LeBron James dominates the fourth. Heat dismantle the Knicks 87-70
NEW YORK—The Knicks fans got colorful with their taunting and it made him stronger. Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks tried to get creative with how they played him and they only made him stronger. On Sunday most likely he will bury New York’s miracle season with another thunderous performance and a taunting grin.
This is what makes LeBron James tick. Throughout the years, he’s always been at his best either when he has something to prove or an obstacle to overcome.
This series started off as minor footnote of the Heat’s quest to shut the world up with a championship. Game 1 quickly dismissed any delusions that the Knicks could pull this off.
Tonight, MSG’s crowd made it personal and in the fourth quarter James rolled the Knicks up for 17 humiliating points.
Coming out of the third period, it looked close and then at will Miami went to work and once again a helpless looking Mike Woodson stared off into space with no answers on how to stop the bleeding.
James scored a total of 32 points making 12-of-13 from the foul line.
Dwyane Wade added 20 and Mario Chalmers had 19 for the Heat. Chris Bosh, who made a quick round trip to Miami to be with his wife when she delivered their child, snatched 10 rebounds to go with eight points.
Carmelo Anthony was the lone bright spot for the Knicks scoring 22 points.