• Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

Heat Too Hot to Handle for New York

(AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

The Knicks limped into Miami losers of three successive agonizing defeats. Thursday night’s game also marked the return of LeBron James who missed Miami’s last game after breaking his nose against Oklahoma City. James sported a black, carbon fiber face mask for protection. Raymond Felton, who is dealing with multiple gun related charges stemming from an incident with his estranged wife, was with the team and in its starting lineup.

New York did their best to stay within striking distance against the two-time defending Champions and for a while the contest was competitive. Newly acquired Shannon Brown provided some punch for New York on the offensive end. Something that has been much needed as one of the key issues throughout most of this season has been the inability of the Knicks, role players to support Carmelo Anthony, who has been on a sweltering pace since the all-star break and all season in general.

The Heat, led by Dwayne Wade opened up a 16 point lead midway through the 2nd quarter. Wade was his old self, displaying much of the same repertoire that made him one of the game’s premier players over the last decade. Anthony would in turn do what he’s been called upon to do all season long, rescuing New York by scoring 16 of the teams next 23 points before halftime resulting in the Heat holding a 55-50 lead at the break.

The Heat would use a 23-3 run to close out a dreaded the 3rd quarter for the Knicks. Miami’s dynamic duo of James & Wade proved to be way too much for New York to handle. Easily taking advantage of a porous Knicks defense that showed little resistance. It was further proof of what many have known for weeks now if not longer. This concoction of players cannot compete with lesser teams for 48 minutes, let alone a team the caliber of the Miami Heat. When it was all said and done Miami would cruise to a 26 point victory.


Knicks 82 Heat 108

Wade & James combined to score 54 points on 23-32 from the field.
Miami shot 61% from the field.
The Heat finished the game with 66 points in the paint

Wilson Caicedo: PureSportsNY

By Vernon McKenzie

Graduate of New Institute Of Technology with a BA in Communications with a focus on Television Radio. Owner and Executive Producer of PureSportsNY

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