Jan 9, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) controls the ball against Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the first quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Defense Fails As Heat Fall To Knicks, 102-92

The Heat fell to the New York Knicks 102-92, to fall to 27-9 on the season and 11-6 on the road.

LeBron James scored a team-high 32 points to go along with six assists and five rebounds. Dwyane Wade added 23 points and four rebounds. Chris Bosh, Rashard Lewis and Ray Allen each added six points a piece.

For the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished five assists. Andrea Bargnani scored 19 points. Raymond Felton scored 13 points and dished 14 assists.

The Heat seemed to be in good position going into halftime up by five. But the Knicks came out and hit five three-pointers in the 3rd quarter, winning the quarter by nine and gaining a lead they would not relinquish. The Heat seemed disengaged and unmotivated to go up against one of their premier rivals, and it came back to bite them.

This was one of the games Miami can burn the film to. Committing 15 turnovers, missing plenty of defensive rotations, and shooting an embarrassing 52 percent from the free-throw line (including 0-6 from Wade).

The Heat’s next game is tomorrow night, against the Brooklyn Nets (14-21). The tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 pm.

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