Knicks In An 0-2 Hole To Heat
Miami’s Big Three combined for 65 points as the Heat outplayed the Knicks again, in 104-94 victory at American Airlines Arena, taking a 2-0 series lead.
Dwayne Wade scored 25, Chris Bosh had 21 and LeBron James added 19 points and nine assists, dealing the Knicks their 12th consecutive playoff loss.
New York played a much more competitive game, compared to Saturday’s blowout loss, with Carmelo Anthony scoring 30 (12 of 26 shooting) to go along with nine rebounds, while Amar’e Stoudemire tallied 18 points and seven boards.
The Knicks also took much better care of the ball in the Game 2, with 13 turnovers, compared to 24 in the Game 1. However, New York, who ranked second in the regular season in forced turnovers, got just eight takeaways.
Game 3 heads to New York and Madison Square Garden on Thursday night at 7:00.