For the first time the Big Three era, the Heat was beaten four times by an opponent in the same season. The Nets are the bane of official champion with a new successful one point (87-88).
They took Miami in the game they wanted: Defence on half court with physical combat. It is not the stars that will tilt the game, but the players bench like Marcus Thornton and Mason Plum lee, author of decisive against the ball game LeBron James.
The Nets have put barbed wire in the first quarter with a small time 9-1 at a time when Miami has struggled to find his rhythm before his public. It defends hard to Brooklyn and Miami has no answer to this address 3-pts, except by flashes of James (16-24). There are the best second quarter despite the good time pass Alan Anderson. The champion spend 17-9 in the second half of the quarter-time and return to just one point at the break (43-44).
Brooklyn private external address from the first minutes, but the debates are balanced with Toney Douglas and two baskets of James, the balance leans toward Miami (65-62). But it remains fragile. James is only too offensively, Bosh is the only weigh a little but awkward (5/13 and 0/4 to 3-pts) or Norris Cole. The chef’s surprise will come from Marcus Thornton, who will make the difference with a 3-pts in the corner less than two minutes remaining. Rear Ends scorer last quarter with 11 points (16 pts total, at 4/5 to 3-pts).
Plum lee Fouls Against His
Joe Johnson had the ball to bend the game, but his shot is missed. Heat plays against attack and the ball landed in the hands of James, who rises dunk. winger is countered by Plum lee! At real speed, it goes too fast but with replays, the fault is still visible .
“He touched my right hand, he did not voluntarily but he hit me in the right hand” explains LeBron James.
Heat players claim it, but the referees do not move and Brooklyn restarts Florida with the victory and a nice sweep on the band Erik Spoelstra (87-88). A perfect balance that will remain in the minds of both teams if they intersect in May, the second round of the play-off.
“This is a good team, one of the best since the All-Star Break. Each match is decided in the last quarter. And for whatever reason, they manage to make decisive action. Here, for example, there was fault on the action of the game, what can we do?” Erik Spoelstra regrets.
Probably reach the press NBA admitting his mistake and explaining that the arbitrators were wrong and that there had fault.