NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Brooklyn Nets needed double overtime and a heavy dose of resiliency to hold off the Miami Heat for a 104-95 National Basketball Association win on Friday.
The victory extended the Nets' season-best winning streak to five games, although they almost threw away a 14-point lead in the third quarter. They used a 11-0 run in the second overtime session to put the Heat away. Forward Paul Pierce made a three-pointer on his way to 23 points after missing possible winning shots in regulation and the first overtime.
Heat guard Norris Cole's jumper tied the score with 3.3sec left in the first overtime, after the Heat superstar LeBron James had fouled out on a charge. James led the Heat with 36 points.