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Halfway there: Miami tops Nets in Game 2, 94-82

NBA Playoffs

Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson (7) goes up for a shot against Miami Heat forwards Shane Battier (31) and LeBron James during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Thursday in Miami.

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MIAMI — Strange as it sounds, missing shots worked wonders for the Miami Heat.
And after the Brooklyn Nets went nearly 2 minutes — a basketball eternity — without the ball down the stretch, the two-time defending NBA champions would soon find themselves two wins from another trip to the Eastern Conference finals.
LeBron James scored 22 points, Chris Bosh added 18 and the Heat pulled away late to beat the Nets 94-82 on Thursday night, taking a 2-0 lead in the East semifinals.
“To be able to get some stops like that at the end, and then execute, it’s something that ...


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