Heat vs Knicks: Game Two
Final Score: 94-104 (Heat lead 2-0)
The three headed monster that is the Miami Heat offense rolled on as they beat the New York Knicks in their second game at home. Despite a much improved performance from the Knicks and especially Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks were unable to get the win. After his horror outing in game one, Melo bounced back to have 30 points and 9 rebounds in game two. But the Big Three led the way, with LeBron, Bosh and Wade scoring 19, 21 and 25 respectively. LeBron also handed out 9 assists and pulled down 7 rebounds in a near triple double effort.
“Every game we try to find our shooters, get them comfortable in the offense and once they catch them, they can let it fly. It was concerted effort tonight to get them the ball and move the ball from one side to the other.”
Spoelstra seemed to opt to have Battier almost exclusively guarding Melo when both were on, leaving LeBron to concentrate on the offensive end. However, Melo did score a great deal more then the first game. This may of been the work of Mike Woodson though, as Carmelo was getting his touches in different places. They did not try to post him up to the same degree but instead had him getting the ball on the perimeter.