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Heat beat Nets, lead Conference Semifinals 2-0

The Miami Heat played an efficient game offensively, shooting 35-71 (49.3%) from the field and turning it over just eight times, in a 94-82 win over the Brooklyn Nets. The Conference Semifinals now stand at 2-0.

LeBron James scored 22 points on 9-18 shooting. Other top contributors for Miami included Chris Bosh with 18 points and six rebounds, Dwyane Wade with 14 points and seven rebounds, and Ray Allen with 13 points and eight rebounds. Mirza Teletovic put up 20 points off the bench for Brooklyn in the loss.

Surprisingly, Miami, ranked 26th in the NBA at avoiding errors (TO% of 15.1%) protected the ball well in Game 2. Brooklyn had an off game in this area, as its opponents surrendered the most turnovers in the league this season (28.3%). The Heat combined their eFG% of 56.3% with 41.7% shooting from behind the arc. As a comparison, they were 18-4 during the regular season when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Nets, on the other hand, were 2-11 when allowing opponents to hit those marks.

Miami takes momentum from this win and a 2-0 series lead on the road to New York City, where the Nets will attempt to get on track in front of the home crowd.


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