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6 Advantages NY Knicks Have over Rival Miami Heat
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Through the entire 2012-13 season thus far, there has been no shortage of shuffling through the Eastern Conference standings. At the top, however, two mainstays have looked down upon the rest: the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks.

The Knicks have cooled since their sizzling start, but still hold down the second seed in the East, with only Miami's taillights one game in front of them.

In two matchups this year, Miami hasn't stood a chance against the re-tooled Knicks. Both games turned out to be 20-point thrashings, the most recent of which occurring with Carmelo Anthony sidelined with a hand injury.

The two Eastern Conference powerhouses rank almost identically in several key areas, but there's reason to believe this Knicks unit can upset the defending champs in a potential late-round playoff series.

 

All stats used are accurate as of games entering Jan. 13.

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