Swingman Corey Brewer plans to sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder upon clearing waivers Friday, his agent confirmed to The Associated Press.
The Los Angeles Lakers waived Brewer after the two sides agreed to a contract buyout Wednesday.
“Against an elite team like that, your margin of error is so small — and one mistake could cost you the game,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “It’s frustrating because we couldn’t find a way to stop them. This was a tough one.”
Cavaliers: F Jeff Green (sore lower back) missed his first game of the season. He played in the first 59 games, all off the bench. Green is averaging 10.6 points. … Lakers G Isaiah Thomas said the Cavs were in “panic mode” when they traded him before the deadline. Asked for a reaction, Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue joked “I’m panicking now.”
Nets: LeVert (right knee) and Hollis-Jefferson (right groin) saw action for the second straight game after returning from injuries. . Brooklyn began a five-game, 10-day road trip that ends on March 8 in Charlotte.
The Heat (32-30), who currently hold the eighth and final playoff position in the East, play host to the Detroit Pistons (29-33), who sit in ninth place, three games behind Miami.
Miami was embarrassed in Thursday’s 131-113 loss to the visiting Los Angeles Lakers, who shot 59.5 percent from the floor.
“We are much better than what we showed defensively,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “You could see it. (The Lakers) were playing with different pace and energy level. We were playing on our heels the whole way, particularly at the start of the game when they were running right by us.
“We’re going to get to work (for Detroit). We have a big game against them on Saturday. We have to play toward our identity.”
Look for a concerted defensive effort by the Heat against Baseball Jerseys Custom the Pistons, who lost to the Orlando Magic 115-106 in overtime on Friday night and will be playing on short rest.
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