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Heat coast to 129-114 blowout victory against visiting Knicks

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Goran Dragic returns in easy win versus hapless Knicks.

NBA: New York Knicks at Miami Heat Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat led by as many as 34 points on the way to a 129-114 blowout victory against the visiting New York Knicks on Friday night.

It was another game in which Miami led from start to finish against an opponent that hardly provided much resistance throughout the game. More importantly, the Heat welcomed back point guard Goran Dragic tonight after missing nine games and he hardly showed any rust as he gave the bench an instant boost with 18 points and eight assists.

Their offense was virtually flawless through long stretches of the game, showcasing unselfishness with their first 20 field goals of the night assisted and 70 first half points. As a team they shot an efficient 55.8% from the field and 47.4% from deep, going 18-38 — tied for second most threes made this season

Seven of the 10 Heat players that played tonight scored in double figures, led by Bam Adebayo with 20 points, along with eight rebounds and three assists, and Duncan Robinson with 18 points on 6-10 three-point shooting. Kelly Olynyk also had a double-double off the bench with 10 points and 10 rebounds in 26 minutes.

Miami improves to 12-1 at AmericanAirlines Arena and next host the Utah Jazz on Monday night.