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Heat Advance in NBA Playoffs

The Miami Heat have advanced to the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs after completing a four-game sweep of the New Jersey Nets. Miami closed out the best-of-seven opening round series with a 110-97 win Sunday.

Dwyane Wade led Miami with 34 points while Eddie Jones added 21 points. The top-seeded Heat will enjoy at least a week off before the second round.

The Detroit Pistons took a 3-1 lead in their first round series against Philadelphia, with a 97-92 overtime win over the host-76ers.

Rasheed Wallace hit a pair of clutch three-point shots and scored eight of his 17 in overtime, as the Pistons head home with a chance to wrap up the best-of-seven game series on Tuesday.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.