NJN 22 19 15 17 73
Mia 26 24 29 24 103
Date of game: 11/7/2012

Recap: Miami vs. Brooklyn

Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Before the Miami Heat embark on an upcoming two- week, six-game road swing, they had to take care of business in the finale of a brief homestand against the Brooklyn Nets.

They did just that for the 10th straight time.

LeBron James was two assists away from a triple-double in the Heat's 103-73 rout of the Nets.

James tallied 20 points, 12 rebounds and eight helpers, while Dwyane Wade added 22 points for Miami, which swept its three-game homestand.

"You have to come and take care of business early, especially on the home court," said Wade.

The defending NBA champions have won 16 of their last 18 games in South Beach dating back to last season. The road trip starts Friday in Atlanta with their next home tilt not until Nov. 21 against Milwaukee.

Deron Williams scored 14 points, but turned the ball over seven times for the Nets, who shot just 37.5 percent (30-of-80) from the floor and 14.3 percent (3-of-21) from beyond the arc.

"We came out pretty well to start, but you have to be able to sustain that kind of play against a good team like that," said Williams. "It's early in the season and we'll get things together."

Miami held a nine-point halftime advantage but blew the contest open in the third quarter.

Back-to-back 3-pointers by Shane Battier and Mario Chalmers capped a 10-0 run, which made it 64-48 midway through the third.

James nailed a triple with 5.6 left in the period to give Miami a 79-56 margin heading into the final frame.

The final score was the Heat's largest lead in the contest.

The Heat took a 26-22 advantage into the second and a 50-41 edge into the halftime break.

Game Notes

Nets forward Gerald Wallace missed his second straight game due to a sprained ankle ... The Nets haven't won in Miami since Feb. 1, 2008 ... James has won his past 15 contests against the Nets.

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.