For three and a half quarters this game stayed close. It looked, perhaps, like the Brooklyn Nets were showing signs of the team that swept the Miami Heat in their regular season series in 2013-2014.
Then the Heat went on a 10-0 run and buried the Nets, with little drama to be found near the end of the 4th quarter of this one. Miami ended up cruising to the tune of a 94-82 victory in game two and a 2-0 series lead as things shift to Brooklyn.
The scoring was distributed pretty evenly up and down the Heat box score, with veteran Ray Allen hitting key three-pointers down the stretch to pitch in 13 points. LeBron James led the way with 22 points but Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade were not too far behind with 18 and 14 points, respectively.
As for the Nets, they struggled once again to find enough offense. This is not to oversimplify things, but perhaps no tidbit is more telling than the fact that Mirza Teletovic was their leading scorer with 20 points. They have veterans with experience who are not scared of the Heat, but that only goes so far if they are not able to put up enough points. We will see if they can turn things around in that regard in game three at home.