#1 won the division opener by jinshuiqian0713 15.10.2019 04:51

NEW YORK -- Two losses in Miami didnt faze Paul Pierce, nor did 16 quick points by LeBron James. The post-season, Pierce said repeatedly, is no time to panic. And the Heat, apparently, are nothing to fear. "Were not scared of them," Pierce said. Joe Johnson scored 19 points, Andray Blatche had career playoff highs of 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets handed the Heat their first loss this post-season, 104-90 on Saturday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Pierce scored 14 points, Deron Williams and Kevin Garnett bounced back from awful offensive efforts, and the Nets withstood James 16-point first quarter and held him to two baskets over the final three quarters. "Tonight was the type of urgency were going to need for the rest of the series," Pierce said. Brooklyn, which swept Miami in the regular season, can tie the series with a victory at home Monday night in Game 4. "I think this is a must-win coming up Monday," Garnett said. "If we want to give ourselves any type of room ... any type of chance, I think that weve definitely got to take care of home." James scored 28 points for the Heat, who hadnt even faced a fourth-quarter deficit in these playoffs before having their eight-game winning streak in the post-season snapped. It was their first loss since Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The two-time defending champions were having an easy path to another finals, winning their last four games by double digits. But the Nets shook off the Heats sizzling start, then held them to 33 points over the middle two quarters to take control. "Ive been part of a lot of series and understand that the series is never won in two games or in three games," James said. "And you move onto the next one and you learn from the previous one how you can get better." Mirza Teletovic and Shaun Livingston each scored 12 points for the Nets in their first home post-season victory ever against the Heat. Teletovic made four of Brooklyns 15 3-pointers. Williams, 0 for 9 in Game 2, shot just 3 for 11 but finished with nine points and 11 assists. Garnett, just 2 for 10 for four total points in Miami, shot 5 of 6 for 10 points and seven rebounds. Dwyane Wade scored 20 points and James grabbed eight rebounds, but his night fell well short of what it could have been after his ferocious first quarter. He made a free throw to bring Miami to 59-56 in the third quarter, but Teletovic made a 3-pointer, followed by baskets by Blatche, Johnson and Livingston to make it 68-56. Teletovic made two more 3s and Williams knocked down another before the end of the quarter, which ended with the Nets ahead 77-63. Teletovic opened the fourth with another 3, and Alan Anderson hit a pair later in the period while also getting in a skirmish with Ray Allen that led to double technical fouls. The Nets held Allen to two baskets after he hurt them in both games in Miami. The Nets shot 53 per cent from the field, 60 per cent from behind the arc, and outrebounded the Heat 43-27. Brooklyn outscored Miami 53-41 in the second half, making 20 of 33 shots. "To sum it up, they outplayed us. They outplayed us, particularly in that whole second half," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. Williams ended his slump with the games first basket, but Miami made eight of its first 11 shots, including one by James while Pierce was trying to wrap him up and was called for a flagrant foul. James was 6 of 7 in the period, and the Nets were lucky to be down only 30-29 when Livingston threw in a 36-footer just before the buzzer. James then took just one shot in the second, a missed 3-pointer, and the Nets pulled ahead late in the period and took a 51-49 lead into halftime. Notes: The Nets improved to just 2-10 in the post-season against the Heat, who swept them in the 2005 first round and beat them in five games in the 2006 Eastern Conference semifinals. ... Rapper Busta Rhymes, from Brooklyn, announced the Nets starting lineup. Beyonce, Jay-Z, Jerry Seinfeld, Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudekis were among the other entertainers in the crowd. Zapatillas Adidas NMD R2 . “Momentum is only as good as the next days starter,” the long-time Baltimore Orioles manager famously quipped. Adidas NMD R2 Baratas . Not that he was complaining. Davis had 13 points, nine rebounds and a career-high eight blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans emphatically snapped a three-game skid with a 135-98 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. http://www.baratasnmd.com/adidas-falcon-baratas.html.That sight softened the blow of what ended up as a 4-3 shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.Knowing their teammate was fine after a scary headfirst fall in the opening minute of the game helped calm the Maple Leafs. Adidas NMD R2 Mujer .com) - Eric Fehrs goal 42 seconds into overtime lifted the Washington Capitals to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over Columbus, halting the Blue Jackets seven-game win streak. Adidas Continental 80 Baratas .Impact president Joey Saputo confirmed Thursday that he is part of a group of investors whose offer to buy the 105-year-old Italian club was accepted by the teams board of directors.ST. LOUIS - Madison Bumgarner once again put the San Francisco Giants well on the road to a playoff victory.Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the Giants combined just enough hitting with a couple of defensive flubs by St. Louis to beat the Cardinals 3-0 Saturday night in the NL Championship Series opener.Bumgarner set a major league post-season record with 26 2-3 consecutive scoreless innings on the road.Thats pretty cool, he said. Theres stats for everything nowadays. Ive happened to have a little extra good luck on the road.Maybe, although his numbers show that perhaps its more than luck. In four post-season road starts, hes 4-0 with an 0.59 ERA.The left-hander, already a key part of two World Series championship teams in San Francisco, was in complete command.But 20-game winner Adam Wainwright made another early exit for the Cardinals. In his two playoff outings this month, hes failed to last even five innings.I think theres a scenario out there where I give up one run, Wainwright said. As ugly as it was, I would say my arm felt better than last time.Pablo Sandoval got three hits as San Francisco won for the 12th time in its last 13 post-season games, including three straight victories to erase a 3-1 deficit in the 2012 NLCS against St. Louis.Man, exciting to be in October, you know, Sandoval said. Last year I was home watching the game on TV.Jake Peavy gets the Game 2 start for the Giants on Sunday night against Lance Lynn.Bumgarner, who began the playoffs by throwing a shutout at Pittsburgh in the wild-card game, gave up four hits in 7 2-3 innings.Bumgarner bested the mark of 23 straight post-season scoreless innings on the road set by Art Nehf of the New York Giants from 1921-24.The Cardinals threatened against him only in the seventh on consecutive one-out singles by Yadier Molina and Jon Jay, but Kolten Wong tapped out and pinch-hitter Tony Cruz fanned.The Giants bullpen finished with hitless relief as Sergio Romo got the last out in the eighth and Santiago Casilla closed for a save.Wainwright was 20-9 during the regular season, including 5-0 with a 1.38 ERA in September with two complete games and a shutout. Hes piled up a major league-high 512 2-3 innings the last two years.The right-hander admitted before this series that his pitching elbow had bothered him during a start in the division series at Dodger Stadium.ddddddddddddIts not 100 per cent, Wainwright said. I think it was 100 per cent better than it was the last time I pitched, Ill say that.In two October starts this year, Wainwright has permitted eight earned runs in nine innings. Hes 0-4 with a 5.14 ERA in his last five post-season appearances — he lasted 4 2-3 innings against the Giants after going just 4 1-3 innings in the NLDS opener vs. Los Angeles.The Cardinals twice failed to seal the deal defensively in the Giants two-run second.Third baseman Matt Carpenters fielding error with the bases loaded on Gregor Blancos soft one-hop liner at his feet was their first error of the post-season.Sandoval doubled to start the inning when rookie right fielder Randal Grichuk gloved the ball but couldnt hang on as he ran into the wall. Travis Ishikawa, 0 for 5 with five strikeouts and a walk against Wainwright, had an RBI single on a jam-shot bloop just over Carpenters head in shallow left.Wong misplayed a double-play ball at second base in the third, and Brandon Belts sacrifice fly made it 3-0.We make a few plays and we can still be out there playing right now, manager Mike Matheny said.NEXT UPGiants: Getting reunited with Bruce Bochy helped the 40-year-old Peavy turn back the clock. He worked 5 2-3 scoreless innings and won the division opener against Washington, a continuation on a strong finish — 6-4 with a 2.17 ERA — after Boston dealt him to the Giants at the July trading deadline.Cardinals: Lynn has been a solid No. 2 behind Wainwright, an innings-eater who has better learned to take setbacks in stride. Hes won at least 15 games all three years in the rotation, and this year worked three or fewer runs in all but four of his 33 starts, and hes 27-12 career at home. Ill still say hes probably one of the most underrated pitchers in the game, manager Mike Matheny said.TRAINERS ROOMMichael Morse was added to the Giants roster in place of rookie outfielder Gary Brown, but did not play. Morse had been limited to two at-bats since Aug. 31 with a strained oblique muscle. Brown was on the division roster, but was not used. ' ' '

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