Tune in at 7:30 PM ET as the Nets take on the Heat. James Herbert will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
The Heat are 3-1, the Nets are 1-1. Obviously, Miami is the favorite here, especially with Wallace out.
Fun fact: LeBron James has won his last 14 games against the Nets.
And the League Pass Gods give me the Nets feed. Whooooo.
This will be Brooklyn's first road game of the season.
Just a couple of minutes from tipoff now.
Heat starters: Mario Chalmers, Dwyane Wade, Shane Battier, LeBron James, Chris Bosh
Nets starters: Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Keith Bogans, Kris Humphries, Brook Lopez
Brooklyn's Gerald Wallace will miss tonight's game due to a sprained ankle.
Lots of ball movement for Miami on the first possession. Ends with Bosh driving left to right on Lopez from the left elbow, he misses a contested runner.
Bosh steals an entry pass from Williams to Lopez. On the break, Wade and James hook up on an alley-oop. Wow.
Heat take a 2-0 lead off a big LeBron James dunk on the break. Not bad.
Joe Johnson hits a wide open catch and shoot three. Nets up 3-2.
Just over a minute into the game.
Bosh faces up Lopez from about 17 feet and hits a jumper in his face.
Lopez in the post against Bosh, left side. He drives left, kicks out to Williams for a three from straightaway. No good. Heat with the board.
Bosh drives on Lopez, misses a runner but he's fouled. Bosh to the line for two shots with 10:09 left in the first quarter.
Bosh looking aggressive early. Smart. Lopez isn't exactly All-Defense.
Joe Johnson is matched up with LeBron early, by the way.
Bosh makes both free throws, Heat up 6-3.
Joe Johnson misses a mid range shot badly. Humphries gets the rebound and is fouled going back up.
Humphries makes both free throws. Heat up 6-5.
Under 10 minutes left in the first quarter.
Wade drives middle, kicks to Battier in the right corner. He misses a catch and shoot three.
Humphries misses a short jumper off a dish from Bogans. He was in a crowd.
James is fouled in transition.
Two shots for James, 9:27 left in the first quarter. Foul was on Joe Johnson.
James makes the first free throw, makes the second as well. Heat up 8-5.
Williams drives baseline against Wade, kicks to Johnson in the corner. No good on the three but Humphries gets the rebound and puts it back in. Hard work from Humphries inside.
Thought Battier might have fouled him too, but no call.
Chalmers misses a fairly open midrange jumper. Humphries gets the board.
Deron throws the ball away, James gets a layup on the break.
Give the assist to Chalmers on that play.
Johnson takes Battier of the dribble, misses but Humphries is there with a putback dunk. Whoa.
Strong work for Humphries early.
Bosh can't score on the inside.
Humphries scores on the inside on the other end.
Bosh drives right, misses near the hoop.