5 May 2014

Spurs, Nets advance to NBA second round

7:06 pm on 5 May 2014

The round two National Basketball Association playoff match ups have finally been confirmed, with the San Antonio Spurs and the Brooklyn Nets winning their series deciders to move on.

The Nets led the Toronto Raptors for most of their game seven on the road, but needed a late block from the veteran, Paul Pierce, to secure the 104-103 win and set up an eastern conference semi-final match up with the Miami Heat.

The west's top seeded Spurs finally got past the eighth seeded Dallas Mavericks, with a 119-96 blowout win in San Antonio.

They will play the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round.