Knicks Fall To Heat, 102-91, Despite Smith's Long-Range Fireworks

By Charlie Widdoes (Twitter)

HEAT 102, KNICKS 91 | AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA

How it Happened:

The Knicks came to Miami with hopes of jumping back into the playoff picture after Friday's loss to Washington. The Heat were without All-Star Dwyane Wade, but with Carmelo Anthony (13 points on 4-of-17 shooting) playing through an injured shoulder, New York couldn't find enough scoring to supplement J.R. Smith's record-setting shooting performance.

After a 14-3 start to the game, New York had trouble slowing LeBron James, who sliced and diced his way to 38 points, six assists and five rebounds as the Heat pulled away in the second half.

Smith was the story in the loss, taking a Knicks-record 22 3-pointers and making 10, also a franchise best. 

Knick of the Night:

Even as Miami was closing out the win, Smith had the Miami crowd captivated by his assault on the long-range records.

Looking Ahead:

The Knicks have an unusually long layoff, during which they will have an opportunity to practice a few times before Friday's matchup with Toronto at MSG.


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