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Eye on Basketball Podcast: Nets' struggles against Miami

By Zach Harper | NBA writer

After the Brooklyn Nets have fallen down 0-2 to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals, I'm joined by Tim Bontemps of The New York Post to talk about what's gone wrong for them in these first two games. The big talk after Game 2 was the play of Deron Williams, who went scoreless on 0-of-9 shooting and zero free throw attempts in the loss. Can the Nets put up a fight with him playing so poorly? After two games, how has the combination of Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole doubled his scoring production? Can he rebound from this poor performance?

As for the rest of the Nets, they made some really good adjustments in Game 2 and a lot of them worked against the Heat. But the Heat just had too much for them at the end of the game and eventually wore the Nets down. Is that encouraging or discouraging for the Nets? Is there a gameplan from the regular season they can draw on to take Game 3 and even up the series heading back to Miami for Game 5? Or are we headed for another quick series for the Heat?

We discuss all of this, plus the amazing shooting of Mirza Teletovic, the Heat's chances of 3-peating, and much more.

You can follow Tim Bontemps on Twitter @TimBontemps and read his coverage of the Nets and the rest of the NBA here.

Have questions for the podcast? Send them to, or ask them on Twitter with the hashtag #EOBPod, and we'll answer them on the show.

You can download the episode here. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, and you should like us on Facebook. Follow Eye on Basketball on Twitter here.

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