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Dec. 17, 2010: Miami 113, Knicks 91
The Big Three combine for 84 points, nearly outscoring the Knicks by themselves. The game was tied at 57 before the Heat outscored the Knicks 33-17 in the third quarter. LeBron goes for 32 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Stoudemire scored just 24 points on 28 shots.
Dec. 28, 2010: Miami 106, Knicks 98
Down by 22 in the first half, the Knicks climb all the way to within three points, 97-94, before Dwyane Wade strikes the dagger blow with a three-pointer. Wade scored 40, but Stoudemire outdueled Bosh, 30-18.
Jan. 28, 2011: Knicks 93, Heat 88
The Dwyane Wade goggles game. Chris Bosh was out with an injury, but Wade picked up the slack with 34 points, 16 rebounds and five assists. Unfortunately for the Heat, NBA games are four quarters.
Wade missed all seven of his field goals in the last stanza as the Knicks outscored the Heat, 29-15, buoyed in the end of back-to-back three-pointers from Landry Fields and Danilo Gallinari. Those two and Stoudemire combined for 63 points.
Feb. 27, 2011: Knicks 91, Heat 86
Outside of the Spurs game at Madison Square Garden, this was the Knicks' best win of the season. We also learned that Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire can play excellent defense if they give maximum effort.
Up 87-86 with time running down, Anthony forced James to drive into a waiting Stoudemire, who swatted James' layup into Shawne Williams' waiting hands. Williams hit two free throws, James missed a three and Bill Walker iced the game with two more charity-stripe shots.
Other notable moments: The Knicks went on a 16-0 run to close the second half, giving themselves a 52-51 halftime lead.
Chauncey Billups also offered Knicks fans a glimpse of what life would be like with him healthy, as he scored five straight points to give the Knicks a 85-84 lead and then made a steal and a dish to Shawne Williams, who was fouled and made two freebies.
The Knicks aren't scared of the Heat or their building. There are no ghosts in Miami. Sure, the Heat have plenty of star power, but so do the Knicks.
The problem is that Miami has two All-Stars on the wing while the Knicks have one. Ultimately, the Knicks have an edge at point guard, so Billups and Douglas would need to play to their full potential. If they do, this series will be six or seven games.