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NEW YORK, N.Y. - They have hung high above the Barclays Center plaza this season, oversized pictures of the faces of the Brooklyn Nets biggest stars. On the court, those players are looking pretty small. Deron Williams couldnt score in the last game. Kevin Garnett has barely scored at all. And the Miami Heat keep proving that when it comes to constructing a super team, still nobody has done it better. Up 2-0 even without needing huge efforts from LeBron James, the Heat try to push the Nets to the brink of elimination when the series shifts to Brooklyn on Saturday night. "We did what we were supposed to do, protecting home court," Miamis Dwyane Wade. "Now it gets interesting. Now were trying to get one in their building. This is when the playoffs get fun." Miami tied a franchise record with its eighth straight playoff victory by pulling away to win 94-82 in Game 2 on Thursday night. The Nets felt better about their effort after getting blown out in the opener, but there was still plenty of cause for alarm. Williams, the former All-Star who teammates insist is their most important player, shot 0 for 9 in the worst playoff game of his career. Garnett, who is 10 days shy of his 38th birthday, missed a couple of point-blank attempts while going 2 for 8, but that was an improvement from his scoreless Game 1. But as they head home, the Nets still believe they can again become the team that beat the Heat all four times during the regular season. "We have a lot of confidence in ourselves," Garnett said. "We just have to go home and defend our home court." James, averaging just 22 points, has won at least one road game in every playoff series since he and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade in Miami in 2010. A victory in Brooklyn would make it 14 straight series, giving the Heat the longest streak in NBA history. Brooklyn tried to build a threat to the two-time defending champions last summer by bringing in Garnett and Paul Pierce to join All-Star centre Brook Lopez and the Williams-Joe Johnson backcourt that was already in place. They believed their aging roster had a two-year window, but the first could be slammed shut by Monday. Lopez was long ago lost to a broken foot, and while the Nets flourished with a smaller lineup, theyre now facing a team that has won two straight titles playing small-ball. So the Nets need everyone to play well, but so far that looks unlikely. Garnett had 12 rebounds and defended well in Game 2, but shouldve had at least two more baskets. Williams, who has battled ankle problems and been in decline since signing a $98.5 million contract in 2012, passed and rebounded fine, but has to give the Nets points, too. "We look for him to bounce back in Game 3," Nets coach Jason Kidd said. Even with Williams woes, the Nets were within two points midway through the fourth quarter. The Heat couldnt shake them until getting three straight offensive rebounds during a 100-second possession in the closing minutes, and are bracing for another tight one Saturday. "This is a very possession-oriented series. Not a lot of turnovers," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "Possessions really, really matter and those extra ones can really be backbreakers." No NBA team has won a series after falling behind 3-0, so it doesnt take all that considerable post-season experience the Nets roster possesses to realize Brooklyn has to win the next game. "We need a win. Its a must-win," Williams said. "We cant afford to go down 3-0. We need to get these at home starting with the one on Saturday." The Nets are only 1-10 against the Heat in the post-season, but they also hadnt defeated Miami in the regular season for 4 1/2 years before ending that 13-game skid with a victory on Nov. 1. That was in their home opener and cemented their belief that they could topple the champs in the spring. They insist that confidence is still there. "Our mindset is positive," reserve Mirza Teletovic said. "We know we can beat this team at home." AP Sports Writer Tim Reynolds in Miami contributed to this report. Cheap Vapormax China . The former central defender calmly nodded it down and quietly went about celebrating a win with his staff. For a man who has had a lot on his shoulders this season, it was an appropriate moment. Nike Vapormax Sale Online . - The Kansas City Royals are hoping All-Star catcher Salvador Perez will be back in a few days. http://www.discountvapormax.com/ . -- Kael Mouillierat scored three times and set up one more as the St. Vapormax For Sale Cheap . Cincinnati has lost back-to-back games in overtime, wasting a chance to take a commanding lead in their division. Discount Nike Vapormax . Carcillo was a little of both for New York in Game 3. Derek Stepan, Martin St. Louis, Dan Girardi and Carcillo scored goals, leading the Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.Leicester were made to wait to clinch the Premier League title after a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford. Anthony Martial put the hosts in front after just eight minutes on Super Sunday when he dispatched Antonio Valencias cross, but Wes Morgan headed home Danny Drinkwaters free-kick nine minutes later to level the scores.Leicester had Drinkwater sent off in the closing stages of the second half, but the hosts were unable to take advantage and Claudio Ranieris men will now be crowned title winners if Tottenham fail to win at Chelsea on Monday Night Football. From Leicesters wait to Uniteds top-four chances, we pick out five talking points from an entertaining game at Old Trafford...Leicester one step closer Leicester players applaud the crowd after they went a point closer to the title The thousands of Leicester supporters who made the trip to Old Trafford were hoping for a famous win to clinch the title, but there was still plenty of enjoyment to be taken from this hard-fought draw. Leicester will be champions if Tottenham stumble on Monday night, and the away end was still bouncing long after the final whistle at Old Trafford.It looked like it might be a different story when Martial struck Uniteds early opener, but Leicesters character shone through as they weathered the storm and regained their composure. Ranieris side have only lost one of the last 10 league games in which they have fallen behind, and they had chances to win it after Morgans leveller. Wes Morgan admitted Leicester had to work very hard for a point at Old Trafford The last thing you want is to go 1-0 down that early but credit to the skipper and the boys, we dug deep, defender Danny Simpson told Sky Sports. We did what weve done all season. We showed our character, got an important goal and kept going. It would have been nice to have won it here, but its a good point.Former Leicester midfielder Neil Lennon was equally impressed. They had to dig deep, he told Sky Sports. They didnt start the game well but the goal gave them a slap in the face and they responded really well with the equaliser. I thought they played really well in the second half and maybe could have nicked it. Its one point more to the title. Penalty flashpoints The Super Sunday panel felt Leicester were fortunate not to have a penalty awarded against them The game was not without controversy. The first flashpoint came when Marouane Fellaini appeared to swing an elbow at Robert Huth in the 22nd minute, and shortly before half-time, Leicester were denied what Lennon described as a stonewall penalty when Riyad Mahrez was felled by Marcos Rojo.Theres no question about it, even though Ive got blue-tinted glasses on, said Lennon. Mahrez comes inside Rojo and does what he always does, with a little check-back onto his right foot. Rojo dangles a leg out and for me, he brings him down. Its a stonewall penalty. Louis van Gaal says United should have been awarded a penalty when Robert Huth pulled Marouane Fellainis hair in the box United were denied a spot-kick of their own when Drinkwater pulled back Memphis Depay in the 86th minute.ddddddddddddThe Leicester midfielder was shown a second yellow card and United were awarded a free-kick by referee Michael Oliver, but replays showed the incident appeared to take place inside the box.As for Fellaini, Graeme Souness expects the FA to take retrospective action. Huth is lucky because Fellaini has caught him under the chin, he told Sky Sports. If that catches him square across his face, then hes lost several teeth or broken his nose and I dont think he can stay on the pitch. Fellaini wont escape a ban for that. I just cant see it.Magic Mahrez dazzles again Riyad Mahrez appeared to be fouled by Marcos Rojo in the first half Just a week after he was named PFA Player of the Year, Mahrez produced exactly the kind of performance that has made him such a deserved winner. The Algerian shouldered more responsibility than ever in the absence of the suspended Jamie Vardy, and while he did not score or assist the goal, he certainly did not disappoint.Mahrez provided a vital outlet on the break for Leicester - who had just 30 per cent of the possession - with his silky first touch and mazy dribbling making him a constant menace, up until he was substituted to a standing ovation from the travelling fans in the 87th minute. Top dribbler Riyad Mahrez completed more dribbles (eight) than any other player in Leicesters draw with Manchester United. The 25-year-old was unfortunate not to win a penalty when he bamboozled Rojo in the first half, and he also provided four scoring chances for his team-mates. Mahrez matched his quality with a tireless work ethic. Of his Leicester team-mates, only NGolo Kante and Leonardo Ulloa covered more ground (11.10km).Rooney better in midfield? Wayne Rooney felt Manchester United dominated the second half against Leicester and deserved to win With Marcus Rashford keeping his place as Uniteds lone striker flanked by Martial and Jesse Lingard, Wayne Rooney continued his recent run of games in central midfield. The United captain certainly seemed to enjoy the new role alongside Fellaini and Michael Carrick.He saw plenty of the ball, with only Antonio Valencia having more touches, and he completed 66 of his 77 passes at a rate of 85.7 per cent. That total included a string of excellent long-range passes, 13 of which found a team-mate and many of which opened up the play to set up the home sides attacks.Rooney embraced the defensive side of his game as he completed more ball recoveries (10) than any other player on the pitch, and there were plenty of shooting chances too as he forced Kasper Schmeichel into saves on two occasions.Man Utds top-four hopes dented Claudio Ranieri shakes hands with Louis van Gaal after the final whistle While Leicester celebrated another step towards the title, it was a case of two points dropped for Louis van Gaals side. United started brightly but the draw leaves them four points behind Manchester City, and their hopes of a top-four finish look remote, with just three games of the season to play.Van Gaal could not hide his disappointment after the game. Ive seen one of the best matches of the season, but its not enough, you have to score, he told reporters. They are specialists on waiting for the opponent and counter-attacking. We didnt give much away. They only really threatened at set-pieces. Mathematically we can make fourth, but its a big gap.With 60 points, United are still four short of the total they reached in the chaotic 2013/14 season under David Moyes. Even three consecutive wins against Norwich, West Ham and Bournemouth might not be enough to lift them into the top four, and an end-of-season total of 69 points would still be their second lowest of the last 24 years. Also See: Souness: Fellaini wont escape ban WATCH: Ranieri and LVG respect Wholesale Hoodies NFL Shirts Outlet Jerseys NFL Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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