American Airlines Arena · Miami, Fla.
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By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press
MIAMI—Dwyane Wade scored a season-high 34 points, LeBron James added 21 points and the Miami Heat rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-89 on Saturday night.
Ray Allen scored 13 and Norris Cole finished with 12 for the Heat, who won their sixth straight and remained atop the Eastern Conference. Miami held the Nets to 30 points in the second half.
Andray Blatche scored 20 points for Brooklyn, which had won five in a row. Gerald Wallace had 13 points, Joe Johnson added 12 and Deron Williams finished with 10 points and 12 assists.
Gerald Wallace added 20 points, including five 3-pointers, as all five Nets starters reached double figures.
They beat the Magic for the third time this season and wrap up their five-game road trip in Miami on Saturday.
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By Zachary Paul, for NBA.com
TURNING POINT: Trailing 73-65, the Heat shifted momentum with an 8-0 run to tie the score. They went ahead for good on Wade's breakaway dunk with 2:31 left in the third quarter.
GOOD MOVE: LeBron James has often been criticized for deferring, but he made the right call to turn the game over to Dwyane Wade. With Wade going strong, it enabled James to take on the role of secondary scorer and primary facilitator.
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Deron Williams dished out a game-high 12 assists...Jerry Stackhouse, though he missed his 4 three-point attempts, scored 11 points off the bench for Brooklyn, shooting 5-of-7 from inside the arc...Andray Blatche, subbing again for Brook Lopez (sprained right foot), put up a team-high 20 points, also pulling down 8 rebounds in 33 1/2 minutes...The team's 19 turnovers matched a season-high set in the first game against the Heat (November 7).
|G · Deron Williams||G · Joe Johnson||F · Gerald Wallace||F · Kris Humphries||C · Andray Blatche|
Brook Lopez (sprained right foot) is OUT.
Toko Shengelia (sprained left thumb) was OUT.
|G · Mario Chalmers||G · Dwyane Wade||F · Rashard Lewis||F · LeBron James||C · Chris Bosh|
Shane Battier (sprained right knee) is OUT.
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20 PTS, 8 REB (4 OFF)
8-12 FGs, 4-7 FTs, STL
|On whether the Nets have "closed the gap" with Miami since the opening-week blowout:
"What gap? I think we're just as good s them. Y'all watched the game. I think we were in the game pretty much until we started making unforced turnovers and giving up easy baskets. But I think other than that, I think we controlled this game. We had an opportunity to win and we should've won."