The Brooklyn Nets topped the Miami Heat for the first time in the series at home Saturday night. The season is now 2-1 with the Heat coming back to Brooklyn for another game Monday night before heading back to Miami for game 5. Brooklyn was finally knocking down their shots, something they haven’t been doing well in the series so far and did it with help from their bench. The Nets hit 15 three pointers and were 6o percent from behind the arc Saturday and made 20 of 33 shots in the second half. . It’s the fifth time in NBA playoff history that a team has taken at least 25 3-pointers and made 60 percent or more.
LeBron James scored 28 points coming out strong in the first quarter going 6-7, but then took just one shot in the second and finished the game not nearly as strong as he started off. he scored only two baskets in the last three quarters of the game.
“I’ve been part of a lot of series and understand that the series is never won in two games or in three games,” James said. “And you move onto the next one and you learn from the previous one how you can get better.”
The Nets finally received some help from their bench in Game 3 with Livingston and Mirza Teletovic scoring 12 each and Andray Blatche put up a career playoff high of 15 points and ten rebounds. Blatche’s night was capped off with a highlight crossover on Chris Bosh.
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