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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

2013-14 Game Thread: Knicks @ Heat

The Heat will be playing without Dwyane Wade today (Plus, no Birdman today, either, and both he and Wade – especially Wade – have played well against the Knicks this year).

I don’t think I need to tell you that that makes this about as must-win of a must-win game as you can get.

If the Knicks can pull this off, it sort of kind of makes up for Friday’s terrible defeat.

Let’s go Knicks!

55 comments on “2013-14 Game Thread: Knicks @ Heat

  1. d-mar

    I’d like to know Battier’s lifetime shooting % vs. the Knicks. I would guess it’s around 90%.

  2. Knicks4Eva

    I’m not sure if I hate the Heat of the 90s or the current team more.
    Mourning of course is a gigantic asshat, but LeBron is too.
    And DWade has to be my least favorite player of all time, taking over for John Stockton.

  3. d-mar

    Well, on the bright side, the sooner Miami puts this game away, the sooner I can turn the TV off and enjoy this beautiful weather.

  4. Brian Cronin Post author

    This is how the game should be going with no Wade. The Knicks have got to keep it up in the second half.

  5. Brian Cronin Post author

    With the scoring game Melo has had so far, it is amazing that they’re still very much in this game.

  6. cgreene

    The good thing FINALLY is that we know we have someone watching on our side who is thinking the exact same thing and has the power to fix it.

  7. johnlocke

    Is there a wonderlic test for the NBA? Bc if so we would def rank last. Phil needs to bring in smarter players

  8. d-mar

    “Phil needs to bring in smarter players”

    Well, other than Josh Smith, he has the entire NBA to choose from

  9. Donnie Walsh

    Well, the good news is that losing today helps us avoid Miami in the first round.

  10. BigBlueAL

    Been watching mostly the Yankee game. At this point I really dont care about the playoffs anymore. The Heat would absolutely destroy the Knicks in the playoffs anyway so it might really be best for all of us for this season to just end as soon as possible. This coming from someone who has been a huge advocate of making the playoffs but at some point enough torture is enough.

  11. cgreene

    Just one time you’d love to see a Knick that’s on fire from 3 like JR do something smart like pump fake the next 3 and get a wide open drive

  12. Farfa

    Just how bad has Chandler’s defense become? And don’t you think that this poor version of Melo is a direct consequence of Woodson playing him too much in meaningless games?

  13. er

    Every time knicks get close the heat hit a back breaking three. Thats why you want to play Indiana. They are not capable of that

  14. Kahnzy

    Every time knicks get close the heat hit a back breaking three. Thats why you want to play Indiana. They are not capable of that

    What just happened was completely your fault.

  15. d-mar

    It’s too bad we’re not going to make the playoffs, could have been the JR Smith redemption tour.

  16. BigBlueAL

    I hope the Hawks sweep their back-to-back this week. Seriously, its time to put us out of our misery. Baseball season has started so I dont need to live and die with the Knicks anymore this year.

    Of course if the Pacers somehow manage to grab the 1 seed and the Hawks collapse and give the Knicks a chance to steal the 8th seed I would be excited again lol.

  17. er

    Of course if the Pacers somehow manage to grab the 1 seed and the Hawks collapse and give the Knicks a chance to steal the 8th seed I would be excited again lol.

    This is the dream. The heat are such a good and smart team. And they all can make big threes. I think they made 6 in the fourth today which absolutely killed the knicks

  18. BigBlueAL

    Playing w/o Wade and Birdman the Heat still shot 55.7% from the floor which included 12 for 27 from 3pt range. This Knicks D is just beyond pathetic.

  19. BigBlueAL

    I agree Melo shouldve probably sat out but can you imagine the backlash from the media if he did sit out today?? Especially with 4 days off after this game?? I know that shouldnt factor into the decision making but Im pretty sure it does big time.

  20. er

    Melo is a tough dude, but sometimes you have to sit one out

    Melo was bad shooting, but he was pretty good in the other areas of the game. The rest of the team picked him up offensively. Defensively was the problem IMO. The Knicks gave up too many big shots

  21. er

    Playing w/o Wade and Birdman the Heat still shot 55.7% from the floor which included 12 for 27 from 3pt range. This Knicks D is just beyond pathetic.

    I think in a way wade being out hurt the knicks. Instead of his long twos, the Heat were shooting threes

  22. bocker84

    Melo was bad shooting, but he was pretty good in the other areas of the game.

    I’m going to have to disagree. He was pretty crappy on D for a lot of the transition buckets we gave up. JVG made several attempts during the game to call Melo out on being sloppy on the return when he would miss a shot or rebound. He was even single handedly responsible for that 5 point swing at the end of the third when he missed a shot with 12 seconds left on the clock and gave up an and-one.

  23. Brian Cronin Post author

    There’s no way Melo should have taken 17 shots. I am cool with him playing, but 17 shots while making 4 of them? Dude, stop shooting, you’re hurt!

  24. EB

    I wonder, when the last time Lebron was as wide open as the Knicks left him on that one dunk?

  25. Kahnzy

    I wonder, when the last time Lebron was as wide open as the Knicks left him on that one dunk?

    Probably in his last game? I get bashing the Knicks for bad defense, because duh, but you don’t become almost universally acknowledged as the best living player on the planet because you’re easy to guard. The man gets more wide open dunks than anyone I can think of because he’s impossible to stop in that semi-transition game when the other team is strolling back up the court after a made basket. The Knicks may have failed to stop him…but so do most teams.

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