BKN vs MIA Dream11: Brooklyn Nets will hope to build on their win in the last game when Miami Heat pay them a visit for a matchup between the two Eastern Conference rivals, at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, United States of America. Heat also recorded win in the last game and will eye to keep the momentum going in a bid to keep climbing up and above expectations in the East.
Brooklyn Nets are on a roll these days. Quite surprising is the fact that they are in the midst of their best run in the season so far without Kyrie Irving. Now suggestions are being thrown, arguments are being made, that the Nets may be better without Kyrie Irving. Yes, it's exaggerated a bit, and even nonsense, for a six-game stretch is manageable, but not the entire regular season, and beyond that, the playoffs, almost an inimical way to think for a team.
Still, Nets' improved showing without Irving has caught attention. Spence Dinwiddie, shouldered with the responsibility of scoring, is the leader of the team and is racking up insane numbers of late.
Nets faced Boston Celtics in the back-to-back games averaged 121-110 defeat in the first game by handing Cs 112-107 defeat at Barclays Center. It was 5th win in six games for the Nets.
Miami Heat, meanwhile, have their own momentum to go into this game with a feel-good-factor. The 122-105 win over injury-deflated Golden State Warriors was their seventh in the last nine games.
This will the 124th meeting between these two teams in the NBA regular season. Miami Heat have an edge in this particular fixture with 72 wins, with the Nets recording 51 wins.
While in terms of mos recent matchups, Heat have 8 wins in the last 13 games against their next opponent, while Nets have five in the last seven against the Heat.
Host: Brooklyn Nets
Visitors: Miami Heat
Match Timing: December 02, @01:30 AM
Venue: Barclays Center
Sony Sports Network has the exclusive rights to broadcast select NBA matches in India, while the premier viewers can also catch the action live on the SonyLiv app.
Spencer Dinwiddie: He is dropping monster numbers in ever game since Kyrie Irvinh headed to the treatment room. Rumour has it that due to his numbers, he may be leaping into the prerogative list of players with bumper deals. His average in the last 10 games is 23.4 points per game.
Impact players: Joe Harris, Taurean Prince, and Jarrett Allen are all averaging in the double-digits for the Nets this season.
Jimmy Butler: He is a superstar and somebody who can match any player on a given day. The former Minnesota Timberwolves star is averaging 18.4 points per game.
Impact players: The likes of Goran Dragic, Tyler Herro, Bam Adebayo, Duncan Robinson and Justise Winslow are the most consistent players for Heat this season, and average in the double-digits.
Brooklyn Nets: DeAndre Jordan made a return from an ankle injury against Boston Celtics in the last game and clocked 23 minutes, which means he is back to full fitness.
In terms of confirmed absentees, here are the players set to miss the game:
Wilson Chandler – through suspension (disciplinary issues).
Kevin Durant (out for the season – Achilles Tendon injury)
Kyrie Irving (shoulder injury)
Caris LeVert (foot injury)
Brooklyn Nets squad: Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan, Joe Harris, Garrett Temple, Taurean Prince, Jarrett Allen, Dzanan Musa, Rodions Kurucs, Theo Pinson, David Nwaba
Miami Heat Team News: For the Heat, Dio Waiters is suspended due to disciplinary issues, while Kezie Okpala is nursing an Achilles tendon injury and is set to miss the game.
In addition, Udonis Haslem (illness) and Derrick Jones Jr. (hip injury) are both questionable and will be monitored before the game. Jimmy Butler also recovered from an injury and is fit now.
Miami Heat squad: Goran Dragić, Jimmy Butler, Meyers Leonard, Bam Adebayo, James Johnson, Kelly Olynyk, Duncan Robinson, Kendrick Nunn, Tyler Herro, Chris Silva, Udonis Haslem, Justise Winslow
To get exclusive fantasy tips, enter your name and phone number below.
PF: Taurean Prince
SF: Joe Harris
C: Jarrett Allen
PG: Garrett Temple
SG: Spencer Dinwiddie
PF: Jimmy Butler
SF: Bam Adebayo
C: Meyers Leonard
PG: Justise Winslow / Duncan Robinson
SG: Kendrick Nunn
Brooklyn Nets: Iman Shumpert, DeAndre Jordan, David Nwaba, Theo Pinson, Nicolas Claxton, Dzanan Musa, Rodions Kurucs
Miami Heat: Goran Dragic, Tyler Herro, James Johnson, Kelly Olynyk, Chris Silva, Justise Winslow
Brooklyn nets are 6-3 in home games, while Heat have split up the record on the road this season. We back the hosts to win this game.