MIAMI (AP) — When Brooklyn revamped its roster and started looking like a title contender, that got Miami's attention.
So did the Nets going 4-0 against the Heat this season.
And now Brooklyn gets a chance to beat Miami when it matters most. The teams meet starting Tuesday in the Eastern Conference semifinals, with the Heat holding the home-court edge.
The Nets had three wins by a single point and another in double-overtime, which all indicates that the series was close. But Heat guard Dwyane Wade tips his cap to the Nets and says Miami has to "crack that code" against Brooklyn in a hurry.
Miami has had more than a week off since sweeping Charlotte in the opening round. Brooklyn got here by ousting Toronto in seven games.