Friday, August 29, 2014
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Heat down Nets, lead series, 2-0

Miami pulled away in the 4th quarter on the way to its 8th straight playoff win.

LeBron James scored 22 points, Chris Bosh added 18, and the Miami Heat took a two-games-to-none lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series by beating the Brooklyn Nets, 94-82, on Thursday night in Miami.

Dwyane Wade had 14, and Ray Allen scored 13 for the Heat, who tied a franchise record with their eighth straight playoff victory.

Mirza Teletovic set a Nets playoff record with six three-pointers, on his way to a 20-point night off the bench.

Sixth man award

Jamal Crawford, 34, of the Los Angeles Clippers won the NBA sixth man award, becoming the oldest recipient and the first to do so with different teams. He also was honored while with Atlanta in 2009-10.

Wife won't sell Clippers

The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will fight to retain her 50 percent ownership stake in the team, her lawyer said Thursday, adding an unwanted twist to the NBA's plan to force new ownership on the franchise.

Shelly Sterling's attorney, Pierce O'Donnell, said his client "will not agree to a forced or involuntary seizure of her interest."

Snake rattles Blazers

The Trail Blazers were clearly rattled by the Spurs in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals, and they were almost snake bitten before Game 2.

A baby rattlesnake, estimated at about three to four feet, was discovered in the team's locker room at the AT&T Center in San Antonio about two hours before the game Thursday.

It was found by reserve forward Thomas Robinson, who recoiled a few feet after seeing the snake when he moved a bag from his locker.

Associated Press
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