Being a Heat hater, this was one of my favorite games of the year. This wasn’t as great as the 2nd Heat victory (more on that later) but this was one of the better games all season. It was the first time this season that the Knicks knocked off the new look Heat and the fact that they did it in front of a loud, celebrity filled MSG crowd made it an awesome game.
It was a competitive game throughout that saw the Knicks make an epic late game comeback. The first half was close as Miami won each quarter by 1 point and lead by 2 at halftime. Wade suffered from his migraine that caused him to wear orange goggles. He had 34 points but missed all 7 shots he took in the 4th and was 6/14 from the free throw line. Amare kept the Knicks in the game with 24 points but the Knicks trailed by 9 to start the 4th. Fields had his best game of the season with 19 points and Gallo had 20. Gallo was the man in the 4th quarter. Shawne Williams and Gallo led the Knicks on a great comeback. Gallinari’s 3 with 5 minutes to go gave the Knicks a 77-76 lead. Fields then hit a 3 followed by STAT getting to the line. The Knicks led 86-84 when Gallinari and Fields hit back to back 3’s to ice the game. 4 Raymond Felton free throws later the game was over, Knicks 93 Heat 88.
It was a great win for the old Knicks, they once again showed great heart, passion and effort. This was my favorite game of the old team, it personified their teamwork in that Fields, Shawne Williams and Gallinari all played just as big of a role as STAT did in winning this game. This was the 8th best Knick game of this season and it was beautiful to see our boys take out the big 3 in front of a passionate Madison Square Garden crowd.Follow @tarmosino