Field Goal %
- BKN 47.1
- 56.8 MIA
Three Point %
- BKN 41.7
- 39.1 MIA
- BKN 13
- 10 MIA
- BKN 36
- 42 MIA
- Miami, FL
- Line: MIA -7.5
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of Game
From Elias: The Miami Heat won Game 1 vs the Nets by 21 points. Teams that win by as many as 20 points in Game 1, win 81% of best-of-7 series. Nearly half (46%) of the series end after 5 games.
From Elias: Brooklyn is 1st team to lose by 20 or more points to a team after sweeping series of at least 3 games during regular season.
LeBron James joined Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant Tuesday as the only players in NBA postseason history with at least 4,000 points, 900 rebounds, 900 assists. However, James was the fastest to achieve that milestone, doing it in just 9 postseason appearances.
In the four regular season matchups against the Nets, the Heat averaged 51.6% effective field goal percentage; Heat's highest effective field goal percentage was 55.2%.
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh combined to hold the Nets to 33% shooting when guarding their man. Nets shot 48.8% when guarded by any other Heat.
Heat outscored the Nets 52-to-28 in the paint Tuesday, their most paint points scored against the Nets this season. LeBron James had scored as many points in the paint (10) in the first half as the whole Nets team.
Kevin Garnett didn't score in Tuesday's loss at the Heat. It was the 1st time that he failed to score in 139 career playoff games.
The Sydney Kings have signed former Fremantle Docker Craig Moller as a development player for upcoming NBL season.
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss ESPN's David Purdum article revealing that more bets have been placed on the 80-1 longshot 'New York Knicks' than any other team according to the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas.
Kevin Garnett's second stint with the Timberwolves is nearing an end, with the sides in advanced discussions on a buyout, sources say.