LeBron James had 22 points to lead all scorers and help the Heat to a 94-82 win over the Nets in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal.
Mirza Teletovic tallied a team-high 20 points for Brooklyn on 6-of-9 shooting from 3-point range. Shaun Livingston contributed 15 points, while Paul Pierce and Joe Johnson added 13 points apiece in the setback.
Kevin Garnett made his first field goal of the series early in the third quarter and finished with four points along with a game-high 12 rebounds for the Nets.
Game 3 is set for Saturday in Brooklyn.