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NETS COMPLETE RARE HEAT SEASON SWEEP

Times wires

MIAMI - Joe Johnson scored 19, Mason Plumlee was credited with a block on LeBron James' dunk attempt in the final seconds, and the Nets finished off a four-game season sweep of Miami by beating the Heat 88-87 on Tuesday night.

It was the third time Brooklyn beat Miami by a single point. The Nets became the first team in the last two years to sweep the Heat.

James had 29 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Up by one, Johnson missed a jumper with 11 seconds left. Miami controlled the rebound and the ball was sent to James, who went up for a dunk that Plumlee contested. The Heat argued for a foul and time expired.

DUMARS WILL RESIGN: Pistons president Joe Dumars will resign before his contract expires on July 1, espn.com and the Detroit News reported.

Pistons 102, Hawks 95

DETROIT (102): Singler 1-6 0-0 2, Monroe 10-24 1-1 21, Drummond 7-9 5-11 19, Jennings 3-10 0-0 7, Stuckey 8-17 12-14 29, Caldwell-Pope 3-10 0-0 6, Jerebko 2-4 3-4 8, Siva 3-6 1-2 10. Totals 37-86 22-32 102.

ATLANTA (95): Carroll 2-10 4-4 8, Millsap 10-19 4-8 24, Antic 4-13 3-4 13, Teague 5-9 4-4 15, Korver 4-16 0-0 12, Martin 1-4 0-0 3, Brand 2-3 0-0 4, Mack 3-7 3-4 10, Scott 2-5 0-0 4, Schroder 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 34-89 18-24 95.

Detroit 35 23 23 21 - 102

Atlanta 27 25 26 17 - 95

3-Point Goals-Detroit 6-17 (Siva 3-4, Jerebko 1-2, Stuckey 1-3, Jennings 1-4, Caldwell-Pope 0-1, Singler 0-3), Atlanta 9-35 (Korver 4-12, Antic 2-6, Martin 1-2, Mack 1-2, Teague 1-4, Scott 0-1, Schroder 0-1, Millsap 0-2, Carroll 0-5). Rebounds-Detroit 64 (Drummond 17), Atlanta 56 (Millsap 12). Assists-Detroit 14 (Jennings 6), Atlanta 26 (Teague 9). Total Fouls-Detroit 20, Atlanta 23. Technicals-Monroe. A-10,587 (18,729).

Timberwolves 110, Spurs 91

SAN ANTONIO (91): Leonard 5-10 1-1 11, Duncan 4-11 2-4 10, Diaw 6-13 0-0 13, Joseph 4-5 5-8 13, Green 1-6 3-4 5, Ginobili 3-7 1-2 7, Mills 3-7 0-0 8, Splitter 0-2 1-2 1, Belinelli 1-4 1-2 3, Bonner 5-8 0-0 11, Ayres 3-4 1-2 7, Daye 1-3 0-0 2, James 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 36-81 15-25 91.

MINNESOTA (110): Brewer 5-8 3-3 14, Love 5-15 7-7 19, Dieng 4-15 4-5 12, Rubio 10-17 3-4 23, Hummel 4-10 0-0 9, Mbah a Moute 5-7 0-0 11, Turiaf 4-5 2-4 10, Barea 3-9 1-1 7, Shved 0-1 0-0 0, Cunningham 2-4 1-2 5, Jeffers 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-91 21-26 110.

San Antonio 19 15 29 28 - 91

Minnesota 27 27 31 25 - 110

3-Point Goals-San Antonio 4-17 (Mills 2-3, Diaw 1-2, Bonner 1-3, Ginobili 0-1, Leonard 0-2, Daye 0-2, Green 0-4), Minnesota 5-15 (Love 2-6, Brewer 1-1, Mbah a Moute 1-1, Hummel 1-4, Rubio 0-1, Barea 0-2). Rebounds-San Antonio 46 (Leonard, Duncan 6), Minnesota 63 (Dieng 15). Assists-San Antonio 19 (Diaw 5), Minnesota 23 (Rubio 7). Total Fouls-San Antonio 22, Minnesota 18. A-10,117 (19,356).

Nets 88, Heat 87

BROOKLYN (88): Johnson 9-17 0-0 19, Pierce 5-8 3-3 14, Plumlee 4-6 0-0 8, Williams 3-9 1-4 8, Livingston 2-6 0-0 4, Thornton 6-8 0-0 16, Kirilenko 0-0 1-2 1, Teletovic 4-8 1-1 11, Anderson 3-6 1-4 7. Totals 36-68 7-14 88.

MIAMI (87): James 9-16 11-14 29, Battier 1-2 0-0 3, Bosh 5-13 2-3 12, Chalmers 3-8 0-0 7, Douglas 2-5 0-0 6, Andersen 2-4 1-2 5, Allen 2-5 0-0 6, Lewis 4-7 0-0 9, Cole 5-9 0-0 10. Totals 33-69 14-19 87.

Brooklyn 26 18 18 26 - 88

Miami 14 29 22 22 - 87

3-Point Goals-Brooklyn 9-23 (Thornton 4-5, Teletovic 2-6, Pierce 1-3, Johnson 1-4, Williams 1-4, Anderson 0-1), Miami 7-24 (Allen 2-4, Douglas 2-5, Lewis 1-2, Battier 1-2, Chalmers 1-2, Cole 0-2, James 0-3, Bosh 0-4). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Brooklyn 44 (Plumlee 8), Miami 36 (James 10). Assists-Brooklyn 13 (Williams 6), Miami 17 (James 6). Total Fouls-Brooklyn 14, Miami 15. Technicals-Pierce. A-19,600 (19,600).

Mavericks 95, Jazz 83

DALLAS (95): Marion 4-8 0-0 10, Nowitzki 9-11 1-1 21, Dalembert 5-6 0-0 10, Calderon 4-6 2-4 10, Ellis 7-17 1-2 16, Carter 5-11 0-0 13, Blair 2-3 0-0 4, Harris 3-5 2-4 9, Crowder 0-1 0-0 0, Ellington 1-1 0-0 2, Wright 0-3 0-0 0, Larkin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-72 6-11 95.

UTAH (83): Jefferson 6-17 1-3 15, Williams 0-2 0-0 0, Favors 8-13 3-3 19, Burke 2-8 0-0 4, Hayward 5-14 0-2 11, Burks 5-10 0-1 10, Evans 3-9 0-0 6, Kanter 6-12 3-4 15, Garrett 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 36-87 7-13 83.

Dallas 39 22 20 14 - 95

Utah 25 21 19 18 - 83

3-Point Goals-Dallas 9-23 (Carter 3-7, Nowitzki 2-3, Marion 2-4, Harris 1-3, Ellis 1-4, Calderon 0-2), Utah 4-24 (Jefferson 2-8, Garrett 1-1, Hayward 1-6, Burks 0-2, Williams 0-2, Burke 0-5). Rebounds-Dallas 40 (Dalembert, Nowitzki, Marion 6), Utah 54 (Kanter 19). Assists-Dallas 24 (Harris 6), Utah 16 (Hayward, Burke 5). Total Fouls-Dallas 12, Utah 15. A-18,102 (19,911).

Playoff chase

The top eight in each conference make the playoffs. The three division winners and the next-best team regardless of division are seeded one through four by record (top tiebreakers are division lead and better head-to-head winning percentage):

EAST

Team W-L GB GR

y Heat 53-24 - 5

y Pacers 53-25 -1/2 4

x Raptors 45-32 8 5

x Bulls 45-32 8 5

x Nets 43-34 10 5

x Wizards 40-37 13 5

x Bobcats 39-38 14 5

Hawks 34-43 19 5

Knicks 33-45 20-1/2 4

Cavaliers 31-47 22-1/2 4

West

y Spurs 60-18 - 4

y Thunder * 55-21 4 6

y Clippers 55-23 5 4

x Rockets * 51-25 8 6

x Blazers 50-28 10 4

Warriors 48-29 11-1/2 5

Mavericks 48-31 12-1/2 3

Suns 46-31 13-1/2 5

Grizzlies 45-32 14-1/2 5

xClinched playoffs yClinched division*Late game

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