This is the Miami Heat’s world and the Brooklyn Nets, much like the rest of the National Basketball Association, are just living in it. There is no clearer sign of this than what happened Thursday night towards the end of Miami’s 94-82 Game 2 victory.
With just over three minutes left in the game, Miami held possession up by eight points, the Nets desperately needing a stop. Unfortunately for Jason Kidd’s squad, they were able to get three stops on the one possession, but not a fourth. You heard that right, Miami recorded three consecutive offensive rebounds on three shots and milked 1:40 off the clock before LeBron James scored on a lay-up with less than two minutes remaining, putting the Heat up by 10.
Game, set, match.
Miami has now won all six of its postseason games this year and look more than ready to come out of the Eastern Conference. I know it’s early, but this one possession might put a dagger in the Nets’ hopes going back home down two games to none.
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