Wednesday evening was an early-season litmus test for the Brooklyn Nets, one that they didn't exactly pass with flying colors.
The Heat ultimately came out on top, defeating the Nets 103-73 to improve their regular-season record to 4-1, while Brooklyn fell to 1-2 on the season.
The Heat continue to score at a blistering pace (51.9 percent shooting from the field), and if they can sustain their current offensive efficiency, will be nearly impossible to beat.
The Nets' size advantage was evident throughout the evening, but was mitigated by the Heat's impeccable floor spacing on the offensive end.
On the defensive end, the Heat were simply too quick for the Nets. A big issue for the Nets in the early going this season, their defense was underwhelming yet again.
LeBron James posted his fifth straight game with 20-plus points, finishing with 20 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists.