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Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami.
When: Wednesday March 12, 23:00 GMT
The in-form Brooklyn Nets head to South Florida looking for their first road win over the Miami Heat in more than six years as the hosts continue to fight for top spot in the Eastern Conference.
Brooklyn arrive with the Eastern Conference’s best record in 2014 at 22-9, and have also now won six of their last seven games.
In contrast, after going on an eight-game winning streak of their own, the Heat (44-17) have struggled in their last few outings losing three on the bounce to match their worst skid of the season.
Nevertheless, they returned to winning ways against the Washington Wizards on Monday which not only started a four-game homestand in the perfect way but also secured their playoff spot in the process.
Both teams expect to be at relatively full health with long-term absentee Brook Lopez the only man missing for the visitors, and while Brooklyn are just one of two teams to beat the defending champions twice this season, they have previously suffered a wretched run of results.
The Nets (32-30) will look to both Paul Piece and Joe Johnson who have been in solid form in recent games, and now just three games adrift of the third seed in the East, confidence is undoubtedly back for Jason Kidd’s team as they have seemingly rescued what looked to be a disaster of a season in the early part.
Miami fell a game-and-a-half behind the Indiana Pacers for the top seeding after the Pacers finally ended their losing win against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, and so it is now up to LeBron James and Co. to respond against a possible post-season opponent.