TUESDAY'S NBA PLAYOFF PREVIEWS
May 6, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
(6) BROOKLYN NETS (0-0) AT (2) MIAMI HEAT (0-0), 7:00 P.M.
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Heat completed another exemplary regular season, but there was one team they weren't able to conquer, not even in four tries.
That team was the Brooklyn Nets.
The two squads begin their Eastern Conference semifinals matchup Tuesday night in South Beach and the prevailing theme at the outset is can Miami, the two- time defending champs, beat the Nets?
"We know we can beat them, but there's a difference between regular season and the playoffs. It's going to take a collective effort," Brooklyn All-Star guard Joe Johnson said.
The Nets won this season's four regular-season matchups by a combined 12 points and three of the games were decided by a single point. Brooklyn's four victories this season snapped a 13-game losing streak to the Heat.