Brooklyn, NY (Sports Network) - LeBron James and the Miami Heat put another
beat down on Brooklyn Nets with a thorough 105-85 victory Wednesday at
Two days after being honored by President Barack Obama at the White House for
last season's championship, the Heat shot 51.8 percent from the field and a
stellar 11-of-19 from behind the arc to earn their 13th straight win over the
Nets, including three this season by a combined 63 points.
James totaled 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for Miami, which
turned a tie game on its head with a one-sided 36-14 third quarter. Dwyane
Wade chipped in 21 points, while Chris Bosh added 16 in the victory.
The Heat were coming off a double-overtime loss to the Boston Celtics on
Sunday and were facing a Nets team that had not lost at home since Christmas
Day. But Brooklyn saw its eight-game home winning streak fall by the wayside
in part because of 19 turnovers -- eight coming in the decisive third quarter.
Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson scored 21 and 16 points, respectively, in defeat.
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