The Brooklyn Nets survived a fourth quarter rally by the Miami Heat and eventually won in double overtime 104-95 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York Friday night.
Joe Johnson led the Nets with 32 points, five assists and four rebounds, Paul Pierce scored 23 points and grabbed five rebounds and Shaun Livingston had 19 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and one late thunderous dunk for the Nets.
LeBron James led the Heat’s late fourth quarter rally and was fantastic throughout, as usual, but fouled out on a questionable offensive foul in overtime. James finished with 36 points, seven rebounds and five assists. He hit one of two free throws with 40 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.
Norris Cole had 18 points and seven assists and hit an 18-footer with three seconds to play in overtime to force the second extra frame. The Heat were actually held scoreless until the 1:19 mark in the second overtime, but held the Nets to just four points themselves.
The Nets had a chance to win in regulation and the first overtime, but shots by Johnson and Pierce wouldn’t go.
In double overtime, it was all Nets as they outscored the Heat 11-2.
The Nets are now 15-21 while the Heat are 27-10.