Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/7/12
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 11 consecutive times, and much of the credit Wednesday goes to LeBron James, who nearly had a triple-double with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists in 30 minutes. Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra said James, who did not have a triple-double last season, could have had one Wednesday had he been looking to get his own numbers. "I didn't know he was close to (a triple-double), but that was not the time to put him back in the game," Spoelstra said. "He could have had 12 assists if he (were) thinking about ego and stats. But he wasn't. He was thinking about what's best for the team." Spoelstra said James had som...
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