Here are some notes for those fans getting ready to watch the New York Knicks (46-26) who are on the road to take on the Miami Head (58-15) in NBA action tonight.
This will be the final of four meetings between these two teams with the Knicks leading the season series 2-1. New York won the earlier meeting with a 104-84 victory on 11/2.
New York was led by Carmelo Anthony‘s 31.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in two games versus Miami. Raymond Felton recorded 16.7 points and 6.0 assists in three meetings, while J.R. Smith added 12.3 points, 7.0 boards and 4.0 assists in three matchups.
The Knicks were able to record a 108-89 victory over the Boston Celtics in NBA action on 3/31. Leading the way was Carmelo Anthony who had 24 points and 10 rebounds in over 27 minutes for his sixth double-dobule of the season and his second in a row. J.R. Smith posted 15 points and 12 rebounds in over 33 minutes for his sixth double-double of the season.
Rolling an Eight:
New York was able to extend its winning streak to eight games in their victory on 3/31, this streak is the longest of the season. In the last eight games, the Knicks have averaged 104.0 points-per-game on 301-608 shooting (.495) while allowing 91.5 ppg on 267-596 shooting.
This Date in Knicks History:
1969: New York completes their first four-game playoff sweep with a 115-108 victory over the Bullets at the Garden
1970 Willie Reed grabs 36 boards (a Knicks playoff record) in Game 5 of the Eastern Division Semifinals.
2010: David Lee posts his first career triple double with 37 points, 20 boards and 10 assists, in becoming the first NBA player since Kareem Abdul Jabbar in 1976 to record at least 30 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists.
The Knicks and Heat game is set to air on the TNT network, with tip-off scheduled for 8:00 p.m.
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