Scouting report: Heat vs. Mavs Game 5

Originally Published: June 12, 2006
By John Carroll | Scouts Inc.
Miami Offense: The Dallas defense better come up for an answer for Dwyane Wade. He dominated the Mavs and they have no one who can guard him. Wade is a rhythm shooter and in the last two games he was in a zone. Wade averaged 25 points on 38 percent shooting in Games 1 and 2. Since the series moved to Miami he's averaging 39 points on 55 percent shooting. Wade has destroyed every one-on-one matchup the Mavs have put on him. He has split the double teams thrown at him and even made the zone the Mavs have used look silly.

John Carroll

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John Carroll joined Scouts Inc. after nine years as an NBA coach, including a seven-year tenure with the Boston Celtics that concluded with a four-month stint as interim head coach in 2003-04. Before joining the NBA, Carroll spent six years as head coach at Duquesne University and seven years at Seton Hall as an assistant to head coach P.J. Carlesimo.