Rodney McGruder scored 17, Justise Winslow added 13 points and Josh Richardson added 12 for the Heat. Bam Adebayo grabbed 16 rebounds for Miami - giving him three more than the entire Brooklyn starting lineup had combined.
The 29-point margin was Miami's largest win of the season, and Brooklyn's largest loss. Brooklyn remained No. 6 in the Eastern Conference race, percentage points ahead of No. 7 Detroit. Miami remained No. 10 in the East, a game behind No. 8 Orlando and No. 9 Charlotte.
It's the first time Miami has won back-to-back home games since Jan. 10 and 12. The Heat haven't had a three-game home winning streak this season.
Miami led 54-44 at the half, and pushed the lead out to 20 for the first time with about 4 minutes left in the third when Jones muscled in a left-handed layup.
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