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Nets Hold Off Heat

The Nets finally got a win against the Miami Heat on Friday night at the IZOD Center, even with Net-killer Dwyane Wade playing 40 minutes. The Nets held the Heat to 39 percent shooting in the first half and led by as many as 14 early in the third quarter. The Heat used a 12-2 run spanning the third and fourth quarters to tie the game, but the Nets answered with a 9-0 run fueled by their bench to take back control. Miami closed back to within three with 2 1/2 minutes to go, but Jarvis Hayes and Chris Douglas-Roberts hit big jumpers down the stretch to seal the game for the Nets. The Nets had five players in double-figures, led by Hayes and Douglas-Roberts, who finished with 18 points apiece. For CDR, it was his second career high after scoring 14 against the Knicks two nights ago. Vince Carter came within two assists and a rebound of a triple double, with 17, 8 and 9. He and Brook Lopez shot a combined 9-31, but Hayes and Douglas-Roberts went 13-18. Wade led all scorers with 27 points, but he shot only 9-21 and missed five foul shots. Lopez limited Jermaine O'Neal to two rebounds for the game.