In a game where Mikal Bridges overcame a slow start to score 24 points, the Brooklyn Nets secured a 112-97 victory over the short-handed Miami Heat in New York. The Nets, leading for most of the game, broke a three-game losing streak and claimed their second win over the Heat in three meetings this season.
Bridges, rebounding from a slow start where he missed his first five shots, finished 8-of-19 from the field. Cameron Johnson contributed 19 points and 10 rebounds, making his first five shots to aid the Nets' early control. Dorian Finney-Smith added 16 points, while Spencer Dinwiddie recorded 14 points and 11 assists. Nic Claxton contributed 13 points as the Nets shot 50 percent, made 14 treys, and led by as many as 21. The Heat played without Bam Adebayo (hip) and ruled out Jimmy Butler (ankle) just before the game.