Here’s a look at the latest and most important storylines from around the NBA and NHL Playoffs.
By now, Lance Stephenson’s list of egregious acts from Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals are well-known: He blew air into LeBron James’ ear, interrupted a Miami Heat huddle and got caught flopping for the second time.
During the dog days of the regular season, the Miami Heat often spoke about the need to not take any shortcuts on the way to the playoffs.
Paul Pierce called the Miami Heat a juggernaut. He insisted they are still the team to beat.
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.
Defending NBA champions The Miami Heat take on the Brooklyn Nets tonight in game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals series.
Dwyane Wade hardly thinks the regular-season series between Brooklyn and Miami was meaningless.
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.
For the last week, the Miami Heat were waiting and watching, resting and recovering.
LeBron James scored 31 points, and the Miami Heat completed a first-round sweep of the Charlotte Bobcats with a 109-98 victory Monday night.