Dwyane Wade scored 21 points and the Miami Heat scored the final nine points of the second quarter to tie the Dallas Mavericks 51-51 at halftime in Game 2 of the NBA finals Thursday night.

Wade shot 9 for 13 from the field with two blocks and added three steals and three assists. His 3-pointer with 25 seconds left in the half tied the game.

Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki, playing with his sore left middle finger wrapped after tearing a tendon late in Game 1, shot merely 3 for 10 and had nine points. But the Mavericks outscored Miami by seven points during his 19 minutes.

The best hightlight of the first half was the powerful follow up dunk by Lebron James in the 1st quarter off Mike Bibby's missed 3 pointer.

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