MIAMI — LeBron James scored 22 points, Ray Allen total 19 and Miami stayed ideal in this postseason by violence Brooklyn 107-86 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal.
It was a initial win for Miami in 5 meetings with Brooklyn this season.
Chris Bosh scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Dwyane Wade finished with 14 points and Mario Chalmers had 12 for Miami, that mislaid to Brooklyn 4 times by a sum of 12 points.
Deron Williams and Joe Johnson scored 17 points any for a Nets, who got usually 8 from Paul Pierce and no points from Kevin Garnett in 16 minutes.
Game 2 of a best-of-seven array is Thursday night.
A 24-9 run in a third entertain blew things open for a Heat, who hadn’t played in 8 days after unconditional Charlotte in a opening round. James finished 10 for 15 from a margin and Allen — who had never faced his former Boston “Big 3” compatriots Pierce and Garnett in a playoffs — was 4 of 7 from 3-point land.
SPURS 116, TRAIL BLAZERS 92
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker had 33 points and 9 assists and San Antonio never trailed in Game 1 of a Western Conference semifinal.
Kawhi Leonard had 16 points and Tim Duncan total 12 points and 11 rebounds for San Antonio.
More importantly for a Spurs, their dais contributed mightily after being probably self-existent in a opening-round array opposite Dallas. Marco Belinelli had 19 points and a Australian tie of Aron Baynes and Patty Mills had 10 points apiece.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 14 rebounds and Damian Lillard had 17 points for Portland, though a All-Star twin total for only 17 points in a initial half as San Antonio built a 26-point lead.
The Trail Blazers were entrance off a first-round dissapoint of Houston.