The Brooklyn Nets face the Miami Heat on the road Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET.
According to STATS:
- The Heat overcame an 18-point deficit entering the fourth quarter and defeated Brooklyn last Wednesday, 109-106. It was Miami's largest fourth-quarter comeback win since at least 2002-03. The Heat have now won eight of nine meetings against the Nets since 2014-15.
- Through Sunday, Nets opponents have combined for a .523 winning percentage, making Brooklyn's strength of schedule to date the toughest in the Eastern Conference. Only Dallas and Phoenix (.526 each) have faced tougher slates in the entire NBA.
- After going just 11-30 through their first 41 games of 2016-17 (halfway point of the season), the Heat have won their last seven games. Miami surrendered just 12 points in the fourth quarter of Saturday's victory over Detroit, and currently leads the league this season with an average of 23.6 points allowed per game in the fourth period.
- Rookie guard Isaiah Whitehead led the Nets with eight assists on Saturday, matching a season high. He currently paces Brooklyn with 2.9 assists per game, the lowest rate by any team leader in the league.
- Goran Dragic scored 23 points Saturday, just above his season average of 22.2 points per game at home. That's 4.5 better than his rate on the road (17.7), the largest such disparity in the NBA (based on home better, minimum played 75 percent of team games both home and road).
- In addition to scoring 18 points on Saturday, James Johnson contributed eight rebounds and five assists. It was the seventh time this season that Johnson combined at least five rebounds and five assists off the bench, the most by any reserve in 2016-17.