NBA: Big Three lead Nets past Heat


James Harden scored 10 of his 20 points in the 4th quarter as the Brooklyn Nets retreated in the last minutes for a 98-85 triumph over the checking out Miami Heat Monday night in New York.

The Nets won for the 6th time in 8 video games on a night in which they shot a season-low 40 percent, however they outscored Miami 20-7 in the last seven-plus minutes.

Kevin Durant scored 20 points while shooting 6 of 21, however his 3-pointer from the best side snapped a 78-78 tie with 6:47 staying and quickly afterwards the Nets took control.

Harden scored 10 points as the Nets swindled 15 straight. His very first 3-pointer made it 84-80 with 4:59 staying. His 3-pointer as the shot clock ended upped the cause 91-80 with 3:14 and his 17-footer topped the run and provided Brooklyn a 96-80 lead with 88 seconds staying.

Kyrie Irving included 16 points while shooting 6 of 17 as Brooklyn won in spite of shooting 28.9 percent (11 of 29) from 3-point variety.

Bam Adebayo followed up a career-high 41-point night by leading all scorers with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Adebayo shot 10 of 19, struck a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to end the 3rd and provide Miami a 71-70 lead. Nevertheless, he went scoreless in the last 7:45.

Goran Dragic included 21, however Miami lost for the 6th time in 8 video games while continuing to play without Jimmy Butler (health and wellness procedures), Avery Bradley (health and wellness procedures) and Tyler Herro (neck).

Kendrick Nunn completed with 11, and Duncan Robinson missed out on 9 of 10 3-point efforts as the Heat shot 36.9 percent and 25.6 percent from 3-point variety.

Miami scored the very first 8 points and held a 21-15 lead through the opening quarter after Brooklyn missed out on 17 of 21 shots, consisting of all 10 3-point shots. Brooklyn took its very first lead at 38-37 on a reverse layup by Jeff Green with 2 1/2 minutes left, however Dragic struck 2 3-pointers to offer Miami a 45-41 lead by halftime.

The lead altered hands 10 times in the 3rd and Miami missed its very first 7 shots of the 4th up until Andre Iguodala struck a layup to provide a 74-73 lead with 9 1/2 minutes left. Quickly afterwards, the Nets started controling.


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