In the midst of an intense playoff hunt, the Miami Heat will be without one of their key players on Wednesday.
The Miami Heat got contributions from all over their roster against a tough Brooklyn team.
Joe Johnson scored 19 points, Andray Blatche had career playoff highs of 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets handed the Miami Heat their first loss this postseason, 104-90 on Saturday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
So far, the Miami Heat have the advantage in the NBA Playoff race, but the Brooklyn Nets are looking to take some of the momentum away while on their home court.
The latest Ray Allen playoff moment was not highlight-reel worthy. It will not have a catchy name like The Shot. It probably was forgotten seconds after it happened.
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.
Deron Williams got his first preseason action. LeBron James and Chris Bosh didn’t need any more.
The time for experimenting is over. P.J. Carlesimo has to play his best guys for as long as they can go.
LeBron James had 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and the Miami Heat blew out Brooklyn in the second half for a 105-85 victory Wednesday night, their 13th in a row over the Nets.
More than four hours before game time, Dwyane Wade was alone on the Miami Heat practice court, just getting some shots up by himself. No coaches around, no teammates, no trainers, just him, a ball and his thoughts.