Heat win 14th straight game
The statement the Knicks are still for real was made today — for just one half.
The Knicks blew a 14-point halftime lead as LeBron James carried the Heat home and Carmelo Anthony disappeared in the second half. The Heat won its 14th straight with a 99-93 victory at the Garden, overcoming a 16-point second-quarter deficit behind James’ 29 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.
Melo scored 8 second-half points and 4 in the fourth quarter after a 24-point explosion in the first half, finishing with 32. The Heat had lost twice to the Knicks before today, gaining revenge and establishing themselves again as the clear favorite to get out of the East.
“We can’t beat anyone scoring 34 points in the second half. It’s not going to happen,’ Anthony said.
-- NY Post