Jimmy Butler’s 36 points lead Miami Heat to 7th consecutive victory against Brooklyn Nets
MIAMI—Miami Heat’s dismal season start seems incredibly forgotten as they extend the NBA’s longest winning streak to seven games after beating the Brooklyn Nets 122-115. Jimmy Butler scored 18 of his 36 points in the third quarter, and the Heat haven’t lost a close game in seven games after starting 1-4. Duncan Robinson contributed 26 points, while Bam Adebayo added 20. It’s the first 7-game winning streak for the Heat since December 2017. Miami also beat Brooklyn after losing in early November. It was part of a 9-game, 18-day stretch where they played in eight different arenas. The only one they’ll visit twice in that span is the United Center in Chicago after opening a two-game set against the Bulls on Saturday night to kickstart a five-game trip. The win was crucial for Heat’s morale and confidence.