New York Knicks Top Bosh-less Heat
Added by Gregg Snyder on January 28, 2011.
A basketball team generally needs more than two people to step up in order to win. That did not happen for the Miami Heat last night at Madison Square Garden.
With Chris Bosh out of the lineup, the New York Knicks were able to top the Miami Heat by a score of 93-88. The Knicks were able to let LeBron James and Dwayne Wade do their thing. James scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while Wade had a monster game with 34 points and 16 boards.
The problem is, the rest of the Miami Heat team combined to score just 30 points.
Amare Stoudemire, who was named an All-Star starter earlier, led the Knicks in scoring with 24 points. He also grabbed eight rebounds. Danilo Gallinari contirbuted 20 points while rookie guard Landry Fields added 19 to go with his 13 rebounds.
Shawne Williams had a nice game off the bench, totally 11 points and six rebounds.
The Knicks did a good job on LeBron who was having an off night shooting the ball. James shot just 7-of-24 from the field. Ten of his points came from the foul line.
With the win, the Knicks imroved to 24-21 on the season and Miami falls to 31-14. The super-three have Miami in good position but a game like last night shows how much they will need other players to step up from time to time.
With Bosh out and James having an off night, Wade did his best to carry the team on his back. That might work out fine against one of the leagues weaker teams but this Knicks team is to talented to let one player beat them. Players like Wade and James will get their points, stopping the others is the key to beating them.
The Knicks remain in second place in the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division, 11 games behind Boston.