When: 7:30 PM EST, January 25, 2021
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Point Spread: Nets -7.5
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 234.5
Road Record: 2-6
Home Record: 8-4
Miami Heat Vs Brooklyn Nets Game Day Preview
This past Saturday the Miami Heat dropped a close on to the Brooklyn Nets 124 – 128.
Tonight the Nets seek better ways at stopping Bam Adebayo when the teams reconvene at the Barclays Center tonight.
Bam Adebayo scored a career-best 41 points, surpassing his previous regular season career-high by 11 points. While Adebayo made 14 of 20 shots to help Miami nearly erase an 18-point deficit and a 14-point deficit entering the fourth, he scored on just one free throw in the final 5:29.
Adebayo’s points were the most for the Heat since Dwyane Wade scored 42 on Dec. 17, 2014, against the Utah Jazz. It also earned some admiration from Kyrie Irving, a New Jersey native, whose father helped fund Adebayo’s New Jersey AAU team.
“It was about time Bam had 40 in terms of getting a lot of those moves he’s been working on in the offseason,” Irving said. “I’ve known Bam since he was 15 or 16 years old, so just watching him grow since high school and watching him take over at this point for kind of an undermanned Miami team, it’s good to see.”
The Nets were able to overcome Adebayo’s big night by getting 31 points from Kevin Durant along with Irving scoring 18 of his 28 in the fourth quarter. Durant posted his seventh 30-point game on a night when the Nets topped 120 points for the 11th time, shot 53.7 percent, tied a season high with 19 3-pointers and handed out a season-high 34 assists.
Brooklyn’s latest high-scoring performance occurred in the second game Irving, Durant and Harden played together. The trio combined for 96 points Wednesday and Saturday combined for 71 with Harden getting 11 assists.
“It was effort, things we can control,” Irving said of the difference between the teams latest win and the losses in Cleveland. “We just wanted to take this game personally.”
Heat Vs Nets Facts
- Heat are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog.
- Nets are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss.
- Heat are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings against Brooklyn.
Miami Heat Vs Brooklyn Nets Alternative Fantasy Basketball-Statement Games Picks
Heat 115 Nets 130
- 10 PT Pick: Brooklyn Nets OVER 8.5 Steals
- 9 PT Pick: Any Brooklyn Net Will Have A Double Double
- 8 PT Pick: Kevin Durant OVER 28.5 PTS