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Teams: New York Knicks 13-4 (6-4 road) vs. Miami Heat 12-4 (8-0 home)
Where: Miami, FL
When: 8:00pm, EST
This is the second head-to-head matchup between the teams this season, with the Knicks enjoying a 20 point win in New York earlier this season.
Now the Knicks head to Miami coming off a road win against the Charlotte Bobcats. Both Miami and New York are in first place in their respective divisions.
Anthony and James will undoubtedly be matched-up at times due to their newly increased role at power forward. Anthony is registering a 24.2 PER as a power forward while holding opposing fours to a PER of 14.6. The Knicks are +157 with Anthony on the court, according to 82games.com.
James is averaging a 30.1 PER as a power forward, but is yielding a 19.9 PER to opposing power forwards, compared to just 11.6 to small forwards. The Heat are +70 with James on the court, according to 82games.com.
While both James and Melo have their teams rolling right now, it's clear who the favorite in this matchup should be.
Not only are the Heat undefeated at home, they should also come in rested and motivated after the beatdown New York handed them last month.
While James and Anthony should both enjoy successful games, it's James and the Heat that should come out on top.