MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat are a game away from a fourth straight trip to the Eastern Conference finals.
And it’s like they haven’t even noticed.
Almost from the moment Game 4 of this East second-round series against the Brooklyn Nets ended, the moment where the Heat took complete control of the matchup by riding the strength of LeBron James’ 49-point night in a 102-96 victory, all the attention was directed toward what the two-time defending NBA champions figure to be their biggest challenge yet.
The test: Game 5 on Wednesday, when the Nets’ season will be at stake.
“This team is not going to give us the game,” Heat guard Dwyane Wade cautioned, minutes after his team took a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. “This series is far from over.”
That’s exactly the mindset Heat coach Erik Spoelstra wants his team to have. Recent history, though, would…
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