Field Goal %
- MIA 47.8
- 48.5 BKN
Three Point %
- MIA 50.0
- 50.0 BKN
- MIA 16
- 19 BKN
- MIA 35
- 54 BKN
- Brooklyn, NY
- Line: MIA -3.0
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The Heat shot 5-for-18 (27.8%) on non-paint 2-point jumpers. In its two previous games of the season, Miami was 17-for-36 (47.2%) on such shots.
Miami's pick-and-roll ball handler had 14 points on 5-for-14 (35.7%) shooting against the Nets. In the Heat's previous two games, they shot 47.8% on such plays. Last season, Miami's pick-and-roll ball handlers led the league with a 46.0 field goal percentage.
LeBron James struggled on offense with Paul Pierce as his primary defender on Friday. He shot 25% with Pierce as the primary defender, compared with 81.8% against all other Nets' defenders. James committed three of his five turnovers when guarded by Pierce.
After winning 37 of their final 39 games of the 2012-13 regular season, the Heat have lost 2 of their first 3 games this season, allowing more than 10 points more per game in the 3 games this season than over those previous 39 regular season games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced a number of additions to their front office and coaching staffs on Sunday.
Jackie MacMullan believes several NBA teams will offer Kevin Garnett positions after he announced his retirement.
With the Pelicans facing the possibility of missing the playoffs yet again, they need Anthony Davis more than ever to get the franchise through tough times.