Heat roll over Pistons for seventh straight win

This will be the second of three games this season between Miami and Brooklyn.

When it was done, Miami had five players finish with double-digit points.

However, games like this have now become must win as we head into the second half of the season.

ABOUT THE NETS (9-38): Brooklyn is last in the National Basketball Association in scoring defense, surrendering an average of 115.2 points, and let the Timberwolves shoot 51.1 percent from the field in a 129-109 loss at Minnesota on Saturday.

After the Nets, the Heat play host to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.

The Nets are finishing up on a three-game road trip.

The Miami Heat have had some rough times during the 2016-17 season.

Miami won despite getting outscored 62-40 in the paint.

Brooklyn Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic (44) drives to the basket against Miami Heat forward James Johnson (16) during second half at Barclays Center.

Ellington's first in that late trio of 3s came with 4:38 left, giving the Heat a nine-point lead. The Nets have allowed 23 consecutive opponents to score more than 100 points.

You can never shy away from that.

It's even more impressive when you consider Chris Bosh, Tyler Johnson, Josh McRoberts, Josh Richardson and Justise Winslow have all missed one or more games during this streak. "We're trying to figure it out".

Off the bench, shooting guard Wayne Ellington and forward James Johnson were brilliant en route to 19 and 18 points respectively, while starting shooting guard Rodney McGruder joined the double-figure parade with 12 points and three rebounds.

Andre Drummond chipped in with 17 points and a game-high 20 rebounds. He also had three steals, two blocks, and an assist.

Waiters was drafted fourth overall in 2012 by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Brooklyn's most recent loss was 129-109 to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 21 points, and Greg Monroe had 14 points and 13 rebounds. Their roster has been depleted in recent seasons as they lost LeBron James prior to the 2014-15 season and last summer lost franchise icon Dwyane Wade in free agency. Physically, I thought they overwhelmed us. "Whenever we're able to get stops and run, that's who we are". "We felt that our offense was trending better for a while".

The only downside of his game during this stretch has been his disgusting 55.6 per cent free throw shooting. Their.593 winning percentage counts as their fifth-best against any team. That is, assuming the Heat makes the lottery, which is no longer assured with Miami standing five games behind the current 7th and 8th seeds (Chicago and Charlotte).

With so much fire power missing from this Miami Heat team, Waiters being shut down or having an off night would make it tough for them to keep up with the Pistons. Six more three-pointers will tie him in 25th all-time with Rasual Butler and Bimbo Coles, with 157.

Though the Heat would be expected to explore a trade for Chicago's Jimmy Butler if he's made available (3 ½ years left on a five-year, $95 million contract), it's dubious if Miami has the assets to pull that off.

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