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Nets retire Kidd's No. 5, then beat Heat 86-62 in preseason game

  • Brooklyn Nets' Joe Johnson, left, defends Miami Heat's LeBron James during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Brooklyn Nets' Joe Johnson, left, defends Miami Heat's LeBron James during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd, right, is honored during a ceremony to retire his jersey number before an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd, right, is honored during a ceremony to retire his jersey number before an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Garnett (2) shoots over Miami Heat's Shane Battier (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Garnett (2) shoots over Miami Heat's Shane Battier (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)  (The Associated Press)

The Brooklyn Nets retired coach Jason Kidd's number, then gave him an 86-62 preseason victory over the Miami Heat on Thursday night.

Brook Lopez scored 14 points for the Nets on a night that peaked with the pregame. Kidd's No. 5 was lifted to the Barclays Center rafters during a ceremony a few minutes before the tip, honoring him for leading the franchise to its greatest NBA success.

The game itself could have used the jolt Kidd provided when the Nets acquired him in 2001. Except for a few LeBron James highlights, it was typical exhibition play, with starters resting and subs misfiring for much of the night.

James and Chris Bosh each finished with 16 points for the Heat.