New York Knicks (23-25, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (30-17, first in the Eastern Conference) Miami; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Miami will try to keep its three-game home win streak intact when the Heat take on New York. The Heat have gone 19-9 against Eastern Conference teams.
And it’s not like the bigger group is paying defensive dividends, either: Miami did a fantastic job scheming against the Lakers’ defense early, but what was glaring was that the Lakers’ drop coverage could barely keep up. It was a big reason why the Heat shot 60% from the 3-point line and found their rhythm. Aside from the 3-pointers, Trevor Ariza and Avery Bradley were blown by multiple times while Dwight Howard couldn’t contest mid-range jumpers, as shown in video clip above.
Analysis: LeBron feels great, on pace to pass Kareem