Heat 95, Nets 91; Brooklyn backtracks again

NEW YORK -- Tuesday night’s game against the Miami Heat began with a beautiful tribute to late “superfan” Jeffrey Gamblero.

Well done, Brooklyn Nets. Well done.

But things got worse from there.

A leak in the Barclays Center roof caused a 31-minute delay, and the Nets ended up losing to the shorthanded Heat for the second time this season, 95-91.

The Nets (10-13) have yet to win three games in a row this season.

One step forward and two steps back. ...

The Heat were without Chris Bosh, Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger. Dwyane Wade played through a stomach virus.

Deron Williams had two critical turnovers late in the fourth quarter that cost the Nets a chance at a possible comeback.

Brooklyn used an 8-0 run to get within 93-91 with 35.1 seconds left, but Bojan Bogdanovic fouled Luol Deng as the two were going for a rebound with 11.8 seconds remaining, and Deng made both free throws to seal the deal.

Player of the game: Wade scored Miami’s first 10 points and finished with 28 overall.

Stat of the game: The Nets shot 39 percent from the field and went 8-for-27 from 3-point range.

Play of the game: The two that come to mind are Mason Plumlee's reverse dunk and Sergey Karasev's circus layup -- both in the first quarter.

Injury update: Karasev suffered a left-side injury in the third quarter, and the team later announced he would not return.

Up next: The Nets head north to take on the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night at Air Canada Centre.