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Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork. Jermaine Whitehead .com) - Workers solved a hole in the Barclays Center roof on Tuesday, but the Brooklyn Nets never recovered from the one they dug themselves against the Miami Heat. Dwyane Wade scored 28 points, Luol Deng added 18 and the Heat held off a late Nets rally en route to a 95-91 victory. The game was delayed 31 minutes late in the first quarter due to a leakage in the arenas ceiling. The Heat were in the midst of a 10-0 run, and they never relinquished the lead the rest of the way. Brooklyn trailed by 10 with just over a minute to play, but two free throws from Mason Plumlee and 3-pointers from Joe Johnson and Bojan Bogdanovic cut the deficit to 93-91 with 35.1 seconds remaining. The Nets forced Wade into a contested 3-pointer that drew iron, and Deng gained position on the block for the rebound over Bogdanovic, who was whistled for a foul with 11.8 ticks left. Deng made both free throws and Miami successfully bounced back from Sundays 18-point home loss to Chicago. To me this is one of the most gratifying wins of the season. To be able to pull it out shows a lot character and toughness, Wade said. Plumlee had a team-high 21 points with nine rebounds in the loss, while Deron Williams finished with 15 points and 11 assists. Play was stopped with 1:47 remaining in the opening frame after water began dripping in front of the Nets bench. Towels and trash cans were used as temporary fixes. and both teams retreated to the locker room when there was no quick resolution. The arenas Twitter feed released the following explanation: Tonights delay was caused by a water leak due to the installation of our new green roof. Weve taken all necessary steps to rectify. The Heat were leading 24-21 at the time, and when played resumed, the lead grew to 28-21 following four Mario Chalmers free throws. Miami was ahead 55-45 at halftime, and it was still a 10-point game, 76-66, heading to the fourth. Williams scored on consecutive possessions to pull the Nets within 87-83 with 3:17 remaining but turned the ball over the next two times down the floor. Six straight Miami points stretched the margin back to double digits at 93-83. Game Notes The Heat were without star forward Chris Bosh (calf) for a second straight game ... Wade played through a stomach virus ... Miami opens a seven-game homestand Wednesday against the Jazz ... Johnson netted 16 points. Cheap NFL Jerseys China Free Shipping ." The game can be seen live on TSN starting with Monday Night Countdown at 6:30 p.m et/3:30 p.m. pt. The Patriots, who had a bye in Week 10, will look to continue the offensive success they had a week earlier when New England scored 55 points and racked up 610 yards of total offense in a 55-31 drubbing of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Nate Hawkins .com) - The Atlanta Hawks have stepped up to every challenge during their 14-game winning streak and will face another daunting task Friday with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder in town. https://www.cheapnfljerseyschina.co/deuce-lutui-jersey-for-sale/ . -- Dee Ford prefers to keep things simple: Play hard and fast, and let others worry about his NFL draft stock."Hes human, after all," is an expression often heard when the armour of the invincible is pierced or the stoic breaks down. Anthony Calvillo, through 20 CFL seasons, was frequently invincible and largely stoic in the heat of competition. But underneath the professional exterior he was, and is, compellingly human. Those moments when he has shown that humanity are the ones I remember most vividly. On January 21, 2014, Calvillo choked up as he announced his retirement from the game which had occupied nearly half of his 41 years. He struggled to find his words while admitting he had never been more nervous in his life. He struggled some more when he thanked his wife, Alexia and daughters, Athena and Olivia. The same held true when he said how much he will miss his teammates, past and present. He was nearly overcome with emotion when he mentioned his late friend, Mike Dawson, who had passed away scant weeks ago. His decades-long association and friendship with general manager and head coach Jim Popp caused the Alouettes executive to break down, almost uncontrollably, once Popp had started to deliver his tribute to Calvillo. Calvillos retirement announcement marked the end of his playing career, but during that storied journey, there were glimpses into the soul of the man which remain indelible in my memory. In late October 2007, Calvillo cried in a media scrum on the practice field outside Olympic Stadium when he revealed that Alexia had been diagnosed with b-cell lymphoma, one week after she gave birth to the couples second daughter, Olivia. The happy ending, of course, was that Alexia would beat her cancer. Seconds after winning his third Grey Cup in November 2010, Calvillo cried during a live interview with TSNs Farhan Lalji as he finally unburdened himself of a secret he had kept for three months: a cancerous lesion was growing on his thyroid gland. The lesion was detected after he sustained an injured sternum in a game against the Blue Bombers on August 20. Only his family and closest friends and teammates knew of his illness while he guided his team to and through the Grey Cup. Joy, relief, trepidation. All were on display once the final gun had sounded in Edmonton that night. Mike McCormack. A surgical procedure to remove the lesion the following month would lead to another happy ending in the Calvillo familys fight against cancer. My most lasting memory of Calvillo came eight days after he had leapt over Damon Allen to become pro footballs all-time leading passer on Thanksgiving Day in 2011; not the moment itself, even though I was the sideline reporter standing only 70 yards from the decisive catch-and-run by Jamel Richardson which vaulted Calvillo to the pinnacle of his profession. On October 18, Calvillo was invited by the Montreal Canadiens to a game at the Bell Centre so the crowd could acknowledge him for his historic achievement. After the fans in attendance gave him a thunderous standing ovation prior to puckdrop, Calvillo and his family were taken upstairs to watch the game from a luxury box. I was working rinkside for the NHL on TSN broadcast that night, so we secured an in-game interview with him in the suite. It was during that interview that I was privy to Anthony Calvillo -- the family man and the player -- encapsulated in one fleeting moment. Midway through Calvillos answer to one of my questions, Athena (who was six-years old at the time) sidled up to her Dad and planted a kiss on his right cheek. Without breaking stride, Calvillo continued and completed his answer. His legendary focus which was unshakeable under pressure from defensive front 7s for two decades shone in that moment, as did the fibre of his family. A child raised in a deeply caring, nurturing family didnt hesitate to show her playfulness, innocence and adoration of her Dad -- regardless of the circumstances. National audience? Were you on TV, Dad? Waivers. Redemption. Concussions. Championships. Tears. Laughter. Transcendent athlete. Despite the accolades and his place in the history of the game, Calvillo describes himself as a regular guy. At home, he takes out the garbage. He changed his daughters "poopy diapers" when they were infants. Anthony Calvillo. Hes human, like us all. John Lu is TSNs Montreal Bureau Reporter and has covered the Alouettes and Anthony Calvillos career since 2007. ' ' '
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