With the Heat down one and only seconds left, the ball was right where you want it—in LeBron James’ hands and he was going up against Nets’ rookie Mason Plumlee.
A debated block at the buzzer. A season sweep of the NBA champions.
LeBron James and the Eastern Conference-leading Miami Heat have defeated all but one of 29 opposing teams at least once this season, with the lone exception being the Brooklyn Nets.
Paul Pierce scored 17 of his 29 points in the third quarter, Mirza Teletovic scored 17 off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets beat Miami for the third time in as many tries this season, topping the Heat 96-95 on Wednesday night.
The Brooklyn Nets made sports history earlier this year when they signed the first openly gay athlete, Jason Collins, to a ten-day contract. Now, after a second 10-day contract, Collins will be rewarded with a contract keeping him in Brooklyn for the rest of the season.
Joe Johnson scored 32 points, Shaun Livingston helped Brooklyn dominate the second overtime after LeBron James fouled out, and the Nets beat the Miami Heat 104-95 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.
Paul Pierce and Joe Johnson scored 19 points each, and the Brooklyn Nets ended years of futility against the Miami Heat and sent the NBA champions to their first losing streak in 10 months with a 101-100 victory Friday night.
Deron Williams got his first preseason action. LeBron James and Chris Bosh didn’t need any more.
Paul Pierce drove his shoulder right into LeBron James, a postseason foul in a preseason game. A message to the NBA champions? “It’s a message to the league,” Pierce said.
If the National Basketball Association goes through with a plan to let players on the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets wear nicknames on the back of their jerseys, somewhere WWE owner Vince McMahon will probably be laughing.