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The Miami HEAT extended their winning streak to six games Saturday night when they took down the Brooklyn Nets 102-89. The HEAT took control of the game in the third quarter and never looked back. Here's a quick recap:

Impact Performance of the Night: Dwyane Wade dominated tonight’s game against the Nets. He finished with 34 points on 14-for-20 shooting, dished out seven assists and wreaked havoc on the defensive end. Wade made numerous vintage plays, splitting double teams, hitting circus layups and skying for dunks and alley oops. It was his best game of the season.

Memorable Quote: “In this early season, this is one of our best games so far. Complete from beginning to end as a unit. This is a good start for the month of December, defensively. We just want to continue to get better.” –Dwyane Wade

The Deciding Run: In the middle of the third quarter the Nets led by eight points. Two minutes later, the game was tied. Chris Bosh and Ray Allen made jumpers then Wade scored two quick buckets. After Wade’s jumper with 3:19 tied the game, the HEAT never trailed.

Play of the Game: Ray Allen has shown all season that he’s much more than a spot-up shooter. In the fourth quarter, Allen showed off his vision and passing as he found Dwyane Wade for a monster alley oop. Wade took contact on the bucket and was still able to finish over Kris Humphries.

Sum It Up, Coach: “This was a step-forward game for us. It was good to see our guys connected again. We didn’t necessarily play great basketball in the first half, but I think in some ways this was our best win, our best game in terms of the connection, the communication and the commitment to each other.” –Erik Spoelstra

Efficiency Rating: Offensive Efficiency: 115.4; Defensive Efficiency: 91.9

Trend to Watch: The HEAT’s defense came alive in the second half, especially the fourth quarter. After surrendering 59 points in the first half, 35 in the second quarter, the HEAT locked down the Brooklyn Nets offense. The HEAT forced 12 second half turnovers which led directly to 15 points. This is the type of defense the HEAT is capable of. It’s not surprising that this defensive effort came after a full week and a half at home, including numerous practices.

The Takeaway: This may have been the HEAT’s best, most complete win of the season. Dominating an Eastern Conference contender is a good way to end a four game homestand. Mark this game down on the calendar because it might be a springboard going forward.

Notes: LeBron James finished with 21 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Norris Cole and Ray Allen combined for 25 points, outscoring the entire Nets bench. Josh Harrellson and Shane Battier were inactive. Battier is day-to-day.

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What a great game to be at! za2.gif We started off slow and couldn't get anything going early but Wade kept us alive. He really came out and played fantastic after being in a little slump. When he split those two defenders late in the 2nd quarter and slithered through the D, me and my friend went nuts. It was real good to see him play like vintage Flash. Cole gave us some great minutes as well, his D on Deron was vital and he finished at the rim well. I noticed he needs to make some better decisions on the fast break but he did a good job of making decisions in the half court yesterday even though the assists won't show it. The crowd was pretty good as well, at least in the upper levels. It still pissed me off people left early, but with how terrible the traffic is getting out of there, I can't say I blame them.

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Good game last night by both teams. I'm a Nets Fan for life, been a Nets fan since I was in like 3rd grade since dad watch Nets and Knicks, but I know Heat are best team right now, but since Nets are doing well now good to see how they matched up and the Nets did a better then I thought they would for the most part, but Heat are just good and know how to win, which hope Nets will learn. Can't wait for Brooklyn game in January

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Nope The Early November is a band. Check them out if you haven't

i know. you didnt get the joke that people stopped liking them around 2006

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i know. you didnt get the joke that people stopped liking them around 2006

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actually your wrong about that. People still like them. That's why they made a new record and a lot of their dates for the tours have sold out this year, but nice try saying people don't like them.

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actually your wrong about that. People still like them. That's why they made a new record and a lot of their dates for the tours have sold out this year, but nice try saying people don't like them.

yikes. not too into jokes, are ya..

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BASKETBALLGIRL IS THAT YOU????

Yup, and don't worry I have matured now, hope you all have as well :) . I took a step back from the NBA and now it's fun again, before not so much, but now I think of it as just fun thing to watch. I mean all teams. before I would have wished heat lost to the Knicks and both teams got hurt. Now I'm hoping Heat beat Knicks and for a good game. I still trash talk, but that's all part of the fun, you can say stuff about the Nets, but if you do you got to take the Heat about the Heat(no pun intended)

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Good game last night by both teams. I'm a Nets Fan for life, been a Nets fan since I was in like 3rd grade since dad watch Nets and Knicks, but I know Heat are best team right now, but since Nets are doing well now good to see how they matched up and the Nets did a better then I thought they would for the most part, but Heat are just good and know how to win, which hope Nets will learn. Can't wait for Brooklyn game in January

then why are you on a miami heat website if u like the brooklyn nets. ****'s ***ed up

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