‘‘We just knew we could play better,’’ Wade said. ‘‘That’s all we talked about in the locker room was ‘Listen, we can’t turn the ball over,’ and to play that well to start the game off and to give the lead back and it’s tied coming into halftime, that’s not what we want to do. Our job, we want to get better on the road, not get worse, so I thought we took a step forward.’’
The Heat had just about all the highlights from there, a brief ‘‘Lets’ go Heat!’’ chant even breaking out in the second half.
Notes: Though Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is in town from Russia for this game and Friday, Carlesimo said they had no discussions planned about his job status. ‘‘I don’t feel the need to, or anything like that,’’ Carlesimo said. ‘‘I don’t think he’s coming in to see me, I think the fact that it’s Miami and Chicago might have a little something to do with it. Two pretty good games to come in and see the team. So I think the fact that I'm here is nice, but I don’t think he was sitting in Moscow the other day saying, ‘You know, I've got to go see P.J.'’’ ... Miss America, Mallory Hagan, sang the national anthem. Hagan, New York’s first winner since Vanessa Williams, said she has moved six times since first coming to Brooklyn and hopes to return once her yearlong duties are completed. ‘‘I was Miss New York when the Barclays Center opened up and so I was looking forward to being able to be here, and now it’s even better that I'm Miss America and Brooklyn is where I came from,’’ she said. ... The Heat signed Chris Andersen to a second 10-day contract and signed Jarvis Varnado for the remainder of the season.