fly Wade.
Lebron James wearing the Nike LeBron 8 PS in a new colorway.
Shawn Marion ended up going with the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.
Jason Terry drives to the basket in the Reebok Zig Slash.
Jason Kidd gets a bucket wearing his signature shoe from Peak.
LeBron James and Shawn Marion in a battle of Nike basketball shoes.
DeShawn Stevenson in the adidas adiPURE.
Dirk Nowitzki in the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.
Brian Cardinal got some quality playing time in the Nike Shox BB, defended by Udonis Haslem in the Converse Sicks.
Another look at the Reebok Zig Slash worn by Jason Terry.
Dwyane Wade in the Jordan Fly Wade uses the ref as a screen on Jason Kidd and his Peak shoes.
Eddie House got into the game wearing the Nike Air Max Flight 11.
NBA Vet Sam Perkins grabs a picture with the one and only Justin Bieber.
Even Lil Wayne was in attendance.
Mavs fans had a different kind of fever that neither Bieber nor cowbells could help.