Garnett, Pierce Lead Nets Past HEAT
During the second half on Friday night, the two former Boston Celtics charged with transforming the Brooklyn Nets delivered a lesson to their new teammates on what it takes to defeat the two-time defending NBA champion Heat.
In their first meeting against James as Nets, Pierce and Garnett set the tone after halftime and lifted Brooklyn to a stirring 101-100 victory over the Heat in the Nets’ home opener.
This was more than just a victory in early November. It’s the kind of victory the Nets needed as they search to mold their new identity and form the type of chemistry the Heat have found the past couple of seasons. The first step is making the Nets believe they can be contenders — and they took a big step toward establishing that mentality Friday.