Brooklyn has found the formula. For the third time this season, the Nets have indeed offered the scalp of the champions, winning 95-96 over the Miami thanks to a Paul Pierce sparkling.
Times are definitely tough for the defending champions. If they had taken advantage of their reunion with the American Airlines Arena to win again after touring three dates concluded with many defeats, thinning has been short-lived. Blame those pesky Nets win came in Florida to confirm their status nemesis Heat.
Already winners on the wire (101-100), early November for the first match at the Barclays Arena, then extended in January (104-95), New Yorkers have indeed done it again, snatching victory in the third final seconds of the game. Yet the Nets remained on a black Series 13 defeats in a row facing the Heat when approaching this season .
Jason Kidd was so nice to say, the coach of Brooklyn seems to hold the key to force the safe Florida. “We were lucky to win some of his matches,” stated the former Knick indeed at the end of the meeting. Yet the numbers plead for him, Kidd being in effect to 19 wins and 5 losses in the last 24 games against Miami . Another flattering picture for the new York coach, these 23 success for 9 losses compiled since the beginning of the year and make the Nets the most successful team in the Eastern Conference in 2014.
Paul Pierce At The Party
The Heat could again check because if the Big Three was not unworthy, efforts LeBron James and others were not enough. Chris Bosh has yet finished with 24 points after enjoying the evening to spend bar 15,000 career points, Dwyane Wade has certainly made a very successful 8 of 11 shots for up to 22 points and James, he did not panic meters, has not compiled least 19 points 6 out of 13, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. In vain.
After counting to six points disbursements in the heart of the last quarter (81-87), the Heat had the ball yet match the hands. But while LeBron James seemed to have a boulevard in front of him to go to the basket, Shaun Livingston has managed to divert the throw in by Chris Bosh on the last action. Lucky Floridians had passed and Paul Pierce could contemplate his work. The former Celtic was indeed the architect of this new York success. Not only for his 29 points in 9 of 12 shooting, including 5 of 7 three-pointers, but also for its two key baskets in the final minutes. “This is a victory that speaks to our potential,” and assured the hero of the evening, including author of 17 points to 5 of 5 in the third quarter.