Heat Defeat Nets 94-82 for 2-0 Lead in NBA Series as Spurs Roll

The Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 94-82 to lead their National Basketball Association playoff series by two games to none.

LeBron James led the Heat with 22 points and Chris Bosh added 18 more as the two-time defending NBA champions logged an eighth straight postseason win last night. Mirza Teletovic set a franchise playoff record with six 3-pointers and led Brooklyn with 20 points off the bench at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.

The teams now move to New York for Game 3 in the best-of-seven second-round Eastern Conference series, which is scheduled for tomorrow.

In the first round, the Heat swept the Charlotte Bobcats, while the Nets won a decisive seventh game against the Toronto Raptors by one point.

Also last night, the San Antonio Spurs beat the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 114-97 to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference series. Portland is scheduled to host Game 3 tomorrow.

Kawhi Leonard contributed 20 points for the Spurs while Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili each added 16. Portland, which was outscored 41-25 in the second quarter, got a game-high 21 points from Nicolas Batum.

The Indiana Pacers visit the Washington Wizards tonight with their Eastern Conference semifinal series tied at one game apiece. In the West, the Los Angeles Clippers host the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 of their best-of-seven series after the teams split the opening two games.

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