PRESEASON NETS GAMENIGHT: #Nets (4-2) @ #Heat (5-2)

Updated: October 25, 2013

Brooklyn Nets (4-2) @ Miami Heat (5-2)

American Airlines Arena  7:30



[quote_simple]NETS STARTERS

The starting lineup for Preseason Game 7 in Brooklyn tonight will be Shaun Livingston playing alongside Joe Johnson in the backcourt with Paul Pierce, Andray Blatche and center Brook Lopez up front.

Kevin Garnett will get the night off to rest and get ready for the season opener.

[box]Blatche is the only Nets player to score in double figures in all six preseason games. Blatche has come off the bench in four games, started two games and has scored between 10-15 points in all six games.

Livingston has dished out 29 assists and turned the ball over just 11 times (2.6:1)  He’s connected on 17-29 shots from the field (.586) and 10-12 from the foul line (.833)


[quote_simple]WHAT TO LOOK FOR

D-Will is a game-time decision

The NYPost is reporting that Deron Williams might see some action tonight in the last preseason game for Brooklyn.

This would be great news for Nets fans and it will give the Nets a barometer as to where Williams is and if he will indeed play in the opener.

The Nets beat the Heat last week in Brooklyn and looked very good doing so holding Miami to 62 points and playing very good defense.

Kidd will be continuing his long look at Blatche at the power forward alongside Lopez for some good stretches.

[box]“With Dray and Brook, two 7-footers, two talented guys who can play on the perimeter and also post up, Kidd said. “We kind of like that combination. But again, it’s just not the offensive end. We have to make sure the defensive end that those two can play together.”[/box]


The Heat starting lineup looks to be Mario Chalmers and Ray Allen in the backcourt with Shane Battier, Udonis Haslem and Chris Bosh playing in the frontcourt.

The Heat are also finishing up the preseason tonight so Lebron James will not see any action in this game.

Dwayne Wade did not play in the last game with Brooklyn but will see some limited minutes with this being the last game before the season opener.




Deron Williams – game-time decision (right ankle)

Kevin Garnett  – out (rest)

Andrei Kirilenko – questionable (back spasms)

Toko Shengelia – out (right knee rehab)


Lebron James  – out (rest)


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