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Nets fall into last place in Orlando Summer League with loss to Heat

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Brooklyn Nets

For the second day in a row, the Nets made a game of it in the summer league, but again fell short, losing to the Heat, 93-86 in Orlando. Brooklyn is now 0-2 and last in the eight-team field.

Mason Plumlee once again showed big man tools, finishing the game with 23 points, on 8-of-8 shooting, and nine rebounds. During the third quarter, he put on a dunking display once again showing his athleticism. Over two games, the seven-foot Duke product is 11-of-13 from the floor, averaging 16.5 points and 11.5 boards. Among other things, he showed off a skyhook and some surprising post moves.

Tyshawn Taylor led the Nets with 25 points and improved his shooting Monday. After going 6-of-18 vs. Detroit, he hit 7-of-13 vs. the Heat. He still had five turnovers and only three assists, giving him four over two days. Meanwhile, Toko Shengelia had another miserable shooting game, going 2-of-8 for a combined 3-of-15 in the two games. Shengelia did show up some passing skills, leading the Nets with four assists. Rounding out the scoring, David Lighty and Matt Janning, both of whom played in Europe last season, finished with 10 each, including two three pointers each. After shooting 7.7 percent from deep Sunday, the Nets improved to 35.7 Monday.

In the coaching category, Jason Kidd was more involved, more active, drawing up plays along with Lawrence Frank.

For the Heat, who improved to 1-1, Ian Clark and James Ennis, a second round pick, led the way, with 19 and 17. The Nets don't play again until 11 a.m. Wednesday.