Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each scored 27 points, leading the Miami Heat over the Brooklyn Nets 102-98 on Tuesday night.

Wade also had eight assists and four rebounds. Justise Winslow added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Heat.

Andrea Bargnani had 20 points and Joe Johnson had 15 for the Nets.

The Nets trailed 94-93 with 1:54 left when Thaddeus Young missed a hook shot at the rim. Luol Deng then found a cutting Wade backdoor for the layup while he was fouled, and he made the free throw.

Deng made a steal on Brooklyn’s next possession, leading to Wade’s 20-foot fallaway jumper. Donald Sloan answered with a 3-pointer for the Nets and Wayne Ellington missed a 3 that would’ve tied it.

Bosh hit one of two foul shots and the Heat held on.


Heat: Wade moved past Clifford Robinson for sole possession of 43rd place on the NBA career scoring list. … Goran Dragic was ruled out before the game with a strained left calf. He has missed eight straight games and coach Erik Spoelstra hopes he’ll return sooner than later. "We just want to make sure there isn’t a setback," Spoelstra said. "He’s healed, but you want to test it." … Udonis Haslem appeared in his 800th career game, all as a member of Miami. … Hassan Whiteside, Chris Andersen and Josh McRoberts did not dress.

Nets: Johnson has improved his shooting since Tony Brown became interim coach. "I see him more engaged, more into the game versus being a guy that is just spotting up on the perimeter waiting for the ball to find him," Brown said. In January, Johnson is shooting 49 percent overall and 52 percent from 3-point range as a result. … Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Chris McCullough and Jarrett Jack did not dress.


Heat: Visit Milwaukee on Friday.

Nets: Visit Dallas on Friday.

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