Quick Recap: Miami Heat 97, New Jersey Nets 87

The Nets assault of the 72-73 Sixers W.O.A.T. continued, as the Nets fell to the Miami Heat 97-87 at the Izod Center tonight, dropping New Jersey’s record to 7-63.

  • So why did the Nets lose tonight? Without even getting into specifics you can start with shooting percentages. The Heat were good (55 percent) and the Nets didn’t (38 percent). Then there were more third-quarter blues, as the Nets were outscored 27-14 in the period.
  • Unfortunately, the Nets also lost Terrence Williams for the foreseeable future, with an ankle/foot injury in the third quarter.  What was most frustrating was TWill looked well on his way to a triple-double, finishing with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists in 23 minutes of play.
  • Strange game statistically for Brook Lopez, finishing with 26 points, but only 1 rebound.
  • Miami was led by the two-man game of Dwyane Wade (27 points, 12 assists) and Jermaine O’Neal (25 points, 9 rebounds). Michael Beasley also chipped in with 16 points.
  • The Nets PF tandem of Yi Jianlian and Kris Humphries combined for 10 points on 3-14 shooting.
  • The Nets only totaled 5 fast-break points and 34 points in the paint.