Game 58: New York Knicks @ Miami Heat, 8 p.m.

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Thursday night at 8 p.m., the New York Knicks aim to snap a three-game losing streak on the road against the defending champion Miami Heat.

The Knicks (21-36) sit five games out of the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference and tonight’s game against the Heat marks the first of three games against playoff teams, with Golden State and Chicago to follow.

Could it be the Knicks’ last chance to make a run at the playoffs? Perhaps. And it could be the last chance for coach Mike Woodson to salvage his job, which, according to reports, is again on the line over the next few games as the Knicks try to remain in contention.

The Heat (40-14) remain two games back of the Indiana Pacers for the top spot in the East and are playing at a high level of late. The champs have reeled off five consecutive wins, including one without reigning MVP LeBron James in the lineup. James is expected to play Thursday and will wear a protective face mask.

Projected Starters (NYK): Raymond Felton, Pablo Prigioni, J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler

Projected Starters (MIA): Mario Chalmers, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Shane Battier




860 comments
redhorse
redhorse

If melo joins the heat that would be a freaking disgrace not cuz he left the knicks but really? Joining lbj n wade? And ppl will call lbj the greatest...lol please ... thats y I respect dirk and what he did..maybe the exception of kobe but theres nobody who is that competitive anymore...thry just want the easy way out...

KnicksMaybeThisYear
KnicksMaybeThisYear

Shane Battier + Amare and THJR absolute amateur level D is the game summary

Bad offensive calls by the refs, the negated basket by Chandler also hurt. Then the weak by THJR and amare

When Shump comes back, start him Murray, JR, Melo and Chandler

Bench amare (he can no longer play)

Prigs, THJR, Clark, and Tyler off the bench

Fire the coach, it's game over unless the hawks continue to compete for being the biggest f-up in the east

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

You know it's over when Spike Lee becomes a Brooklyn Net Fan. another decade of NO CHIP

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

WHATS ON DOLANS MIND RIGHT NOW??/  GO!

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

We should just expect Melo is leaving. if he stays cool, if not why blame him?

newyorker9
newyorker9

Melo next destination, South Florida...I don't know how I'll feel about that tho

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

If there is anybody i'd "root" for...or I wouldn't mind winning...its the Blazers....they will shock some people.

JerseyFan1
JerseyFan1

Maybe they should wear the ORANGE jerseys.

rgm891
rgm891

Over under 45 points for Curry tommorow. 7 3 balls?

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

watch Amare Opt out too and join Melo in Miami for The VET Min. AHHAH that would be funny

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

Its so bad for the knicks that my friends from Miami arent even rubbing it anymore, and i live in Florida

rgm891
rgm891

Melo should go to the bulls without a sign and trade. 

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

I'll be rooting for Brooklyn in the playoffs Bc if they win a chip we will see Dolan hire someone with knowledge out of anger then melo rondo and love will help me sleep at night

JerseyFan1
JerseyFan1

Warriors will blow out NY tomorrow.

C0P0
C0P0

Only way Melo stays in NY, is if Thibs comes to NY. 

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

Melo will get a Ring in MIAMI he's definitely taking his Talents there....who can we Target when he walks?


KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

Woodson will never coach again, looks like more Assistant coaching gigs for him

D'antoni played us on the low and left us with this fool.

and told his secrets cause Teams know us inside out..NO ADJUSTMENTS. NO WINS!

Sandro
Sandro

@MeloStat301

MSG tickets starting at 200 bucks for Warriors game.

More money, more fun.

chudogz1
chudogz1

@ Jerry Gee. So now we know that means Guitar Jimmy will do opposite!!!

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

@Jerry Gee  i'm telling you BOYCOTT MSG !!! Ticket Sales and Merch drops will set the tone..all the stars ( Celebrity Row )  should go to Barclays instead 

rgm891
rgm891

@Jerry Gee  Dolan was throwing millions of dollars around his house laughing when he heard that

Sandro
Sandro

@Knixtradamus

They should change the playoff picture.

Best 16 records play against each other, period.

The East is a joke.

Sandro
Sandro

@rgm891

Curry won't get to 45.

Game will be over in 3 quarters, he'll be benched the entire 4th.

35 is my guess.

C0P0
C0P0

@Sandro @C0P0  I already know he's gone. He's got tons of dough, he wants a ring. 

chudogz1
chudogz1

@ Sandro. I'm sure we would offer him at least the mid level exception

rgm891
rgm891

@Jerry Gee @rgm891  Yeah that's pathetic embarassing and unbelievable.  Good for TNT.  I like it.

C0P0
C0P0

@Sandro @Jerry Gee @C0P0  Watch Pat Riely pull off Showtime 2 in Miami.