The Miami Heat got contributions from all over their roster against a tough Brooklyn team.
The Miami Heat (5-5) are on the road to take on the Brooklyn Nets (4-5) Monday night.
The Miami Heat opened their post-LeBron era with a winning group effort.
The Miami Heat have played in four straight NBA Finals and won back-to-back titles in 2012-13, but the excitement and anticipation of reaching another championship series departed along with LeBron James.
The ball, marked and numbered for the occasion, bounced high off the dirt and down the third-base line, where a rookie who was 4 years-old when Derek Jeter made his major league debut leaped into the air to attempt a barehanded play.
At this time four years ago NBA free agency was a circus. LeBron James was joining Twitter and Chris Bosh was offering regular updates on his free-agent wooing.
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. And it’s like they haven’t even noticed.
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.