Basketball — NBAThursday, April 10, 2014
Plumlee’s block gives Nets the win
MIAMI — Joe Johnson scored 19 points, Mason Plumlee was credited with a block on LeBron James’ dunk attempt in the final seconds, and the Brooklyn Nets finished off a four-game season sweep of Miami by beating the Heat 88-87 on Tuesday night.
It was the third time Brooklyn beat Miami by a single point; the other win came in double-overtime. Marcus Thornton scored 16 points and Paul Pierce added 14 for the Nets, who became the first team in the last two years to sweep the Heat. Miami was the only team in the league to beat every team last season and would have repeated that feat with a win Tuesday.
In other games (home team in CAPS): Detroit 102 ATLANTA 95; MINNESOTA 110 San Antonio 91; Dallas 95 UTAH 83; Oklahoma City 107 SACRAMENTO 92; Houston 145 LA LAKERS 130.