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The Miami Heat, built around the athleticism of LeBron James, force turnovers and score in transition. They do this with relative ease because they feature the most frightening duo in the open-court, James and Dwayne Wade.
The Knicks’ offense changed recently with the addition of Carmelo Anthony. Now, instead of ball movement leading to open three-pointers, New York runs more isolations for Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire.
Things to watch
There is a good chance that this will end up being a terrible draw for the Heat. The Knicks are no ordinary number six seed with Anthony and Stoudemire running the show. Now the only question is, which Knicks team will show up on defense?
Match-up to watch
Chauncey Billups vs. the Heat point guard rotation. If the Knicks go on to win the series, it will be because Billups dominated the point guard match-up. Miami still does not have their point guard situation resolved. Even then, Billups has a decisive strength advantage over all of them.
The Knicks will give the Heat problems. However, Wade and James do just enough for the Heat to advance.
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