Heat struggle from deep, get outrebounded in preseason loss to Nets

Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson (8) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1).

NETS 107, HEAT 88

Jeremy Lin scored 16 points and the Nets outrebounded the Heat 62-37 in their second straight preseason victory.

Tyler Johnson had 21 points and nine rebounds for Miami, while Hassan Whiteside added 19 points and nine boards.

HEAT: The Heat were a dismal 4 for 28 (14 percent) from 3-point range. … Erik Spoelstra started the same five (Rodney McGruder, James Johnson, Whiteside, Dion Waiters and Goran Dragic) as Miami’s preseason opener against Atlanta, saying that group asked for a second chance even though he felt they didn’t play well. … Dragic scored 12 points but fellow starting guard Waiters had two on 1-for-8 shooting.

NETS: D’Angelo Russell scored nine points, going 4 for 14 from the field and 1 for 7 from 3-point range. … Reserve Sean Kilpatrick had 14 points and seven rebounds. … Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 10 points and eight rebounds. Swingmen Caris LeVert and Allen Crabbe remained sidelined with ankle injuries.

UP NEXT: Miami (1-1) visits Orlando on Saturday. Brooklyn (2-0) hosts New York on Sunday.