Tune in at 8:00 PM ET as the Heat take on the Nets. James Herbert will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
@mike: Hey, he'll play but P.J. Carlesimo said he didn't know at what level he'd be able to compete.
@mike: Not Adam! Haha. He had/has the flu.
@bebluc: Yeah I like them better with Battier starting.
Heat starters: Mario Chalmers, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Udonis Haslem, Chris Bosh.
Nets starters: Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, Brook Lopez
Here we go, opening tip coming up right now.
Johnson/Wade and James/Wallace are fun matchups.
Johnson drives inside, dishes to Williams for an open three on the right wing. No good.
Wade with a crossover, gets in the lane, tries to pass to James but it goes out of bounds. Turnover.
Johnson drivs past Wade and hits a high-arcing floater off the glass. Wow. That was a bit of a circus shot. Nets up 2-0.
Bosh wide open for a midrange jumper on the right side, no good. Rebounded by Johnson.
Wallace drives past James and misses a layup, rebound goes out of bounds and it's Heat ball.
Wade steps into an open three pointer on the left wing, he knocks it down.
Wade isn't a three-point shooter, but he can hit them.
James with a steal on the perimeter and he hooks up Wade on the break for a dunk.
Evans misses a layup, rebound goes out of bounds, Heat ball.
That was a beautiful fast break by MIami.
James drives and misses a layup over Lopez.
Wallace gets open for a dunk on the other end.
Wade drives baseline and sets up Bosh, who makes a pretty right-handed hook.
Lopez sets up Johnson for an open three in the right corner, no good.
James tries a full-court alley-oop to Wade, it actually hits the rim and bounces off. Hah.
Beautiful crossover and jumper by Joe Johnson, wow.