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UPDATE: Heat Take 2-0 Lead in Eastern Conference Semifinals

 
UPDATE: Heat Take 2-0 Lead in Eastern Conference Semifinals
Posted Thursday, May 8th 2014 @ 10pm

UPDATE: 4/8 10:15pm

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James scored 22 points, Chris Bosh added 18 and the Miami Heat took a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series by beating the Brooklyn Nets 94-82 on Thursday night.

Dwyane Wade had 14 and Ray Allen scored 13 for the Heat, who tied a franchise record with their eighth straight playoff victory.

Mirza Teletovic set a Nets playoff record with six 3-pointers, on his way to a 20-point night off the bench. Shaun Livingston scored 15, Paul Pierce had 13 and Joe Johnson added 13 more for the Nets.

Game 3 is Saturday night in Brooklyn.

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UPDATE: 5/8 1:00am

The Miami Heat are making some predictions about tonight's Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 2.

Dwyane Wade knows after the Heat's 107-86 Game 1 beatdown, it'll be a different, more physical Brooklyn Nets taking to the AmericanAirlines Arena court tonight at 7:00.

Shane Battier believes there's no way to prepare for that more intense battle.

LeBron James give Miami a good chance of winning, if they counter with their own style of aggression.

The players realize, the Nets' goal is to head back to Brooklyn with the best of seven game series tied at 1.

The Heat have beaten the Nets nine out of 10 times in playoff games.

Their current playoff winning streak is now seven games.

 

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UPDATE: 5/6 9:29pm

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James scored 22 points, Ray Allen added 19 and the Miami Heat stayed perfect in this postseason by beating the Brooklyn Nets 107-86 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series.
 
Chris Bosh scored 15 points, Dwyane Wade added 14 and Mario Chalmers had 12 for Miami, which was 0-4 against the Nets in the regular season.
 
A 24-9 run in the third quarter blew things open for the Heat, who hadn't played in eight days after sweeping Charlotte in the opening round.
 
Deron Williams and Joe Johnson scored 17 points each for the Nets, who got only eight from Paul Pierce and no points from Kevin Garnett in 16 minutes.
 
Game 2 of the best-of-seven is Thursday night.
 

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After spending the last 7 days resting up -- the Miami Heat are back in action tonight when they play the Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

But Brooklyn seemingly had the Heat's number during the regular season, beating Miami in all 4 matchups.

Three of those games were decided by a slim margin of 1-point, and another was decided in double overtime.

Tipoff for Tuesday night's Game 1 at the American Airlines Arena is at 7pm. 

Game 2 also in Miami set for Thursday at 7pm before moving up to Brooklyn for Game 3 on Saturday.

(Photo: Mike Ehrmann / 2014 Getty Images)

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