Joe Johnson had 22 of his 32 points in the first quarter, Paul Pierce added 23 and the Nets defeated the Miami Heat 104-95 in double-overtime on Friday night. LeBron James was whistled for his sixth and final foul with 36 seconds left in the first overtime. With the Heat trailing 93-91, James drove on Shaun Livingston, but was called for an offensive foul after putting his shoulder into him. It was the fourth regular-season game in his career that James fouled out. Norris Cole nailed a game- tying jumper with 3.3 seconds in the extra session to force a second overtime, where Brooklyn scored the first 11 points to seal the outcome. Livingston tallied 19 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and three blocks for the Nets, who have won five in a row. Kevin Garnett chipped in with 12 points and 10 boards in the triumph. James had 36 points on 12-of-21 shooting to go with seven rebounds and five assists for Miami, which has dropped two straight. Cole had 18 points and seven assists in defeat. Dwyane Wade was a healthy scratch for the Heat.
Elsewhere in the NBA: --------------------- Detroit Pistons 114, Philadelphia 76ers 104 Indiana Pacers 93, Washington Wizards 66 Atlanta Hawks 83, Houston Rockets 80 Dallas Mavericks 107, New Orleans Pelicans 90 Memphis Grizzlies 104, Phoenix Suns 99 Minnesota Timberwolves 119, Charlotte Bobcats 92 Chicago Bulls 81, Milwaukee Bucks 72 Cleveland Cavaliers 113, Utah Jazz 102 Sacramento Kings 103, Orlando Magic 83 Golden State Warriors 99, Boston Celtics 97 Los Angeles Clippers 123, Los Angeles Lakers 87