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Where: Game 4 – Barclays Center, Brooklyn.
When: Tuesday May 13, 01:00 BST
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Brooklyn Nets star Paul Pierce has insisted that his team don’t fear the Miami Heat, but they will need to win Game 4 in order to tie this series.
Having put a dent in Miami’s lead last time out, the Nets will be aware of the task ahead of them as they look to keep this match-up alive heading back to the AA Arena for Game 5.
Pierce is undoubtedly relishing the opportunity to go up against the best, and he reiterated that he is trying to instil belief in the locker room in order to convince his team-mates that it is still possible for them to advance.
While the switch to allow him to guard LeBron James appeared to pay dividends in Game 3, James insisted that there should be no fear factor between the two teams as ultimately it is professionals going up against each other in a game of basketball.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra conceded that there were multiple things wrong with their last performance on both ends of the court, and while Brooklyn will know the importance of this game, the visitors will react given their championship pedigree.
Analysis of the regular season series in which the Nets swept their rivals is now a distant memory, and the Heat will without question come out with more intensity and urgency in order to put the pressure on early.
Both teams can fall back on experience in these situations given the amount of playoff basketball that they have played between them, so it may well be determined by the little details and big plays down the stretch to split them.
If Miami were to win, then a close-out game at home on Wednesday night will be a prospect that they will very much look forward to.