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LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against Lance Stephenson #1 of the Indiana Pacers during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 24, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Heat Face Off Against The Pacers Friday

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.

05/30/2014

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Heat Know The Biggest Tests Are Still Ahead

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.

05/15/2014

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Nets Try To Back Up Belief By Beating Heat Again

Paul Pierce called the Miami Heat a juggernaut. He insisted they are still the team to beat.

05/11/2014

Andray Blatche of the Brooklyn Nets (R) shoots against Chris Bosh (L) of the Miami Heat during Game 3 of their NBA Eastern Conference Semifinal at the Barclays Center on May 10, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARY (Source: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Nets Cool Heat, Cut East Semifinal Deficit To 2-1

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.

05/10/2014

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

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat shoots over Marcus Thornton #10 of the Brooklyn Nets during a game at AmericanAirlines Arena on April 8, 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)

Nets Have 4 Wins Over Heat, But Need 4 More

Dwyane Wade hardly thinks the regular-season series between Brooklyn and Miami was meaningless.

05/05/2014

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Key Matchups In Round 2 Heat, Nets Playoff Battle

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.

CBS Miami–05/05/2014

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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 Finish First-Round Sweep, Round 2 Tickets On Sale Tuesday

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.

04/28/2014

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Heat Not Happy Over LeBron Taking A Beating

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says his team isn’t happy that a hard foul against LeBron James in Game 2 against Charlotte wasn’t even reviewed by referees, the latest complaint Miami has levied in how much abuse its star takes during games.

04/25/2014

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