After a week of waiting to see who they’d be matching up against in the Conference Semifinals, the Miami Heat finally know who to start preparing for this week. It’s a quick turnaround for Brooklyn, but the Nets earned a trip to the Conference Semifinals on Sunday with a win over the Toronto Raptors.
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The ride for the Raptors was actually one that a lot of people didn’t want to see end, but as cute as their season has been the matchup we all wanted to see is the one we are getting. There has been bad blood between the Nets and the Heat dating back to the Heat-Celtics days when Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were still in Boston.
But a new team provides the same old bad blood between all parties involved and we now get to see if the Nets have what it takes to transition their regular season success into the postseason.