The Miami Heat started the game strong, leading by as many as 12 points in the first quarter. However, the Brooklyn Nets rallied in the second quarter, and the game was tied at halftime. The Nets took control in the third quarter, outscoring the Heat 31-12. The Heat made a late run in the fourth quarter, but the Nets held on for the win.
The Nets were led by Cam Johnson, who scored 23 points. Spencer Dinwiddie added 15 points and 8 assists. The Heat were led by Jimmy Butler, who scored 23 points. Bam Adebayo added 16 points and 10 rebounds.
The Nets improved to 40-34 on the season, while the Heat fell to 40-35. The Nets are now in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, while the Heat are in seventh place.
The Nets’ win was their first in four games, while the Heat’s loss was their second in a row. The Nets will look to build on their win when they face the New York Knicks on the road on Wednesday. The Heat will look to rebound when they face the Philadelphia 76ers at home on Tuesday.