The Miami Heat takes on the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on Sunday afternoon. The Heat (13-5) has gotten off to a blazing start overall, although they’ll come into Sunday’s conference matchup a modest 2-2 over the last four games overall. Their most recent time on the court was a success, however, as they toppled the Golden State Warriors by a 122-105 score Friday night. Goran Dragic paced the Heat with 20 points, adding five rebounds, four assists and one steal. Tyler Herro turned in 19 points and five boards. Duncan Robinson poured in 17 points and also managed two rebounds and one assist. Jimmy Butler delivered 16 points, six assists, five rebounds and two steals. Kris Nunn and Kelly Olynyk pitched in matching 15-point tallies while pulling down four and two rebounds, respectively. The Heat will list Derrick Jones Jr. (hip) as probable for Sunday’s contest. Dion Waiters has also served his suspension and is once again eligible to play. The Nets (10-9) are surging themselves, even as they’ve dealt with key long-term injuries. They’ll come into Sunday’s matchup having won five of their last six games, with their most recent success a 112-107 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday afternoon. Spencer Dinwiddie paced the Nets with 32 points, supplementing them with 11 assists, five rebounds, two steals and two blocks. Taurean Prince delivered 16 points, four boards and one assist. Jarrett Allen generated a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double that also included one assist, one steal and one block. Joe Harris and Garrett Temple pitched in matching 12-point efforts, with Harris adding six rebounds, four assists and two steals and Temple dishing out seven dimes and pulling down five boards. The Nets will continue to be without Kyrie Irving (shoulder), Caris LeVert (thumb) and WIlson Chandler (suspension) for Sunday’s game. Nicholas Claxton (hamstring) will be listed as probable. The two teams split the four-game 2018-19 season series. Sunday’s game marks the first of three 2019-20 meetings for Miami and Brooklyn.
December 1, 2019