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Heat and Spurs each advance to Conference Finals

Published: Friday, Aug. 28 2015 7:11 a.m. MDT

Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) gives a thumbs-up to his teammates during the final minutes of the second half of Game 5 of a second-round NBA playoff basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Miami, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The Heat won 96-94.  (AP Photo) (Uncredited, ASSOCIATED PRESS) Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) gives a thumbs-up to his teammates during the final minutes of the second half of Game 5 of a second-round NBA playoff basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Miami, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The Heat won 96-94. (AP Photo) (Uncredited, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

MIAMI (AP) — Ray Allen's 3-pointer with 32 seconds left highlighted a huge Miami rally, and the Heat advanced to the Eastern Conference finals by topping the Brooklyn Nets 96-94 on Wednesday night.

The Heat won the series 4-1, and will face either Indiana or Washington in the East finals starting next week.

Miami had not led since late in the second quarter before Allen's shot from the left wing put the Heat up 93-91. Shaun Livingston tried to answer with 24 seconds left, missing in the lane and Chris Bosh controlled the rebound for Miami.

Allen made a pair of free throws with 21.6 seconds to play, capping a 12-0 run that erased an eight-point deficit.

LeBron James scored 29 points and Dwyane Wade had 28 for the Heat. Joe Johnson scored 34 for the Nets, including a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left that got his team within one.

Miami Heat forward LeBron James celebrates their 96-94 win against the Brooklyn Nets  during after Game 5 of a second-round NBA playoff basketball game in Miami, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo) (Uncredited, ASSOCIATED PRESS) Miami Heat forward LeBron James celebrates their 96-94 win against the Brooklyn Nets during after Game 5 of a second-round NBA playoff basketball game in Miami, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo) (Uncredited, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

SPURS 104, TRAIL BLAZERS 82

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard each scored 22 points, and San Antonio overcame an injury to Tony Parker to beat Portland and close out the Western Conference semifinals.

Patty Mills scored 18 points and Tim Duncan had 16 points and eight rebounds for San Antonio, which had four blowout victories in the five-game series.

Parker sat out the second half with tightness in his left hamstring.

It's the third straight conference finals appearance for San Antonio, which lost a heartbreaking seven-game series to the Miami Heat in last season's NBA Finals.

San Antonio, which had the NBA's best record, will await the winner of the series between Oklahoma City and the Los Angeles Clippers. The Thunder have a 3-2 lead.

San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard (2) is hugged by teammate Tim Duncan during the second half of Game 5 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 104-82. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) (Eric Gay, AP) San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard (2) is hugged by teammate Tim Duncan during the second half of Game 5 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 104-82. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) (Eric Gay, AP)

LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points for Portland, while Damian Lillard added 17 points and 10 assists.

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