Knicks Aim for Second Win Over Heat This Season

8:00 PM ET | American Airlines Arena
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1.  The Knicks and Wizards total to measure 127 points in a high-scoring initial half on Wednesday night.  Unfortunately for a highway team, Washington continued a descent assault in a second half and singular New York to only 14 points in a third quarter.  Bradley Beal and John Wall total for 52 points to assistance lift a Wizards to a 121-103 feat as a Knicks fell to 18-20 on a season.         

2.  Michael Beasley scored a team-high 20 points on 57.1 percent sharpened from a building in a nation’s capital.  The 28-year aged also grabbed 9 boards, dished out 3 assists, available dual steals, and swatted dual shots in only 25 mins of justice time.  Beasley is on utterly a rip of late, deliberation he is averaging 19 points, 8.7 rebounds, and sharpened an fit 55.5 percent from a margin over his final 4 games.  Head manager Jeff Hornacek has employed Beasley as a initial choice on a second section yet a versatile brazen is starting to accept break time minutes.  Beasley played 10 mins in a fourth entertain opposite a Spurs and Wizards in a Knicks final dual outings.

3.  In a initial assembly between a dual teams, New York dominated from a opening tip notwithstanding Kristaps Porzingis vacating a diversion following an ankle damage in a initial quarter.  The Knicks jumped out to a 33-22 lead in a initial support and never looked behind in a 115-86 win on Nov 29.  Enes Kanter was a vital cause in a win as he scored 22 points and hauled down 14 boards.  Courtney Lee total 17 points and a New York dais total to post 58 points.  New York shot a peppery 60.3 percent from a building and 38.5 percent behind a arc in a home victory.  

4.  Miami has incited adult a feverishness over a final 10 games with a 7-3 record to rise to a seventh mark in a latest Eastern Conference standings.  At 20-17 overall, a Heat is roving a two-game win strain streamer into tonight’s matchup opposite a visiting Knicks.  On Wednesday night, Miami shot a lights out from downtown as a group strike 17-of-34 shots from low range.  The Heat arrange No. 6 in 3-point attempts and No. 7 in creates this season.  Kelly Olynyk scored a game-high 25 points, Goran Dragic finished with 24, and Josh Richardson tallied 22 in a win.

5.  Heading into a rematch tonight, Miami is traffic with some damage issues even yet James Johnson returned on Wednesday.  Dion Waiters has missed 5 true games due to an ankle damage and Justise Winslow is pang from a sprained knee that has sidelined him for a past 9 games.

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