It was only a few weeks ago that the Knicks beat the Heat in New York to propel the Heat to a 3-game losing streak. Now the Heat, looking to recover from a disappointing loss to the Thunder, seek revenge in one of the biggest weekends in sports.
The Super Bowl is in town and there is a lot happening in the big city this weekend. Heat at Knicks is one of them. After Carmelo Anthony scored a career high and MSG record 62 points last week, the Heat and Knicks is must see TV. ESPN will air the game at 8:30 PM.
LeBron James went for 34 points on Wednesday against the Thunder and Kevin Durant, and now will have the responsibility partly to maintain Anthony. The Heat look like they should be at full strength.
The Knicks are eyeing the edge of the playoff cutoff and have one four in a row at home. "It is starting to feel a lot better here on our home court to win basketball games. We're just trying to keep it going." The Knicks will have Tyson Chandler this time around but will be without Andrea Bargnani who gave the Heat plenty of trouble last time around.
Miami knows it's only the beginning of February and that there is still plenty of work to do. "We have some work to do," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We're like everybody else in the league. Nobody is infallible. We have some things to improve on. We know the things we have to improve on. We're not there yet."
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Saturday, Feb 1, 2014, 8:30 PM EST
Madison Square Garden