Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights
The Miami Heat overcame the Brooklyn Nets and their scorching hot start to get their 12th win of the season and their 8th-straight win at home, with an 102-89 win.
The Miami Heat absolutely steamrolled the Nets in the 2nd half, holding them to just 30 points in the 2nd half, and forcing 19 turnovers.
Led by Dwyane Wade's 34 points on 70-percent shooting, and LeBron James' balance performance with 21 points, nine rebounds and six assists, the Heat cruised in the second half to their 12th win of the season.
It wasn't an easy win for the Heat, who struggled early on with the Nets aggressive play on the glass and on defense.
The Heat were out-rebounded in the 1st half, 22-11, but they ended the game with just three less rebounds than the Nets, 38-35 respectively.
It was certainly a tale of two halves for the Heat and the Nets, and unfortunately the Nets' best half was in the 1st, which meant they couldn't keep up with the Heat as the game went on.
With the win, the Heat move to 12-3 on the season and are the proud owners of the Eastern Conference's best overall record.
The Nets' five-game winning streak comes to an end and gives them an 11-5 overall record, which isn't bad considering their 1-2 start to the season.
It's clear that the Heat are in a league of their own though and the Nets aren't ready to compete at their level for an entire 48 minutes.
At some point the question has to be asked—Can the Heat win 70 games this season?
Dexter Pittman, Terrell Harris and James Jones are in the game for the Heat. That means it's scrub time for both teams.
Final Score—Heat 102, Nets 89
Norris Cole's three-ball, giving him 12 points, gives the Heat 102 points which also gives the Heat their 8th straight home game with 100-plus points this season.
The Heat will keep their undefeated record at home this season (8-0).
Heat 102, Nets 88—1:00 remaining in the 4th quarter
I don't agree that the Heat can play 5 strong minutes and win, but I see where you're going with this J.A. Adande.
The Heat only need to play 5-15 great minutes a night to win. They know it & Spoelstra knows it too, but you can tell it drives him nuts.— J.A. Adande (@jadande) December 2, 2012
That bucket gives LeBron James 21 points on the night, which gives him his 20th straight game with 20 or more points. Keeps the streak alive.
Heat 94, Nets 85—2:40 remaining in the 4th quarter
Heat are also out-scoring the Nets, 42-21 in the 2nd half.
Nets have 11 turnovers & 17 3-pointers taken (13 missed) in 2nd half. Little chance to win against Miami playing that way. Heat by 9, 5 min— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) December 2, 2012
The Nets are absolutely unravelling before our eyes.
A few bad offensive possessions, an offensive foul by Gerald Wallace, and a lack of emotion and the Nets have played themselves out of this one.
Heat 92, Nets 81—3:31 remaining in the 4th quarter
What an alley-oop from Ray Allen to Dwyane Wade. Posterizes Kris Humphries in the process.
With that basket, Dwyane Wade has his first 30-plus point game of the season,
Heat 90, Nets 81—4:57 remaining in the 4th quarter
What a hustle play by LeBron James. With the heat up seven, LeBron dives for a lose ball and nearly saves it as he slides out of bounds. You can't tell me that guy doesn't want to win every single time he steps on the court.
Heats 88, Nets 81—5:33 remaining in the 4th quarter
The Nets only have 22 points in the entire 2nd half. Quite an impressive turnaround for the Heat on the defensive side of the ball.
Heat 88, Nets 81—6:24 remaining in the 4th quarter
Norris Cole has been a nice spark off the bench for the Heat, with 9 points in 21 minutes—his 9 points are a season high for the youngster out of Cleveland State.
Cole also has 3 steals, which leads the Heat tonight.
Heat 88, Nets 81—7:48 remaining in the 4th quarter. It's been quite a turnaround for the Heatles tonight.
Both the Nets and Heat's second units are really forcing the pace of the game, by jacking up some truly questionable shots.
It's time to get the starters back in this one.
Heat 84, Nets 81—9:00 remaining in the 4th quarter
Impressive performances tonight:
Andray Blatche—18 points, 667 FG%, 5 rebounds
Deron Williams—10 points, 12 assists
LeBron James—19 points, 8 rebounds 6 assists
Dwyane Wade—28 points, 68.8 FG%, 5 assists
Heat 84, Nets 81—10:19 remaining in the 4th quarter
Hey Brooklyn Nets fans, remember this guy? Wonder why he's not getting any minutes as of late.
Heat 82, Nets 78 at the end of the 3rd quarter
17-6 run for the Heat to end the 3rd quarter. Not too bad for a team that looked out-manned early on.
This one is turning into a playoff-esque game, with the Heat turning up the pace, led by LeBron James with Wade on the bench.
The Nets have just 16 points in the 3rd quarter, which is majorly down to their 24 in the first and 35 in the second.
Heat 82, Nets 77—0:51 remaining in the 3rd quarter
12-2 run continues for the Heat, with a HUGE steal and SLAM by LeBron James. It's like the Heat just all of a sudden decided to start caring.
Heat 77, Nets 75—2:22 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Well I guess that answers the question of whether Dwyane Wade can still be a main option for the Heat.
Wade with 26 points and five assists on 66.7 percent shooting.
Nets 73, Heat 73—3:20 remaining in the 3rd quarter
The Heat within four points, which is the closest they've been since the first minutes of the 1st quarter. Let's see how they handle it.
Well ... they handled it like #Champions, which shouldn't be too shocking.
Nets 73, Heat 73—3:20 remaining in the 3rd quarter thanks to a Dwyane Wade steal and slam, leading the Heat on a 10-2 run.
Not sure many people thought Andray Blatche would be the Nets' leading scorer tonight.
Blatch with 16 points in 21 minutes tonight.
Nets 73, Heat 65—4:55 remaining in the 3rd quarter
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