New York Knicks Game Recap: Takin' Care of Business
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 31, 2017,
Mar 31, 2017, 3:47
It was a mathematical elimination for a Knicks team that had been counted out by virtually everyone many weeks ago in a nightmare trend that has continued for over a decade now. NY (28-47) is 12-34 in its last 46 games and will miss the playoffs for the fourth straight season and 13th time in the 17 seasons since Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing was traded in September 2000. But what remains to be seen is if those games against Miami will mean anything to them in terms of seeding or if their respective coaches will use them to rest their stars. "I'd like all the help we can get, but I don't think teams will take us seriously now". "I thought we would be the six, seven or eight seed, but things didn't go like we wanted".
NEW YORK (AP) Many NBA teams dread back-to-backs, especially when the first game was as tough as the one Miami had a night earlier. "We try to win every game". Anthony took two shots in the first half and was held to nine points, marking the third time this season he was limited to fewer than 10.
"We don't function like that", guard Goran Dragic said. "Right there", Porzingis said.
The Heat led 77-68 after three, then opened the fourth with an 11-2 run, featuring uncontested dunks by Whiteside, James Johnson and Tyler Johnson to open an 88-70 cushion. NOTES: New York G Derrick Rose (sore left knee) sat out after he was limping late in the second half of Monday's win over the Detroit Pistons. Hornacek indicated after the game that he may continue to play his starters until the end of the season, but it certainly would not be for extended minutes. In the first half, he shot just two shots and did not score a single basket for the entire opening half.
The lead grew to 23 later in Miami's sixth straight victory at Madison Square Garden.
The NBA's independent medical expert determined that Joakim Noah was physically able to play, allowing his 20-game suspension for violating the league's anti-drug policy to begin with Wednesday's game.
"I don't know my role to be honest", Anthony, who scored nine points in 29 minutes, said. The game is scheduled to tip off shortly after 8:00 p.m. ET at American Airlines Arena and will be broadcast live locally on Fox Sports Sun. It's just me accepting that.