The Miami Heat came into New Jersey on Saturday night and laid a beatdown on the Nets. It was expected, and Deron Williams did not mince words when describing his squad. Per the NY Post: “The offense [stinks],’ he said. ‘It’s not very good right now. We’re not playing good. We’re not shooting good, I’m not shooting good, we’re turning the ball over. … When you play a team like [against] the Heat, when you turn the ball over, they’re going to convert, and they’re going to get up 20 points on you early.’ After falling behind by as many 24, the Nets managed to cut the deficit to 10 midway through the third quarter, and had a chance to get within single digits when [MarShon] Brooks broke out ahead of the pack after the Heat lost the ball and had a chance for a layup. But [LeBron] James, trailing the play, came up from behind and blocked the shot, and the Heat quickly countered with back-to-back 3-pointers from Shane Battier and Norris Cole to put the game out of reach. ‘You can get frustrated, but you’ve got to play,’ Williams said. ‘We cut the lead down and we had a chance there when we were down 10, but we couldn’t convert plays and couldn’t get stops.'”
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