The Knicks didn’t have Carmelo play because of a finger injury last night. So surely, Miami won’t pull what they did the other night when they went against the Wizards, right? Well, it turns out that the Knicks decided to hit the Heat from the perimeter.
At first, Raymond Felton went nuts in the third period by scoring 11 of his 27 points. That broke the game open for the Knicks. And when the Heat tried to rally back, they were stopped cold by Steve Novak’s barrage of treys. With Bosh (3-12) and Wade (3-13) not shooting well plus the fact that Mario Chalmers was limited, LeBron tried to win it all by himself (31 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists) but the Knicks’ firepower was too much (18-44 from three-point land). The Knicks limited the Heat to 12 points in the fourth quarter. Besides Felton’s 27 points, Steve Novak had 18 to help New York crush Miami.
This was “Satisfaction Guaranteed Night” for Phoenix; if they don’t have fun at a Suns game, they can get a refund. It didn’t seem like many people took to that offer as the arena looked half-empty.
The Mavericks led as many as 14 points in the third but the Suns made a comeback and tied the game at 87. However, O.J. Mayo made a long two to put the Mavericks back up for good. That was not satisfying for the Suns and the fans in attendance.
Mayo had 23 points for the victors. The Mavs spoiled Markieff Morris’s performance, who had 15 points and 17 boards.