MIAMI (AP) _ Dwyane Wade had 28 points and nine assists, Chris Andersen tied a career high with 18 points and set a season high with 14 rebounds, and Miami finished off a season sweep of Brooklyn.
Goran Dragic added 17 points in his return to the Miami lineup. The Heat went 7-0 against New York’s two teams this season _ 4-0 against the Nets, 3-0 against the Knicks _ and moved back into the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race, helped by Sacramento beating Charlotte earlier Wednesday night.
The Heat were without centre Hassan Whiteside, serving a one-game suspension for elbowing Boston’s Kelly Olynyk on Monday night.
Deron Williams and Jarrett Jack each scored 18 points for the Nets. Brook Lopez finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds.