The #Brooklyn Nets hosted the #Miami Heat on Thursday night in one of several NBA preseason games on the schedule. Brooklyn was able to win the game by nearly 20 points thanks to key performances from #Jeremy Lin and Sean Kilpatrick. Here's the latest Heat vs. Nets game recap with top performers, game statistics, and what's coming up next on the preseason schedule for these two teams.

Game recap

For tonight's game, Brooklyn jumped out to the 33-23 lead after one quarter and was leading by a 59-45 score by halftime. The Heat had a 25-24 third quarter but then were outscored 24-18 in the fourth by the home team. With that, the Nets recorded a 107-88 home victory for their preseason.

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Leading the Brooklyn Nets tonight was guard Jeremy Lin. He shot 5-of-7 from the field and ended up with 16 points to lead all players in scoring on his team. Lin also had four assists and three rebounds in his effort. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 10 points, eight rebounds, and four assists. Meanwhile, Sean Kilpatrick stepped up off the bench and had 14 points to go with seven boards.

For the Miami Heat, Hassan Whiteside scored 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting while also grabbing nine boards. Goran Dragic shot 5-for-12 for his field goals and had 12 points. However, it was Tyler Johnson coming off the bench to lead the way once again. Johnson shot 6-of-12 and hit all eight of his free throws. He finished with 21 points and nine rebounds in the losing effort

Miami shot at a rate of 37.6 percent for the game but managed to hit only 14.8 percent of their threes.

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The home team connected on 45.2 percent of their shots and 33.3 percent of their three-point shots. Brooklyn won the rebounding battle 46-37 in the game and managed to win tonight despite a staggering 25 turnovers on their home court.

What's up next?

The Brooklyn Nets are now a surprising 2-0 for their NBA preseason. The team isn't expected to contend in the Eastern Conference this coming season, but these wins could give their fans a glimpse of hope for the future. Possibly, they won't be quite as bad as last season's team was. Next up on their preseason schedule is a Sunday night game at home against the New York Knicks. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

The Miami Heat fall to 1-1 for their exhibition games so far with two more to go. As Miami fans know, this is a team that was right on the cusp of qualifying for the playoffs last season and probably can break into the top eight of the Eastern Conference this coming season. For their next preseason game, Miami visits the Orlando Magic for a 7 PM ET game on Saturday night.