Ray Allen’s 3-pointer with 32 seconds left highlighted a huge Miami rally, and the Heat advanced to the Eastern Conference finals by topping the Brooklyn Nets 96-94 on Wednesday night.
The Miami Heat are a game away from a fourth straight trip to the Eastern Conference finals.
Paul Pierce called the Miami Heat a juggernaut. He insisted they are still the team to beat. So yes, the Brooklyn Nets have plenty of respect for the two-time defending NBA champions – and no fear.
Turns out, the Miami Heat can beat the Brooklyn Nets.
Defending NBA champions The Miami Heat take on the Brooklyn Nets tonight in game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals series.
For the last week, the Miami Heat were waiting and watching, resting and recovering.
As much as the rest of us are savoring these NBA playoffs, with all the buzzer beaters and Game 7s and overtime drama, the view is even better for LeBron James and his teammates.
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.
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.