Nets Can't Stop Wade and the Heat

The Nets are back at .500 after falling to the Heat, 106-103, at the IZOD Center Saturday night. The game was close throughout and both teams shot well in the first half, but the Heat led by six at the break. The Nets took the lead briefly early in the fourth and briefly again with just over two minutes to go, but couldn't stop Dwyane Wade down the stretch and a Udonis Haslem jumper sealed the game with 14.7 seconds left. Wade led all scorers with 41 points and the Heat shot 51 percent as a team. After scoring 75 points on 25-43 shooting vs. Dallas, Devin Harris and Vince Carter finished with 21 points apiece for the Nets, but shot just 10-29 from the field. Brook Lopez was the high man for the Nets, finishing with 22 points, 13 boards and five blocks. It was the first time a Nets rookie had a 20-10-5 game since Derrick Coleman achieved the trick 18 years ago. Lopez is now averaging 10 points a game and for the first time this season, the Nets have four players with double-digit scoring averages: Carter, Harris, Lopez and Yi Jianlian. Jarvis Hayes suffered a mild concussion during a collision with Joel Anthony in the fourth quarter and couldn't return to the game. Neither Sean Willliams nor Bobby Simmons was available. Williams was home sick and Simmons was sidelined by two shoulder bruises.

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