On the night the Brooklyn Nets retired Jason Kidd‘s No. 5 jersey, they beat the Miami Heat 86-62 in a game where the Heat’s Ray Allen, Chris Anderson, Ray Lewis and Dwyane Wade were on the bench in Brooklyn Thursday night.
LeBron James played well and had 16 points, five rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes. It wasn’t enough though as the Nets pulled ahead late in the first quarter when they started a 12-0 run that lasted into the second quarter. They held on to the lead from there as both benches got plenty of playing time.
After the game Jason Kidd said that he was troubled by the fact that the Nets committed 25 turnovers, but he also took noticed that they held the Heat to just 31.8 percent shooting. They also dominated the Heat on the glass out rebounding them 53 to 31. Speaking of rebounding — Reggie Evans played 14 minutes and had nine rebounds. That’s Reggie.
Brook Lopez is in fine form as he scored 14 points with five rebounds, two steals and a block in 23 minutes.
Andray Blatche was also showing off some nice moves as he scored 10 points with seven rebounds and an assist also in 23 minutes.
Alan Anderson played point guard at times and had a good night with 12 points, three rebounds, and was 2-for-3 from behind the arc.
Joe Johnson played with a lot of energy and had 10 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in 26 minutes.
Paul Pierce‘s shot still wasn’t quite there as he was 2-for-8 shooting overall and 1-for-7 from behind the arc, but he had six rebounds and seven assists with six points in 25 minutes.