2014 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals:Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat Game 1May 06, 2014 by Marc Jerbs

On Tuesday, the defending champions Miami Heat will go up against the Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Miami has the home court advantage in the series and expect the AmericanAirlines Arena full of loyal fans. Tip off is set at 7PM ET.

Brooklyn was tested in their first round match against Toronto. The series went to seven games and a key block by Paul Pierce against Kyle Lowry sealed their fate to meet Miami as their next opponent.

The Nets have won all four regular season series against the Heat. It seems that Brooklyn does play well against LBJ, D-Wade and CB. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett know how to play these three players while they were in Boston.

Miami is coming of a series sweep against Charlotte. The Heat's players are fully rested after the series of Boston and Toronto went to seven full games. The Big 3 has extra motivation and hunger when they play the Nets. LBJ, D-Wade and CB wants to atone Miami's 4 regular season losses against Brooklyn with a series win.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Miami Heat as a 7-point favorite to beat the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night.