Defending NBA champions The Miami Heat take on the Brooklyn Nets tonight in game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals series.
The Miami Heat are back on the practice court Monday to prepare for a team they haven’t defeated all year long. That team is the Brooklyn Nets. The Heat and the Nets begin their Eastern Conference semifinals matchup Tuesday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
Roy Hibbert had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Lance Stephenson added 20 points, and the Indiana Pacers charged back late to beat the Miami Heat 99-92 on Tuesday night and tie the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2.
David West was more than a little disappointed when the Indiana Pacers failed to make a defensive play at the end to win Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Despite having an ice pack hugging his right shoulder, LeBron James insists he’ll be on the court for the Miami Heat’s next game.
Refreshed in body and spirit, the Miami Heat returned to practice reunited and refocused. There was no looking back. No heartfelt apologies given. No need for a detailed autopsy of Dwyane Wade’s ugly sideline exchange with coach Eric Spoelstra in Game 3.
As the Miami Heat prepares to chase a championship when the new season begins Christmas day, they have one less distraction to deal with. Their coach will be around beyond the end of this season, thanks to a contract extension granted by the team.