“You have to have someone of Ray’s maturity to handle that,’’ Spoelstra said. “He’s getting 26 minutes a game with us, not the normal rhythm he is used to. He’s as good as anyone in the league. Not everyone in the league has the maturity to sign up for that role.’’
“He is another guy who sees the big picture and can do this for a long time. It’s a great luxury to have a guy who is a Hall of Famer and about as clutch a shooter as there is come off the bench. I don’t take that for granted.’’
Spoelstra said before Thursday’s game that Allen would be a game-time decision because of back tightness.
Allen, of course, did play against the Spurs and scored 20 points in 27 minutes. “He got treatment all day,” Spoelstra said on Friday.
Allen didn’t practice on Friday but is expected to play Saturday against the Nets.
“It’s still a little angry, but I’m doing what I can to get treatment [Friday and Saturday],” Allen said.
• Battier missed another day of practice Friday and remains day-to-day after skipping Thursday’s game with a sprained knee.
Spoelstra said Battier wouldn’t participate in Saturday’s shootaround but hasn’t officially ruled him out for the game.
• Brooklyn will be without center Brook Lopez, who sprained his right foot Wednesday against the Celtics. He was ruled out of Brooklyn’s game Friday in Orlando and Saturday against Miami. Lopez was held to eight points when Miami beat the Nets last month.
• Miami has won 10 in a row against the Nets and hasn’t lost to them since March 20, 2009.