Brooklyn guts out win vs Miami in double OT

Reuters/The Sports Xchange

Posted at Jan 11 2014 05:28 PM | Updated as of Jan 12 2014 01:28 AM

The Brooklyn Nets needed double overtime and a heavy dose of resiliency to hold off the Miami Heat for a 104-95 win.

The victory extended the Nets' season-best winning streak to five games after they almost threw away a 14-point lead in the third quarter.

The Nets 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 3.3 seconds left in the first overtime after the Heat were scoreless in the first four minutes of the first extra session and Miami forward LeBron James fouled out on a charge.

James led the Heat with 36 points.

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Pistons 114, 76ers 104

The Detroit Pistons rallied from an early 16-point deficit to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-104.

The Pistons improved to 15-22 with the win, snapping a maddening six-game losing streak.

Seven players reached double figures, led by forward Josh Smith with 22 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists.

It was the third consecutive loss for the 76ers, dropping them to 12-24.

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Pacers 93, Wizards 66

Forward David West scored 20 points and guard Lance Stephenson added his eighth double-double and the Indiana Pacers took control in the third quarter on the way to a 93-66 rout of the Washington Wizards (16-18).

Point guard C.J. Watson had 16 points on six-of-six shooting, center Roy Hibbert scored 12 and forward Paul George added 14 rebounds for the Pacers, who have won nine of their last 11 to seize the NBA's best record at 29-7.

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Timberwolves 119, Bobcats 92

The Minnesota Timberwolves claimed a 119-92 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.

Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic delivered a dominant 26-point, six-rebound performance before he sat the entire fourth quarter with the outcome no longer in doubt.

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Hawks 83, Rockets 80

The Atlanta Hawks did not start like they were ready to snap a six-game losing streak to the Houston Rockets, falling behind 11-0 and scoring just 10 points in the first quarter.

The Hawks (20-17), though, turned things around with their defense and rallied to defeat the Rockets (23-14) 83-80 as guard Kyle Korver hit four clinching free throws in the closing seconds.

Korver, who extended his NBA record for consecutive games with at least one three-pointer to 106 games by going four-for-seven from behind the arc, scored 20 points, as did Hawks forward Paul Millsap.

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Mavericks 107, Pelicans 90

Rebounding from one of his shakiest performances of the season, forward Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, including four three-pointers, and guard Monta Ellis added 23 points to spark the Dallas Mavericks to a 107-90 victory over the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans.

The Mavericks combined to make 14 of 28 shots from long distance, outscoring the Pelicans 42-9 from the perimeter. The Mavericks improved to 21-16as the Pelicans dropped to 15-20.