Heat hope to get hot against Knicks
(Sports Network) – The Miami Heat attempt to put the brakes on a two-game
skid tonight when they welcome the New York Knicks to AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Heat have won four straight and five of the last six meetings in this
series. The Knicks have lost two in a row at Miami.
On Saturday, Hedo Turkoglu scored 18 points and Dwight Howard had 15 points,
16 rebounds and four blocks to lead the Orlando Magic over the Heat, 80-77, at
TD Waterhouse Centre.
All-Star guard Dwyane Wade scored a game-high 21 points in the loss to the
Magic for Miami, which has lost three of its last four games overall. Alonzo
Mourning added 15 points, a season-high 21 rebounds and four blocks for the
Heat, who also lost to Dallas on Friday night.
Miami is 6-2 at home this season. After tonight’s game, the Heat will embark
on a five-game road trip. They will visit Atlanta, Sacramento, Denver, the
Clippers and San Antonio.
The Knicks have won two of their last three games overall. Nate Robinson’s
three-pointer as time expired in overtime capped a big comeback and lifted the
New York to a 105-102 win over the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square
Robinson finished with 17 points in the win over the Sixers for New York,
while Stephon Marbury paced the Knicks with 33 points. Rookie Channing Frye
had 21 points and 11 rebounds for New York.
New York is 2-6 on the road this season. The Knicks return home on Wednesday
to host the Chicago Bulls.