LeVert's 3 pointer with 8:57 left in the fourth quarter gave Brooklyn a 79-77 advantage, its first lead since the first quarter, and the Nets went on from there to pull off the upset.
The Phoenix Suns ended a seven-game losing streak against the Denver Nuggets after winning 108-100.
"There were so many big plays", Atkinson said. "It was all on Spencer's shoulders".
Richardson suddenly struggling: Josh Richardson was the Heat's best player for about a six-week stretch, but the third-year forward had another rough game, his third in a row. Point guard Goran Dragic added 17 points. He played in 80 contests during his rookie campaign, registering 13.2 points, 3.4 boards and 3.3 assists across 28.2 minutes per outing while making 41 percent of his field-goal attempts, 35.1 percent of his long-distance tries and 73.7 percent of his foul shots.
Ex-LeBron coach surfaces to rip Cavs at their rock bottom
You've got to look yourself in the mirror and say, 'Wow can I help the team?' It's really simple but it really is true. In the Cavs last 14 games, they have the league's worst defensive rating, giving up 113.9 points per 100 possessions.
Turkey ready for military operation in Syria's Afrin
It is a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and has a contingent of soldiers at the airport in the centre of Afrin. It has been deploying troops and tanks to the border in past weeks.
China snubs India, claims sovereignty over Doklam
Mr Lu blamed Indian troops for last summer's Doklam crisis on account of their so-called "illegal transgress". He said China is building infrastructure for its troops and the people living in the area.
The Toronto Raptors continued their stellar home form after Kyle Lowry's 24 points and DeMar DeRozan's 21 saw them beat the San Antonio Spurs 86-83. He missed 32 games, and his return came nine weeks to the day after his surgery.
Beyond that, the fourth-year pro out of Colorado has some serious game, emerging as a quality National Basketball Association player as he's been thrust into a bigger role with the injuries to Jeremy Lin and D'Angelo Russell.
Whiteside led Miami with 15 points and eight rebounds at the half as the Heat took a 53-43 lead into the locker room. "That was the main test". "He knows what I'm going to say", Spoelstra said following the game. Carroll led Brooklyn with 11 points at the half.
"I think that was really the turning point of the game, because it should have been over", Whiteside said. "They stepped up their pressure, got us a little bit out of rhythm there at the end of the third and they had a tremendous fourth quarter". "He kind of sparked the run". Two young guys on the team trying to find their way in this league.
Greg Logan has worked for Newsday since 1982 covering a wide array of sports and events, now including the Brooklyn Nets beat.