Heat win opener against Nets
Miami out to 1-0 series lead
MIAMI – So much for the Miami Heat being rusty after a week off.
Miami came out with a sharp effort to win Game 1 of their playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets 107-86.
The Heat led the Nets 46-43 at the half.
Miami was really able to break the game open in the 3rd quarter.
The Heat outscored the Nets 33-23.
LeBron James led the Heat with 22 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Chris Bosh had a solid offensive contribution with 15 points.
Ray Allen was a big spark for the Heat off the bench.
Allen had 19 points including 4/7 from 3-point land.
Allen's former Celtic teammates Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were limited.
Pierce scored 8 points and Garnett scored 0.
Shane Battier, who mostly has been on the bench lately, started for the Heat.
Battier scored 8 points in 26 minutes.
It was the Heat's first win over Brooklyn this year.
The only negative for the Heat, Chris Andersen left the game with a left knee contusion.
The Heat say X-Rays were negative on Andersen.
The Nets won the regular season series 4-0.
Game 2 is Thursday night at the American Airlines Arena.
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