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Miami Heat will take on the New York Knicks on Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden looking to continue their ride towards this year's playoffs. The two-time defending champions will be big favorites, but they are on the road, and the Knicks have some quality players that could help to spark an upset. Tonight's game will start at 8.30 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the ESPN network or online through free live stream (details below).
The Heat come into tonight's game with a 32-13 record, compared to the Knicks less-than-impressive 19-27 record. This will be the second of four meetings scheduled between these two teams this season, and surprisingly it is the Heat who are looking for revenge tonight.
On January 9, these two teams met at the Madison Square Garden and the Knicks came out on top to claim a shock 102-92 win.
In that game it was of course Carmelo Anthony who was the inspiration for the Knicks, and he claimed 29 points on the night, with eight rebounds and five assists. He was assisted by Raymond Felton, who added 13 points and 14 assists from the point guard position.
Most had expected LeBron James and co. to be way too much for Anthony and the Knicks, and even though James and Dwyane Wade scored a combined total of 55 points, it was not enough for the Heat on the night.
Chris Bosh had a disappointing night, scording just six points on 3-of-10 shooting from the floor.
Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra was gracious in defeat, saying after that game: "All I know about this game is they outplayed us and they earned that win," according to The Associated Press.
The Heat are not coming into this game in their best form, and over their past 10 games they are just 5-5. That will give the Knicks hope that they can claim a second win against Miami tonight.
The Knicks oppositely are in good form, and since Jan. 22 they have notched up four straight wins.
Tonight's game should be a good one, and it will be interesting to see whether the Knicks can pull off a second surprise win against LeBron James' men.
The Miami Heat against the New York Knicks will start at 8.30 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the ESPN network or online through free live stream by clicking here.