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Live Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat, 8:00 PM EST

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Ok, everyone breathe.

The Brooklyn Nets are going to get back on track - and it’s likely going to happen on Saturday night against the Miami Heat.

Brooklyn will have the “scary” three - James Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving - all in the lineup, while the Heat will be without Tyler Herro and Jimmy Butler. So, hey, this one is get-able, right?

Right.

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (9-8) vs. Miami Heat (6-8)

WHEN: 8:00 PM EST

WHERE: NBA TV (national), YES (local), WFAN (radio)

Game Preview.

With so many of the Heat’s shot-makers on the mend, a lot of the burden has fallen on Kendrick Nunn, the second year player from Oakland University.

The 6’2” Nunn had 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting to go along with four rebounds, five assists and three steals. That followed a 28-point game in Wednesday’s win game over Toronto/Tampa. Both times, he came off the bench.

It was the first time the undrafted Nunn put together consecutive 20-point games in more than a year. In his last three games, he’s shooting 58.1 percent. He’ll have to step up again Saturday if the Heat are going to have a chance. And with the Nets defensive woes in the backcourt, he just might.

For more on the Heat, check out Hot Hot Hoops.