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Heat finally solve Brooklyn: James scores 22, Miami tops Nets 107-86 in Game 1 of East semis

  • Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce (34) is fouled by Miami Heat's LeBron James, left, in the first half of Game 1 in an NBA Eastern Conference semifinal basketball series, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce (34) is fouled by Miami Heat's LeBron James, left, in the first half of Game 1 in an NBA Eastern Conference semifinal basketball series, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce (34) reacts to a call by official Sean Wright, right, as Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) looks on in the first half of Game 1 in an NBA Eastern Conference semifinal basketball game, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Miami.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce (34) reacts to a call by official Sean Wright, right, as Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) looks on in the first half of Game 1 in an NBA Eastern Conference semifinal basketball game, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brooklyn Nets' Joe Johnson (7) drives to the basket around Miami Heat defender LeBron James (6) in the first half of Game 1 in an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal series, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Brooklyn Nets' Joe Johnson (7) drives to the basket around Miami Heat defender LeBron James (6) in the first half of Game 1 in an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal series, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)  (The Associated Press)

LeBron James scored 22 points, Ray Allen added 19 and the Miami Heat stayed perfect in this postseason by beating the Brooklyn Nets 107-86 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Chris Bosh scored 15 points, Dwyane Wade added 14 and Mario Chalmers had 12 for Miami, which was 0-4 against the Nets in the regular season.

A 24-9 run in the third quarter blew things open for the Heat, who hadn't played in eight days after sweeping Charlotte in the opening round.

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson scored 17 points each for the Nets, who got only eight from Paul Pierce and no points from Kevin Garnett in 16 minutes.

Game 2 of the best-of-seven is Thursday night.