New York Knicks 93 - Miami Heat 88
Danilo Gallinari's early first-quarter dunk let the Heat know the Knicks meant business.
Stat Of The GameNew York outscored Miami 29-15 in the fourth quarter. New York was 4-7 (.571) from downtown in the final frame and outrebounded Miami 17-12.
Turning PointLeBron James scored four straight points to give the Heat a one-point lead after the Knicks clawed all the way back from nine down to start the fourth. While it looked for a moment like the Knicks would fall to the Heat for the third time this season, Danilo Gallinari drained a deep three pointer to take an 86-84 lead with 1:14 left. After James Jones missed a corner-three, Landry Fields drilled a corner trey of his own to give the Knicks an 89-84 lead en route to a rousing 93-88 win.
Quote Of The Game
“We played great defensively from the start. The first two games we got caught by surprise at how fast they are defensively and the way they play. They are very aggressive, very quick, very fast and very strong. The first game we played well in the first half, the second game we played well in the second half, tonight we put a total 40 minute game together and got the win.” - Amar'e Stoudemire