The Miami Heat are licking their wounds after being upset by the Philly Sixers and must now travel further north to tackle a hungry Brooklyn Nets team rebuilt for the 2013-14 NBA schedule to win the championship no matter the cost. Both teams are loaded with high priced talent and we will get to see which one packs the most punch when we watch Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets online free live streaming NBA on ESPN (not TNT) basketball game on Friday night by following the links presented below.
The Nets entered the new season with owner Mikhail Prokhorov having emptied his wallet to bring in Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, Mikhail Prokhorov and Kevin Garnett with the sole intention of those stars joining Brook Lopez and Deron Williams to bring the title to the franchise’s new home in Brooklyn, NY. With a loss already on the books and the Heat to face, Nets fans are already a little uneasy despite the season having just gotten underway.
In their season opener on the road, the Nets lost to a rejuvenated Cleveland Cavaliers squad that had Andrew Bynum in the lineup. Brook Lopez had a solid game with 21 points and Paul Pierce drained 17 points in his Brooklyn debut. A big difference in the game was Deron Williams playing a limited 22 minutes with an ankle injury, and it’s unclear how many minutes Williams will log tonight.
Garnett isn’t sweating it despite a loss to open the season on the road. He remembers well that the Heat’s big three struggled initially and it takes time for players to get used to one another. The Nets are also without head coach Jason Kidd who will be sitting the second and final game of a suspension due to a DUI conviction. Kidd will be ready to coach for the team’s third game after we watch ESPN Heat vs Nets online streaming free tonight..
The Heat started hot at home after receiving their championship rings by spoiling Derrick Rose’s return to the league with a convincing 107-96 win on Tuesday. There was no rest for the weary as the Heat played their next game the following night in Philadelphia and ended up being upset by a team they were supposed to defeat with relative ease.
With Wade sitting out to rest his knees, rookie Michael Carter-Williams lead the upstart Sixers with 22 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds to a win over the Heat. It was a lopsided game from the get-go as the Heat were down 19-0 to start the game. But they battled back and eventually took the lead, only to see the Sixers win late as LeBron James went cold with 1-6 shooting in the fourth quarter.
Historically the Nets have lost 13 straight games to the Heat with the last nine coming while LeBron is on the team. This is a much different Nets squad this year with the potential to explode in scoring at any moment, and with their home fans behind them, they might get the best of the Heat and send the Eastern Conference favorites to a 1-2 losing record.
Tonight’s Friday Night NBA game between the 1-1 Miami Heat and 0-1 Brooklyn Nets will tip off at a start time of at 8pm EST / 5pm PST and be televised on ESPN Be sure to check your local listings for what channel ESPN is on your satellite or cable system. NBA Countdown starts an hour earlier at 7pm EST, and the second night game between the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers tips off at 10:30pm EST on ESPN.
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The Heat have a chink in their armor with Wade hobbling a bit so I expect the Nets to be energized and come out strong in sending Miami home with its second loss on the year.