National Basketball Association
Miami 109, Brooklyn 106
When: 3:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 1, 2019
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
#52 Scott Twardoski, #15 Zach Zarba, #66 Haywoode Workman
Jimmy Butler made the go-ahead free throws with 29.7 seconds remaining as the Miami Heat rallied down the stretch and beat the host Brooklyn Nets, 109-106, on Sunday afternoon.
Miami improved to 14-5 by closing out the game with a 14-3 run over the last 4:24.
The Nets led103-95 after a 3-pointer by Spencer Dinwiddie, but the Nets went cold in allowing Miami to climb back.
Butler split a pair at the line with 44.8 seconds left to pull to within 106-105 and then gave Miami a 107-106 lead after being fouled by Dinwiddie.
The Heat extended the lead to 109-106 on two free throws by Justise Winslow with 11.3 seconds left, and Dinwiddie missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Reserve Goran Dragic led the Heat with 24 points, as Miami shot just 38.9 percent but held the Nets to 41 points after halftime.
Butler added 20, and Bam Adebayo collected 17 points and 16 rebounds.
Dinwiddie scored 29 points and Joe Harris added 25, but the Nets dropped to 6-3 without Kyrie Irving.
Brooklyn held a 23-16 lead on 3-pointer by Taurean Prince with 4:19 left in the first quarter, but Miami outscored the Nets 16-7 and held a 32-30 lead after the opening quarter. The Nets ended the first half on a 15-6 run and took a 65-58 lead after David Nwaba hit a 3-pointer in the final seconds.
Miami held Brooklyn to 16 points in the third and took an 83-81 lead into the fourth.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Goran Dragic 24
Spencer Dinwiddie 29
Goran Dragic 6
Taurean Prince 5
Bam Adebayo 16
Jarrett Allen 12
Jimmy Butler 9
||Free Throws Made
Spencer Dinwiddie 5
Bam Adebayo 1
Spencer Dinwiddie 1
Bam Adebayo 1
Taurean Prince 3
Team Stats Summary
Brooklyn will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Nets have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .600 after a loss.
Miami will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Heat have a W/L % of .615 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.