Mikal Bridges scored 17 of his career-high 45 points 

in the fourth quarter as the Brooklyn Nets pulled away down the stretch for a 116-105 victory

over the visiting Miami Heat Wednesday night in New York.

Bridges surpassed his previous career best of 34 points with a spectacular

stretch during a span of 3:05 in the fourth that turned Brooklyn's 90-89 lead into a 105-96 advantage on his 15-footer with 4:16 left

Bridges made 17-of-24 shots and was 7-of-10 in the fourth quarter when the Nets made 13 of 19 shots and outscored Miami 33-25 lead.

Bridges set a career high for field goals after being held to seven points Monday against the Knicks

He also added eight rebounds and five assists as

the Nets bounced back from a pair of rough finishes in losses to Philadelphia and the Knicks.

Reserve Cam Thomas added 19 and Cameron Johnson chipped in 18 as the Nets shot 53.2, hit 17 3-pointers and improved to 7-11 in their past 18 games