Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat 4-1-18 Notes and Observations

Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat 3-31-18 Score

Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat 3-31-18 Score

The Brooklyn Nets won their first overtime game in six tries this season. The 110-109 victory in Miami also clinched the season series between the Nets and the Heat three victories to one. Happily, Brooklyn even managed to win both of their road Miami games in the season series.

The Nets overcame a seven point halftime deficit to establish their own nine point lead with just under eight minutes left in the game. Suddenly, though, the Nets offense morphed into a clogged toilet as regulation ended. Heavy emphasis from the Miami defense towards helping in the paint led to Brooklyn scoring just seven points in the final seven minutes. The offensive struggles continued into overtime with only eight points in the extra period. Thankfully, the Nets defense proved stingy enough to hang. The defensive prowess let Caris LeVert’s 11-footer with over 30 seconds left stay as the game-winner.

We Will Always Have Caris

D’Angelo Russell curiously did not return to the game after his opening stint as a starter. Kenny Atkinson heavily relied on Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris LeVert to resuscitate the game. Steadily, Dinwiddie hit his threes and showcased his characteristically valuable passing off the dribble. However, Dinwiddie yet again did not get the benefit of the doubt from the refs on his forays to the rim. Therefore, it was LeVert who truly turned the game around for Brooklyn.