LeBron James and Chris Bosh paced the Heat, combining for 32 points, but the reserves played a very underwhelming game. Brooklyn was in control of the scoreboard for the majority of their fifth preseason contest, and Miami's only lead came during the first quarter.
The Nets jumped out to a nine-point first-quarter lead and held Miami to just 10-of-32 shooting during the first half, increasing their advantage to 16 points by halftime. Additionally, the Heat hit a frankly embarrassing 15 of 35 free throws.
It was the first time Erik Spoelstra and company had a front-row look at the star-studded Brooklyn squad, but Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem, Ray Allen, Chris Andersen and Michael Beasley had the night off for Miami.
The Heat dropped to 3-2 in the preseason and will take on the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.