Through 3 Quarters

Down two at the end of last quarter, the Miami Heat have now snagged the lead. They have emerged as the frontrunner after three quarters and are ahead of the Brooklyn Nets 81-74.

The Heat's score has come on a group effort, with scores from small forward Jimmy Butler (14 points), center Bam Adebayo (14 points), point guard Tyler Herro (14 points), center DeWayne Dedmon (12 points), and power forward P.J. Tucker (12 points). Those points put DeWayne Dedmon near his season high of 13.

Power forward Kevin Durant has led the way so far for Brooklyn, as he has posted a double-double on 20 points and ten rebounds.

Who's Playing

Miami @ Brooklyn

Current Records: Miami 2-1; Brooklyn 2-2

What to Know

The Brooklyn Nets' homestand continues as they prepare to take on the Miami Heat at 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 27 at Barclays Center. The Nets are out to stop a nine-game streak of losses at home.

Brooklyn strolled past the Washington Wizards with points to spare on Monday, taking the game 104-90. Brooklyn can attribute much of their success to power forward Kevin Durant, who had 25 points along with eight boards.

Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the contest between Miami and the Orlando Magic on Monday was still a pretty decisive one as Miami wrapped it up with a 107-90 victory at home. Small forward Jimmy Butler was the offensive standout of the matchup for Miami, picking up 36 points in addition to five steals.

The wins brought the Nets up to 2-2 and the Heat to 2-1. With back-to-back wins few and far between for both teams -- they're both 0-1 after winning this year -- a win will be a boon for either squad.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Barclays Center -- Brooklyn, New York
  • TV: Bally Sports Sun
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $20.00

Odds

The Nets are a 3.5-point favorite against the Heat, according to the latest NBA odds.

Bettors have moved against the Nets slightly, as the game opened with the Nets as a 5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Miami have won 12 out of their last 21 games against Brooklyn.

  • Apr 18, 2021 - Miami 109 vs. Brooklyn 107
  • Jan 25, 2021 - Brooklyn 98 vs. Miami 85
  • Jan 23, 2021 - Brooklyn 128 vs. Miami 124
  • Feb 29, 2020 - Miami 116 vs. Brooklyn 113
  • Jan 10, 2020 - Brooklyn 117 vs. Miami 113
  • Dec 01, 2019 - Miami 109 vs. Brooklyn 106
  • Apr 10, 2019 - Brooklyn 113 vs. Miami 94
  • Mar 02, 2019 - Miami 117 vs. Brooklyn 88
  • Nov 20, 2018 - Brooklyn 104 vs. Miami 92
  • Nov 14, 2018 - Miami 120 vs. Brooklyn 107
  • Mar 31, 2018 - Brooklyn 110 vs. Miami 109
  • Jan 19, 2018 - Brooklyn 101 vs. Miami 95
  • Dec 29, 2017 - Brooklyn 111 vs. Miami 87
  • Dec 09, 2017 - Miami 101 vs. Brooklyn 89
  • Feb 10, 2017 - Miami 108 vs. Brooklyn 99
  • Jan 30, 2017 - Miami 104 vs. Brooklyn 96
  • Jan 25, 2017 - Miami 109 vs. Brooklyn 106
  • Mar 28, 2016 - Miami 110 vs. Brooklyn 99
  • Jan 26, 2016 - Miami 102 vs. Brooklyn 98
  • Dec 28, 2015 - Brooklyn 111 vs. Miami 105
  • Dec 16, 2015 - Miami 104 vs. Brooklyn 98

Injury Report for Brooklyn

  • Nicolas Claxton: Out (Illness)
  • Kyrie Irving: Out (Personal)

Injury Report for Miami

  • Victor Oladipo: Out (Quadriceps)