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Carroll scores 26, leads Nets past Heat, 101-95

NEW YORK (AP) Down by 16 points early in the second half against the Heat, the Nets dug in on defense.

DeMarre Carroll tied a career-high with 26 points, Spencer Dinwiddie had 15 and the Brooklyn beat Miami 101-95 on Friday night.

Brooklyn snapped a five-game losing skid at Barclays Center and a seven-game home losing streak to the Heat. The Nets also improved to 11-1 when holding opponents under 100 points this season.

The Heat led 64-48 with 8:53 left in the third quarter but scored just five points the rest of the period as Brooklyn closed to within two.

''What were we up by, like 16 or so?'' Miami's Hassan Whiteside said. ''I think that was really the turning point of the game because it should've been over, you know, you up 16 against a team in the third quarter. Shouldn't be no way they come back from that. We've got to do a better job of playing with a lead and it shouldn't have even come down to the fourth quarter.''

Whiteside had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Goran Dragic scored 17 points for the Heat.

Caris LeVert and Joe Harris each added 12 points for the Nets. D'Angelo Russell played 14 minutes and went 0-for-5 from the field for Brooklyn in his first action after missing 32 games following left knee surgery.

LeVert made an acrobatic layup to give the Nets a 95-91 lead with 57.8 seconds remaining and then made a step-back jumper to ice the game at 97-91.

''I thought Caris and Quincy (Acy) came in the game and changed the energy,'' Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said.

Carroll hit a 3-pointer from the wing to give Brooklyn an 89-86 lead with 4:19 left.

''There were so many big plays,'' Atkinson said. ''At the end of the day, this is a player's game. DeMarre hits a big three, Caris and Spencer have two big-time drives in the pick-and-roll and we made plays, but more importantly we got stops.''

Brooklyn took a 79-77 lead with 8:57 remaining on a corner 3-pointer from LeVert. It was Brooklyn's first lead since the 5:41 mark of the first quarter.

Whiteside led Miami with 15 points and eight rebounds at the half as the Heat took a 53-43 lead into the locker room. Carroll led Brooklyn with 11 points at the half.

TIP-INS

Heat: Coach Erik Spoelstra praised Dragic before the game. ''He means everything to our team. In our eyes, he's having an All-Star season. There's a reason why we are where we are in the East, and he's a big part of it.'' ... Isaiah Whitehead (G-League assignment) and Jeremy Lin (ruptured patella tendon) were out for Brooklyn.

Nets: Atkinson said Russell will play in short stints as he works his way back from left knee surgery. ... Tyler Johnson (left ankle), Dion Waiters (left ankle), Okaro White (left foot) and Rodney McGruder (left tibia) were out for Miami.

UP NEXT

Heat: Visit Charlotte on Saturday in the fourth of a five-game trip.

Nets: Begin a five-game trip at Detroit on Sunday.

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Key Players
G. Dragic
7 PG
D. Russell
1 PG
27.8 Min. Per Game 27.8
20.9 Pts. Per Game 20.9
5.7 Ast. Per Game 5.7
4.7 Reb. Per Game 4.7
43.7 Field Goal % 45.2
43.7 Three Point % 45.7
76.4 Free Throw % 67.7
  Defensive rebound by Quincy Acy 0:00
  Defensive rebound by Quincy Acy 0:00
  James Johnson missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:01
+ 2 Spencer Dinwiddie made layup, assist by Allen Crabbe 0:04
+ 2 James Johnson made driving layup 0:11
+ 1 Spencer Dinwiddie made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:17
+ 1 Spencer Dinwiddie made 1st of 2 free throws 0:17
  Personal foul on Wayne Ellington 0:17
+ 2 Goran Dragic made reverse layup 0:18
  Backcourt turnover on Caris LeVert 0:22
  Out of bounds turnover on James Johnson 0:28
Team Stats
Points 95 101
Field Goals 35-84 (41.7%) 36-76 (47.4%)
3-Pointers 7-22 (31.8%) 9-32 (28.1%)
Free Throws 18-25 (72.0%) 20-26 (76.9%)
Total Rebounds 52 50
Offensive 12 10
Defensive 31 34
Team 9 6
Assists 22 20
Steals 7 5
Blocks 7 8
Turnovers 11 14
Fouls 22 18
Technicals 1 0
22 PTS, 13 REB, 2 AST
26 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST
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away team logo Heat 26-19 2429162695
home team logo Nets 17-29 21222434101
Team Stats
away team logo Heat 26-19 106.8 PPG 47.5 RPG 22.7 APG
home team logo Nets 17-29 111.1 PPG 44.9 RPG 23.3 APG
Key Players
H. Whiteside C 13.4 PPG 13.3 RPG 0.8 APG 52.5 FG%
D. Carroll SF 9.1 PPG 5.0 RPG 0.8 APG 35.2 FG%
Top Scorers
H. Whiteside C 22 PTS 13 REB 2 AST
D. Carroll SF 26 PTS 6 REB 1 AST
41.7 FG% 47.4
31.8 3PT FG% 28.1
72.0 FT% 76.9
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
H. Whiteside 32 22 13 2 0 4 1 2 9/17 0/0 4/5 5 8 42 -4
G. Dragic 31 17 4 4 0 1 1 2 6/16 0/2 5/8 1 3 29 -4
J. Richardson 37 12 4 7 3 0 2 2 4/12 1/4 3/4 2 2 31 -3
J. Johnson 24 8 4 2 1 0 1 2 3/7 1/3 1/2 0 4 16 -4
D. Jones Jr. 17 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0/4 0/1 0/0 2 1 3 -3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
H. Whiteside 32 22 13 2 0 4 1 2 9/17 0/0 4/5 5 8 42 -4
G. Dragic 31 17 4 4 0 1 1 2 6/16 0/2 5/8 1 3 29 -4
J. Richardson 37 12 4 7 3 0 2 2 4/12 1/4 3/4 2 2 31 -3
J. Johnson 24 8 4 2 1 0 1 2 3/7 1/3 1/2 0 4 16 -4
D. Jones Jr. 17 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0/4 0/1 0/0 2 1 3 -3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Olynyk 24 12 5 3 0 1 1 1 4/6 2/3 2/2 0 5 23 -2
W. Ellington 32 10 3 1 2 1 3 5 4/11 2/7 0/0 1 2 15 -7
B. Adebayo 14 9 3 2 0 0 1 3 3/5 0/0 3/4 1 2 15 0
J. Winslow 25 5 4 1 1 0 1 2 2/6 1/2 0/0 0 4 11 -3
D. Waiters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Hammons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. McGruder - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Mickey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. White - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Walton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
U. Haslem - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 95 43 22 7 7 11 22 35/84 7/22 18/25 12 31 185 -30
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Carroll 30 26 6 1 2 1 1 2 9/12 3/5 5/5 4 2 36 +5
S. Dinwiddie 29 15 6 3 0 0 4 2 6/12 1/5 2/2 1 5 23 +4
R. Hollis-Jefferson 32 7 6 4 0 2 1 2 2/9 0/0 3/4 1 5 22 0
T. Zeller 11 6 3 0 0 0 0 1 3/6 0/2 0/0 1 2 9 -2
A. Crabbe 26 5 5 4 0 2 1 1 2/9 0/6 1/1 0 5 19 0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Carroll 30 26 6 1 2 1 1 2 9/12 3/5 5/5 4 2 36 +5
S. Dinwiddie 29 15 6 3 0 0 4 2 6/12 1/5 2/2 1 5 23 +4
R. Hollis-Jefferson 32 7 6 4 0 2 1 2 2/9 0/0 3/4 1 5 22 0
T. Zeller 11 6 3 0 0 0 0 1 3/6 0/2 0/0 1 2 9 -2
A. Crabbe 26 5 5 4 0 2 1 1 2/9 0/6 1/1 0 5 19 0
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
C. LeVert 27 12 4 5 3 1 1 1 4/12 1/6 3/4 0 4 29 +11
J. Harris 22 12 1 1 0 0 1 2 4/5 2/3 2/2 0 1 14 +5
Q. Acy 24 7 4 0 0 1 0 2 2/2 2/2 1/2 2 2 12 +14
J. Allen 13 6 7 0 0 0 2 2 2/2 0/0 2/4 1 6 11 -6
J. Okafor 7 4 2 0 0 1 1 3 2/2 0/0 0/0 0 2 6 -5
D. Russell 14 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0/5 0/3 1/2 0 0 3 +4
T. Mozgov - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Doyle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Stauskas - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Whitehead - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Webb - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 101 44 20 5 8 14 18 36/76 9/32 20/26 10 34 184 +30