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Leapin' LeBron James racks up 22 points for Heat's demolition of Nets

Miami lead the series 2-0 as they head to Brooklyn for game three

PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 May, 2014, 10:28pm
UPDATED : Friday, 09 May, 2014, 10:28pm
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Miami ground down Brooklyn on Thursday to take 2-0 leads in their NBA second-round play-off series. 

James tallied 22 points and Chris Bosh had 18 points and six rebounds as the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 94-82 in game two of their Eastern Conference play-off series.

The two-time defending NBA champions took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with game three set for tomorrow morning (HK time) in New York.

"We anticipated this would be a grind," said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. "We had to gut this one out."

Dwyane Wade scored 14 points and Ray Allen scored all of his 13 points in the second half for Miami. 

Gane three is on Saturday in Brooklyn.