In a nail biter of a finish the New York Nicks beat the Miami Heat 89-87 on their home turf. Now the series returns to Miami.
Those Heat-Knicks series of the late 1990s always went the distance, momentum seemingly turning with every game. This chapter appears headed toward a much different conclusion.
The Miami Heat started off the regular season with a bang this year by utilizing a spread offense similar to what the Oregon Ducks football team uses. With Amar’e Stoudemire out for the Knicks, that kind of high-flying offense may resurface for the Heat.
Well, Amar’e is done for the series, but will forever have a place in dumb sports history; the Marlins won *hang on Elizabeth…this is the big one*, Drew Rosenhaus is delusional, there’s a shock, and FIU finds a new home.
Amare Stoudemire had a small muscle repaired Tuesday and will not play for the New York Knicks in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat.
When the New York Knicks walked off the court Monday night, the team had suffered another debilitating loss to the Miami Heat. Then Knicks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire decided to inflict another loss on the Knicks.
The Heat are on cruise control after another playoff victory; the Marlins are REALLY thankful April has finally ended; and the Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire will see his name become a verb after doing something that will go down in the annals of dumb sports injuries.
The Miami Heat will look to continue building on their impressive domination of the New York Knicks when they take the floor at the AmericanAirlines Arena for Game 2 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs.
Knicks coach Mike Woodson has confirmed that point guard Jeremy Lin will not play in the first round of the NBA playoffs. If the Knicks manage to advance, however, it is undetermined whether the 23-year-old will be able to suit up and take the floor.
J.R. Smith scored 22 points for the Knicks, who pulled away in the second half to clinch the Eastern Conference’s No. 7 seed and a first-round playoff matchup against No. 2 Miami beginning Saturday.