Streaking Nets seek Heat seat

Updated: April 3, 2006, 10:46 AM ET
By Chris Sheridan
ESPN Insider

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Striving to be second-best, the New Jersey Nets are suddenly within reach of the No. 2 seed in the East.

"Right now they're playing the best basketball of anybody in the NBA, there's no doubt," Miami coach Pat Riley conceded Sunday after New Jersey notched its 12th straight victory -- one shy of the longest winning streak in the league this season -- by knocking off the Heat 90-78.

New Jersey won the season series 3-1 and moved within three games of the ...

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