The Knicks have been winning with Carmelo Anthony's Hero Ball efforts, but New York had no answer for Miami's heroes -- plural -- vs. the Heat on Sunday. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh combined for 73 points, and the Heat scored a 93-85 win.
Carmelo Anthony led New York with 42 points, nine rebounds and five assists, but only one other Knick (J.R. Smith) scored in double digits as the Heat clamped down on defense, especially in a suffocating fourth quarter.
Miami put the game away with an 18-3 run that gave them a 91-82 lead in the game's final minutes and sured up the win. The Knicks shot 42 percent from the field and were out-rebounded by 14 boards.
Here are some initial reactions from our team bloggers.
Posting and Toasting's Seth Rosenthal:
The Knicks didn't look remotely qualified to face the Heat in the previous two meetings, so I'm feeling okay.— Seth Rosenthal (@seth_rosenthal) April 15, 2012
Peninsula Is Mightier's Mnelik:
Chris Bosh had one of his best rebounding games of the season, finishing with 16 points and 14 rebounds on 8-14 shooting.