Summer League Recap: Heat 110, Nets 91
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By Josh Cohen
July 6, 2014
ORLANDO -- Like champions tend to do, Shabazz Napier bounced back from his unsatisfactory NBA debut with a far more efficient follow-up. His 17 points, seven assists and four rebounds propelled the Miami Heat to a 110-91 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Day Two of the 2014 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League.
Napier, acquired by the Heat on draft night from the Charlotte Hornets after leading UConn to an NCAA title, wasn’t the only standout performer for Miami. James Ennis torched Brooklyn from downtown, burying seven of the Heat's 15 3-pointers and finishing with a game-high 29 points.
"Over the last year I worked on my shot a lot when I went overseas," Ennis said. "I'm an all-around player. I need to get better on my defense. That's my main focus."
Miami led from start to finish and by as many as 24. Justin Hamilton contributed 15 points and nine rebounds for the Heat, who get some rest Monday before returning to action on Tuesday when they play the Detroit Pistons at 5 p.m. Tyler Johnson, an undrafted rookie from Fresno State, pitched in 14 points on a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor.
Rebounding was the game’s most significant discrepancy. The Heat out-rebounded the Nets by 18 (37-19).
Mason Plumlee paced Brooklyn with 18 points. The Nets will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday at 7 p.m.