After knocking down a franchise playoff record 15 three-pointers in a 104-90 Game 3 victory, the Brooklyn Nets will try and tie up their second-round series against the Miami Heat at 2-2 when the two teams get together in Game 4 on Monday night in Brooklyn.
Joe Johnson led the Game 3 shooting barrage with 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting, going 5-of-7 from long range. Mirza Teletovic came off the bench to pour in 12 points, with all 12 of those points coming on three-pointers. Paul Pierce and Alan Anderson knocked down two threes apiece as the Nets went 15-of-25 from long range.
In non three-point action, Andray Blatche delivered a huge performance off the bench after not doing much of anything in the first two games of the series. Blatche recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and he took it to Chris Bosh on several occasions.
LeBron James got off to a killer start in Game 3, scoring 16 points in the first quarter. But he was mostly quiet the rest of the way, tallying only 12 in the final three quarters to finish with 28. Dwyane Wade added 20 points and Bosh had 12. The Heat shot 45.6 percent overall and just 8-of-24 from three.
Knocking down threes and limiting the Heat's efficient offensive attack has been a theme of the Nets' victories this year, so that will likely have to be the order of the day once again if Brooklyn wants to tie up the series.
Game time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Radio: WCBS 880 AM, 104.3 FM/790 AM The Ticket