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Surging Nets hold off Heat in double-OT

Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - All LeBron James could do was watch on the bench as Brooklyn seized control in the second overtime.

The Nets are still unbeaten in 2014.

Joe Johnson had 22 of his 32 points in the first quarter, Paul Pierce added 23 and the Nets defeated the Miami Heat 104-95 on Friday night.

James was whistled for his sixth and final foul with 36 seconds left in the first overtime. With the Heat trailing 93-91, James drove on Shaun Livingston, but was called for an offensive foul after putting his shoulder into him.

It was the fourth regular-season game in his career that James fouled out.

Norris Cole nailed a game-tying jumper with 3.3 seconds in the extra session to force a second overtime, where Brooklyn scored the first 11 points to seal the outcome.

Livingston tallied 19 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and three blocks for the Nets, who have won five in a row. Kevin Garnett chipped in with 12 points and 10 boards in the triumph.

"We completed the homestand like we wanted to," Pierce said.

James had 36 points on 12-of-21 shooting to go with seven rebounds and five assists for Miami, which has dropped two straight. Cole had 18 points and seven assists in defeat.

Dwyane Wade was a healthy scratch for the Heat.

"We're a no-excuse team, but right now we have three starters that didn't play," James said. "Even though we've got a lot of depth, it is hard to make up for three starters being out."

Cole's steal and layup capped a 13-2 Miami run to claw the Heat within 80-79 with 7:04 left in regulation.

During that Heat surge, tempers flared between the teams. With James pushing the ball up the floor, he was called for an offensive foul after using his left arm to push off of Andrei Kirilenko. As James continued into the paint, Mirza Teletovic briefly wrapped his arms around James' neck before pulling them back because the play was whistled dead. James immediately got up and reacted with anger before being pushed away from Teletovic by his teammates.

Livingston and Pierce both split a pair from the line before Livingston knocked down a jumper to extend the Nets margin back to 84-79.

James then scored four straight points and a Cole 3 with 2:10 on the clock gave Miami its first lead, 86-84, since it led 32-30 late in the first quarter.

Pierce hit a straightaway trey at the other end before James put Miami back in front with 1:22 to go with an off-balanced running bank shot in the paint. Johnson then banked in a short jumper for his first field goal of the second half to give Brooklyn an 89-88 edge with 1:03 left.

James split a pair of foul shots to tie the score with 40.8 ticks remaining and Pierce was short on a step-back 3-pointer at the horn.

Earlier, Johnson hit his first eight shots from the floor and finished 9-of-10 in the opening frame. He also knocked down four triples as the Nets led 33-32 after a quarter of play. James had 16 points in the first.

Brooklyn closed the half on an 8-0 flurry to take a 53-45 advantage into the break and the Nets headed into the fourth with a 76-64 cushion.

Game Notes

The players wore jerseys with their nicknames on the back ... The Nets outrebounded the Heat 49-39 ... The Nets shot 46.5 percent (40-of-86) from the floor.

01/11 01:40:57 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
Final
ATL 3
MIA 1
Final
CHC 5
ARI 7
Final
COL 10
SFG 12
Final
OAK 0
TEX 3
Final
SEA 5
HOU 3
9th
PIT 2
CIN 5
 
Final
CLE 5
KAN 3
 
9th
WAS 2
ANA 4
 
9th
TOR 8
BAL 10
 
Final
DET 4
CWS 6
 
8th
TAM 4
MIN 4
 
8th
BOS 5
NYY 1
 
9th
NYM 3
STL 1
 
7th
MIL 5
SDP 2
 
1st
LOS 0
PHI 0
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
4th
SAN 76
DAL 97
 
1st
HOU 31
POR 23
 
Final
CLB 4
PIT 3
 
3rd
DAL 2
ANA 2
 
1st
CHI 0
STL 0
 
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1