NETS PLAYOFFS GAMENIGHT RD 2 GAME 4: #Heat @ #Nets

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Updated: May 12, 2014
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2014 NBA PLAYOFFS

ROUND 2 GAME 4

SERIES 2-1

Game 4 Heat at Nets Rd 2 2014

NETS STARTERS

The starting lineup will be Deron Williams playing alongside Shaun Livingston in the backcourt with Joe Johnson and Paul Pierce up front and the man in the middle Kevin Garnett.

HEAT  STARTERS

The Heat starting lineup will be Mario Chalmers and Dwayne Wade in the backcourt with Lebron James, Shane Battier and  Chris Bosh playing in the frontcourt.

 

GAME NOTES:

If the Nets win it will be the first time the Nets have won consecutive Eastern Conference Semifinal games since 2004 vs. Detroit.

Brooklyn is trying to defeat the Heat for the first time in two straight playoff games.

The Nets made a franchise single game playoff record 15 three-pointers in their victory over Miami Saturday.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Swing game

This is the dreaded “swing game” in the best of seven series as the team who wins Game 4 is either tied 2-2 in the series or has a commanding 3-1 lead.

If the Nets can hold homecourt and win this game it becomes a series that is the best of three and that sounds much easier to do than win the final three games.

Miami will be mad about last game and the way Brooklyn ran them out of the building with 3-pointers so expect The Heat coaching staff to have some kind of adjustment to combat that.

This cannot be said stringer – this IS the season on the line as a 3-1 deficit to the champs will be insurmountable.

 

INJURY REPORT

NETS

Brook Lopez  – OUT (ankle)

HEAT

NONE

Coach Kidd – “No one cares who scores, it’s all about Brooklyn.”