For the fourth game in the last five, the Nets will be down to eight players Saturday, but the Heat are a man down too...Jermaine O'Neal. Bobby Simmons, who scored 15 points vs. the Magic on Friday, had to return to Chicago Saturday afternoon to deal with a personal matter, the second time in a week he's made the trip home. Terrence Williams will get Simmons' minutes. O'Neal is out with a bruised hip.
- O'Neal sidelined for Heat; Nets without Simmons - Chris Perkins - NBA.com
- Jermaine O'Neal sits out against Nets due to bruised hip - Ira Winderman - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
- Simmons leaves team for personal matter - Julian Garcia - The InterNets