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HALF: Nets 43, Heat 38. Miami is 37% from the field, including 3/12 threes, with 10 TOs. Scoring: Chalmers 8, Bosh 6, Andersen 5, Napier 5.
Nets 43, Heat 38 at half. Chalmers with nine to lead Heat. Bosh 2 of 7 from field. Heat 3 of 12 on 3s. Heat with 10 turnovers.
Arron Affalo, after a terrible start to season, has 17 tonight, after 18 & 17 in past two games. Cavaliers leaving him open repeatedly.
Timofey Mozgov -- who played for David Blatt on Russian team and who Cavaliers reportedly tried to acquire -- is hurting Cleveland tonight.
Chalmers sure seems to get himself elbowed a bunch. Must be his endearing on-court personna.
With Wade & Deng out, Bosh has 4p on 1/5 FGs in 13 min. Mario Chalmers leads Miami with 9p. Game tied at 34 with 3:33 left in Q2.
The Rasual Butler Memorial Chin-Up by James Ennis.
James Ennis double-pump dunk in transition. Heat 29, Nets 29 6:30 2Q.
Heat tie it with an 8-0 run: Napier 3, Dawkins 3, Ennis breakaway dunk. 29-all, 6:30 left in Q2.
And Bosh now 1 of 4.
An Andre Dawkins sighting. Which says what about Shannon Brown?
Bosh scores inside. First FG of the game. Heat down 27-21, 8:45 left in Q2.
Brooklyn has 5 TOs and the Heat have no points off those.
Heat with 19 points in the first 15 minutes. They're 6/20 overall, 0/7 threes.
Neither team is shooting particularly well to start the game. But Heat have now missed last 7 FGs, now at 6-19 (.316), 0-7 in 3-pointers.
Nets seemed to outplay the Heat in many facets of the game but it didn't amount to much of a lead by the end of the first quarter.
The Heat played 9 of their 11 or 12 (Hamilton's status unclear) available players in Q1. Seven scored, led by Chris Andersen's 5.
Nuggets competing in Cleveland, up 53-52 at half. Strong starts for Afflalo/Lawson (24 points, 10 assists). Love w/ 15 & 8. LeBron w/ 11.
Heat shot 6/13 with 5 TOs in Q1.
Nets 21, Heat 19 at end of one. Chris Bosh yet to take a shot. Birdman with five to lead Heat. Williams with seven for Nets.
End Q1: Nets 21, Heat 19. Miami closes the quarter with Mario Chalmers, Shabazz Napier, Udonis Haslem, Shawne Williams & James Ennis.
Heat giving up offensive rebounds and turning the ball over with dangerous passes.
Nets 17, Heat 14, 3:37 left in Q1. D. Granger has 2p on 1/2 FGs so far in his debut. Bosh (12/49 FGs last 3 games) has yet to take a shot.
Eight minutes in and Chris Bosh has yet to record a FGA. The Big Facilitator?
Birdman with the 21-foot jumper. Welcome to bizarro night.
Scotch that, didn't see Bird in there.
Danny Granger breaks through with a hard drive for a layup.
Danny Granger, out of practice, gets the ball in the L corner and steps out of bounds behind himself before driving to the hoop.
Shawne Williams opens defensively against Lopez,with keeping Bosh out of foul trouble a priority.
So two games ago, James Ennis was good enough to start. Now the Heat are (apparently) rushing back Danny Granger as an emergency starter?
Surprised there were no boos for Darrell Arthur in Cleveland, after what he did to Dion Waiters in Denver.
Danny Granger, starting in his Heat reg. season debut tonight, has played just 46 games (and started 2) in past 2 seasons. Wade, Deng out.
Danny Granger is starting for Luol Deng tonight.
When Chris Bosh goes out to jump center, he will see himself surrounded by Shawne Williams, Danny Granger, Norris Cole and Mario Chalmers.
This will be Danny Granger's debut for the Heat. Had been out with hamstring and hip flexor issues.
And out of nowhere, Danny Granger is starting in place of Luol Deng, who is out with a sore right wrist.
Heat to start Norris Cole, Mario Chalmers, Danny Granger, Shawne Williams & Chris Bosh.
Deng (wrist) was going to get x-rays before the game, "but from the look of it and the feel of it, it’s badly sprained."
How far they've fallen: A healthy Andrei Kirilenko is inactive tonight for the Nets.
Josh McRoberts showed me a picture of his foot blister. I vomited a little. Blister is hardly a strong enough word.
Luol Deng says his sprained R wrist (shooting wrist) hurts on every shot. If it was his L wrist he'd play.
Luol Deng waiting to take X-rays on his wrist, says he was hurt on a third-quarter fastbreak Sunday on a layup he missed.
Luol Deng (sprained wrist) says he isn't sure yet but thinks he is out tonight vs BKN. So no Deng, Wade or McRoberts.
Dwyane Wade, as expected, missing 3rd straight game tonight, in Brooklyn, all due to hamstring.
Spoelstra says Chalmers needs to be a starter and back-up. “Welcome to our team.”
McRoberts and Wade once again out for the Heat.
Wade is shooting pregame but only to get work in.
McRoberts out again.
Deng has a sore wrist and will be game time.
Luol Deng (wrist) is questionable tonight at BKN.
Wade is out tonight against the Nets. Deng is questionable.
Spoelstra says Wade is out.
Erik Spoelstra says Wade (hamstring) is likely out tonight at BKN.
LeBron explaining his head cold: "Newborn... plus change of weather."
The Nets are in a fragile spot like the Heat. Deron Williams, "We're worried about this one. We're worried about getting back to .500."
Chalmers probably wants the tape from pregame comments of Deron Williams, who said, "Chalmers is playing exceptional basketball right now."
Deron Williams pregame, on facing the Heat, "It's different. We're not preparing for LeBron James anymore."
What got the Cavaliers going on right track? Nuggets coach Brian Shaw: "It could have been our defense."
David Blatt says he expects LeBron James (sick) to play vs. Nuggets
LB Jonathan Freeny's hamstring pull is fairly severe, so much so that Dolphins expect he could miss a month. Key special teams player.
Marlins' 13-year contract with Giancarlo is done, according to involved person. Fox reports opt out is after 6 yrs with full no trade clause
Damian Lillard (West) and LeBron James (East) named NBA Players of the Week
League announces LeBron James and Damian Lillard are the players of the week in each conference.
Responding to a report that Tannehill can't audible, Lazor said Tannehill actually has more options that many QBs he has coached.
Kevin Coyle said he hopes Cortland Finnegan can play Sunday but isn't sure. Finnegan has ankle injury.
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