NBA Game Summary - Brooklyn at Miami|
(Wednesday, November 7th)
Final Score: Miami 103, Brooklyn 73
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Before the Miami Heat embark on an upcoming two-
week, six-game road swing, they had to take care of business in the finale of
a brief homestand against the Brooklyn Nets.
They did just that for the 11th straight time.
LeBron James was two assists away from a triple-double in the Heat's 103-73
rout of the Nets.
James tallied 20 points, 12 rebounds and eight helpers, while Dwyane Wade
added 22 points for Miami, which swept its three-game homestand.
"You have to come and take care of business early, especially on the home
court," said Wade.
The defending NBA champions have won 16 of their last 18 games in South Beach
dating back to last season. The road trip starts Friday in Atlanta with their
next home tilt not until Nov. 21 against Milwaukee.
Deron Williams scored 14 points, but turned the ball over seven times for the
Nets, who shot just 37.5 percent (30-of-80) from the floor and 14.3 percent
(3-of-21) from beyond the arc.
"We came out pretty well to start, but you have to be able to sustain that
kind of play against a good team like that," said Williams. "It's early in the
season and we'll get things together."
Miami held a nine-point halftime advantage but blew the contest open in the
Back-to-back 3-pointers by Shane Battier and Mario Chalmers capped a 10-0 run,
which made it 64-48 midway through the third.
James nailed a triple with 5.6 left in the period to give Miami a 79-56 margin
heading into the final frame.
The final score was the Heat's largest lead in the contest.
The Heat took a 26-22 advantage into the second and a 50-41 edge into the
Nets forward Gerald Wallace missed his second straight game due to a sprained
ankle ... The Nets haven't won in Miami since Feb. 1, 2008 ... James has won
his past 15 contests against the Nets.
11/07 23:30:40 ET