Head coach Avery Johnson lost his team and was fired in late December. They are now playing much better under interim bench boss PJ Carlesimo. LeBron James and the Miami Heat are in BK for tonight’s tilt, and James says it’s too bad the Nets quit on their ex-coach. Per the NY Daily News: “They are not doing anything different. They are playing with more passion, more together, they are playing like they want to play for their coach,’ James said. ‘It sucks that Avery had to take the hit of them not wanting to play at a high level, but that’s what it looks like to me. They haven’t changed their offense, they haven’t changed their defense. They’ve picked it up in intensity level and you can tell they like to play for PJ.’”