Frustrating night for James as he calls out Teletovic for foul.
There were 12 games on the NBA schedule on Friday night, as the Brooklyn Nets ensured it was a winless trip to New York for the Miami Heat.
Joe Johnson scored 32 points as Shaun Livingston helped the hosts dominate the second overtime, but it was the end to a frustrating night for the defending champions with LeBron James fouling out.
With injured point guard Deron Williams sitting out, Paul Pierce added 23 points while Kevin Garnett described the performance as “gutsy”.
The win extends an impressive run since the turn of the year for Brooklyn who are now on a five-game winning streak, which includes victories over Oklahoma City, Golden State and now Miami.
However, the night didn’t pass without controversy as despite scoring 36 points, James was fouled out on an offensive foul and was particularly irked by a flagrant foul from Mirza Teletovic.
Nevertheless, with Dwyane Wade, Shane Battier and Mario Chalmers all sitting out, it was a struggle for the visitors who must now regroup after losing their last two games.
The same could be said for the Los Angeles Lakers who were dismantled by their city rivals the Clippers, with Blake Griffin scoring 33 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in a 123-87 win.
Darren Collison (20 points, seven assists), JJ Redick (19 points) and DeAndre Jordan (13 points and 10 rebounds) all helped to avenge the opening night defeat to their rivals, handing the Clippers their third straight win and fifth in six games without point guard Chris Paul.
“We got after it, especially on the defensive end,” Collison said. “That helped us on the break.”
There was some good news for the Lakers as it was announced that Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash would be re-evaluated in the next week or so, but for now they will have to focus on bouncing back from this 36-point blowout.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors left it late to overcome the Boston Celtics, with Stephen Curry’s jumper with 2.1 seconds left lifting them past their Eastern Conference opponents in a 99-97 win.
“We needed this one for a lot of different reasons,” Curry said. “We wanted to have a good feeling going into this little minibreak we have, and then also everybody knows it’s tough to find your rhythm and bring that full 100 percent energy after a long road trip like that. We gutted it out.”
Andre Iguodala had 22 points, seven assists and five rebounds while Curry finished with 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists as the Warriors look forward to a break after a gruelling seven-game road trip and this clash on Friday night.
Elsewhere, the Indiana Pacers put on a defensive masterclass as they restricted the Washington Wizards to just 66 points, while Luol Deng got off to a winning start with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
His former team, the Chicago Bulls, also picked up a win against the Milwaukee Bucks to stay in fifth spot in the Eastern Conference, but it’s the Pacers who remain atop the standings on 29-7 for the season.
Washington Wizards 66-93 Indiana Pacers
Detroit Pistons 114-104 Philadelphia 76ers
Houston Rockets 80-83 Atlanta Hawks
Phoenix Suns 99-104 Memphis Grizzlies
Charlotte Bobcats 92-119 Minnesota Timberwolves
Dallas Mavericks 107-90 New Orleans Pelicans
Miami Heat 95-104 Brooklyn Nets
Chicago Bulls 81-72 Milwaukee Bucks
Cleveland Cavaliers 113-102 Utah Jazz
Orlando Magic 83-103 Sacramento Kings
Boston Celtics 97-99 Golden State Warriors
Los Angeles Lakers 87-123 Los Angeles Clippers