MIAMI — Joe Harris scored a career-high 21 factors, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 18 and the Brooklyn Nets merely embarrassed the Miami Warmth 111-87 on Friday evening.
Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen every had 12 for the Nets, who have been really down 18-Eight early — then outscored Miami 85-37 over the subsequent 28 minutes. LeVert added a career-best 11 assists.
It matched the largest win by the Nets over the Warmth ever, going together with the 24-point victory by New Jersey on Dec. 1, 1989, which was early within the second season in Miami franchise historical past.
Josh Richardson scored 19 factors and Hassan Whiteside added 17 for Miami. The Warmth shot Three for 26 from Three-point vary, and 34 % from the sector total.
The Warmth began on a Eight-Zero run. That ended their listing of achievements for the night.
Brooklyn scored 13 unanswered factors, grabbed the lead by the top of the primary quarter and by no means relented. The Warmth shot Three for 17 within the second quarter, trailed by 20 on the half after which acquired down by as many as 38 late within the third.
It was the fifth time this season the Warmth trailed by as many as 30 in a recreation — not one of the earlier margins as massive because the 38-pointer the Nets loved on this one.
Nets: Brooklyn beat Miami for the primary time within the groups’ final seven conferences. … The biggest margin of victory in Nets franchise historical past at Miami, earlier than Friday, was 22 — in 1991. … Harris is the eighth Nets participant to have a 20-point recreation off the bench this season. … The Nets shot 49 %, and completed with seven gamers in double figures. Additionally they outrebounded Miami 54-43.
Warmth: Miami missed an opportunity to maneuver three video games over .500 for the primary time because the finish of the 2015-16 season. The final time the Warmth have been three video games over with out Dwyane Wade on the roster was April 18, 2001. … Warmth coach Erik Spoelstra acquired a technical for arguing with 1:11 left within the third, and his workforce down by 37. … Miami performed 41 residence video games in 2017, going 27-14.
The Nets led by 35 factors after three quarters, matching the franchise file for margin in a highway recreation after 36 minutes. The opposite time it occurred was March 13, 1993, when New Jersey was up 104-69 going into the fourth at Phoenix.
Miami was once more with out Justise Winslow, James Johnson, Dion Waiters, Rodney McGruder and Okaro White, all injured. The Warmth anticipate them to all miss Saturday’s recreation in Orlando as properly.
Nets: Go to Boston on Sunday, ending a five-game journey.
Warmth: Go to Orlando on Saturday, their remaining recreation of 2017.