Knicks 96 vs. Heat 110 summary: stats, scores and highlights | NBA
The Eastern Conference’s top team continued to rise over the rest of the pack as the Miami Heat beat the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. Duncan Robinson posted 25 points for a second straight game in the 110-96 win.
Heat soaring, Knicks sliding
Having won three of their previous four the Heat went into the Knicks gameon the heels of the big win over LeBron James and the Lakers.
New York on the other hand, came into this game on a slide. They won just one of their previous four, and knew the challenge they were facing against one of the leagues top defenses.
Knicks troubled by Heat's swarmming defens
Miami’s defense smothered the Knicks in a first quarter where New York only scored 16 points They trailed by 14 after the opening 12 minutes and really never came any closer throughout the night.
Miami was able to fend off any run that would potentially spark a comeback bid for the Knicks. New York had a final push at the end of the first half bringing the lead down to 13, but a 9-0 run to start the third quarter pushed the Heat lead back over 20 points and Miami was able to put it on cruise control.
Robinson has been money over last few games
The Heat’s hot shooting was the deciding factor in a game that was a blowout from the start. They shot 50% from the field and 43.2% from downtown.
P.J. Tucker scored 10 points in the first quarter, but then Duncan Robinson took the game over shooting 7/11 from downtown in his 25 point performance. Robinson hasn’t been in his best shooting season, but the trigger man seems to be finding his groove as the year goes on.
There were three other Heat players with 20 or more points. P.J,, Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro all chipped in, while Bam Adebayo continues to make his case for defensive player of the year.
The Heat host the Clippers on Friday night, while the Knicks head to Milwaukee to visit the Bucks on Friday night.
P.J. wasn't messing around in the first quarter. He dropped 10 quick points to help the Heat get out to an early double digit lead.
The hot shooting from the Lakers game carried over for Robinson as he hits his frist of seven threes of the night.
IT'S ALL OVER FROM FTX ARENA!!! THE HEAT BLOWOUT THE KNICKS TO STAY AT THE TOP OF THE EASTERN CONFERENCE!!!
It's showtime with under two minutes left. The defensive intensity has dipped as the Heat win has been in the bag for about an hour now.
Sims with a high flying dunk to pad his highlight reel.
We are under 5 minutes from Miami, and I think both of these teams are ready to call it a night and move on.
Maybe Robinson isn't, he has 7 three pointers and 25 points matching his total from last game.
After the timeout the Heat bring the lead back to over 20.
Don't look now but the Knicks are with in 16 points with their second unit on the floor.
Miami has not scored almost 5 minutes into the 4th.
New York has looked the best they have since the first quarter with their second unit on the floor. The first five came out flat, and never turned things around.
Wouldn't want to be in the locker room when Thibs unleashes on his team after this game.
The Knicks are shooting under 40% and have allowed the Heat to shoot almost 50% from downtown. That's a receipe that is not going to win you many games.
The fourth quarter starts with the Heat up by 25, and let's see if the Knicks show a little pride in this final 12 minutes.
How long is it going to be until Spoelstra goes to his bench and lets this starters get some rest. It might be a little early with 2 minutes left in thrid quarter, but if the Knicks don't start competing it could be a light final quarter for the Miami starters.
Whoever took Miami -6.5 is sitting pretty right now. Cha Ching
I'm not sure how concerned with winning this game Tom Thibodeau down by 25. I think he's much more interested in seeing his team come out and fight in the final 15 minutes of this game.
Robinson drops his fifth three pointer and has 17 points. Will he best his 25 he put up against the Lakers last game?
Timeout Knicks down 23, and the 10 point gap the Heat had all first half, is now a consistent 20 point lead in the first few minutes of the third quarter.
Timeout NY, after a nine nothing run that puts the Heat up by 22! The Knicks look flat on the defensive end, it's not a matter of Xs and Os, this is matter of heart.
Jeff Van Gundy has been ripping them on the broadcast, if you aren't watcing ESPN.
We are back in play from FTX Arena, and the Heat come in to the third quarter up by 13.
Jimmy B with the three point play
The first half comes to a close and the Heat are up big. Miami look like a team at the top of the Eastern Confernce, and quite frankly the Knicks look like a team that are in 11th in the conference.
The Heat lead by 20 with under 2 to go, and that's the largest lead of the night.
There's a long way to go in this game, but the Knicks need to figure out how to score. They have been struggling against this very stingy Miami D.
Barrett with his third foul, and that's a stroy line to keep an eye on. He'll head to the bench with 3:19 to go in the half
The Heat have kept a comfortable advantage that's been around 10 points all night. They do have 6 TO's in this quarter, but the Knicks aren't making them pay for those mistakes.
New York with a little surge mid way through the first half, and they are doing it by turning defense into offense. Barrett has been the beneficiary with 5 straight points off those Heat TO's
Robinson with his third three of the night off the inbounds, and what do they always say? The inbounder is the most dangerous man on the court, especailly when it's Robinson inbounding.
Toppin drops a three and the Knicks have made six of their ten shots from behind the arc.
Great start to the second quarter for the Knics, who hit a three and then get a steal that leads to an ally oop on the other end. They gave up 30 points in the first quarter, they have to tighten things up on the defensive end.
We are done with one quarter and through 12 minutes it has been all Miami. Let's see if Barrett and Randle wake up the Knicks in the second quarter.
Things kind of died down after that quick start by the Heat. They still lead by 14, and the Knicks continue to struggle.
We have played six minutes and Adebayo already has 5 assists. That 7 assists in 8 baskets for the Heat
Not sure what Tom Thibodeau said to his team in the timeout huddle, but it's working. The Knicks come out of the break hitting two quick threes.
Miami are off to an explosive start up 13-2, but as good as the offense has looked their defense has been getting them great looks on the opposite end. Early time for the Knicks who look lost
Tucker with a three ball and the Heat have an early 9-0 lead thanks to three three balls.
Robinson with two in a row and the Heat look like they want to get him going early.
He hasn't shot well this year, but it seems like he's coming around.
Robinson drills a three from the top of the key, and he starts up where he left off in the last game against the Lakers.
The Heat start off in a zone look, and it creates a NY turnover on the first possession.
Here we go from FTX Arena!!! The fans in Miami as usual, arriving fashionably late.
A stunning rendition of the Star Spangled Banner by a guy playing the saxaphone. Is there a more soulful instrument in the world than the sax?
According to Bet365.com the Miami Heat are 6 point home favorites, and the Over/Under is set at 202.5
We are just a few minutes from tip off, get your popcorn ready!!
This matchup certainly has 90's playoff vibes. They met in four straight years to close the millenium, with the Knicks winning just one of those series.
Robinson goes off vs. the Lakers
The Heat edged the Los Angeles Lakers 113 -107 in south Florida, courtesy of 25 points from Duncan Robinson, and a triple double from Jimmy Butler. Miami shot 45.5% from downtown.
Cleveland edge the Knicks in final seconds
The Knicks are coming off of a two point loss to to the Cavaliers in Cleveland.on Monday. RJ Barrett had 24 points and Julius Randle posted 18 and 7, but the shot just 11/21 from the free throw line and lost 95-93.
Knicks are two games behind .500 after losing 4 of 5
Hello everyone and welcome to Miami where the Heat are looking to win their fourth in their last five while the New York Knicks have hit a bit of a rough patch coming into tonight having lost four of their last five and falling down the Eastern Conference standings.
Miami streaking, NY falling
The Miami Heat welcome the New York Knicks tonight from south Florida with the road team desperately needing a win, and if they can do it against he top teams in the East it would be all the sweeter. AS English will have you covered all night long with live stats, scores, highlights and analysis of tonight’s game from FTX Arenal.
Knicks vs. Heat
The leaders of the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat are back at home after taking down the Los Angeles Lakers at FTX Arena on Sunday. They welcome the New York Knicks tonight at 7:30 pm ET.