VIDEO – FINAL: #Heat 62 – #Nets 86

Updated: October 18, 2013

The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Miami Heat  last night by a score of 86-62 at the Barclays Center on the night that head coach Jason Kidd’s number was retired.

[box] The night began with one of the greatest points guards of all-time watching his jersey #5 raised to the rafters for perpetuity at the Barclays Center.

The event was something that Nets fans have been waiting years to see and i was on hand to witness “The Captain” getting his just due with the Nets organization.

Kidd spoke for a quick few moments to the packed house after Rod Thorn and Dmitry Razumov both waxed poetically about his passion and ability to make other players around him better.[/box]

[box]Once the festivities were over there was a game to play and with the idiotic comments that Lebron James made about Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce leaving Boston being “hypocritical”, the tensions were certainly running higher than normal for a preseason game.

The Nets jumped out on the Heat early with good ball movement and even better defense which seemed to stifle the defending champions and they looked out of sorts all game long.  The lead was built to 24-16 after one quarter and Miami managed just 12 points in the second quarter to go down 44-28 at half.

Brook Lopez looked good once again with 14 points and five rebounds while Garnett played only 10 minutes but set the tone for the night right from the start.

Things did not get better for the Heat after the intermission as the Nets looked focused and were focused on getting a W for their coach on this night.

James and Chris Bosh each finished with 16 points for the Heat, who shot a putrid 32 percent from the field, and looked to be fighting with each other on the floor.

The Nets did not shoot lights out either but they did win the battle of the boards 53-31 to make life miserable for the Heat.

Nice win for the Nets all in all.


[quote_simple]After the game Garnett put James in his place and let him know exactly how he feels about his comments.
[quote_box]”Tell LeBron worry about Miami,” Garnett said.”He has nothing to do with Celtic business.”[/quote_box][/quote_simple]

NOTES: Deron Williams (ankle), Jason Terry (knee) and Andrei Kirilenko (back spasms) did not play.

NEXT UP:  The Nets will visit the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night the 23rd and the game will be televised on ESPN.

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