The Nets face the Heat on the road on Monday at 7:30 p.m.
According to STATS...
- The Heat have won five straight games over the Nets, including two straight 104-98 wins (one this season, one last season). There has never been a case in NBA history of two teams playing three consecutive games with the exact same score.
- Brooklyn has lost back-to-back games, making fewer than half of its free-throw attempts in each contest. This is the first time in franchise history the Nets have ever shot under 50 percent from the free-throw line in consecutive games.
- Miami has won two in a row and will be looking to tie its season-long winning streak with another victory tonight. The Heat are coming off a game in which they made 95.7 percent (22-for-23) of their free-throw attempts, their best free-throw shooting game of the season.
- In each of the last six seasons (2009-10 to 2014-15), the team that won the first matchup between the Heat and Nets ended up sweeping the season series. There has never been a series in NBA history where one team swept the other (either direction) in seven straight seasons, with a minimum of three games each season.
- Thaddeus Young has back-to-back games with four steals, the first Nets player to do that since Deron Williams in December 2012/January 2013. The last Nets player to do it in three straight games was Jason Kidd in April 2005.
- Chris Bosh had 24 points, Dwyane Wade had 24 points, and Goran Dragic had 22 points in Miami's Saturday win over the Magic, the first time all season three Heat players scored 20 or more points in a game.