Miami Heat dispose of Knicks 106-94
MIAMI—By Game 2 it was a foregone conclusion that this was not the right time for the New York Knicks to grab the brass ring.
Carmelo Anthony was holding the team together by sheer dynamic will. Jeremy Lin was out. Amare Stoudemire was getting his Dusty Rhodes on with inanimate objects. Coach Mike Woodson could not develop schemes that could counter the Heat. The beat goes on and on and on.
It a true show of character the Knicks managed to squeak one out in Game 4 after Dwyane Wade missed a buzzer beater.
But even the Knicks knew better. There was no it’s not over till its over talk. This series did not belong to them.
Wednesday night Lebron James did what LeBron James does. He led the Heat with 27 points in a game that felt like a closing ceremony.
By the fourth period, Miami had built up a solid 14-point lead.
Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade both had 19 points for the Heat.
For the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony put up 35 points. Amare Stoudemire added 14.
The Miami Heat freight train’s next stop is Indiana to take on a Pacers team that regardless of the series record, really struggled with the Orlando Magic.