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Nets Fall to Heat 109-106



    Nets Fall to Heat 109-106
    Julie Jacobson
    Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson tries to split the defense of Miami Heat forward James Johnson (16) and forward Okaro White (15) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in New York. The Heat won 109-106. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Dion Waiters scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, including the clinching 3 with 6.8 seconds left, and the Miami Heat overcame an 18-point deficit in the final period to beat the beleaguered Brooklyn Nets 109-106 on Wednesday night.

    Wayne Ellington had 22 points and Goran Dragic added 17 for the streaking Heat, who have won a season-best five straight games.

    Brook Lopez scored 33 for the Nets, including a career-high seven 3-pointers. Brooklyn (9-36) has lost 14 of 15 and owns the worst record in the NBA.

    The Heat trailed 89-71 entering the fourth but outscored the Nets 38-17 the rest of the way.

    Okaro White's 3-pointer with 58 seconds left gave Miami its first lead, 102-101, since midway through the second period.

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