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MIAMI, FL - MAY 14:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat shoots over Andrei Kirilenko #47 of the Brooklyn Nets during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs  at American Airlines Arena on May 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice:  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Heat Rally Past Nets To East Finals, 96-94

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.

05/14/2014

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Heat Bracing For Toughest Test Yet–Game 5

The Miami Heat are a game away from a fourth straight trip to the Eastern Conference finals.

05/13/2014

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Miami Wants Nets To Feel The Heat In Game 4

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.

CBS Miami–05/12/2014

MIAMI, FL - MAY 06: The Brooklyn Nets huddle during Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on May 6, 2014 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice:  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Balanced Heat Take Game 1, Top Brooklyn 107-86

Turns out, the Miami Heat can beat the Brooklyn Nets.

05/06/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - APRIL 28: LeBron James #6 and teammate Norris Cole #30 of the Miami Heat reacts after a play on their way to defeating the Charlotte Bobcats 109-98 in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Time Warner Cable Arena on April 28, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Heat Continue Battle To Defend Championship Against Nets

Defending NBA champions The Miami Heat take on the Brooklyn Nets tonight in game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals series.

05/06/2014

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And Now They Know: It’s Heat vs. Nets

For the last week, the Miami Heat were waiting and watching, resting and recovering.

05/04/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - APRIL 28: LeBron James #6 and teammate Norris Cole #30 of the Miami Heat reacts after a play on their way to defeating the Charlotte Bobcats 109-98 in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Time Warner Cable Arena on April 28, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Heat Three-Peat Within Reach

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.

05/03/2014

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Rookie Mason Plumlee Blocks LeBron James On Final Play

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.

04/09/2014

Brooklyn Nets v Miami Heat

Nets Finish Off Sweep Of Heat, Win 88-87

A debated block at the buzzer. A season sweep of the NBA champions.

04/08/2014

Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat

Nets Get Heat Again, Win 96-95

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.

03/12/2014

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