Found November 07, 2012 on
The Brooklyn Nets (1-1) will make a trip to Florida to face the Miami Heat (3-1) for an Eastern Conference showdown. However, it will be a tall task for the Nets to leave South Beach with a win as Miami is undefeated at home early in the season. Not to mention the Nets have lost six in a row in Miami.
Miami is coming off a 124-99 win over Phoenix while Brooklyn is coming off a 107-96 loss to Minnesota where the team held a 22-point lead before Minnesota erased the deficit for the win.
So as the two teams get set to tussle tonight, we here at Crossover will spotlight this game and give you five things to watch for during the contest:
• LeBron James has scored in double-figures in 145 straight games for Miami and makes him three games shy of Wade's record.
• Mario Chalmers has recorded two 10+ assist games so far this season.
• Miami is 3-0 this season when shooting at least 50%.
• The Nets currently rank third in the NBA in three-point shooting percentage ...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS
Via Beer Mug Sports:
LeBron James hit Twitter on Thursday night to debut his new Lebron X denim sneakers. They feature a brown leather tongue with brown leather laces that seem better fit for winter boots than for the basketball court. They also feature pink soles and lace-holes. While LeBron haters might say that these would be better suited a teenage girl looking for something to match her purse with -- they probably will be a hit with sneakerheads, who had no problem shelling out major dollars for LeBrons that featured pink trim in the past. Both the LeBron 8s and LeBron 9s were widely popular in the "South Beach" colorway which featured teal and pink.
If paired with khakis, these might look too bad, however LeBron posted a second pic of him wearing the sneakers with lighter, possibly stone-washed colored jeans. Definitely not a good combination. Unless of course, you’re a fan of the Canadian Tuxedo.
Remember all the rumblings during training camp that LeBron James was adding another offensive move to his repertoire?
Rumors had him adding a sky-hook shot, then there were video clips of him practicing the sky-hook.
Well, the rumors were true about the sky-hook.
James debuted his new shot against the Phoenix Suns, which went wide-right and drew some a smile from fellow teammate...
I’m untouchable T…
We know Gloria James has skirted the law a few times, and often it’s her famous son who comes to her rescue. Now her coattail rides are getting old. Here’s the scoop via Gossip Extra, “She’s been getting the red carpet treatment from South Florida law enforcement because she’s riding the coattails of her extremely rich, world famous NBA son! So...
I going to take a guess that most of you have never seen a pair of denim sneakers before and to be honest, I've never seen a pair either.Yesterday, Miami Heat star LeBron James tweeted some photos of his new LeBron James denim 10's and here they are:
MIAMI LeBron James had plenty of critics to drive him last season on the way to his first championship. With many of the skeptics having gone on vacation, the general belief is James will have to rely mostly on self motivation to win another.
Then again, maybe not. The Miami small forwards dander has been raised.
With there still being some concern over how the Heats small ball...
MIAMI -- LeBron James didn't think anybody would be talking about defense after the offensive show his Miami Heat put on Monday night.
The Heat scored their most points since the fifth game of last season in a 124-99 rout of Phoenix at AmericanAirlines Arena. They had a team-record eight different players make a 3-pointer while shooting 57.1 percent from beyond the arc.
Two of the best players in the NBA had embarrassing bloopers last night.
Although the Miami Heat crushed the Brooklyn Nets and LeBron James had a monster game; I am sure his teammates got on him for his missed dunk attempt.
The Lakers are 1-4 but more embarrassing last night was Dwight Howard’s free throw. He air balled it. How do you shoot an air ball when you are a pro and have...
MIAMI (AP) -- Dwyane Wade scored 22 points on 10 for 14 shooting, LeBron James finished two assists shy of a triple-double and the Miami Heat improved to 4-0 at home for the first time in franchise history by beating the Brooklyn Nets 103-73 on Wednesday night.
James had 20 points and 12 rebounds in only 30 minutes, and Rashard Lewis scored 13 points for the Heat (4-1). Miami -...
THE BROOKLYKNIGHT RISES
After teaming up and working with Marvel on the superhero concept, the Brooklyn Nets unveiled the team's new mascot Saturday: BrooklyKnight.
HOUSTON So there is this guy, James Harden, and he has a long beard and a well-constructed Mohawk, but he does not speak like a guy with a long beard and a Mohawk, which is to say he is not trying to play some kind of character.
He doesn't speak much, really. Well, not much more than he has to, although now that he's the star of the Houston Rockets, he has to speak a lot...
MIAMI -- The Brooklyn Nets have the second-biggest payroll in the NBA, but the team that was on the money Wednesday night was the Miami Heat. Miami, playing its most complete game of the season, defeated the Nets, 103-73, to raise its record to 4-1. It's also the first time in franchise history that the Heat has started a season 4-0 at home. The Heat have now beaten the Nets...
LeBron James had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 22 points and the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix Suns 124-99 on Monday night.
Chris Bosh finished with 18 points and Ray Allen had 15 for Miami (3-1), which is averaging 111.8 points to open the season. Allen became the 24th player in NBA history to eclipse the 23,000-point mark when he made a free throw with 1:01 left...
The Brooklyn Nets knew it was going to be a long night when their first possession led to a steal by Chris Bosh, and ended with an alley-oop to LeBron James. You can’t allow Miami to sprint in the open floor; it’s a recipe for disaster.
What was only a nine-point deficit going into halftime for the Nets, exploded like a Steven Seagal homemade bomb in a dismal second half.
While the Miami Heat are known for their offensive prowess, they're proving mighty stingy on the defensive end, too.
The Atlanta Hawks know all too well how hard it can be to generate offense against the defending NBA champions.
Seeking a fourth consecutive win overall, the Heat try for a sixth straight road victory over the Hawks on Friday night.
The Heat (4-1) are coming...