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Heat pull away late, top Brooklyn 94-82 for 2-0 lead in East semifinal series

  • Miami Heat forward LeBron James dunks the ball during the first half of Game 2 of an Eastern Conference semifinal basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Miami Heat forward LeBron James dunks the ball during the first half of Game 2 of an Eastern Conference semifinal basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) looks for an open teammate as Brooklyn Nets forward Alan Anderson (6) defends during the first half of Game 2 of an Eastern Conference semifinal basketball game, Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) looks for an open teammate as Brooklyn Nets forward Alan Anderson (6) defends during the first half of Game 2 of an Eastern Conference semifinal basketball game, Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  (The Associated Press)

LeBron James scored 22 points, Chris Bosh added 18 and the Miami Heat took a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series by beating the Brooklyn Nets 94-82 on Thursday night.

Dwyane Wade had 14 and Ray Allen scored 13 for the Heat, who tied a franchise record with their eighth straight playoff victory.

Mirza Teletovic set a Nets playoff record with six 3-pointers, on his way to a 20-point night off the bench. Shaun Livingston scored 15, Paul Pierce had 13 and Joe Johnson added 13 more for the Nets.

Game 3 is Saturday night in Brooklyn.