The Knicks were missing their best player, and their second best was invisible most of the night. It was too much for them to overcome against the Heat, which welcomed back one of its top guys.
MIAMI — For three quarters, the Knicks made Heat coach Erik Spoelstra look smart yet stonewalled at the same time.
During Friday morning’s shootaround at the American Airlines Arena, Spoelstra said that because Carmelo Anthony was out of the lineup due to injuries, the Knicks would run more “spread pick-and-rolls” and speed up the halfcourt pace to free their 3-point shooters.
The Knicks did just that for most of the game, knocking down three after three, before succumbing to defeat.
MIAMI â?? Carmelo Anthony has a sore wrist, ankle and thumb, and yesterday morning he came down with a case of The LeBron Flu.
With the Knicks’ nationally televised game against LeBron James and the Heat looming last night, with the likes of Alex Rodriguez and Isiah Thomas in front-row seats…
MIAMI â?? The Knicks had hoped to get Baron Davis on the court on their current four-game road trip. But he hasn’t looked good enough during scrimmages for that to happen.Coach Mike D’Antoni, whose team lost to the Heat 99-89 last night, said it was unlikely Davis will…
MIAMI â?? It was Bill Walker mano-a-mano against LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
It wasn’t a fair fight, but it turned out closer than anyone could have expected.
With Carmelo Anthony bailing out last night to rest, the Knicks went into Miami feeling their only chance of survival was to…
The injured Carmelo Anthony watched the Knicks keep it close before they succumbed against the Heat.
Deron Williams scored 27 points and the Nets won consecutive games for the first time this season with a victory in Cleveland.
The Miami Heat have won eight of their nine games without Dwyane Wade but after he returned with 28 points in Friday’s victory over the New York Knicks, the face of the franchise laughed off the idea the team could get by without him.
Kevin Durant had 37 points and 14 rebounds, Russell Westbrook dazzled with 28 points and 11 assists and the NBA-leading Oklahoma City Thunder started a critical road stretch with a 120-109 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
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LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points and seven rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers blew out the Phoenix Suns 109-71 Friday night for their sixth straight win at home.
The streaking Denver Nuggets capitalized on a slow start by the visiting Toronto Raptors to complete a wire-to-wire 96-81 win at the Pepsi Center on Friday in a contest between teams heading in opposite directions.
Rudy Fernandez scored a season-high 23 in his return from a sore Achilles as the Denver Nuggets beat the short-handed Toronto Raptors 96-81 on Friday night.
All Star guard Dwyane Wade returned from a six-game injury absence with 28 points to lead the Miami Heat to a 99-89 win over the New York Knicks on Friday.
Roddy Beaubois had a season-high 22 points and Lamar Odom added 19 points, his most since joining the Mavericks at the start of the season, to lead Dallas to a 116-101 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night.
LeBron James scored 31 points, Dwyane Wade scored 28 in his return from a sprained right ankle, and the Miami Heat beat the 3-point-obsessed New York Knicks 99-89 on Friday night.
Derrick Rose scored a season-high 34 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 107-100 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.
Chase Budinger scored a season-high 21 points and Luis Scola added 19 points to help the Houston Rockets blow out Washington 103-76 on Friday night.
Now with the Miami Heat, Eddy Curry is said to have lost about 100 pounds since his departure from the Knicks.
Carl Landry scored 17 points and the New Orleans Hornets snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 93-67 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
Joe Johnson scored 28 of his 30 points after halftime, including a tying 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left in regulation, and the Atlanta Hawks stunned the Detroit Pistons 107-101 in overtime Friday night.
The Hornets have decided to trade Chris Kaman, who won’t be playing while the club looks for teams interested in making a deal for the veteran 7-foot center, general manager Dell Demps said.
Ricky Rubio scored nine of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and dished out 10 assists to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to an 87-79 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.
Carmelo Anthony has settled on a radical approach toward improving his shooting percentage, something even more drastic than to simply stop shooting; stop playing. Anthony and the Knicks medical staff have decided to shut down the small forward for at least two games in order for Anthony to rest his sore body.
Here were the Knicks without Carmelo Anthony against the mighty Miami Heat Friday night, and you just know that Amar’e Stoudemire had to love it.
It was unconventional, risky and just about the only chance the Knicks, minus Carmelo Anthony, had against the Miami Heat. It was also classic Mike D’Antoni circa 2005. And it almost worked.