Brooklyn 94, Miami 96

Date - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 7:00 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #22 Bill Spooner, #9 Derrick Stafford, #17 Joe Crawford
Attendance - 19615

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Brooklyn 22 27 26 19 94
Miami 23 19 24 30 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Brooklyn 44-38 28-13 16-25 L2
Miami 54-28 32-9 22-19 W2

Recap


Heat 96, Nets 94: Ray Allen made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 32 seconds left and LeBron James had 29 points and nine rebounds as host Miami closed with a 13-3 run to defeat Brooklyn and win the Eastern Conference semifinals in five games.

Dwyane Wade scored 28 points for Miami, which will face either Indiana or Washington in the Eastern Conference finals. Chris Bosh added 16 points and Allen scored 13 as the Heat forced Brooklyn to miss nine straight shots during a late-game drought.

Joe Johnson had 34 points and seven rebounds, Paul Pierce scored 19 points and Deron Williams added 17 for the Nets. Johnson made a 3-pointer to pull Brooklyn within 95-94 with 11.4 seconds remaining before James split two free throws and then prevented Johnson from getting off a shot in the final seconds.

The Nets held a 91-83 advantage after Johnson’s basket with 4:48 remaining before going scoreless for more than 4 1/2 minutes as the Heat rolled off 12 straight points. James scored five of Miami’s next seven points to make it a one-point game with 1:12 to go before Allen knocked down the decisive 3-pointer and added two free throws to make it 95-91 with 21.6 seconds left.

Brooklyn held Miami to 34.1 percent shooting in the first half while taking a 49-42 halftime lead. The Heat scored the first seven of the third quarter but Brooklyn responded with a 12-2 burst for a 61-51 advantage midway through the period and held a 75-66 edge entering the final stanza.

GAME NOTEBOOK: James was 15-of-17 from the free-throw line and Miami was 29-of-31 overall. … Johnson was 15-of-23 from the field – including 10-of-13 in the second half – while producing his highest-scoring effort of the postseason. … The Heat were only 9-of-29 from 3-point range but Bosh was 4-of-6 from behind the arc.

Top Game Performances

Brooklyn   Miami
Joe Johnson 34 Scoring LeBron James 29
Deron Williams 4 Assists Mario Chalmers 7
Kevin Garnett 8 Rebounds LeBron James 9
Shaun Livingston 4 Free Throws Made LeBron James 15
Joe Johnson 1 Steals Mario Chalmers 2
Shaun Livingston 1 Blocks Chris Andersen 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Brooklyn 94 47.4 8-22 12-15 14 36 3 4 12
Miami 96 43.3 9-29 29-31 18 33 4 5 10

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Brooklyn. The Heat have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .643 after a loss.
  • Brooklyn will play their next game at home against Miami. The Nets have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .541 after a loss.